Soccer: Japanese coach Kinoshi underpins hopes of Serbia, Stojkovic

Serbia’s Japanese coach Katsuhito Kinoshi, right, and manager Dragan Stojkovic are pictured after a football match against Norway in Oslo in September 2022. (Photo courtesy of the Football Association of Serbia/Kyodo) TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japanese coach Katsuhito Kinoshi will be on the Serbia bench alongside manager Dragan Stojkovic when they take on World Cup favorites … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo wax figure debuts at Madame Tussauds

With the World Cup set to kick off tomorrow in Qatar, Cristiano Ronaldo revealed his new wax statue for the Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York on Friday evening. In doing so, the Portugal captain became the first ever athlete to accomplish a “Times Square Makeover”. RONALDO PROMOTES PORTUGAL TO US MARKET The was … Read more

Soccer: Daichi Kamada nets as Frankfurt reach Champions League last 16

Daichi Kamada, center, of Eintracht Frankfurt scores from the penalty spot during a Champions League game against Sporting Lisbon in Lisbon, on Nov. 1, 2022. (Kyodo) LISBON (Kyodo) — Japan midfielder Daichi Kamada scored in his third straight Champions League game on Tuesday, helping Eintracht Frankfurt reach the knockout stage with a 2-1 win at … Read more

Champions League news: Tottenham v Sporting Lisbon, Eric Dier interview

Tottenham star Eric Dier talks to TOM ALLNUTT about growing up in Portugal, rising at now-Champions League opponent Sporting Lisbon and thriving under Antonio Conte. Eric Dier admits most of his earliest memories of growing up in Lisbon have long since faded but there is one that still sticks out. “One of my fondest moments … Read more

George Kambosos Jr vs Devin Haney II, latest news, rematch, Australian star sleeping in his gym, reading

Every night before going to sleep on a mattress in his gym, George Kambosos sits alone and reads another chapter from Winning. “Putting me back in the dark,” is how he describes it. The underdog. Just a boxer and his book. Which still, you should know, has its issues. “Yeah, it gets cold in here,” … Read more

Soccer-Son’s first half header sees South Korea down Cameroon

Son Heung-min’s first half header earned South Korea a 1-0 win over Cameroon on Tuesday at the Seoul World Cup Stadium as the Tottenham Hotspur striker netted for the second game in a row for Paulo Bento’s side. Son pounced in the 35th minute after Andre Onana kept out Kim Jin-su’s initial shot, the 30-year-old … Read more

Soccer-Iran sink Uruguay to give Queiroz winning start

Carlos Queiroz made a winning start to his second stint in charge of Iran as Mehdi Taremi’s second-half goal earned his side a 1-0 win over fellow World Cup qualifiers Uruguay in Vienna on Friday. Taremi came off the bench to score the 78th-minute winner after Queiroz’s side had ridden their luck to keep a … Read more

How Spain’s Pamplona helped cyclists overcome steep slopes – POLITICO

This article is part of POLITICO’s Global Policy Lab: Living Cities, a collaborative journalism project exploring the future of cities. Sign up here. PAMPLONA, Spain — Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees, the Spanish city of Pamplona is not your typical bike-friendly place. Like many other medieval cities, a large part of Pamplona sits … Read more

Football news: Socceroos to name Mariners’ Garang Kuol before A-League start

Central Coast teen Garang Kuol’s stunning performance against Barcelona is set to be rewarded with a Socceroos call-up, writes ADAM PEACOCK. The meteoric rise of 17-year-old Garang Kuol continues, with the young striker set to be named tomorrow in the Socceroos squad to face New Zealand in two friendlies later this month. Kuol, who has … Read more