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Spain's Lamine Yamal celebrates with coach Luis de la Fuente after winning the Euro 2024 in Berlin on Sunday.
SOCCER
Jul 15, 2024
Spain's Euro 2024 glory built on selfless group mentality
The team had many under-the-radar players with uplifting stories, eventually grinding out seven wins in seven matches.
Spain midfielder Mikel Merino heads the ball to score his team's second goal during a quarterfinal clash with Germany on Friday in Stuttgart.
SOCCER
Jul 6, 2024
Spain digs deep to earn a dramatic extra time victory over Germany
In the other match Friday, France converted all their kicks in a shootout to edge Portugal 5-3 on penalties after a goalless stalemate.
Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo (center) is comforted by goalkeeper Rui Patricio after failing to score a penalty during a UEFA Euro 2024 clash against Slovenia in Frankfurt on Monday.
SOCCER
Jul 2, 2024
Tearful Ronaldo a frustrated great battling with Father Time
The image of a tearful Ronaldo being comforted after a missing a penalty on Monday stunned fans around the world.
Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula One, during a news conference in Madrid on Tuesday.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Jan 24, 2024
Madrid to host Spanish GP from 2026; Barcelona's future uncertain
The Barcelona circuit's contract expires after the 2026 race but F1 chief Stefano Domenicali suggested the Barcelona track could remain on the calendar beyond then.
Former President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales says he will use his right to appeal a three-year ban on all soccer-related activities.
SOCCER
Oct 31, 2023
Spain's ex-FA chief Rubiales gets three-year ban over kiss scandal
Rubiales said he will use his right to appeal, accusing FIFA of not giving him the chance to defend himself.
Spain's players during during a training session in Oliva near Valencia, on Wednesday.
SOCCER
Sep 21, 2023
Women's soccer players in Spain to end boycott
As part of a deal to end the move, between six and nine senior officials of the football federation will be invited to leave their jobs or will be fired.
Montse Tome, the new coach of Spain's women's soccer team, speaks at a news conference in Las Rozas, Spain, on Monday.
SOCCER
Sep 19, 2023
Spain's women's players say their boycott remains, deepening crisis
Should they refuse the call-up, the players could face sanctions including fines of up to $32,000 and the suspension of their federation licence.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 18, 2022
Croatia beats Morocco to finish third at World Cup
Croatia beat Morocco 2-1 in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday to secure a top three finish in the tournament for the second consecutive edition.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Nov 24, 2021
Study says biennial World Cup could cost leagues billions per season
The report predicted that in addition to cutting club revenue, such a move would hit viewer interest in games, reduce advertisers' interest in domestic soccer and put strains on players.
COMMENTARY
Feb 3, 2007
Misplaced effort to cut carbon
LONDON -- Huge gales have been sweeping Britain, while temperatures have soared, leaving spring plants sprouting long before they should and wildlife bewildered. Its all part of global warming -- or so many people assert. Whether they are right will be impossible to judge for many years to come. Maybe...

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals