Soccer Jun 14, 2019

Nations League winner Portugal climbs to No. 5 in FIFA rankings

Nations League champion Portugal is up two places to No. 5 in the FIFA men's rankings, which are still led by Belgium. World champion France in second, Copa America host Brazil and England complete an unchanged top four in the standings published Friday. World Cup runner-up ...

Strong outside shooting carries Japan past Belgium

Basketball May 31, 2019

Strong outside shooting carries Japan past Belgium

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan kept hitting shots from beyond the 3-point line and tamed Belgium 91-75 in the first game of their two-game exhibition series at Adastria Mito Arena on Friday night. Newcomer Saki Hayashi knocked down five 3-pointers in a 19-point performance to lead the Akatsuki Five. ...

Thierry Henry quits TV analyst gig to focus on coaching

Soccer Jul 17, 2018

Thierry Henry quits TV analyst gig to focus on coaching

Retired France and Arsenal star Thierry Henry said on Monday that he was quitting as a soccer analyst with British broadcaster Sky Sports to focus on a coaching career. Henry, who had worked for Sky since 2015, has also been an assistant to Belgium manager ...

Belgium's golden generation falls short again at World Cup

Soccer / World Cup Jul 11, 2018

Belgium's golden generation falls short again at World Cup

Belgium's golden generation has come up short at a major tournament. Again. With Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard in fantastic form creating chances for themselves and Romelu Lukaku up front, Vincent Kompany fit again at the heart of the defense and Thibaut Courtois standing ...