In a World Cup performance that won’t calm many nerves among its supporters, Brazil’s outstanding group of attackers produced quite a few scoring opportunities but only one goal in a disappointing 1-1 draw with Switzerland. Neymar, looking to prove…

A beautiful free kick by Aleksandar Kolarov was the difference in Samara, as Serbia defeated Costa Rica 1-0 to take the early lead in Group E. Neither team was able to sustain an attack, and chances were few and…

While sports venues are often eager to attach grandiose adjectives to their premier events, the fact that Royal Ascot is genuinely royal is unassailable. The five-day thoroughbred race meeting, which takes place in England each June, has been attended…

KAZAN, Russia — After 88 years of soccer players, coaches and fans crying foul, there is finally a second chance for a referee to confirm whether a penalty is indeed a penalty at the World Cup. It did not…

It wasn’t the most aesthetically pleasing victory, but Croatia earned the full three points by defeating Nigeria 2-0 in Kaliningrad on Saturday. Juvenus forward Mario Mandzukic’s diving header caused an own goal in the first half, and he drew…

With France defeating Australia early Saturday (albeit with the help of video review), this game looks increasingly like the key one to decide the group’s second qualifier. Denmark will rely on Christian Eriksen, the Spurs star, while Peru is…