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World Cup Watch: Spain

     The 2010 World Cup Champions  hobbled their way through a poor 2014 campaign.      Spain will look to repeat erase the memories of a 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands and 2-0 loss at the hands of Chile, who both will be absent from Russia 2018, with the ...

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World Cup Watch: Germany

The defending world champions went 10-0-0 through UEFA qualifying while finishing with an outstanding plus 43 goal differential.  “Die Mannschaft” allowed only four goals.      The Germans depth seems to be the biggest threat of the team entering Russia 2018. The squad won 2017’s Confederations Cup using a squad ...

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World Cup Watch: Brazil

There is still an omen that circulates when people speak of Brazil and the World Cup. That being, of course, the 7-1 defeat in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup at the hands of Germany. The greatest defeat in the history of Brazilian soccer happened four years ago and ...

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IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics — just not with their anthem playing or their nation’s flag rising above them. The International Olympic Committee barred Russia and its sports leaders from the upcoming games in South Korea ...

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Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network’s credibility Tuesday. The story was about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between a Trump associate and the head of a Russian ...

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Trump confirms he’s under investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at a senior Justice Department official, in a tweet that seemed to encapsulate his frustration with the ongoing focus on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. “I am being investigated for firing the ...

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