Wallabies finish Rugby World Cup pool play with victory over Georgia

Rugby Oct 11, 2019

Wallabies finish Rugby World Cup pool play with victory over Georgia

Australia fine-tuned preparations for a likely Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against England with a hard-fought, error-strewn 27-8 Pool D victory over Georgia on Friday. Wales' 27-19 win over Fiji on Wednesday had guaranteed the Wallabies a place in the last eight, with the Welsh playing ...

World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

Soccer Feb 12, 2019

World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

Gordon Banks, the World Cup-winning England goalkeeper who was also known for blocking a header from Pele that many consider to be the greatest save in soccer history, has died. He was 81. English soccer club Stoke, one of Banks' former teams, posted a statement ...

Soccer Dec 21, 2018

World Cup final attracted global audience of 1.12 billion

A combined global audience of 1.12 billion watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia in July, FIFA, soccer's global governing body, said on Friday. In total, FIFA said, a "combined 3.572 billion viewers — more than half of the global population aged 4 ...

Neymar looks back at World Cup

Soccer Jul 22, 2018

Neymar looks back at World Cup

Brazil superstar Neymar admits that after his nation's quarterfinal defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn't look at a ball and didn't want to see any of the tournament's remaining matches. "I wouldn't go as far as to say I didn't want to ...

Editorials Jul 17, 2018

The lessons of Les Bleus

Many of the teams that did well in the tournament were multiethnic and multiracial, but success in sports does not produce tolerance.