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Serbia 1-2 Switzerland: Late Shaqiri break shatters Serbian hearts

Today 15:29 GMT

One of the most exciting games of the 2018 World Cup proved entertaining from start to finish, ended by a stunning breakaway goal by Xherdan Shaqiri that capped a 2-1 Switzerland comeback victory over Serbia.

#MundialTelemundo En voz de ?? @AndresCantorGOL así vivimos el gol de @HirvingLozano70 para el 1-0 de #MEX sobre #GER pic.twitter.com/lEFVHW9SEu

Source: Common Domain

Title IX Cases Get Faster Review Under Trump

Today 15:29 GMT

The Education Department under President Donald Trump has been closing Title IX gender-discrimination complaints against universities and colleges at a significantly faster clip than Obama officials, federal data show.

Appeared in the June 23, 2018, print edition as 'Title IX Cases Are Getting a Faster Review.'. Administration says a ‘timely resolution’ is important; critics cite risk of overlooking systemic violations

Source: DW

From football superstars to engaged politicians

Today 15:30 GMT

"Politicians are very smart and clever, of course they would like to use the player, so if as a popular figure you do not stand your ground, the politicians will use anybody they can for their own interest," says Gaye.

Throughout the years, the African continent has produced world-famous football players, such as Roger Milla from Cameroon, Kalusha Bwalya from Zambia and George Weah from Liberia — just to name just a few.

Source: Reuters

Brand 'Messi' unblemished by poor World Cup

Today 13:38 GMT

Lionel Messi may be heading home early from the World Cup after flops on the pitch for Argentina yet he will remain a ubiquitous presence in Russia and around the world as the face of dozens of brand marketing campaigns.

“Messi’s brand won’t be badly affected by that performance as his track record is otherwise consistently excellent,” said Allyson Stewart-Allen, chief executive of International Marketing Partners in London, after Messi’s second poor showing, in a 3-0 loss to Croatia, left Argentina facing an early exit. “Messi is one game-changing performance away from reminding the world why he is still one of the most sought-after brand ambassadors on the planet,” said Andy Sutherden, global head of sports and partnership marketing at Hill and Knowlton Strategies in London.

Source: Reuters

Stressed Messi enduring a World Cup of nightmares

Today 09:05 GMT

As an excited Diego Maradona twirled his shirt from the stands and thousands of Argentina fans bayed before kickoff against Croatia, Lionel Messi was seen rubbing his forehead in stress.

Maradona, the 1986 World Cup winner whom Argentines constantly compare him to, went from waving a No. 10 Messi shirt to wiping tears out of his eyes, slumped in his seat. About to turn 31 at the weekend, the Barcelona genius left the pitch looking lonely and broken after a game that may have ended his chances of ever winning a World Cup.

Source: Common Domain

Brazil Lives Up to Its Reputation, Tops Costa Rica at World Cup

Today 15:29 GMT

That meant with one win against Costa Rica, Brazil had a chance to outshine both its South American rival and the author of its torment for the past four years.

With a 2-0 victory, Brazil outshines rival Argentina and nemesis Germany, whose tournament hopes are both in peril

Source: BBC

World Cup 2018: Didier Drogba on England, African teams - and life without a ponytail

Today 15:29 GMT

As well as people asking me what has happened to my hair, the question I have been getting most while I have been at this World Cup is what has happened to the African teams.

In the second half, Nigeria came to life and played the way I want to see all the African teams play - going on the attack, using their pace and power, and having lots of shots. That is what I did not see in their first game against Croatia, when Nigeria were playing within themselves - keeping a good shape, playing safe, and passing the ball from side to side.

Source: DW

Swedish fans turn Sochi yellow as Germany try to shake off doubts

Today 15:29 GMT

Germany might be the defending World Cup champions, but they will be up against a stubborn Sweden team and a stirring set of Swedish supporters in Sochi on Saturday.

As Joachim Löw and Mario Gomez sat down to talk to the German press, a patch of yellow was forming on the Sochi coastline just a few hundred meters away. Singing songs and building a makeshift maypole out of plastic and watering cans, Sweden fans gathered to celebrate Midsummer, one of the country’s most important festivals.

Source: Global News

2018 NHL Draft: Swede Rasmus Dahlin goes 1st, Canadian Barrett Hayton goes 5th

Today 15:29 GMT

WATCH: Canmore player Jacob Bernard-Docker excited to learn his NHL draft fate this weekend. Prior to the start of the draft, NHL commissioner presented the 2017-18 Humboldt Broncos with the E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence.

The Ottawa Senators then selected Boston University winger Brady Tkachuk, the son of ex-NHLer Keith Tkachuk, at No. 4.. The Arizona Coyotes selected the first Canadian-born player in the draft, grabbing Barrett Hayton of Peterborough, Ont., with the fifth pick.

Source: The Guradian

VAR at the World Cup: the big decisions, game by game

Today 15:30 GMT

But maybe, given how Australia fell foul of a VAR penalty in their opening game, just like old-fashioned refereeing mistakes, VAR will also even itself out over the course of a tournament?

What should have happened: Croatia should have been down to 10 men, and Rebic should not have been on the pitch to profit from Willy Caballero’s howler to later give Croatia the lead and set them on their way to demolishing Argentina.

Source: The Guradian

'Tortillas that taste like glory' – the secret of Mexico's World Cup diet

Today 15:29 GMT

While every player at the World Cup will be taking great care over their diet and nutrition during the tournament, the Mexican squad have an extra incentive to be careful - to avoid domestic meat contaminated with growth hormones.

“We brought a lot of food and we brought a chef to make every dish as the player likes it, we are making corn tortillas that taste like glory.” Every member of the squad has a different diet plan, “not just based on his position”, Boullosa said, “but also based on his physique and his performance in training and in games.

Source: The Guradian

Three Lions Pride shows normal Russian rules don't apply during World Cup

Today 15:29 GMT

It is another sign of how normal Russian rules do not quite apply during World Cup month, down to a combination of gentle pressure from Fifa, a desire to show off an image of a friendly and tolerant Russia to the world, and a genuine desire to welcome the hundreds of thousands of fans who have descended on Russia from abroad.

A small group of LGBT England fans at the World Cup unveiled a “Three Lions Pride” rainbow banner at England’s first game against Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday, and plan to do the same at the second match in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday.

Source: New York Times

Switzerland Beats Serbia in a Game Tinged With History and Politics

Today 15:29 GMT

It was Xherdan Shaqiri’s right boot that made the headlines before his match on Friday, but it was his left boot, and his hands, that were the story after the game ended.

After Shaqiri broke free of Serbia’s offside trap in the final minutes of the game and slid the ball with his left boot, his Swiss boot, under the onrushing Serbia goalkeeper, Vladimir Stojkovic, he peeled away and made a two-handed eagle gesture with his fingers.

Source: New York Times

Belgium vs. Tunisia: World Cup Live

Today 15:29 GMT

Defenders: 2 Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham); 20 Dedryck Boyata (Celtic); 5 Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham); 15 Thomas Meunier (Paris St Germain). Midfielders: 11 Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang); 7 Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City); 10 Eden Hazard (Chelsea); 6 Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian). Defenders: 2 Syam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa); 11 Dylan Bronn (Gent); 12 Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly); 4 Yassine Meriah (CS Sfaxien). Midfielders: 10 Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland); 9 Anice Badri (Esperance); 13 Ferjani Sassi (Al Nasr); 17 Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier). Forwards: 7 Saif Eddine Khaoui (Marseille); 8 Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al Ettifaq). • Belgium was one of the more impressive teams in its opener, putting Panama to the sword, 3-0.

Source: The Guradian

Xhaka and Shaqiri goal celebrations bring Balkan politics to World Cup

Today 15:29 GMT

Switzerland pair, who have Albanian heritage, inflame tensions with Serbia by making nationalist symbols. Swiss footballers Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri have risked inflaming political tensions in the Balkans after they used an Albanian nationalist symbol to celebrate their goals against Serbia in a 2-1 Group E victory in Kaliningrad.

Shaqiri, who plays for Stoke City, said after the match that “it’s just emotion” when he was questioned about the way he celebrated his late winner. “I think in football you have always emotions,” he said.

Source: New York Times

Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Tuesday 22:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Mexico Criticizes U.S. Over Policy Removing Immigrant Children From Parents

Wednesday 18:15 GMT
Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Thursday 05:16 GMT
Source: Fox News

4 common mistakes in retirement planning

Friday 06:09 GMT
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China blocks talk of John Oliver for taunting leader Xi Jinping

Friday 11:51 GMT
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Johnny Depp: "I was as low as I believe I could have gotten" after money and marital problems

Thursday 21:55 GMT
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Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: Washington Post

British royal family will make history this summer with its first-ever same-sex wedding

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: CBS News

Supreme Court decides police generally need a warrant to track cell phones

Today 14:33 GMT
Source: NBC News

#Pride30: Travel executive Rick Meadows is making diversity a 'business imperative'

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: BBC

US court backs states over web sales tax

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: Washington Post

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Today 15:29 GMT
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Lavish Los Angeles Passion Project to Hit Auction Block

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: The Week

Beware fund fees

Today 15:29 GMT

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