| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Sunday is basically irrelevant because all I can think about is the U.S. game, but since this is a regular feature, yesterday was proof the Europeans can beat non-European teams (even if they aren't good ones) and Lionel Messi...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Derek Woodward can remember how local sports fans reacted to the 1994 World Cup, the first and only time the quadrennial soccer event was held in the United States.
Despite games being played as nearby as Washington's RFK Stadium, few casual fans knew...
| Jul 17, 2013
Toronto residents and their Baltimore cousins are fighting heat. (Ours is worse, but they have less cooling infrastructure to fight it.) A cartoonist/runner, meanwhile, is fighting what he calls "The Blerch." And Tour de France riders are fighting for the...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Randy Neely and Steve Archuleta were living a bucolic life on Madeira Island, Portugal, when a friend sent them a text message: Betty Yates Jacobs, the fourth generation of the Yates family to helm the 127-year-old Yates Market in Ellicott City, was...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 7:29 PM
As with most things these days, it all boils down to politics.
In 1665, King Charles II of England decreed that all European goods being shipped to the West Indies and the Americas had to be transported on British ships setting sail from British ports....
| Oct 12, 2011
| 3:00 AM
It's impossible to know whether Occupy Wall Street will coalesce into a political movement, but there's little question Wall Street is still up to its old tricks.
Right now the Street is dedicating all its lobbying power to water down regulations...
| Oct 27, 2011
Merlot has had its day. So has cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir. Malbec is booming. Spanish reds are becoming more and more mainstream. Shiraz is ever-popular.
Could the dry reds of Portugal be the next big thing?
They certainly offer value for the...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:42 AM
Serve with: Light seafood, by itself
It's rare to find a vinho verde – the famously light and refreshing "green" white wine of Portugal – that isn't delightful, but this is one of the best of the breed. And there's...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:00 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - Brazil's Grupo Oi SA unveiled plans on Wednesday to take over Telecom Italia's local mobile unit, in a move sources said was aimed at breaking up the country's second-biggest wireless carrier and upstaging merger bids by...
| Aug 5, 2014
Portugal's capital city of Lisbon feels to me like Europe's San Francisco -- it has rattling trolleys, a famous suspension bridge, a heritage dominated by a horrific earthquake, and lots of fog. And like San Francisco, it's a charming mix of now and then....
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:50 AM
LISBON (Reuters) - The corporate empire of Portugal's Espirito Santo family issued 5 billion euros ($6.6 billion) of new debt in the first six months of 2014, according to people familiar with the matter, just as the clan's businesses were nearing...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 10:35 AM
(Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of Portugal winger Silvestre Varela on a season-long loan from Porto, the Premier League club announced on Sunday.
The pacey 29-year-old has made 26 appearances for Portugal, scoring five...