| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:31 AM
For nearly 80 minutes, little separated France and Nigeria. Possession time, shots, corner kicks, fouls: almost even. Score: dead-even. A draw would be justified, though not possible in the round of 16.
Then the French broke through in an unusual...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:12 AM
A morning bomb blast near a market in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri caused havoc Tuesday, with fears that dozens of people may have been killed, according to defense officials.
It was the latest in a series of terror attacks in the country’s...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Gunmen abducted 20 women from a remote settlement in northeastern Nigeria as 272 schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram continued to languish in captivity, according to news reports Monday.
The latest abductions follow dozens of...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Dan Gaspar's unforgettable World Cup moment arrived not in one of Brazil's frenzied stadiums, filled with their uninhibited joy and extra-time heartache. It came with security forces surrounding the Iranian soccer team.
It also isn't what you probably...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:46 AM
THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
Brazil 3, Croatia 1
FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
Mexico 1, Cameroon 0
Netherlands 5, Spain 1
Chile 3, Australia 0
SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
Colombia 3, Greece 0
Costa Rica 3, Uruguay 1
Italy 2, England 1
Ivory Coast 2, Japan 1
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Malala Yousafzai, the teenage campaigner for girls’ education in Pakistan, told journalists on Monday that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan assured her he would free 219 abducted schoolgirls being held by Islamist militants.
| 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 8, 2014
| 9:42 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil — The U.S. soccer team was scheduled to land here late Monday morning, local time. Though it would arrive fresh off a month-long training camp that left it winded and weary and three consecutive victories that left it comfortable...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Suspected Islamist Boko Haram militants have kidnapped up to 30 women from nomadic settlements in Nigeria's northeast, close to where the group abducted more than 200 schoolgirls, residents and Nigerian media said.
Villagers from Chibok, where the...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:41 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Lupita Nyong'o will star in and produce a movie version of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's romance novel "Americanah" with Brad Pitt's Plan B, D2 Productions and Potboiler Productions.
The deal re-teams the Mexican-Kenyan actress -- who won an Oscar in her...