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The Latest: Ronaldo 3, Spain 3: Star's hat trick earns draw

Jun. 15, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick, capped by a dipping free kick in the 88th minute as Portugal and Spain played to a wild 3-3 draw in the Group B opener for both countries.  Ronaldo scored twice in the first...

The Latest: Argentina looking up at towering foe Iceland

Jun. 13, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup , including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 9:23 p.m. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing tournament rookies Iceland. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp: the...

Israel in uproar over Argentina pre-World Cup friendly snub

Jun. 6, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The sports-crazed nation of Israel was in uproar Wednesday over Argentina's abrupt cancellation of a World Cup warmup match following pro-Palestinian protests, with some of the country's leaders accusing Lionel Messi and his teammates of caving to terrorism. Israel was eagerly awaiting the...

The Latest: AFA official says Argentina received threats

Jun. 6, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Argentina calling off soccer match with Israel (all times local): 11:50 p.m. A senior official at the Argentine Football Federation says the national team decided to cancel its World Cup warmup match with Israel after receiving threats from the Islamic militant group Hamas....

Argentina calls off game against Israel after protests

Jun. 5, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina has called off a World Cup warmup match against Israel following protests by pro-Palestinian groups. A source at Argentina's football federation on Tuesday confirmed the cancellation of the international friendly scheduled to be played Saturday at Teddy Kollek...

Palestinian leader leaves hospital after weeklong stay

May. 28, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was discharged from a West Bank hospital on Monday, ending a weeklong stay that drew new attention to the 83-year-old's long history of health problems and his refusal to name a deputy or successor. Wearing a dark suit and speaking in a steady...

Aide: Palestinian leader making swift recovery in hospital

May. 21, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is alert and making a swift recovery after being hospitalized with a fever over the weekend and should be released within days, an aide and a hospital doctor said Monday. Saeb Erekat said Abbas is in "very good health" after spending several hours...