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  • The ghosts of religious wars past are rattling in Iraq

    The ghosts of religious wars past are rattling in Iraq
    As Sunnis and Shiites tear their societies apart throughout parts of the Arab world, old ghosts are indeed rattling from the eastern Mediterranean and Levant to the northern Arabian Gulf. We watch with horror and near disbelief as radicalized elements...
  • Catch World Cup fever — it's the globe's favorite sport

    Henry Kissinger was wrong to dismiss Chile as "a dagger pointed at the heart of Antarctica." On Wednesday, the South American nation was a scalpel that excised the soul of Spain. As a lifelong soccer fan, Kissinger doubtless understands what I mean: A...
  • World Cup round-up: Mexico draws Brazil; Spain-Chile prepped for key showdown

    World Cup round-up: Mexico draws Brazil; Spain-Chile prepped for key showdown
    The easy adage is scoreless draws are a boring indictment of the beautiful game. Mexico and Brazil proved otherwise in an up-and-down, back-and-forth game on Tuesday. While neither team could find the net -- Mexico has goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to...
  • Factbox: How defending champions have fared at the World Cup

    MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) - Here is a list of how defending World Cup champions have fared Following Spain's elimination from the tournament on Wednesday. 1934 - Uruguay: declined to participate 1938 - Italy: successfully defended title 1950 - Italy:...
  • Chile stuns Spain, 2-0, to eliminate defending World Cup champions

    Chile stuns Spain, 2-0, to eliminate defending World Cup champions
    The dynasty label, overused in sports, might have understated Spain's recent status in international soccer. The Spanish had swept the globe's last three preeminent competitions — the 2010 World Cup and the European Cups in '08 and '12. While...
  • Spanish football kings abdicate with Chile defeat, World Cup exit

    RIO DE JANEIRO The Spanish kings of football abdicated from the throne with a 2-0 defeat to Chile in the Maracana Wednesday. The world champions and two-time European championships saw a six-year spell at the top of the world brutally end in Brazil on...
  • Spain's World Cup reign ends as Chile wins stunner

    Spain's World Cup reign ends as Chile wins stunner
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Reigning champion Spain was ousted from the 2014 World Cup by suffering a 2-0 defeat to Chile at the Maracana on Wednesday. La Roja was aiming to become the first nation to win consecutive World Cup titles since 1962, but back-...
  • Shocking, early exit for Spain in World Cup

    Shocking, early exit for Spain in World Cup
    Boy, did Spain get old fast. Not so much its players as much as its style of play. Remember when tiki-taka, Spain's short, possession-heavy passing game, was going to revolutionize soccer? In Brazil, it looked about as revolutionary as the single...
  • World Cup: Spain's pain is one man's gain

    World Cup: Spain's pain is one man's gain
    A former soccer referee from Valencia, Spain, won $135,000 in free gasoline after being the only one of about 70,000 contestants to predict correctly the score of Spain’s World Cup opener with the Netherlands. The Dutch won, 5-1. According to...
  • World Cup fever sweeps Williamsburg

    World Cup fever sweeps Williamsburg
    Millions of soccer fans watched the United States 2-1 victory over Ghana Monday night in the World Cup opener. Jamestown's Paul Keurajian watched with friends at his James City County home. Matt Beatty and the Lafayette High boys soccer team gathered at...
  • Previews of Wednesday's featured World Cup games

    Previews of Wednesday's featured World Cup games
    Group B: AUSTRALIA VS. NETHERLANDS Where: Porto Alegre. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: EPSN, Univision. The buzz: The Dutch scored five times in their opener against Spain, the most a defending World Cup champion has ever allowed in its first game....
  • In 1950, US team shocked the world in Brazil

    The United States national soccer team took off for the World Cup in Brazil earlier this week after months of hype and fanfare. There was much discussion about the roster, a three-game send-off series that averaged just fewer than 35,000 fans apiece...