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The Latest: Portugal, Spain want routine wins to advance

Jun. 24, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Portugal and Spain want routine victories to lock up its place in the knockout rounds. The first day of simultaneous matches at the tournament Monday includes Portugal playing Iran at the same time its neighbor and rival faces...

EU papers over differences after 'frank' migration talks

Jun. 24, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of 16 countries survived the "frank talk" of an emergency meeting on immigration and emerged with a veneer of common purpose Sunday as the European Union enters a potentially vital week for its unity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the meeting produced "a lot of goodwill"...

Spain needs to stay motivated for last World Cup group match

Jun. 24, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Spain doesn't need to win its last World Cup group match to advance, but that doesn't mean coach Fernando Hierro wants his team to look past Morocco to the round of 16. The 2010 champions can go through if they beat or draw with already-eliminated Morocco or if Portugal beats...

Dongfeng wins around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race

Jun. 24, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

Team Dongfeng and French skipper Charles Caudrelier made a last-leg navigational gamble pay off to win the Volvo Ocean Race, prevailing in a three-boat sprint to the finish line off the Dutch coast on Sunday to claim victory in the eight-month, 12-port, 45,000-nautical mile regatta. The Chinese boat arrived in...

The Latest: No decisions at 'frank and open' migration talks

Jun. 24, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says emergency talks European leaders held on migration didn't yield any decisions but that the participants agreed they need to work together on the politically fraught issue. Sanchez...

Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of video on close calls

Jun. 24, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Iran coach Carlos Queiroz lambasted what he said is the overuse of video review at the World Cup to overturn close and debatable calls instead of being limited to only correcting obvious mistakes. In the past, the Portuguese was an outspoken proponent, but now he's seeing problems...

Morocco coach complains about refs, hoping to spur team

Jun. 24, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — Morocco is feeling hard done by at the World Cup. Coach Herve Renard hopes the feelings of injustice will spur his players as they bow out of the tournament against 2010 champion Spain. Renard complained on Sunday that his team suffered at the hands of match officials in its 1-0...

Kickoff: Spain, Portugal can't coast to World Cup 2nd round

Jun. 24, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Portugal and Spain opened up their World Cup campaigns with an entertaining draw. Now each team wants a routine victory to secure its place in the round of 16. The first day of simultaneous matches at the tournament includes Portugal playing Iran at the same time its neighbor and rival faces...

Messi is running out of time to save Argentina's World Cup

Jun. 24, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — For Lionel Messi, the time is now. Time to score at the World Cup. Time to save Argentina from another crushing disappointment. Time to live up to his reputation as one of the world's best players. Time to end questions about his performance in the biggest games. One thing...

The Latest: England-Panama game could decide World Cup group

Jun. 23, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:11 a.m. If more stoppage-time drama is too much to ask of this suddenly stunner-filled World Cup, at least Sunday could bring more clarity about which teams will make it out of their groups. England starts the day with a question...