| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Stingy defense carried Nigeria past Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1-0, Saturday in a World Cup game at Cuiaba, Brazil, effectively eliminating the losing team from contention.
Nigeria, which began the tournament with a tie after being winless in its two...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:00 PM
The goal was a simple tap-in, but the finish itself could prove to be a crucial lift for the U.S. men's national team ahead of the World Cup.
Jozy Altidore got an elusive goal in the 31st minute of the U.S. team's 2-1 win over Nigeria on Saturday, and...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Soldier Field was an ocean of green and red last week when Mexico's national soccer team came to town for a pre-World Cup warm-up match, but here and there were bright dabs of yellow and blue — fans dressed head to toe in the colors of Bosnia-...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:35 PM
The two Las Vegas police officers killed Sunday, the first victims of a pair of antigovernment extremists, were remembered Monday not so much as cops, but as husbands, fathers of young children and kind friends.
Alyn Beck, 41, was married with three...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Regarding the May 11 "Your Scene" shot: Titling it "Peaceable Kingdom in Africa" is like running a photo of Descanso Gardens and identifying it as "Lovely Garden in North America."
Regarding "ATMs Can Be Your BFF When Abroad,"...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
All 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup from Brazil will be broadcast live on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 in English and on Univision Communications broadcast and cable nets in Spanish. The tournament kicks off June 12, culminating with the championship game July 13...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Thirteen directors respond to Sarajevo's position as nexus of conflict in the 20th century in "The Bridges of Sarajevo," a wildly uneven omnibus commissioned to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Hernán Bahos Ruiz
Río de Janeiro, 10 jun (EFE).- Sesenta y cuatro años después, que suman unos 23,360 días, Brasil inaugurará como anfitrión el segundo Mundial de su historia con viento a favor para conquistar el título, como comenzó aquél 24 de junio...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The greatest sporting event on the planet, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, begins Thursday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the host country and favorite, Brazil, taking on a competitive Croatian team. I believe this World Cup will leave many of the traditional powers...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki knows adversity.
As a soldier in Vietnam, he was seriously wounded twice, the second time during a second tour of duty when he stepped on a land mine and lost half of his right foot. That should have...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Arguably the deepest and most talented World Cup field of all time begins the quest for the cup today in Brazil and we've looked into our crystal ball to make our picks on how it will end up.
Paul Tenorio, our soccer beat writer, joined me to...