Remote desert camps house World Cup fans on a budget

Remote desert camps house World Cup fans on a budget

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — For scores of foreign soccer fans, the road to the World Cup in Doha starts every morning at a barren campsite in the middle of the desert. Visitors who found hotels in central Doha booked up or far beyond their budget have settled for the faraway, dust-blown tent village in … Read more

Seven Michigan St football players charged in tunnel melee

1 of 3 FILE – Security and police broke up a scuffle between players from Michigan and Michigan State football teams in the Michigan Stadium tunnel after an NCAA college football game on Oct. 29, 2022 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Seven Michigan State football players were charged in the postgame melee in Michigan Stadium’s tunnel … Read more

Is a Matt Rhule in hand worth other strong candidates still coaching?

LINCOLN – Almost on cue, the Nebraska football coaching search hit another chaotic day – this time just before Thanksgiving, as smoke swirls around the potential of Matt Rhule taking the Husker job. It comes after reports of Kansas coach Lance Leipold getting a contract extension and the announcement of that Washington coach Kalen DeBoer … Read more

With 16 New Cards, Marvel Snap’s Next Update Is Its Biggest Yet

Image: Marvel / Second Dinner / Kotaku Marvel Snap is expanding with its next big update and upcoming cosmic-themed season. Not only is the game getting over a dozen new, rare, and powerful cards, but developer Second Dinner will be adding the previously announced Token Shop to the game, letting players focus on grinding for … Read more

no. 10 Creighton prevails in battle of top-ten unbeatens behind Ryan Nembhard career night

Check out this year’s Creighton Bluejays men’s basketball squad! Nothing was a surprise anymore. Arkansas forward Trevon Brazile’s 3 practically forced a heated game — possibly college basketball’s best to this point — to boil over. Then came Creighton sophomore Ryan Nembhard, the Jays’ point-guard aficionado, who rose to the occasion in their toughest test … Read more

Here’s when Utah’s roads, airports will be the busiest as Thanksgiving travel returns to normal

Travelers walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City on Aug. 2. Airport officials are bracing for about 30,000 passengers to come through their doors Wednesday and Sunday this Thanksgiving weekend. (Spencer Heaps, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — This holiday season figures to be “one … Read more

World Cup Diary Day 2: England, USA, the Netherlands

Gareth Bale (left)Photo: Getty Images After eight years you forget what it’s like in the deep end of the pool, and all the things you imagined since the USMNT qualified actually play out on the field. And the feeling that you could kiss anyone in front of you swinging wildly to be able to take … Read more

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino laughs with Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Qatar World Cup

The sight of FIFA chief Gianni Infantino laughing with controversial Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the World Cup opening ceremony has sparked outrage among football fans and pundits. The governing body’s president was seen deep in conversation with the prince, also known as ‘MBS’, in the royal box during the opening of the … Read more

EXPLAINER: Islam’s ban on alcohol and how it is applied

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Just two days before the World Cup opener, host nation Qatar banned the sale of beer at stadiums in a sudden U-turn that was criticized by some and welcomed by others. Qatari officials have long said they were eager to welcome soccer fans from around the world to the tournament but … Read more

World Cup teams nix armbands that were seen as snub to Qatar

DOHA, Qatar — FIFA’s threat of on-field punishment for players pushed World Cup teams to back down Monday and abandon a plan for their captains to wear armbands that were seen as a rebuke to host nation Qatar’s human rights record. Just hours before the first players wearing the armbands in support of the “One … Read more