Injured stars with no timetable to return and shaky investments in players over 30 years of age have contributed to a won-loss record nowhere near .500.
Xherdan Shaqiri played the match with a Swiss flag on one shoe and a Kosovo flag on the other and he made a dramatic hand gesture after he scored the game-winner.
Considered one of the greatest weight lifters ever, he won gold medals at the 1956 and 1960 Summer Games, the last to be won by an American man.
There are 27.9 million reasons for this decision.
Eighteen years ago, the Rangers picked their franchise goalie in the seventh round. With the team rebuilding, this year’s draft is one of its most important in recent years.
A late burst gave Switzerland a 2-1 victory over Serbia, joining Brazil at the top of their group.
Argentina arrived at the World Cup with high hopes and the world’s best player. Now it lingers by the exit door, a flawed, dispirited team with deep structural issues that can’t be fixed anytime soon.
The way teams and players are marketed and the balance of star power in each league begin to explain how the leagues got on different sides of this cultural divide.
Nigeria reinvigorated its World Cup campaign — and gave a boost to Argentina — with a 2-0 victory over Iceland in Volgograd on Friday.
On a World Cup family adventure, we rooted with old and new friends at a Reykjavik bar for our new favorite team.
Phillippe Coutinho and Neymar both scored in stoppage time to keep Brazil’s World Cup run on level footing. With the loss, Costa Rica is eliminated.
Given something to cheer for, Iceland’s soccer fan group grew from a few outliers in plastic Viking helmets into a singing, thunder-clapping force.
The day before joining the national team, he watched a team he owns seal a title and attended a player’s wedding. He is also known for his philanthropy.
Nolan Arenado homered for the third straight game and drove in five runs to support Kyle Freeland’s strong outing.
Five of the first seven players who were drafted stand at least 6 feet 10 inches tall.
“In the past, potential applicants may have decided not to try out because of the daunting nature of the throw.”
Brady Tkachuk is expected to be the first American taken in the N.H.L. draft on Friday, following his father and older brother into the league.
Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar hit two-run homers in the first inning as the Yankees finished off a Seattle team that began their three-game series at 20 games over .500.