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  • U.S. falls behind Costa Rica, Mexico in soccer world rankings

    U.S. falls behind Costa Rica, Mexico in soccer world rankings
    In case there was any doubt, FIFA made it official Thursday: The U.S. is no longer the top soccer country in North and Central America. In fact, it's not even No. 2. In the latest world rankings released Thursday, soccer's global governing body...
  • Plenty of challenges for Conte with Italy

    ROME (Reuters) - Unloved even in their own country, Italy's national team clearly need a radical overhaul and, if anyone can do it, then it is the steely-willed Antonio Conte who was named as their new coach on Thursday. In three seasons as Juventus...
  • Ex-manager at indicted money exchange pleads guilty to U.S. charges

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former manager at indicted digital currency exchange Liberty Reserve pleaded guilty on Thursday in New York to federal charges of conspiracy and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. Azzedine El Amine, 47, a Costa...
  • Wednesday's multi-sport local roundup: CNU basketball program spending eight days in Costa Rica

    Colleges: Men’s basketball: Christopher Newport’s program is spending eight days in Costa Rica for community service, exhibitions and clinics. Women’s volleyball: Christopher Newport was ranked 25th in the Division III preseason...
  • 2014 World Cup Group Stage superlatives

    2014 World Cup Group Stage superlatives
    The knockout rounds begin today at noon, but before we dive into the Round of 16, let’s take a look at some awards as they might stand through the group stages. Golden Ball: Given to the tournament’s top player, there are plenty of strong...
  • World Cup Round of 16 set as U.S., Algeria advance

    World Cup Round of 16 set as U.S., Algeria advance
    The World Cup round of 16 is set, and the tournament now changes as every team begins its win or go home mentality. The U.S. and Algeria joined group winners Germany and Belgium as the final four teams to move out of the group stage and into the...
  • World Cup round-up: Italy-Uruguay battle for spot in knockout round

    World Cup round-up: Italy-Uruguay battle for spot in knockout round
    Mexico got to Brazil on the back of Graham Zusi's goal.  El Tri has taken advantage of its opportunity. Mexico advanced to the knockout stages with a decisive 3-1 win over Croatia. All four goals came in the final 18 minutes of the match, with Mexico...
  • World Cup round-up: Argentina-Belgium, Holland-Costa Rica square off

    World Cup round-up: Argentina-Belgium, Holland-Costa Rica square off
    The joy of Brazil advancing to the World Cup semifinals on Friday was tempered by the loss of its star, Neymar. The 22-year-old playmaker suffered a fractured vertebra in his lower back when he was kneed in the back by Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga...
  • World Cup round-up: Mexico, Costa Rica seek CONCACAF bids

    World Cup round-up: Mexico, Costa Rica seek CONCACAF bids
    Brazil needed penalty kicks to advance, while Colombia's James Rodriguez continued to prove himself as one of the top players in the entire tournament with two goals to lead Los Cafeteros to the quarterfinals. Chile gave the host country all it could...
  • World Cup round-up: Netherlands, Costa Rica advance

    World Cup round-up: Netherlands, Costa Rica advance
    Arjen Robben's skill -- and theatrics -- may have helped the Netherlands advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Did Robben flop? That was the question many were asking after the Netherlands overcame a one-goal deficit in the final minutes of...
  • Toast-worthy getaways in Florida, the Americas

    Toast-worthy getaways in Florida, the Americas
    There’s nothing more refreshing than a free, or low-cost libation to launch a summer getaway to Florida or the Americas. Here are some toast-worthy offers to consider this season. At Miami, South Beach And Vero Beach In Florida: Kimpton’s...
  • Digital detox getaways in Florida and the Caribbean

    Digital detox getaways in Florida and the Caribbean
    For a while, hotels and resorts touted such perks as iPod docks, free Wi-Fi, and even use of free iPads. But some guests, weary of hours sitting in front of a computer/cell phone screen and being bombarded by texts, and emails, tweets and instagrams, seem...