FIFA taking precautions to combat match-fixing at World Cup

FIFA taking precautions to combat match-fixing at World Cup

The World Cup kicks off next week in Qatar at a time when international soccer is under attack from match-fixing syndicates. Sportradar, a prominent international firm that monitors the betting markets, says it identified approximately 600 potentially manipulated soccer matches in the first nine months of 2022. Most of the suspicious activity is centered on … Read more

Analysis | The World Cup favorites and our World Cup best bets

Analysis | The World Cup favorites and our World Cup best bets

Comment on this story Comment The usual soccer powerhouses top the list of favorites to win this year’s World Cup in Qatar, with DraftKings selecting Brazil, Argentina, defending champion France, Spain and England as the top choices. My own betting recommendations are a bit more eclectic — see below — but here’s a brief look … Read more

LIVE Transfer Talk: PSG’s Mbappe to Man United if Ronaldo leaves?

LIVE Transfer Talk: PSG's Mbappe to Man United if Ronaldo leaves?

The summer transfer window is closed for the major leagues in Europe. However, with an eye on January, there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals! TOP STORY: Man Utd eye Mbappe as Ronaldo replacement Manchester United … Read more

Maryland thrashes Binghamton as identity under Kevin Willard comes into focus

Maryland thrashes Binghamton as identity under Kevin Willard comes into focus

Comment on this story Comment These early-season games against overmatched opponents are not particularly useful indicators of what’s to come for the Maryland men’s basketball program. But the Terrapins have begun to showcase slivers of their identity in this new era under Coach Kevin Willard — frenetic defense, a sophomore star and development from the … Read more

Georgetown can’t match Northwestern’s shooting in first loss

Georgetown can’t match Northwestern’s shooting in first loss

Comment on this story Comment The first Northwestern three-pointer came from the left bend of the arc for the opening basket of the game. The next came from the opposite side. The Wildcats were back on the left wing when the third splashed in. The early barrage was a sign of things to come for … Read more

Two-loss LSU moves up to No. 6 in the College Football Playoff rankings

Two-loss LSU moves up to No. 6 in the College Football Playoff rankings

Comment on this story Comment After the top five teams in last week’s College Football Playoff rankings won Saturday, their positions remained unchanged, as expected, when the latest list was revealed Tuesday night. The intrigue began at No. 6, which was held by Oregon before it was upset by Washington. The Ducks paid the price … Read more

Capitals’ bumpy road trip continues with a 5-2 loss to the Panthers

Capitals’ bumpy road trip continues with a 5-2 loss to the Panthers

Comment on this story Comment SUNRISE, Fla. — The Washington Capitals threw everything they had at Florida goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky late in the third period Tuesday night as the reeling visitors desperately sought a tying goal. Despite racking up 22 shots on goal in the period, the Capitals could never find it. In the first … Read more

Portugal camp: Ronaldo-Utd rift won’t derail WC

Portugal camp: Ronaldo-Utd rift won't derail WC

Cristiano Ronaldo‘s rift with Manchester United will not derail Portugal‘s World Cup campaign, according to Benfica midfielder Joao Mario. The five-time Ballon d’Or or winner accused United of trying to force him out of the club in the summer in an explosive TV interview on Sunday, just one day before he arrived to the national … Read more

FFP could mean no January Barca signings

FFP could mean no January Barca signings

Barcelona president Joan Laporta said on Tuesday that the club may not be able to sign players in the January transfer window due to LaLiga’s financial fair play rules. Barca’s accounts are “healthy” again, Laporta said, with an expected income this season of €1.23 billion ($1.27 billion) and a budgeted profit of €274 million. – … Read more