| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:28 AM
UPDATE: Costa Rica pulled off its second shock win, defeating Italy 1-0 on a Bryan Ruiz header in the 44th minute.
The Ticos advanced to the second round with the victory and left England disappointed at another World Cup.
England and Costa Rica...
| Apr 8, 2014
Gladys Martin's Expedia vacation package is missing two key components. Should she have to pay for its mistake?
Q: I'm writing you about our problems with a vacation package we booked on Expedia to Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
A few weeks before our...
| May 6, 2014
On his Travel Channel series, "Trip Flip," comedian and on-air personality Bert Kreischer surprises people with action-packed vacations that are designed to fulfill items on their travel bucket list. Kreischer, 41, resides in Los Angeles with his family....
| May 3, 2014
| 8:56 AM
In 1968, decades before "latte" and "barista" became everyday terms, Herbert Hyman and his wife, Mona, opened a small store in the tony Westside district of Brentwood to sell coffee — not the tasteless grounds of uncertain provenance that...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Luis Suarez is the best soccer player in the world.
That's not opinion, it's science.
Or at least it's the science compiled by Bloomberg, which analyzed players in Europe's top five leagues, measuring everything from defensive and attacking...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Kelly Rowland is pregnant, according to a somewhat cryptic Instagram post she put online Tuesday.
The 33-year-old Destiny's Child veteran, who married her manager-boyfriend, Tim Witherspoon, early last month, uploaded a shot of a big pair of men's...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
A look at the teams competing in Group D at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil:
WORLD CUP PREVIEW
FIFA World ranking: 28.
Last World Cup: 2006.
Best World Cup finish: Round of 16 (1990).
How qualified: CONCACAF runner-up.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The sport known as football almost everywhere beyond our borders bears few similarities to the USA's heavily padded version. Here is one timely likeness: The roll call of ailing players scratched from the tournament is long enough to resemble the NFL...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:27 AM
The 2014 World Cup officially gets underway Thursday in Brazil when the host country takes on Croatia at 1 p.m. PDT on ESPN.
But what about the rest of the games? Are you trying to plan your days so you can watch all the matches? Below is the entire...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 2:26 PM
La selección de fútbol de Costa Rica dio la sorpresa el sábado al remontar una desventaja y vencer 3-1 a Uruguay por el Grupo D del Mundial, un resultado que le abre una buena opción de avanzar a octavos de final.
Joel Campbell, Oscar Duarte y Marcos...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Two goals in four dramatic second-half minutes set lowly Costa Rica on their way to a deserved 3-1 victory over Uruguay on Saturday in the biggest upset of the World Cup so far.
The Uruguayans took the lead in the Group D clash thanks to a disputed...
| 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...