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  • Messi, Rojo lead Argentina past Nigeria

    Messi, Rojo lead Argentina past Nigeria
    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil -- Lionel Messi continued his scoring tear with two goals at the Estadio Beira-Rio on Wednesday, but it was Marcos Rojo's second-half strike that gave Argentina a 3-2 victory over Nigeria. Messi opened the scoring in the third...
  • Bosnia bows out with win over Iran

    Bosnia bows out with win over Iran
    SALVADOR, Brazil -- Bosnia-Herzegovina exited its inaugural World Cup on a high note on Wednesday, notching a 3-1 win over Iran at the Arena Fonte Nova. Bosnia was a bit unlucky to lose a pair of one-goal games to start the tournament, but the team goes...
  • World Cup roundup: Nigeria, Switzerland book spots in Round of 16

    World Cup roundup: Nigeria, Switzerland book spots in Round of 16
    Xherdan Shaqiri netted the second hat trick of the tournament to send Switzerland through to the Round of 16 in the World Cup. The Swiss were joined by Nigeria, who moved out of Group F despite a loss to Argentina and Lionel Messi, who scored two more...
  • 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...
  • Jozy Altidore's two goals lift U.S. men's team past Nigeria, 2-1

    Jozy Altidore's two goals lift U.S. men's team past Nigeria, 2-1
    The goal was a simple tap-in, but the finish itself could prove to be a crucial lift for the U.S. men's national team ahead of the World Cup. Jozy Altidore got an elusive goal in the 31st minute of the U.S. team's 2-1 win over Nigeria on Saturday, and...
  • World Cup on Monday: France faces fast, powerful Nigeria

    World Cup on Monday: France faces fast, powerful Nigeria
    FRANCE VS. NIGERIA Where: Brasilia. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision. The buzz: France had little trouble in its group, but it hasn't faced an attack with the speed or power of Nigeria, led by Ahmed Musa, Peter Odemwingie and Emmanuel Emenike....
  • BET Awards Live Blog: Lionel Richie Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    The 2014 BET Awards has kicked off at Nokia Theater and is sure to be a memorable one. In past years, Michael Jackson presented James Brown with a lifetime achievement award, Destiny's Child gave lap dances to Nelly, Magic Johnson and Terrence Howard, and...
  • Friendlies, training camp complete, U.S. focusing on Cup opener

    Friendlies, training camp complete, U.S. focusing on Cup opener
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — The U.S. soccer team was scheduled to land in Sao Paulo late Monday morning, local time, fresh off a monthlong training camp that left it winded and weary and three consecutive victories that left it comfortable and confident....
  • World Cup preview: France looks to stifle Nigeria's offense

    World Cup preview: France looks to stifle Nigeria's offense
    Monday's World Cup double dip features a pair of European powers (France, Germany) against West African nations with similar sounding names (Nigeria, Algeria). The opener, which includes a pinch of Americana, could be a showcase for France, just four...
  • France strikes late to see off Nigeria

    France strikes late to see off Nigeria
    France ended Nigeria's hopes of a first World Cup quarter-final appearance when they scored two late goals to beat the Super Eagles 2-0 in a rough and physical second-round match on Monday. Midfielder Paul Pogba put France ahead in the 79th minute,...
  • Francia gana a Nigeria por 2-0 con goles tardíos y pasa a cuartos en Brasil

    Francia gana a Nigeria por 2-0 con goles tardíos y pasa a cuartos en Brasil
    Francia derrotó el lunes a Nigeria por 2-0, con goles anotados cerca del final del partido y se aseguró su pase a cuartos de final del Mundial que se disputa en Brasil. Paul Pogba abrió el marcador con un providencial cabezazo a los 79 minutos tras un...
  • 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...