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  • Americans' World Cup fever gives soccer a leg up in TV ratings game

     Americans' World Cup fever gives soccer a leg up in TV ratings game
    Move over, baseball and basketball. Soccer is ready to score as America's next major TV sport. Ratings for some World Cup games in Brazil are already surpassing those for the NBA Finals and the World Series, driven by avid viewing among Latinos and...
  • Europe mulls handing back reins of reform to Athens

    FRANKFURT/ ATHENS (Reuters) - Brussels is considering scrapping the troika that supervises Greek reforms to allow Athens to pursue its own plan to bolster the economy in return for a drip-feed of debt relief, European officials say. The discussion, still...
  • World Cup fever in Chicago, U.S., but what's next?

     World Cup fever in Chicago, U.S., but what's next?
    A decade ago, when Northwestern men's soccer coach Tim Lenahan had "favorite shirt day" at his summer camp in Evanston, the kids showed up in McMahon, Jordan and Sosa jerseys. At favorite shirt day this month, the kids were wearing jerseys proclaiming...
  • The Twitter world reacts to the United States' loss to Germany

    Despite losing to Germany 1-0, the U.S. advanced to the round of 16, having beaten Portugal on goal differential. Unleash the Twitter hashtag flags. The U.S. lost but made it through. On Twitter, Chris Velardi summed up the strange feeling of...
  • Portugal ousted despite win vs. Ghana

    Portugal ousted despite win vs. Ghana
    BRASILA, Brazil -- Cristiano Ronaldo's 80th-minute goal handed Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana at the Estadio Nacional on Thursday, but it wasn't enough to lift the team into the next round. Portugal entered the match with a far inferior goal difference...
  • Ghana suspends Boateng, Muntari

    Ghana suspends Boateng, Muntari
    BRASILIA - Midfielders Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari have been suspended from Ghana's World Cup team with immediate effect after they clashed with coach Kwesi Appiah and a Ghana soccer federation (GFA) official. The GFA, which said Wednesday...
  • State, region have caught World Cup fever

     State, region have caught World Cup fever
    America's sporting obsessions are reserved for prime time and/or weekends. Pro football, college football, NASCAR, the World Series of Poker. Oh, there are exceptions. Early-round NCAA basketball tournament games on Thursday and Friday afternoons....
  • Ronaldo's goal lets U.S. breathe

    Ronaldo's goal lets U.S. breathe
    Let’s go back and revisit the moment when the U.S. knew it was advancing to the round of 16 for the second straight year — a historic first. If we’re looking for a singular moment in the U.S.-Germany game, we’ll wander around...
  • U.S. proves in World Cup versus Germany that you can win for losing

    U.S. proves in World Cup versus Germany that you can win for losing
    Ignore the score line, which says the U.S. men’s soccer team lost to Germany, 1-0, on Thursday in rainy Recife, Brazil. This was a huge moral victory for a team that has yet to establish itself as a power on the World Cup stage. By pushing for a...
  • In Some Workplaces, Bosses Happy To Call Timeout To Watch The World Cup

    In Some Workplaces, Bosses Happy To Call Timeout To Watch The World Cup
    FARMINGTON — Lunch break lasted longer than usual at Trumpf Inc. on Thursday. With World Cup hopes on the line, the American and German soccer teams squared off in Brazil, and Trumpf employees weren't going to let work get in the way of watching....
  • Facebook: World Cup was biggest social media event ever

    Facebook: World Cup was biggest social media event ever
    Brazil's World Cup was the biggest social media event on record involving 350 million Facebook users worldwide, the company claimed Monday, as it made strides into the so-called "real-time" market dominated by Twitter. People increasingly are using social...
  • Chicago businesses relish World Cup fans

    Chicago businesses relish World Cup fans
    David Gubala, a Chicago Soccer sporting goods chain regional manager, was anxious Thursday — not so much about the match between the United States and Germany. Instead, he was worried that Ghana would beat Portugal and knock the U.S. out of...