Vladimir Putin to welcome Sepp Blatter as guest for two World Cup games

Vladimir Putin to welcome Sepp Blatter as guest for two World Cup games

5:16 AM ET ESPN staff Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter will fly to Moscow on Tuesday to watch two World Cup games as a guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, his spokesman told ESPN Brasil. Blatter, who led FIFA for 17 years, will attend the game between Portugal and Morocco at the Luzhniki Stadium on […]

Colombia vs. Japan: World Cup 2018 Live

Colombia vs. Japan: World Cup 2018 Live

10’: Short-Handed Colombia in Trouble Now Colombia must attack now and must do it with 10 men. This is a dire situation, especially with 80 minutes to go. 5’: GOAL! Japan Scores on Penalty Kick Disaster for Colombia. Osako raced past the Colombian defense and was in alone on goal. Ospina made the save and […]

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Takes the Series Back to Its Horror Roots

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Takes the Series Back to Its Horror Roots

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Puan, world's oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies aged 62

Puan, world's oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies aged 62

Puan, who was believed to have been born in 1956, was gifted to the West Australian zoo by a sultan from Malaysia on New Year’s Eve in 1968. Although the 62-year-old was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest living Sumatran orangutan in the world, Puan’s legacy lay in the zoo’s renowned […]

Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia

Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia

Image copyright ALEX ASHBURY/ PERTH ZOO Image caption Puan, 62, was given to Perth Zoo in 1968 The world’s oldest known Sumatran orangutan has died in an Australian zoo aged 62, leaving behind 54 descendants. Puan, described as the “grand old lady” of Perth Zoo, was euthanised on Monday due to age-related complications. She had […]

Brazil ask FIFA for answers over use of VAR in World Cup draw with Switzerland

Brazil ask FIFA for answers over use of VAR in World Cup draw with Switzerland

SOCHI, Russia — The Brazilian Football Confederation is questioning FIFA about the procedures used for video review during Brazil’s match against Switzerland at the World Cup. The confederation says it is asking FIFA to clarify if the system that was used during two key second-half decisions that went against the five-time world champion in the […]

Saudi Arabia World Cup squad land safely after apparent engine fire

Saudi Arabia World Cup squad land safely after apparent engine fire

ROSTOV-ON-DON — Saudi Arabia’s national soccer team landed safely in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Monday evening, after an apparent engine fire on the plane carrying the players to a World Cup match. Russia’s aviation watchdog Rosaviatsia said that during the landing there was a brief fire on one of the engines and that it would investigate […]

Financial World's A-List Could Take Hollywood's Cue on Inclusion

Financial World's A-List Could Take Hollywood's Cue on Inclusion

Frances McDormand, the actress who won an Academy Award this year for her performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” introduced much of the world to a new idea when she accepted her Oscar. “I have two words to leave you with tonight: inclusion rider,” she said. Throughout Hollywood, the concept of an inclusion rider […]

Mexico's World Cup Captain Is on a US Blacklist

Mexico's World Cup Captain Is on a US Blacklist

MOSCOW — Rafael Márquez, one of the best-known stars on Mexico’s World Cup soccer team, is a standout of the tournament in Russia. But it has nothing to do with his prowess on the field. Márquez, 39, is on a United States Treasury Department blacklist of people it says have helped launder money for drug […]

Migrants, World Cup, Apple: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Migrants, World Cup, Apple: Your Monday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. The Trump administration is being battered by a wave of bipartisan criticism and an international outcry over its immigration practices. In just one six-week period, some 2,000 children were separated from their families, according to the Department of Homeland […]