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June 17, 2018 9:46 PM Parity comes to World Cup, where top nations fail to win

Five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won. Only two of the top dozen teams have victories. Top-ranked Germany lost to No. 15 Mexico, second-ranked Brazil tied No. 6 Switzerland, No. 4 Portugal drew 10th-ranked Spain, and No. 5 Argentina tied 22nd-ranked Iceland. Germany's Thomas Mueller walks off the pitch at the end of the group 6

June 17, 2018 8:48 PM AP PHOTOS: Heavyweights struggle on World Cup day 4

MOSCOW (AP) - Day 4 at the World Cup began much the way Days 1 and 2 ended: with a gorgeous, swerving goal off a free kick. This time, it was Serbian Aleksandar Kolarov's turn to show some wizardry with the ball, whipping it over a wall of Costa Rican defenders and past goalkeeper Keylor Navas midway through the second half to earn a 1-0 win in Samara 6

June 17, 2018 4:41 PM Kolarov scores from free kick, Serbia beats Costa Rica 1-0

SAMARA, Russia (AP) - With a curling free kick that decided the outcome of the match, Aleksandar Kolarov immediately drew some comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo. The Serbia captain's left-footed strike proved to be the difference in a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday at the World Cup. It came two days after Ronaldo scored a similar goal to give Portugal

June 17, 2018 3:26 PM Family Waterloo jacket reveals ancestor was BRITISH HERO in pivotal battle

THE FAMILY of war hero Sir Thomas Noel Harris have discovered his bullet-damaged, red jacket which they retrieved from an auction was present at the battle of Waterloo in 1815 - and it even gives details of how the army officer was injured in the part he played in defeating Napoleon. Forensic teams took DNA and soil samples from the fibres of the jacket 5

June 15, 2018 10:40 AM Putin welcomes world to an 'open, hospitable and friendly' Russia as his World Cup gets underway

Vladmir Putin welcomed the world to 'an open, hospitable and friendly' Russia before his country's victory over Saudi Arabia tonight. Russia's triumph marked the biggest win in any World Cup opening game. The hosts defeated Saudi Arabia 5-0 — beating the 4-0 scoreline between Brazil and Mexico in 1950. 'Football is truly loved here and it is called love at first

June 14, 2018 10:08 AM Man arrested for Eastbourne seafront murder

Forensics teams set up tents and cordoned off the area along Eastbourne seafront in South Downs Way, below the B2103 King Edward’s Parade. Following the discovery, a 38-year-old man of no fixed address has been arrested on suspicion of murder and robbery. Detectives have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Information can be reported 11

June 14, 2018 6:37 AM Two arrests after drugs raids in Eastfield

TWO men were arrested after police carried out drugs raids on two properties in North Yorkshire. On Wednesday morning, officers executed a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act at a property on High Street, Eastfield, Scarborough, where they found a quantity of cannabis and suspected amphetamine, North Yorkshire Police said. The force confirmed that a 28-year-old 9

June 14, 2018 4:00 AM £1m of unspent council money to help children and fix roads

MORE than a million pounds of unspent council money is to be splashed on free recycling boxes, better parking enforcement and special projects to help disadvantaged children in schools. City of York Council underspent by £620,000 last year, and has £761,000 of contingency funds left over. Next week senior councillors will be asked to approve spending 8

June 8, 2018 3:06 PM Scout walk to tackle leukaemia 32 years on

SCOUTS are to stage a sponsored walk from Windermere to Tadcaster to help fund leukaemia research -32 years after an assistant Scout leader died from the cancer. Andrew Oliver, who was a cub, scout and venture scout before eventually becoming an assistant scout leader at the Tadcaster Troop, died of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in 1986 despite undergoing 11

June 2, 2018 8:14 AM Maidstone: World Custard Pie Championships return to Coxheath

More than 2,000 pies will be sacrificed in the name of fun today as the World Custard Pie Championships return to Kent. The food fight, which is staged at the same location where it was first held in Coxheath some 51 years ago, will see 32 teams battling it out, armed with custard pies to pelt each other. Teams of four will parade at 2.30pm in their 15