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Soccer-Cisse points finger at defense after 2-2 draw with Japan
YEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 24 (Reuters) - Senegal coach Aliou Cisse criticized his team for letting Japan equalize twice in their World Cup Group H game on Sunday and said he expected more from central defenders Kalidou Koulibaly and Salif Sane.
It's not just Ronaldo playing Iran, Portuguese coach says
SARANSK, Russia (Reuters) - Portugal coach Fernando Santos has dismissed the suggestion that his team relied too much on Cristiano Ronaldo and said they worked hard to function as a unit as they prepared to face Iran in their decisive World Cup Group B match on Monday.
FACTBOX-Soccer-Iceland v Croatia
June 24 (Reuters) - Iceland take on Croatia in a World Cup
PREVIEW-Soccer-Win or bust for Iceland against familiar foe Croatia
GELENDZHIK, Russia, June 24 (Reuters) - Nothing less than a win will do for Iceland against Croatia if they are to emulate their Euro 2016 success by making it to the knockout stage at their first World Cup, but it will be a tall order against a familiar foe that leads Group D.
Rockies place RHP Shaw (calf) on DL
The Colorado Rockies placed right-handed reliever Bryan Shaw on the 10-day disabled list with a right calf strain, the team announced on Sunday.
UPDATE 1-Soccer-FIFA opens proceedings against hot-headed German team officials
VATUTINKI, June 24 (Reuters) - FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against two German team officials who stormed towards the Sweden bench gesticulating and clapping after the defending World Cup champions' last-gasp Group F victory on Saturday.
Soccer-It's not just Ronaldo playing Iran, Portuguese coach says
SARANSK, Russia, June 24 (Reuters) - Portugal coach Fernando Santos has dismissed the suggestion that his team relied too much on Cristiano Ronaldo and said they worked hard to function as a unit as they prepared to face Iran in their decisive World Cup Group B match on Monday.
Motor racing-Vettel should change his style, jokes Verstappen
LE CASTELLET, France, June 24 (Reuters) - Max Verstappen jokingly suggested Sebastian Vettel should change his style after the Ferrari driver lost the Formula One championship lead with a first lap collision on Sunday.
Spain wary of Moroccan surprise in group finale
KALININGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - Spain would seem to have the easier task in trying to clinch a spot in the World Cup knockout round in their final Group B match on Monday by taking on a Morocco side who have yet to earn a point but that is not how coach Fernando Hierro sees things.
Bengals WR Green 'comfortable with' contract
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said he does not have any issues with his current contract, despite showing some support for draft classmate Julio Jones as the Atlanta Falcons wideout holds out for a new deal.
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