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Poland finds its true level at World Cup, beaten by the best

Dec. 05, 2022 06:05 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Poland heads home from the World Cup as the latest team unable to overcome an inspired Kylian Mbappé, who dominated in France’s 3-1 win in the round of 16. It meant back-to-back losses against the game’s superstars, after Lionel Messi and Argentina won 2-0...

Mbappé is bringing soccer to a new dimension at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 06:04 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's precision. Lionel Messi's vision. The speed and power of the original Ronaldo — the one from Brazil. Kylian Mbappé is elevating his performance to a new dimension at the World Cup. As Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo play what...

QBE Shootout to be mixed-team event for PGA and LPGA tours

Dec. 05, 2022 06:04 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Nelly Korda and Lexi Thompson are representing the LPGA Tour this week in the QBE Shootout. Next year, they will have plenty of company. The QBE Shootout will become a mixed-team event starting in 2023, returning such a format to the schedule for the first...

Pelé's family: COVID caused infection, death not imminent

Dec. 04, 2022 22:01 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Two daughters and one grandson of Brazilian soccer great Pelé said the three-time World Cup winner has been hospitalized since Tuesday to treat a respiratory infection aggravated by COVID-19. They added that the 82-year-old is under no imminent risk of death. Kely...

Hovland hangs on to become repeat winner of World Challenge

Dec. 04, 2022 18:35 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Viktor Hovland led by four shots at the turn. No one got closer to him than two shots during the final nine holes at the Hero World Challenge. It sounds easy. Far from it. Hovland pulled a 6-iron from an awkward lie into the water on the 18th...

UAB faces Miami (Ohio) in Bahamas Bowl matchup of 6-6 teams

Dec. 04, 2022 16:07 PM EST

Miami, Ohio (6-6, Mid-American) vs UAB (6-6, Conference USA), Dec. 16, 11:30 a.m. ET LOCATION: Nassau, Bahamas TOP PLAYERS UAB: RB DeWayne McBride, nation-leading 1,713 yards rushing, 19 touchdowns, both school records. Miami: QB Aveon...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Neymar expected to play for Brazil

Dec. 04, 2022 15:21 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Welcome back, Neymar, at just the right time at the World Cup. Neymar seemed healthy in training before Monday's game against South Korea in the round of 16. The forward missed the final two matches of the group stage after injuring his right ankle in the opening...

World Cup: Neymar set to return as Brazil faces South Korea

Dec. 04, 2022 12:22 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Neymar appeared to have fully recovered from his ankle injury and was expected to return to Brazil's starting lineup against South Korea in the round of 16 at the World Cup on Monday. A smiling Neymar trained with teammates Sunday in a practice session that was...

What's next for Australia after World Cup exit?

Dec. 04, 2022 07:18 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Australia’s World Cup adventure came to an end against a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina. A 2-1 loss at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium matched its best-ever performance at soccer’s biggest tournament by reaching the round of 16 for only the second time in its history. ...

Messi's sidekick Julián Álvarez flourishing at the World Cup

Dec. 04, 2022 06:08 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — This season has been quite an education for Julián Álvarez. From being the understudy to Erling Haaland in his first year at Manchester City to being the sidekick to Lionel Messi for Argentina at the World Cup, Álvarez is learning from the biggest stars in...