Patience is a virtue, and Spain showed plenty of it to overcome a tough challenge from Iran at the World Cup. During a frustrating evening at the Kazan Arena when the 2010 champions struggled to break through the stubborn Iranian defense, Diego Costa scored on a deflection for a 1-0 win on Wednesday.
Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday, moving the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage.
Senegal midfielder Mbaye Niang saw the signal from the referee to re-enter following treatment for an injury and jogged along the center line. Then Niang noticed Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak loft a backpass to Jan Bednarek, who hadn't realized Niang was back on the field.
Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the country's World Cup squad some unsettling moments.
With his back to goal but eyes on the incoming cross, Gareth Bale connected with the ball while leaping in the air and sent a scissor-kick arcing into the top of the net.
Binge drinking for hours in stadium parking lots, a few Philly fans flexed their beer muscles with throws that were as on point as Nick Foles connecting with his Eagles receivers.
Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams — though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called "family section."
Even Jose Mourinho couldn't help savoring the scale of Bristol City's achievement, however painful it was seeing Manchester United's League Cup defense ended by a second-tier club.
The Samoa Women’s Futsal team returned with a Bronze Medal from the Oceania Football Confederation O.F.C. Youth Futsal tournament held in Auckland, New Zealand, last week. Samoa both competed in the Men’s and Women’s divisions of the O.F.C. Futsal tournament.
Brazil is in, and over the next week three more South American countries will join the five-time champions at the World Cup in Russia.
Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season.
New Zealand has named four uncapped players in its matchday 23 for Saturday's third rugby test against France and made six changes to its starting 15.
Vitali Klitschko had a difficult time grasping the moment."It's not reality. It's dream," Klitschko said Sunday during his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. "I never expected I will be in (the Hall of Fame).
The Cleveland Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback has led them to Baker Mayfield — the first of four passers to be drafted in the top 10 Thursday night.
For the second straight year, throngs of Golden State Warriors fans turned out for a victory parade to celebrate a team some are calling an NBA dynasty and got a treat when several players got off their buses to mingle with the crowd.
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