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    Substitutes Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scored late goals to give Japan a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Germany at the World Cup. Ilkay Gündogan had given four-time champion Germany the lead with a first-half penalty. But Doan pounced on a rebound to equalize in the 76th minute after Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer blocked a shot from Takumi Minamino. Then Asano sprinted clear of Nico Schlotterbeck and beat Neuer from a narrow angle in the 83rd. Both Doan and Asano play for German clubs. It was the first competitive meeting between the two nations.

      Morocco held 2018 finalist Croatia to a 0-0 draw at the World Cup  in another strong performance by a team from an Arab country. Morocco’s promising performance came 24 hours after Saudi Arabia sparked the first World Cup in the Middle East into life by beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina in one of the biggest upsets in the tournament’s history. Paris Saint-Germain star Achraf Hakimi had the best chance for Morocco with a thumping second-half shot punched away with both fists by goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.

        Even without the injured Karim Benzema, defending World Cup champion France has plenty of attacking power. Most teams would love to have either Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann or Olivier Giroud in their forward line, let alone all three. They have 119 international goals between them, plus …

        AUSTIN, Texas — Late in Texas’ 38-27 victory Friday over Baylor, the crowd that remained at Royal-Memorial Stadium offered a spontaneous salute. “Bijan, Bijan, Bijan,” the crowd chanted, wanting one more touchdown from Bijan Robinson. Actually, it was the only thing that the junior running back didn’t deliver in what might have been his final home game. Robinson ran for 179 yards and two ...

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        The theme of the Dolphins’ defense this season has been evolution. Evolution sparked by the absence of cornerback Byron Jones and season-ending injuries to safety Brandon Jones and cornerback Nik Needham. The evolution that could take place with the team’s acquisition of outside linebacker Bradley Chubb. The defense will again seek to adapt, this time to the loss of defensive end Emmanuel ...

        TAMPA, Fla. — Even a continent away, the unrest in Manchester looks vaguely familiar. A beloved sports franchise run by unpopular and tone-deaf owners? Been there, booed that. There may not be another sports market in the world that has seen cheaper (CULVERHOUSE!), less fan-friendly (NAIMOLI!), more clueless (KOULES!) franchise owners than Tampa Bay. So, yeah, we feel the pain of Manchester ...

        The experience for Eagles offensive linemen in the aftermath of a quarterback sneak is a little different for everybody. Lane Johnson said it feels like being on a submarine. For Jordan Mailata, it is stressful because of the details involved. Guard Landon Dickerson, often involuntarily squished beneath his gargantuan Australian linemate, might have it the worst. They can mostly agree on one ...

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