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Kangaroo stops play during Australian woman's soccer match

Jun. 25, 2018 3:18 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian soccer team competing at the World Cup is called the Socceroos. But a different kind of soccer-roo has dominated a pitch for half an hour in Canberra during a women's match. Capital Football Club official Amber Harvey said on Monday the misguided marsupial made its...

Water, mud block rescue attempt for 12 boys inside Thai cave

Jun. 24, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Rescuers are planning a second attempt Monday to try to get through a small, flooded passage inside a Thai cave to search for 12 boys and their soccer coach who entered the cave two days ago. On their first attempt at dawn, divers were unable to reach the large chamber deep inside the cave...

Prince William on historic Mideast trip, praises Jordan ties

Jun. 24, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Britain's Prince William on Sunday praised "historic ties and friendship" with Jordan and the kingdom's commitment to Syrian and Palestinian refugees, as he began a historic five-day tour that also includes Israel and the Palestinian territories. Though billed as non-political, it's a...

Torrent wins in NYCFC debut, 2-1 over Toronto FC

Jun. 24, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jo Inge Berget scored twice and coach Domenec Torrent celebrated his New York City FC debut with a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Sunday. Berget made it 2-1 in the 68th minute, following Maximiliano Moralez's direct pass up the right channel and slotting it home. NYCFC (9-3-4) tied it at 1...

Gressel ties it in Atlanta United's 1-1 draw with Timbers

Jun. 24, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Gressel tied it in the 56th minute and Atlanta United held on for a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Sunday. A loose ball deflection off defender Larrys Mabiala bounced into Gressel's path and he pounced on it with a right-footed volley. Atlanta (10-3-4) stayed atop the MLS...

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...

DJ Calvin Harris stoked by Harry Kane nod to 'One Kiss'

Jun. 24, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Harry Kane led England into the round of 16 at the World Cup then gave a nod to Scottish DJ Calvin Harris. Kane was asked after England's 6-1 victory over Panama to pick a song to play on a Brazilian program as reward for his hat trick in the victory. Caught off guard by the...

Pekerman dedicates Colombia's win to Carlos Sanchez

Jun. 24, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Colombia coach Jose Pekerman dedicated his team's victory over Poland to Carlos Sanchez, who was the target of a death threat after receiving a red card in an earlier match at the World Cup. The suspended midfielder was sent off in the team's 2-1 loss to Japan in its opening game. He...

Falcao scores, Colombia beats Poland 3-0 at World Cup

Jun. 24, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Four years after Radamel Falcao was supposed to lead Colombia at the World Cup, he's doing just that. Falcao missed the tournament in Brazil with a knee injury and had to wait until arriving in Russia to score his first World Cup goal. It came in Colombia's 3-0 victory over Poland on...

Sweden player condemns racist abuse after World Cup loss

Jun. 24, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

KRASNODAR, Russia (AP) — Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz says the racist abuse aimed at him over social media following the 2-1 loss to Germany at the World Cup has been "completely unacceptable." After coming on as a substitute, Durmaz gave away the free kick that led to Toni Kroos curling in an...