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  • Speaking of Sports

     
    I tried to read the box score of yesterday's U.S. World Cup soccer team match against Belgium to see if there were ways to numerically back up what people have told me-- that Belgium dominated the U.S. most of the......
  • U.S. can be proud of American team despite exit from World Cup

    U.S. can be proud of American team despite exit from World Cup
    It was heartbreak for the U.S., but the Americans proved plenty in Brazil. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said his team was not done. They were in the knockout stages with a mission to win the game. They would not play simply to survive. The Americans...
  • World Cup games Saturday on TV

    World Cup games Saturday on TV
    A look at the two World Cup quarterfinal games scheduled for Saturday in Brazil. ARGENTINA VS. BELGIUM Where: Brasilia. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ABC, Univision. The buzz: Lionel Messi will make his 91st appearance for the Argentine national team in...
  • 'Phantom Boy' Unveils First Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

    ANNECY -- Edging towards completion, "Phantom Boy," Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol's New York-set follow-up to their Academy Award nominated debut "A Cat in Paris," has begun to roll out sales in Europe, proving there is a market for at least for...
  • Blame Separatism And Zenophobia On European Union

    When the dyspeptic poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), who loathed Belgium even more than most things, was asked to imagine an epitaph for that nation, he suggested: "At last!" Which is how many Europeans feel about the rapidly growing disgust with the...
  • Belgium rebuilt its whole soccer system to shape its World Cup team

    Belgium rebuilt its whole soccer system to shape its World Cup team
    When Belgium was knocked out four games into the 2002 World Cup, it looked more like an ending than a beginning. And it was since it marked the conclusion of the country's Golden Generation, a period that saw Belgium qualify for six consecutive World...
  • Argentina's Lionel Messi still has one man to beat

    Argentina's Lionel Messi still has one man to beat
    Lionel Messi is loved in Argentina. But Diego Maradona is adored. Messi is the choir boy, the good kid who was too small to play soccer but worked hard, ate all his vegetables and became the greatest player in the world. Overlook a couple of cases of...
  • Belgium cancels scrimmage with U.S. due to traffic concerns

    Belgium cancels scrimmage with U.S. due to traffic concerns
    You have heard the dire signals about horrendous traffic in World Cup host cities such as Sao Paulo, and your skepticism meter started beeping. Surely, you thought, it cannot be as dreadful as reports suggest.   Well, yes, at least to Belgium coach...
  • Lionel Messi, Argentina move a step closer to World Cup title

    Lionel Messi, Argentina move a step closer to World Cup title
    Now that Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and James Rodriguez have all gone home and Brazil's Neymar has gone to the hospital, this World Cup belongs to Argentina's Lionel Messi. Nobody knows that better than Belgium, which pushed, pummeled and...
  • Argentina playing Belgium denies Americans more World Cup drama

    Oh, what a day it would have been for U.S. soccer on this festive weekend commemorating the nation's independence. Had Team USA converted its glorious scoring chance late in regulation or tied the score in overtime to ultimately triumph on penalty...
  • Argentina edges Belgium, 1-0, to win World Cup quarterfinal

    Belgium has cranked it up. One chance is dashed by a double-offside, another by a block of a searing shot aimed at goal. Then, an ineffective corner kick and another offside. Lukaku, unlike against the U.S., is silent. Another corner kick that ends with...
  • Treat the World Cup semis like March Madness

    Treat the World Cup semis like March Madness
    With the U.S. out of the World Cup, you may be wondering "what's in it for us?" in this week's semifinals. There's plenty, I can assure you. A new patriotism If you knew the U.S. had a shot to win gold in curling in the next Winter Olympics, you'd...