Browns feisty even as winless streak continues vs. Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Browns were just a kick away. Well, maybe a few kicks, not to mention a defensive penalty that revived a New Orleans touchdown drive, as well as an interceptio...

Saints narrowly prolong Browns winless streak 21-18

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wil Lutz kicked a 44-yard field goal for New Orleans with 21 seconds left, Cleveland kicker Zane Gonzalez pushed the second of his two missed field goals wide right in the final sec...

Saints suddenly facing doubt after surprising upset

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bad memories came flooding back to Saints coach Sean Payton after a fifth straight regular season opener ended in defeat. It wasn't just that the Saints lost, but ...

Fitzpatrick, Bucs stun Saints 48-40

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick highlighted a 417-yard, four-touchdown performance with two scoring strikes of more than 50 yards, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stunned the New Orleans Saints 48-40...

Saints praising Williams' response to unhappy ending

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints can only hope safety Marcus Williams' recent refusal to discuss the last play of last season isn't a sign of mental fragility. New Orleans...

Saints' Onyemata no longer an international curiosity

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata is no longer an intriguing international prospect with unknown potential. The native Nigerian, who learned American-style ...

Tunisia tops Panama 2-1 for first World Cup win in 40 years

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri set up a second-half goal and then scored one of his own to help his side secure its first victory in a World Cup in four decades. ...

Down to 1 keeper, Tunisia asks FIFA to allow another

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul says he is down to one healthy goalkeeper and is hoping FIFA will allow him to bring in another for his squad's final World Cup game against Panama. ...

Panama, Tunisia eye chances to improve World Cup legacies

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Panama defender Felipe Baloy has one more goal before his international career ends this year at age 37. After scoring his country's first goal at its first Wo...

Iran coach Queiroz again lashes out at video review

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Iran coach Carlos Queiroz was so furious with the World Cup's video assistant referee system that he ranted for more than 20 minutes about FIFA's new tool following a draw with ...

Ronaldo misses penalty, Portugal draws 1-1 with Iran

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's missed penalty cost Portugal first place in its World Cup group on Monday. Portugal finished second in Group B after a 1-1 draw with Iran. ...

Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of VAR on close calls

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Iran coach Carlos Queiroz lambasted what he said is the overuse of video review at the World Cup to overturn close and debatable calls instead of being limited to only correctin...

Iran-Portugal group finale has high stakes, juicy subplots

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — If Iran can be the first team to stop Cristiano Ronaldo from scoring at this year's World Cup, the result could be historically significant. A final score favo...

Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Valerie Fayzullina expresses a hopeful sense of wonder as she stands near a wire sculpture of a soccer player, in the shadows of eight new apartment high-rises and a freshly fin...

Japan tops Colombia 2-1 in latest World Cup surprise

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Yuya Osako had a surprise in store for those who thought the absence of Shinji Okazaki left Japan little hope of competing with Colombia at the World Cup. Oasko's g...