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Brazilian super-volunteer is back _ at her 2nd Confed Cup

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Mathilde Molla has worked as a volunteer in World Cups, Olympic Games and Confederations Cups. More>>

Russia has reasons for optimism despite Confed Cup exit

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When the anger subsides after another group stage exit and goalkeeping blunder, Russian fans might find they can be proud of their team at the Confederations Cup. More>>

European champion Portugal is not only about Ronaldo

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He may be a great player, but Portugal is not just Cristiano Ronaldo. More>>

Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

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Host nation Russia put on a valiant effort but could not avoid early elimination at the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Saturday, a result that secured the Mexicans' place in the semifinals of the World Cup warm-up tournament. More>>

Planes provide glimpse into private Sochi training sessions

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Perhaps keeping the ball on the ground should be the order from air traffic control rather than coaches in this southern Russian coastal resort. More>>

Ronaldo scores, Portugal eases past New Zealand 4-0

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Cristiano Ronaldo's 75th international goal helped lift Portugal to a comfortable 4-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday and into the Confederations Cup semifinals. More>>

Germany's Goretzka in demand after new diet-aided healing

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Germany coach Joachim Loew says he has offered Leon Goretzka advice on his club future as the midfielder is linked with a move away from Schalke. More>>

Hiddink urges FIFA to pick best referees for World Cup

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FIFA should pick the best referees for the World Cup and not limit its list to one per nation, according to coaching great Guus Hiddink. More>>

Claudio Bravo fit again, says Chile coach

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Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi says Claudio Bravo is fit again and could start in goal against Australia at the Confederations Cup on Sunday. More>>

Sochi club withdraws from league in blow to World Cup plans

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The Russian city of Sochi's only professional soccer club says it's withdrawing from the league, in a move which calls World Cup legacy plans into question. More>>

Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

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Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday. More>>

Messi offers to pay $558,000 to avoid 21-month jail sentence

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Lionel Messi has offered to pay an additional fine of 500,000 euros ($558,000) to ensure he avoids a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud that a judge is expected to suspend. More>>

Russians hit the bar as beer ban lifted for Confed Cup

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Russia's soccer team couldn't hit the target against Portugal, but at least its fans could hit the bar. More>>

Sanchez scores early but Chile held by Germany to a 1-1 draw

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Alexis Sanchez struck early to become Chile's all-time leading scorer on Thursday as the South American champions were held by Germany's young squad to a 1-1 draw that kept the teams from securing a spot in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup. More>>

Qatar stadium safety concerns raised by death investigation

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An investigation into why a British man fell to his death on a Qatar World Cup site has raised concerns about the safety of a catwalk in a stadium roof. More>>

Where Europe meets Asia, Kazan offers rich diversity

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Exotic Kazan offers fans rich history, diverse culture, beautiful buildings _ and even a beach. More>>

Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed Cup game

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Mexico asserted its superiority in the second half against New Zealand to avoid a Confederations Cup embarrassment, coming from behind to win a fiery Group A encounter 2-1. More>>

Ohio city makes plans for North Korea-held student's funeral

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The Ohio hometown of the 22-year-old college student detained for nearly a year and a half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma is making plans for his funeral. More>>

NCAA Title IX report: Spending up, gender gaps remain

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Spending on men's and women's athletic programs has doubled over the past decade across all three NCAA divisions and the greatest gap between the two can be found in Division I. More>>

Olympic stars Phelps, Biles among finalists for The ESPYS

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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook are among the finalists for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards. More>>

Towering gladiator statue tells Russian soccer's history

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He towers over the crowds at Moscow's Spartak stadium, a metal gladiator atop a vast soccer ball. More>>

Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia at Confed Cup

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Cristiano Ronaldo set aside his legal troubles to score the winning goal for Portugal on Wednesday in a 1-0 victory over hosts Russia in the Confederations Cup. More>>

Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026 World Cup

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Chile says it will consider making a bid to host the 2026 World Cup with some of its South American neighbors. More>>

Tony DiCicco, coach of Women's World Cup champs, dies at 68

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Tony DiCicco, who coached US to 1999 Women's World Cup title, dies at 68. More>>

Serb nationalist dies in Syria as Russian volunteer fighter

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A far-right soccer fan group from northern Serbia says one of its members has died in Syria where he was fighting alongside the Russian troops. More>>

Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been summoned to appear before a Spanish judge, and Jose Mourinho could be next. More>>

FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

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FIFA has warned Mexico about the conduct of its fans after discriminatory chants at the Confederations Cup. More>>

No racism in Sochi, mayor insists after racism row at parade

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Sochi's mayor has assured soccer fans that no racism in the 2018 World Cup host city after FIFA denounced a parade featuring people in blackface. More>>

Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud

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A Spanish state prosecutor has accused former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho of tax fraud worth 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million) in unpaid taxes. More>>

Catch a ride _ and some art _ at the Moscow subway

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In town for the Confederations Cup? Catch a ride _ and some art _ at the Moscow subway. More>>

Germany's inexperience highlighted while beating Australia

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Germany's inexperienced side was given a fright by Australia at the Confederations Cup on Monday, holding on to win its Group B opener 3-2 after goalkeeper Bernd Leno gifted the Asian champions two goals. More>>

FIFA president happy with video review despite confusion

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Portugal had a first-half goal against Mexico chalked off in the Confederations Cup after the action was reviewed on video. More>>

Russian food? Moscow natives prefer Georgian

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Fans are sure to sample delicious food in Russia at the Confederations Cup, but chances are it'll be from Georgia. More>>

Forest fire kills 62 in Portugal; search on for more bodies

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Portuguese radio station TSF says the Interior Ministry has confirmed that 25 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal. More>>

The Latest: Portugal raises death toll back to 62

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Portugal's interior minister says that the death toll in the forest fires raging in the center of the country has increased to 39. Interior Minister Jorge Gomes has been quoted as giving the new figure on public broadcaster RTP. More>>

Chile beats Cameroon 2-0 as video reviews draw controversy

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Arturo Vidal brushed off a hotly disputed video review to give Chile a 2-0 win over Cameroon in the Confederations Cup on Sunday. More>>

Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

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Title contenders Portugal and Mexico fought out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Confederations Cup on Sunday, with each team scoring in the last five minutes. More>>

Untested Germans seek Confed Cup thrills at theme park site

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Germany's youthful Confederations Cup squad isn't short of distractions away from its training pitch in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. More>>

'I don't care': Aussie coach tetchy ahead of Confed opener

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Being cranky and prickly is a badge of honor for Australia coach Ange Postecoglou. More>>

FIFA panel invites debate on 'radical' 60-minute game clock

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Football's rule-making panel wants debate on moving to 60-minute games and stopping the clock when the ball is not in play. More>>

Russian fans say dozens barred from Confederations Cup

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Russian fans say dozens _ including a notorious fan leader _ have been barred from going to Confederations Cup games after they had ID documents unexpectedly canceled. More>>

Infantino: Not time to think about future of Confed Cup

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino says it's time to focus on soccer and not worry about the future of the Confederations Cup. More>>

Russia delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup

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Russia beat a poor New Zealand team 2-0 to open its home Confederations Cup with a win that was all-but demanded by Vladimir Putin. More>>

The Latest: UK's May meets fire survivors, faces criticism

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More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) has been raised for victims of the London high-rise fire that has killed at least 30 people and left dozens homeless. More>>

Journalist scammed for almost $1,000 for cab ride in Moscow

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A Chilean journalist covering the Confederations Cup soccer tournament in Russia paid almost $1,000 for a taxi ride from the airport to his hotel in Moscow. More>>

Alexis Sanchez sprains ankle, may miss Cameroon clash

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Alexis Sanchez has injured his ankle in training and may miss Chile's Confederations Cup opener against Cameroon. More>>

Putin present to see Russia kick off Confederations Cup

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The Confederations Cup has kicked off with host nation Russia opening the World Cup rehearsal tournament against New Zealand. More>>

Youngster Andre Silva becoming Ronaldo's perfect wingman

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Youngster Andre Silva becoming the perfect wingman for Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal attack. More>>

Portugal sees Ronaldo fully focused on Confederations Cup

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Portugal is not worried about Cristiano Ronaldo getting distracted at the Confederations Cup by talk about his possible departure from Real Madrid. More>>

Germany's Ruediger decries soccer's response to racism

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Germany defender Antonio Ruediger has arrived at the Confederations Cup with a warning about soccer's "incomprehensible" response to racism. More>>

Germany team to wear black armbands in Helmut Kohl tribute

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Germany's national soccer team will wear black armbands for its Confederations Cup opener following the death of former German chancellor Helmut Kohl. More>>

FIFA targets gay slurs by Chile, Mexico fans in Russia

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In a bid to rid the World Cup of gay slurs, FIFA will get tough with Latin American fans in Russia. More>>

Ronaldo attracting the headlines after report he might leave

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Cristiano Ronaldo was making the headlines on Friday because of a report that said he wants to leave Real Madrid and Spain following allegations that he defrauded the country's tax authorities. More>>

Swiss prosecutors confirm about 25 FIFA investigations

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The office of Switzerland's attorney general says it is leading about 25 separate investigations of suspected corruption linked to FIFA and World Cup bidding. More>>

Dutch judge rejects extension of terror suspect's detention

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Dutch prosecutors say that a man arrested a week ago outside a pop concert in the southern city of Eindhoven is suspected of "possible involvement in making preparations for a terrorist crime.". More>>

Orlando soccer star Cyle Larin arrested on a DUI charge

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Orlando City Soccer Club star Cyle Larin has been arrested on a charge of drunken driving. More>>

Portugal hoping Ronaldo can continue his good form in Russia

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Portugal hopes a red-hot Cristiano Ronaldo can continue his good form and help the European champions show that their victory at Euro 2016 wasn't a fluke. More>>

Ex-banker pleads guilty to US charge in FIFA probe

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A former banker has pleaded guilty to a U.S. charge in the sprawling investigation linked to FIFA (fee'-FUH), the governing body for global soccer. More>>

Putin: fans expect more from Russia's misfiring soccer team

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Russia's national team has a prominent critic ahead of the Confederations Cup _ none other than Vladimir Putin. More>>

FIFA video review goal is avoiding errors, not perfection

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FIFA set out aims for its experimental video review system to help referees ahead of live trials at the Confederations Cup. More>>

Russia making progress on racism before World Cup - report

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Russia has made progress fighting soccer racism ahead of next year's World Cup, but players, coaches and fans still risk abuse, a new report says. More>>

Russia readies tough security measures for Confed Cup

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Terrorists, hooligans and anti-corruption protesters. More>>

The Latest: Soccer fans pay tribute to attacks victims

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French President Emmanuel Macron says that he wants Brexit negotiations to start as soon as possible, following a working dinner with British Prime Minister Theresa May. More>>

Ronaldo says his 'conscience is quite clear' amid tax case

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Real Madrid says it believes Cristiano Ronaldo is "innocent" after a Spanish state prosecutor accused him of defrauding the country's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). More>>

Spanish state prosecutor accuses Ronaldo of tax fraud

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A Spanish state prosecutor accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo with defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in unpaid taxes on Tuesday. More>>

The 8 teams contesting the Confederations Cup in Russia

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The Confederations Cup kicks off on Saturday headlined by World Cup holder Germany and host Russia. More>>

Arena rebuilds US confidence after Klinsmann

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Bruce Arena has managed the tricky task of establishing a sense of calm along with urgency within the U.S. soccer team, quite a contrast to the frustration and futility at the end of Jurgen Klinsmann's coaching reign last November. More>>

Univision gets most viewers for 2017 soccer game

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The 1-1 draw between the United States and Mexico drew on Univision the most viewers in the U.S. for any soccer match this year. More>>

Forbes crowns Sean 'Diddy' Combs as highest-paid entertainer

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Sean "Diddy" Combs is the top earner on Forbes' list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities. More>>

Bradley's stunning early goal helps US to 1-1 tie at Mexico

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Michael Bradley scored a stunning early goal from about 40 yards in the sixth minute, Carlos Vela tied the score in the 23rd and the U.S. hung on for a 1-1 tie against Mexico in a World Cup qualifier, gaining only its third point at Azteca Stadium. More>>

Unwanted by Chelsea, Diego Costa shines with Spain

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Diego Costa isn't letting an uncertain future damage his current performances for Spain. More>>

Soccer coach Guardiola leads Catalan independence rally

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Soccer great Pep Guardiola has called for the international community to support a referendum on Catalan independence that Spain's government considers illegal. More>>

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