US, FIFA Should ‘Reconsider’ Holding Next World Cup in Russia, Sen. McCain Says
Sen. John McCain and a leading Democratic senator are calling on American and international soccer officials to reconsider the decision to hold the 2018 World Cup in Russia, casting it as a way to leverage power against Vladimir Putin in a way he’s sure ...
Cricket-Kallis quits ODI format months before World Cup
* World Cup bridge too far for 38-year-old * Kallis to continue in T20 format (Adds byline, details, quotes) By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN, July 30 (Reuters) - South Africa's Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on his international limited overs career six months before the World Cup. The 38-year-old, one of the greatest all-rounders in the game's history, retired from test cricket ...
Twitter downplays World Cup’s role in user growth but experts are skeptical
The World Cup is over, but for Twitter, the world’s most popular sporting event has become a point of contention in its ability to impress Wall Street. Twitter /quotes/zigman/23556538/delayed /quotes/nls/twtr TWTR has argued that the World Cup ...
Nothin' but Net: World Cup is all about one player
The World Cup is one of the premiere international competitions in the sport of basketball. Short of the Olympics and NBA Finals, it may be the most prestigious tournament in the world.
Qatar World Cup: migrants wait a year to be paid for building offices
Exclusive Migrant workers who built luxury offices used by Qatar's 2022 football World Cup organisers have told the Guardian they have not been paid for more than a year and are now working illegally from cockroach-infested lodgings. Officials in Qatar's ...
World Cup failures 'inspire England'
England will use previous World Cup final heartache to spur them to victory this time, says hooker Emma Croker.
World Cup Gave Twitter a Big Burst in Traffic
SAN FRANCISCO — The World Cup had a second winner: Twitter. The social networking company reported strong growth in the second quarter, driven in part by heavy use of the service by soccer fans around the world during the monthlong tournament, which ...
World Cup drinking in Brazil gives beer company AB InBev big boost
* Q2 core profit (EBITDA) $4.85 bln vs $4.59 bln expected * Brazil sales volumes up 7.2 pct with World Cup boost * Keeps outlook, expects higher distribution costs (Updates with one-offs, shares, analyst comment) By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS, July 31 ...
World Cup ads boost ITV profits
The World Cup and a revival in advertising revenues boost profits at the broadcaster ITV.
World Cup fever and Tobago football
THERE is absolutely no doubt that football is the most popular sport on the planet. The ‘beautiful game’ as it is fondly called has exploded once more with World Cup fever gripping people from all corners of the globe.
World Cup score jolts Twitter stock, provides possible path for the future
Twitter proved to be the World Cup champion of Silicon Valley on Tuesday, riding increased engagement from the soccer tournament to a desperately needed boost in user growth, a resuscitated stock price and possibly a path to a more prominent future.
Facebook and Twitter Battle for World Cup Bragging Rights
The Silicon Valley social networking giants each spent their earnings calls bragging to investors about their World Cup wins. Fuzzy numbers aside, the Silicon Valley social networking giants each saw a surge in usage as fans reacted play-by-play during the event in Brazil, one of the largest international sporting events. Facebook said the World Cup broke all records for activity on the social ...
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