| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:15 PM
LANDOVER — As the Spanish national soccer team headed into its final warm-up game before leaving for Brazil, and with one last chance to work out any kinks before setting out to defend its World Cup crown, manager Vicente del Bosque wanted his...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Every morning, we'll break down the coming day's World Cup action in Brazil.
What's on tap: Brazil vs Croatia, 4 p.m., ESPN
Group preview: Group A.
What you’ll see: There’s only one game on the opening day of 2014 World Cup, but it&...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Derek Woodward can remember how local sports fans reacted to the 1994 World Cup, the first and only time the quadrennial soccer event was held in the United States.
Despite games being played as nearby as Washington's RFK Stadium, few casual fans knew...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Lost in all the sports commotion this weekend is the U.S. Open, at which a wet course this morning is allowing players to score early. I hope it's like that at Pine Ridge today. Either way, here is the Coffee Companion, where every weekday morning, we...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:41 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: World Cup officiating is probably going to be brutal and will ruin the tournament for some, no matter how deserved Brazil's 3-1 win was.
What's on tap today: Mexico vs. Cameroon, noon, ESPN2; Spain vs. Netherlands, 3 p.m.,...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The legacy of Craig Willinger lives on with Hannah Smith at the 2014 World Cup.
Smith, a 17-year-old high school soccer player from Murraysville, Pa., is in Brazil this week with her mother, Rori. She is the ninth honoree of a Baltimore-based foundation...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:45 AM
The small congregation of St. Charles of Brazil still doesn't have a permanent home, but it doesn't mind.
The group held their first Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 4, in its new home at Historic Stone Church in Elkridge.
"I think it's going to be...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The beat goes on in 2014, at least when it comes to jazz in Annapolis provided by a program nurtured by Joe Byrd and, before that, by his brother, Charlie Byrd. A tradition set by those two will again draw major talent to Annapolis this year for a...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Under Armour is launching sales in Brazil, part of the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker's goal of spreading the brand globally.
Under Armour apparel and footwear will be sold in more than 70 locations or e-commerce hubs, the company said.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:28 PM
I've spent the last two weeks in Latin America — where they know something about defaulting on public debts. As part of a bipartisan group of former U.S. ambassadors, I met with business leaders, central bankers, government officials and ordinary...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:42 AM
President Barack Obama came into office promising to limit United States commitments abroad in order to focus on the economy and health care at home. Such an approach may have been prudent immediately after the excesses of the Bush administration, but...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Under Armour liked the work Karl-Heinz "Charlie" Maurath had done for one of its competitors when the brand tapped him to lead its international growth.
That was nearly two years ago, when Maurath left Adidas, where he'd held senior executive roles in...