AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — South Korea’s players formed a circle in the center of the field and trained their eyes on several cell phones showing a nearby match that would decide their future at the World Cup.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gregg Berhalter felt like a student when he signed with the Dutch club Zwolle 28 years ago. The U.S. coach plans to apply the lessons he learned when the Americans play the Netherlands on Saturday for a berth in the World Cup quarterfinals.
Deshaun Watson has a better chance of leading the Cleveland Browns to their first Super Bowl title than rebuilding his public image.
The disgraced quarterback wouldn’t address his 11-game suspension for sexual misconduct or his league-mandated therapy sessions on Thursday in his first comments since returning to the Browns.
Hugh Freeze returns to the Southeastern Conference with enough baggage to fill a jumbo jet.
He turned his last SEC job into “Freeze Gone Wild," using a university-issued cell phone to call an escort service while presiding over enough scandalous behavior to land Ole Miss on NCAA probation.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU has been in this position before, third in the College Football Playoff rankings going into its last game before the final four teams are set.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins running back Jeff Wilson Jr. mostly practices wide receiver drills during his offseasons, partly because running back drills are second nature to him, but also because he understands the importance of being a pass catcher in today’s NFL.
Long before training camp, the Washington Capitals knew they would be without Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom for at least the first few months of the season.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The most controversial goal of the World Cup so far was scored by Japan, and it eliminated Germany.
The Japanese came from behind to beat Spain 2-1 on Thursday and advance to the round of 16 on a goal that many felt went out of play before the ball went into the net.
AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — Luis Suarez couldn't watch as his Uruguay team slid toward a painful World Cup exit. He put his hands in front of his eyes, then pulled his shirt over his head.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Xherdan Shaqiri took off as soon as the ball hit the back of the net.
It was no surprise where he was headed after scoring the first goal in Switzerland’s 3-2 win over Serbia on Friday, a result that put his team into the round of 16 at the World Cup for the third tournament in a row.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays, in partnership with a global real estate investment and development firm, have submitted a bid to redevelop Tropicana Field and surrounding land on the edge of downtown St.
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The degree Masters champion Scottie Scheffler earned from the McCombs School of Business at Texas did not equip him with the skills to figure out the new formula for the Official World Golf Ranking.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries of the U.S. had the fastest time in both runs on her way to winning a World Cup monobob race on Friday.
It was Humphries' second medal in as many monobob races this season and put her atop the World Cup standings.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks signed hard-throwing reliever Miguel Castro to a one-year contract Friday.
Castro, who turns 28 this month, has already spent eight years in the big leagues, most recently with the New York Yankees.
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Cameroon coach Rigobert Song came full circle on a memorable and bittersweet night for African soccer.
DENVER (3-8) at BALTIMORE (7-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Ravens by 8 1/2.
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Brazilian fans showed their support for soccer great Pelé during the national team's 1-0 loss to Cameroon at the World Cup on Friday.
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Injured forward Neymar was at Lusail Stadium on Friday to watch Brazil's 1-0 loss to Cameroon at the World Cup, and was expected to start training with the ball again on Saturday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — At the conclusion of his news conference Friday at Bank of America Stadium, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney turned to walk away from the podium when he saw North Carolina coach Mack Brown approaching with a big smile on his face.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Quian Williams scored a go-ahead touchdown with 1:15 left in the fourth quarter and Buffalo rallied past Akron 23-22 on Friday to become bowl eligible for the fourth time in five seasons.
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Vincent Aboubakar’s powerful header was historic for Cameroon and Africa at the World Cup.
The stoppage-time goal didn't help Cameroon reach the round of 16 despite the team's 1-0 win over Brazil's reserves on Friday.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are close to completing a deal to acquire second baseman Kolten Wong from the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Jesse Winker and infielder Abraham Toro, according to a person familiar with the situation.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has formally dismissed quarterback Jalen Kitna from the team following his arrest on five child pornography charges that police said included an image of a man having sex with a young girl.
NEW YORK (AP) — LA Galaxy President Chris Klein was suspended and the team fined $1 million by Major League Soccer on Friday for undisclosed payments involving Argentine winger Cristian Pavón in 2019.
LONDON (AP) — Tyson Fury wants a fourth straight knockout on his unbeaten record when he meets his old punching bag Derek Chisora in a WBC heavyweight title fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum announced Friday that he has signed agreements with North Dakota’s American Indian tribes that lowers the legal gambling age from 21 to 19 at tribal-owned casinos and allows gamblers on reservations to use credit or debit cards to place bets.
AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The sign said it all. Hwang Hee-chan got the message.
A young South Korea fan held up a sign that read “One More Goal” during halftime of the team’s match against Portugal on Friday at the World Cup. The teams were even at 1-1 at the time, but the South Koreans needed another goal to earn a spot in the round of 16.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari underwent an appendectomy Friday and won’t play in Green Bay’s game Sunday at Chicago.
“What a crazy day,” Bakhtiari tweeted Friday afternoon.
Highlights from the 13th day of the World Cup in Qatar on Friday.
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GREEN BAY (4-8) at CHICAGO (3-9)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Packers by 2 1/2
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers turned toward the crowd after scrambling for a dagger touchdown at Soldier Field last year and landed a verbal haymaker for good measure.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh running back Najee Harris expects to play Sunday when the Steelers travel to Atlanta.
Harris practiced Friday for the first time since injuring his abdomen late in the first half of a 24-17 victory over Indianapolis on Monday night.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields appears ready to start Sunday against the rival Green Bay Packers after missing a game because of an injury to his non-throwing shoulder.
NEW YORK JETS (7-4) at MINNESOTA (9-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Vikings by 3
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Italy's Sofia Goggia won the first World Cup women’s downhill race of the season Friday at Lake Louise by holding off Olympic champion Corinne Suter of Switzerland.
The ninth racer to take the course, Goggia finished in a time of 1 minute, 47.81 seconds, which edged Suter by 0.04 seconds.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets are unlikely to have top running back Michael Carter against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
Carter was listed Friday as doubtful for the game after not practicing all week because of a sprained lower left ankle suffered during the Jets' 31-10 win over Chicago.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and his real estate company are the focus of a criminal investigation to see if they misused any public money in their failed effort to build a practice facility for the NFL team in South Carolina.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Christian Pulisic became an American star with the winning goal — and the injury he got while scoring it — that lifted the United States into the round of 16 at the World Cup.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Jadyn Bush made a daily 90-minute commute just to get to her private Seattle high school some 30 miles away from her home in the diverse suburb of Federal Way, Washington. There were hundreds of train rides and bus trips with her younger sister Jillese.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Fiji failed to advance from a tough pool with New Zealand and Argentina at the Dubai Sevens on Friday.
In Pool B, Argentina beat New Zealand, which beat Fiji, which beat Argentina.
Notre Dame quarterback Drew Pyne announced Friday on social media that he is putting his name in the transfer portal.
Pyne posted on Twitter that being a student-athlete at Notre Dame was “one of my proudest honors ..." as well as, “Now it's time for me to take on a new challenge, and I will be entering the transfer portal.”
FOXBOROUGH, Mass, (AP) — Quarterback Mac Jones was adamant his expletive-laced tirade on the sideline during the Patriots 24-10 loss to Buffalo was about motivating himself and not an emotional plea about the play calling or anything directed at his coaches.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton acknowledges he may need some time to adjust as the three-time All-Star gets ready to play his first NBA game in about 7 ½ months.
Middleton plans to make his 2022-23 debut Friday night when the Bucks host the Los Angeles Lakers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year deal with pitcher Shelby Miller for 2023.
The 32-year-old right-hander was 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA in four games as a reliever with the San Francisco Giants last season.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Lamar Jackson apologized for his vulgar tweet following Baltimore's loss last weekend, saying Friday that he was angry and reacted.
Jackson hadn't been made available since the situation since Sunday.
Portland Thorns coach Rhian Wilkinson resigned Friday, just five weeks after she led the team to the National Women’s Soccer League championship.
Wilkinson issued a statement that said players had asked for her resignation and she complied.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Pelé has a respiratory infection and will remain at the hospital where he's been since Tuesday.
The 82-year-old Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, is being treated with antibiotics, Hospital Albert Einstein said in a statement on Friday.