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  • Weston's Bedoya set to make World Cup debut for U.S.

    Weston's Bedoya set to make World Cup debut for U.S.
    In a sea of soccer patriotism, surrounded by painted faces, stars-and-stripes shirts, red, white and blue wigs and American flags donned as capes, Alejandro Bedoya's most loyal supporters wear these two words proudly across their chests. ¡DÁLE ALÉ!...
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  • Crises in Iraq and elsewhere send oil prices soaring

    Crises in Iraq and elsewhere send oil prices soaring
    Crude oil prices were headed to their biggest weekly gain of the year on Friday amid fear that the escalating crisis in Iraq could constrain supplies around the world. Investors were spooked after President Obama said he is considering military action...
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  • World Cup schedule: When to watch the group-play games on TV

    World Cup schedule: When to watch the group-play games on TV
    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...
  • World Cup of hurt: A look at standouts stung by injury

    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...
  • World Cup: Iran and Nigeria play to first draw of the tournament

    World Cup: Iran and Nigeria play to first draw of the tournament
    Stop the presses. The World Cup has its first tie and the first goals-starved game, all wrapped up in 90, mostly humdrum minutes involving Nigeria and Iran that elicited the occasional jeer from a crowd made up primarily by Brazilians, who tend to...
  • Wow! And thanks to you

    How about some good news for a change? Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden." Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting of...
  • World Cup predictions: Dominant German would help US

    Let's be clear from the outset that these predictions are mine and mine alone. I'm of the opinion that the United States will advance to the round of 16, and take an unexpected route to that end. My concerns about the U.S. are the inexperienced backline...
  • Explosión sacude sitio de encuentro para ver partidos del Mundial en Nigeria

    DAMATURU Nigeria (Reuters) - Una explosión sacudió el martes un punto de encuentro en la ciudad de Damaturu, en el noreste de Nigeria, donde los aficionados se habían reunido para ver un partido de fútbol del Mundial, dijo una fuente de seguridad. No...
  • OPEP decide mantener meta de producción de crudo en 30 mln bpd para el resto del año: Nigeria

    VIENA (Reuters) - La Organización de Países Exportadores de Petróleo (OPEP) acordó renovar para el segundo semestre del 2014 su meta de bombeo de crudo de 30 millones de barriles por día, dijo la ministra de Petróleo de Nigeria, Diezani Alison-...