Another surprise? Europe’s biggest soccer show to begin in Germany

A returning Cristiano Ronaldo, a rampant Kylian Mbappé and a resurgent Germany. Throw in a Harry Kane-powered England and defending champion Italy and Euro 2024 is wide open. That’s without mentioning three-time winner Spain. The unpredictability of the European Championship, which begins in Munich on Friday, is what makes it such compelling viewing. Even in … Read more

A look at the Euro 2024 kits: one is cartoonish, others are retro. Hits or fashion faux pas?

BRUSSELS — Belgium’s away kit is a tribute to a much-loved and nearly century-old cartoon character, Tintin. Croatia’s shirt will not go unnoticed. Germany’s home jersey is a classic white but the away shirt is a bold pink and purple. Ahead of the European soccer championships starting June 14 in Germany, The Associated Press takes … Read more

Vancouver Whitecaps face class-action lawsuit over Messi no-show game

A B.C. soccer fan has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer (MLS) over an alleged “bait-and-switch” strategy used to promote a soccer game featuring the international soccer star Lionel Messi. On May 25, 2024, the Vancouver Whitecaps were scheduled to face Inter Miami CF at BC Place. 3:33 … Read more

Mbappe reportedly set to receive $108 million bonus

French soccer player Kylian Mbappe listens to the French president as he arrives for a lunch at the team’s training camp, as part of the team’s preparation for the UEFA Euro 2024 European football championships in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on June 3, 2024. Sarah Meyssonnier | Afp | Getty Images French soccer star Kylian Mbappe will reportedly … Read more

The most iconic venues of the Paris Olympics

PARIS — There will be no shortage of iconic venues at the Paris Olympics. From the Palace of Versailles to the Place de La Concorde and of course, the Eiffel Tower, organizers have made sure the City of Light’s most famous landmarks will take center stage during the Olympics. Competitions will be held right in … Read more

Mbappé not in France squad for Paris Olympics ahead of expected move to Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappé was left out of France’s provisional squad for the Paris Olympics on Monday, though coach Thierry Henry said the list “can evolve.” The World Cup winner, who is widely expected to join Real Madrid after leaving Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent, had stated his desire to play at the Games in his … Read more

Rupert Murdoch ties the knot for the 5th time in ceremony at his California vineyard

NEW YORK — Media magnate Rupert Murdoch, 93, has married for the fifth time, his corporation, News Corp, confirmed Sunday. Murdoch and Elena Zhukova, a 67-year-old Russian-born retired molecular biologist, wed Saturday in a ceremony at his vineyard estate in Bel Air, California. Photographs of the newly married couple were released by News Corp. The … Read more

Darke and Donovan to head Fox Euro 2024 coverage, Strong and Holden work Copa America

LOS ANGELES — Ian Darke will pair with Landon Donovan as Fox’s lead broadcast team at this year’s European Championship, while John Strong and Stu Holden work the Copa America. With the tournaments overlapping, the network said Thursday it will use seven announcing teams. Darke is a longtime ESPN broadcaster who first worked for Fox … Read more

Darke and Donovan to head Fox Euro 2024 coverage, Strong and Holden work Copa America

LOS ANGELES — Ian Darke will pair with Landon Donovan as Fox’s lead broadcast team at this year’s European Championship, while John Strong and Stu Holden work the Copa America. With the tournaments overlapping, the network said Thursday it will use seven announcing teams. Darke is a longtime ESPN broadcaster who first worked for Fox … Read more

Celebrations in Greece as Olympiakos beats Fiorentina 1-0 for first European title

ATHENS, Greece — Setting off wild celebrations in Athens, Olympiakos won Greece’s first European club title by beating Fiorentina 1-0 with a goal in extra time of the Europa Conference League final on Wednesday. Ayoub El Kaabi provided the dramatic ending, diving to nudge in a last-gasp goal in the second period of extra time, … Read more