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Spain or Morocco? World Cup passions blur in Spanish exclave

Dec. 05, 2022 07:04 AM EST

CEUTA, Spain (AP) — The World Cup knockout game between Spain and Morocco will bring millions of fans on both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar together around screens in bars and living rooms to see which country will keep alive its dream of soccer glory. Nowhere will loyalties...

Sterling leaves England World Cup camp after home break-in

Dec. 05, 2022 06:57 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — England forward Raheem Sterling has left his team’s World Cup camp in Qatar and returned to the U.K. after a break-in at his home. The 27-year-old Chelsea player missed England’s 3-0 win against Senegal in the round of 16 Sunday and it was not known if he...

Believe the hype, Bellingham is lighting up the World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 06:33 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Jordan Henderson knew exactly who to thank after opening the scoring in England’s 3-0 win against Senegal at the World Cup. Pointing a finger in the direction of Jude Bellingham, Henderson charged over to his teammate, pressed his face nose-to-nose with the...

Sudanese generals, pro-democracy group sign framework deal

Dec. 05, 2022 06:09 AM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s ruling generals and the main pro-democracy group on Monday signed a framework deal meant to help resolve the country's crisis and take it to the next elections. However, key dissenters, including some rebel groups and reformists have stayed out of the agreement. ...

Search for Johannesburg worshippers swept by flood; 14 dead

Dec. 05, 2022 05:48 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The death toll from the tragic flash flood that swept away members of a church congregation along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg has risen from nine to 14, officials have confirmed. Rescue teams on Monday resumed search operations for at least three people...

What next for African champ Senegal after World Cup exit?

Dec. 05, 2022 05:17 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — African champion Senegal was outplayed by England and given a reality check as it was eliminated in the last 16 at the World Cup. Senegal was missing its best player in Sadio Mane through injury and was also hampered by the absence of other key players against...

Sudan’s ruling generals, main pro-democracy group sign framework deal until elections; key dissenters stay out of deal

Dec. 05, 2022 05:01 AM EST
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s ruling generals, main pro-democracy group sign framework deal until elections; key dissenters stay out of deal.

England reaches World Cup quarterfinals, beats Senegal 3-0

Dec. 04, 2022 18:34 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Like all great strikers, Harry Kane’s timing was perfect. The England captain got off the mark Sunday, scoring his first goal at this year's World Cup in a 3-0 victory over Senegal that set up a must-see match against France in the quarterfinals. ...

For Cisse, World Cup as coach much harder than as captain

Dec. 04, 2022 18:20 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — As captain, Aliou Cisse led Senegal to victory over the defending World Cup champions and all the way to the quarterfinals, matching Africa's best run in its first appearance at the tournament. As coach, Cisse is finding the World Cup much, much tougher. ...

Lawrence hangs on to win South African Open

Dec. 04, 2022 13:33 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thriston Lawrence held on to win his home South African Open by one shot despite a final-round 2-over 74 at the Blair Atholl course on Sunday. Lawrence started the day with a two-shot lead over Clement Sordet of France and despite extending his advantage to five...