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Earnhardt wants to run truck race at Martinsville -- against Gordon

As NASCAR continues to wait for its next generation of stars to start winning and actually become stars, a few graybeards may be angling to return to the track and give the truck series the sport's biggest star power. More »

 

Soccer-Neymar can't take sole responsibility for Brazil - Tite

ST PETERSBURG, June 22 (Reuters) - Brazil coach Tite warned his country not to heap too much responsibility on Neymar's slight shoulders after the forward was seen crying after their 2-0 World Cup win over Costa Rica on Friday. More »

 

Soccer-Korea hoping Son will shine again against Mexico

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong has described his side's forward Son Heung-min as the best Asian player around and hopes he will finally be unleashed in Saturday's crucial World Cup game against Mexico after being stifled in the 1-0 defeat to Sweden. More »

 

Peru fans take $800 taxi to get to World Cup game

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - A missed flight connection in Moscow forced a group of Peruvians to pay $800 for a taxi to get to a World Cup match, communicating via Google Translate with a driver who kept on pushing up the price. More »

 

First-round pick Williams off to bizarre start with Celtics

First-round pick Robert Williams and the Boston Celtics seem to have some communication issues. More »

 

Russia's Messi, a puma - star in his own right

SARANSK, Russia (Reuters) - Barely 20 months ago a Russian couple were oblivious of the basic rules of soccer. Now they are ardent fans and the transformation can only be attributed to Messi -- not Argentina's World Cup captain but a pet puma. More »

 

Soccer-Russian truck sprays roads with vanilla to repel World Cup gnats

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 22 (Reuters) - Russia deployed a truck to spray roads with vanilla extract outside a World Cup fan zone and stadium on Friday to ward off swarms of gnats at soccer matches in Volgograd. More »

 

UPDATE 1-U.S. unveils new veto threat against WTO rulings

GENEVA, June 22 (Reuters) - The United States ramped up its challenge to the global trading system on Friday, telling the World Trade Organization that appeals rulings in trade disputes could be vetoed if they took longer than the allowed 90 days. More »

 

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Dazzling Kyrgios beats Lopez to set up Cilic clash

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Australian maverick Nick Kyrgios blazed past Feliciano Lopez with a barrage of aces to reach the semi-finals of the ATP 500 Fever-Tree championships at Queen's Club on Friday. More »

 

Saudi Arabia denies pirating World Cup broadcast from Qatar

RIYADH, June 22 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has denied accusations of pirating the broadcast of World Cup games for which Qatar-based beIN Sports network holds the regional rights. More »

 

Crate expectations... Moscow shops stockpile beer for World Cup fans

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow's shops are stocking up on beer to slake the thirst of World Cup fans after some bars reported shortages. More »

 

Tunisia to attack Belgium, under pressure for Arab pride

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Tunisia need a win against Belgium on Saturday and aim to use their speed to get behind the defense as they try to salvage a World Cup campaign after defeat by England, said coach Nabil Maaloul. More »

 

Neymar histrionics risk making him his own worst enemy

MOSCOW (Reuters) - As Brazil forward Neymar broke down and wept uncontrollably on the pitch at the end of his team's hard-fought 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Friday, it was hard not to be moved by his reaction. More »

 

White Sox activate Avisail and Leury Garcia

The Chicago White Sox activated outfielders Avisail Garcia and Leury Garcia from the disabled list ahead of their home doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics on Friday. More »

 

Soccer-Tunisia to attack Belgium, under pressure for Arab pride

MOSCOW, June 22 (Reuters) - Tunisia need a win against Belgium on Saturday and aim to use their speed to get behind the defense as they try to salvage a World Cup campaign after defeat by England, said coach Nabil Maaloul. More »

 

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