How South Korea Spoiled Uruguay’s Victory Over Ghana

AL WAKRAH, Qatar — With each stuttering step, the goal staring back at Andre Ayew seemed to get a little smaller. Ayew, Ghana’s most experienced player, had taken it upon…

Dutch-born Sergiño Dest key for USMNT against Netherlands

Doug McIntyre Soccer Journalist AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal knows that stopping U.S. star Christian Pulisic — who Van Gaal said Friday “can make a team…

South Korea vs. Portugal – Football Match Report – December 2, 2022

South Korea scored a remarkable stoppage-time winner against Portugal to secure their progress to the knockout rounds in improbable fashion. It looked as if South Korea would not find the…

How Japan Upset Spain and Knocked Out Germany in the Process

AL RAYYAN, Qatar — The 11 Japanese players on the field were fighting back every Spanish threat and counting every tick of the clock. The substitutes stood on the sideline,…

College football transfer portal tracker: Notable names on the move

Circle Dec. 5 on your calendar, college football fans. That is the day college football’s new transfer portal window will officially open. Despite new NCAA transfer windows being adopted and…

LeBron James faults media for not asking him about 1957 Jerry Jones photo

LOS ANGELES — After answering questions about the Los Angeles Lakers’ 128-109 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, LeBron James turned things around on the reporters in the…

Argentina, Its Stumbling, Humbling Start Forgotten, Advances at World Cup

Julián Álvarez, left, celebrated with Enzo Fernández after scoring Argentina’s second goal of the game on Wednesday.Credit…Amanda Perobelli/Reuters DOHA, Qatar — It was an odd and unprecedented scene. After a…

World Cup 2022 odds: How to bet Ghana vs. Uruguay

The winner of Friday’s Group H match between Ghana and Uruguay advances to the Round of 16.  Ghana would also qualify with a draw unless South Korea beats Portugal (which…

Why the latest College Football Playoff ranking matters

8:32 PM ET ESPN staff The College Football Playoff selection committee might not even break a sweat this weekend. No lengthy debates, no Tylenol needed and early hotel checkouts all…

U.S. Advances to Knockout Round With 1-0 Victory Over Iran in Tense Matchup

DOHA, Qatar — The job for the United States men’s soccer team was simple, really: Win. The stakes and the stage and the politics all piled on the intrigue going…