Britain's Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on Sept. 22, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn announced on Monday.
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has won many admirers for own performance at the World Cup final in Moscow, where she stood in driving rain at the closing ceremony, smiled and hugged every player from both teams.
When teenager Kylian Mbappe netted France’s fourth goal in the World Cup final, thoughts turned to the possibility that the French could go on to emulate the dominant Brazilian teams led by their great striker Pele.
Newspapers and TV stations hailed France's World Cup victory on Monday, while clean-up crews worked against the clock to tidy up after a crazy night's partying in Paris ahead of a victory parade down the Champs Elysees.
France's soccer coach will have a subway train station named after him to celebrate his World Cup win and poet Victor Hugo will have to share his memorial slot on Paris's transport map with the team's goalkeeper and captain.
A Chinese kitchen appliance maker is paying out up to 79 million yuan (£8.9 million) in refunds to its customers after vowing last month that it would do so if France won the soccer World Cup competition.
Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge could still have a future at the Premier League club despite his struggles with injuries and consistency in recent seasons, manager Juergen Klopp has said.
"The greatest World Cup ever" got the final it deserved when a young, exciting France team swept aside Croatia with a pulsating 4-2 victory and performances that suggested a changing of the guard at the top of the sport.
Brighton and Hove Albion's World Cup participants will return to the club over the next week and manager Chris Hughton is eager for them to rediscover their form and fitness ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
England's run to the semi-finals of the World Cup will encourage more home fans to show up and support the team in future matches, defender John Stones has said.
Hampshire batsman James Vince has been added to England's squad for Tuesday's deciding one-day international against India, the country's cricket board has said.
It was a dream run that came agonisingly close to being crowned with a World Cup title but for Croatia now comes a return to a harsh soccer reality of sketchy infrastructure and scandals.
The Wellington Hurricanes are unsure if centre Wes Goosen will be available for their Super Rugby quarter-final against the Waikato Chiefs on Friday after he was concussed following a high tackle by Jonny Fa'auli last week.
England captain Harry Kane is confident he can recover from the fatigue of a taxing World Cup campaign as he aims to return to action in Tottenham Hotspur's opening Premier League fixture against Newcastle United on Aug. 11.
Champions Guangzhou Evergrande will aim to reignite their challenge for an eighth successive Chinese Super League title this week buoyed by new arrivals Paulinho and Anderson Talisca as the title race resumes.
New Zealand bowling great Richard Hadlee is to undergo another operation after tests showed a secondary cancer was found in his liver, his wife said on Monday.
(Field Level Media) - Thidapa Suwannapura hardly could believe it after she outlasted Brittany Lincicome in a sudden-death playoff to win the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio.
French police fired tear gas and dispersed crowds from the Champs Elysees late on Sunday after clashes with a small group of unruly fans threatened to spoil celebrations of France's World Cup win over Croatia in Moscow.
American Michael Kim cruised to his first PGA Tour victory and a trip to the British Open with a runaway win in the John Deere Classic on Sunday.
American pole vault world champion Sam Kendricks completed a double triumph over the weekend by winning at the inaugural World Cup in London 48 hours after Diamond League success in Rabat on Friday.
Seb Coe hailed the inaugural two-day Athletics World Cup at the London Stadium, which was won by the United States on Sunday, as a success and said other cities have expressed interest in hosting what is expected to be a biennial event.
New champion Jean-Eric Vergne won the final race of the all-electric Formula E season in New York on Sunday but Audi took the team title.
Alexander Peya and Nicole Melichar dashed hopes of a British champion at this year's Wimbledon when they beat home favourite Jamie Murray and Belarussian Victoria Azarenka 7-6(1) 6-3 in the mixed doubles final on Sunday.
Jorge Sampaoli has left his position as Argentina coach after a disappointing World Cup in which the South Americans were eliminated in the last 16 by eventual champions France.
France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style on Sunday as a 4-2 victory over Croatia in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades ended the battling outsiders' dreams of a first title.
Reaction after France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final on Sunday:
It was a case of "Kevin who?" 10 months ago when South African beanpole Kevin Anderson made it all the way into his first major final at the U.S. Open last year.
Teenager Kylian Mbappe confirmed his status as the new star of international football with a superb goal and impressive display in France's 4-2 World Cup final triumph over Croatia on Sunday.
The World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow was briefly interrupted when three people affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot ran onto the pitch before being hauled off by stewards.
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic told his players they should be proud of their sensational World Cup run and their performance in the final on Sunday despite losing 4-2 to France at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Ian Poulter has denied verbally abusing a marshal at the Scottish Open on Sunday, after the volunteer wrote a letter of complaint to the European Tour.
After two years of turbulence Novak Djokovic was flying high in clear blue skies again on Sunday after winning a fourth Wimbledon title he believes can act as a springboard to a glorious new chapter in his career.
France beat Croatia 4-2 to win the football World Cup on Sunday, handing them their second victory in the competition after a successful campaign on home soil in 1998.
After watching their soccer team lose 4-2 to France in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, some Croatians wept with sadness while others felt pride that their tiny nation had gone so far in the tournament.
Not even the loudest of thunderclaps could shake Antoine Griezmann on Sunday, as the 27-year-old chose the World Cup final to live up to the star billing his talent has for so long promised.
It looks like Emmanuel Macron just got lucky again.
Energetic, disciplined and clinical, France won the World Cup on Sunday with a 4-2 victory over Croatia that, even in such a moment of achievement, still left the feeling there may be much more to come from Didier Deschamps' outstanding young team.
A debatable penalty awarded with the use of FIFA's new video replay system proved a turning point in the World Cup final on Sunday and raised more questions over whether the new technology is being used in the way it was originally intended.
Russia will extend its visa-free travel regime for foreign soccer fans until the end of 2018, President Vladimir Putin said after the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday.
Millions of French fans were overwhelmed with joy on Sunday as France beat Croatia 4-2 to win soccer's World Cup in a pulsating final in Moscow, sparking ecstatic scenes of celebration from Paris to Marseille, from Lyon to Lille.