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Carlos Sanchez Receives Death Threats After Red Card at 2018 World Cup

Colombian authorities have opened an investigation after midfielder Carlos Sanchez received death threats following his team's loss against Japan at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday, as reported by the <i>Guardian</i>'s Carl Worswick.<p>Sanchez was sent off just minutes into the contest for a deliberate …

Soccer

I went to the World Cup for the first time -- and it was even better than I imagined

• <b>Attending the FIFA World Cup has been on my travel bucket list since I fell in love with the sporting event in 2010.</b>• <b><br>I was able to get tickets for the</b> …

Robert Lewandowski

Rough cuts: Three steps to escape the weeds with ease

Even for the world's best players, hitting shots into the rough costs, on average, about a quarter-stroke. Imagine how much more it's costing you. …

Golf

Neymar targets improvement against Costa Rica

Brazil star Neymar is targeting an improved performance against Costa Rica on Friday after an underwhelming World Cup Group E opener against …

Soccer

Ex-Russian manager sacked as World Cup pundit for mentioning name of Putin arch-enemy on live TV

The Russian equivalent of Gary Lineker ’s BBC World Cup programme has been plunged into turmoil over an extraordinary censorship row.<p>Pundit Leonid …

Russia

Uruguay reaches Round of 16 courtesy of Suarez

The first two nations have advanced to the knockout phase out of Group A.<p>Uruguay reached the Round of 16 on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over Saudi …

Saudi Arabia

Uruguay take Russia through as three fall

<b>DAY REPLAYED –</b> It has not taken long for the first two Round-of-16 places to be claimed. Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to make it two wins out of two and …

Soccer

Struggling Spieth looking to regain form at Travelers Championship

Jordan Spieth's memorable triumph at last year's Travelers Championship, where he holed a bunker shot for birdie to win the tournament in a playoff, …

Golf

Weight of the world: Argentina supporters ready to blame Lionel Messi

Weight of the world: Fans will blame Lionel Messi if Argentina fail against Croatia in crunch Group D clash<p><b>Lionel Messi will be blamed should</b> …

Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo explains the real reason why he's growing a goatee at the World Cup

There were a couple of different theories as to why Cristiano Ronaldo has started growing a goatee beard at the World Cup.<p>They all started when …

Soccer

Fore! Live PGA Tour Action Is Coming to Facebook Watch

The PGA Tour teed up an agreement to bring live competition coverage from eight tournaments to Facebook Watch.<p>The coverage on the social network’s …

Golf

World Cup 2018: Gerard Pique brilliantly nutmegged by Iran's Vahid Amiri and social media cannot believe their eyes

GERARD PIQUE might have the wife, the medals, the house and the reputation – but he will never live down being nutmegged by Iran ace Vahid Amiri.<p>The …

Social Media

3 Key Battles That Could Decide Argentina's World Cup Clash With Croatia on Thursday

Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland in the World Cup's first round of fixtures - in Iceland's first ever World Cup match, no less - was one that …

Soccer

World Cup 2018: Australia v Denmark — Bert van Marwijk calls out Socceroos for failure to score

AUSTRALIA coach Bert van Marwijk said his team’s failing was finding the net in a testy press conference before a match against Denmark that the …

Bert van Marwijk

Celebrities Mix It Up With Top Pro Golfers In Travelers Pro-Am

National and regional sports standouts joined some entertainers and the world's best golfers at the Travelers Championship Celebrity Pro-Am.<p>CROMWELL, …

Golf

World Cup: Record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo sends Morocco out

Cristiano Ronaldo took just four minutes to score the goal that made him the top-scoring European in international football as Portugal beat Morocco …

Soccer

Peter Thomson's success was built on simplicity: 'Aim at the hole and hit it'

Peter Thomson was a complex man — an accomplished player, course architect, writer and elder statesman — who preferred a simple approach to playing golf. Not so simple as hit it, find it and hit it again, but close.<p>“There are some people who can’t spend time on a practice fairway without being …

Golf

2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach won’t be a walk in the park

Next year, the sprawling and tumultuous show known as the U.S. Open heads west — back to the picturesque little track along the Monterey Peninsula coastline.<p>And if the wind blows, Pebble Beach could become just as fearsome and nasty as Shinnecock Hills.<p>Brooks Koepka’s victory Sunday put Pebble on …

Golf

This is not football - Carvajal criticises Iran tactics

Dani Carvajal described Iran's tactics as "disloyal" even though Spain recorded their first World Cup win.<p>Diego Costa's fortunate goal settled a …

Soccer

Who Is In The Most Trouble: Brazil, Germany Or Argentina?

The World Cup has been full of surprises. Of the five teams rated most likely to win the World Cup before the tournament by FiveThirtyEight’s Soccer …

Soccer

Phil Mickelson is right, he should be embarrassed both by his actions and his apology

Phil Mickelson is right to be embarrassed.<p>He had four days to mull over his immature antics at the U.S. Open, and the best he could do was a half-hearted apology that could have been written by one of his minions before he’d finished the third round. Not only that, he all but acknowledged that the …

Golf

Isco kisses David De Gea’s glove after Spain secured victory over Iran

Isco celebrated Spain’s first victory at the World Cup by kissing David De Gea’s glove.<p>Diego Costa’s fortuitous goal in the second half was enough …

Soccer

Travelers Championship Preview: History, Field, Odds, Predictions

After a controversy-ridden week at the U.S. Open, the PGA Tour could really use an event that has cultivated a great all-around vibe. The Travelers …

Golf

FIFA fines Mexico as Hernandez asks fans to stop homophobic chant

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has appealed to his country's football fans to stop their homophobic chanting at World Cup matches, on a day when FIFA once again fined the Mexican football federation for their fans' misconduct.<p>FIFA slapped the Mexicans with a CHF 10,000 …

Costa Rica

World Cup Fans Are Losing It Over Pepe's Ridiculous Flop in the Portugal-Morocco Game

As Morocco desperately searched for a stoppage time equalizer to Cristiano Ronaldo’s fourth-minute header during their Wednesday match against …

Soccer

World Cup 2018: The Dishonest Hips of Andrés Iniesta

In the fifty-fourth minute of Spain’s World Cup match against Iran, on Wednesday, the Spanish midfielder Andrés Iniesta received a pass in Iran’s half of the field. Spain had been dominating; they possessed the ball for nearly eighty per cent of the game, and, at one point, shortly after halftime, …

Soccer

Spieth says Fleetwood is big threat at British Open

LONDON (Reuters) - Reigning champion Jordan Spieth believes Tommy Fleetwood could be the biggest threat at next month's British Open after a sensational second place at Shinnecock Hills last week.<p>Spieth was a mere spectator as Englishman Fleetwood fired a magnificent final-round 63 to match the …

Golf

Why do Uruguay have 4 stars on their shirt, and how many times have they won the World Cup?

URUGUAY are in action at the World Cup in Russia.<p>But the appearance of four stars above their crest on their shirts have left many wondering why.<p>Why …

Atlético Madrid

What Do Yellow Stakes or Yellow Lines Mean on a Golf Course?

Yellow stakes and lines on a golf course indicate a water hazard. (<i>Lateral</i> water hazards are marked by red stakes/lines.)<p>Why are indicators needed …

Golf

Iran's Milad Mohammadi does 'the greatest throw-in in World Cup history' during match against Spain

Iran player Milad Mohammadi was hailed by supporters across the globe after producing 'the greatest throw-in in World Cup history' during his team's …

Diego Costa