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  • World Cup: Previewing Tuesday's Brazil-Germany semifinal

    World Cup: Previewing Tuesday's Brazil-Germany semifinal
    BRAZIL VS. GERMANY Where: Belo Horizonte. Time: 1 p.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision. The buzz: Brazil, a five-time champion and playing at home, meets Germany, whose three titles are second-most in the tournament's modern era. Both teams are unbeaten,...
  • World Cup: You love it, Orlando

    World Cup: You love it, Orlando
    The World Cup continues to score big time in Orlando ratings. The United States-Germany was the most-watched program last week with 309,932 total viewers -- 276,825 on ESPN and 33,107 on Univision. Those ratings don't capture everyone who watched at...
  • Uruguay beats Italy to advance; Greece late winner

    Underscoring a power shift away from Europe, Uruguay fought — and apparently even bit — its way to a 1-0 victory over Italy Tuesday to move to the World Cup's next round with Costa Rica, which sent England home without a single victory after a...
  • World Cup: Costa Rica advances by defeating Greece on penalty kicks

    World Cup: Costa Rica advances by defeating Greece on penalty kicks
    Until the past few weeks, Costa Rica was noted largely for such charms as its butterflies (more than 1,000 species), life expectancy (79 years) and standing army (non-existent). Add soccer to the list. The team from a nation of fewer than five million...
  • World Cup: Without Luis Suarez, Uruguay a long shot against Colombia

    World Cup: Without Luis Suarez, Uruguay a long shot against Colombia
    Luis Suarez all but carried Uruguay into the sweet 16. Now, because of his vampire tendencies, the supporting cast is on its own. The Uruguayans are looking at a one-and-done likelihood in the knockout part of the World Cup against Colombia, which has...
  • World Cup round-up: Spain eliminated from World Cup

    World Cup round-up: Spain eliminated from World Cup
    It is a stunning end to one of the most dominant eras in international soccer. Spain, which won two European championships and the 2010 World Cup, was eliminated from the World Cup after two games and two losses. An undeniable dynasty, Spain was the...
  • US hopes to boost World Cup attack against Belgium

    US hopes to boost World Cup attack against Belgium
    SAO PAULO (AP) — No wonder the United States is having problems scoring at the World Cup: The Americans are hardly attacking. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann is eager for the U.S. to create more chances in Tuesday's second-round game against Belgium. The...
  • The World Cup has always been a reality check for U.S.

    The World Cup has always been a reality check for U.S.
    Our country is notorious. We are pretty hard to ignore. We have the world's largest gross domestic product. Our companies find their ways into every corner of the globe. The business world has adopted our language. We are the largest developed country,...
  • As Brazil sputters, World Cup still waits for dominant team to emerge

    As Brazil sputters, World Cup still waits for dominant team to emerge
    Three weeks ago, Juergen Klinsmann predicted his U.S. team wouldn't win the World Cup. And he was right. So who is he picking in the final? "Brazil is the No. 1 name to mention," Klinsmann said Wednesday, "because of their talent [and] their home...
  • Costa Rica hangs on to beat Greece in shootout

     Costa Rica hangs on to beat Greece in shootout
    With his team down to 10 men for nearly an hour, Keylor Navas made sure Costa Rica's last line of defense held firm. The goalkeeper came through with a string of stops in regulation and extra time and then made the only save in a penalty shootout to...
  • World Cup's brave new world

    World Cup's brave new world
    The game wasn't pretty, but in this World Cup tipped upside down, it makes sense that a loss equaled a win for a U.S. team that now advances to the knockout stage. By staying close to Germany in a rain-soaked 1-0 defeat, the Americans sneaked through...
  • World Cup quarterfinals: An upset may be brewing

    World Cup quarterfinals: An upset may be brewing
    A riveting World Cup resumes Friday with no end to the drama in sight. For all of the wacky results in the pre-knockout phase, the round of 16 played to form -- even as it took a while, with five of eight matches spilling into overtime and a sixth...