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FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be played June 12 through July 13 in Brazil. The tournament features 32 teams at 12 venues in nine host cities. Spain won the 2010 World Cup, its first, and Italy won the 2006 cup, the country's fourth title. Full Coverage.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be played June 12 through July 13 in Brazil. The tournament features 32 teams at 12 venues in nine host cities. Spain won the 2010 World Cup, its first, and Italy won the 2006 cup, the country's fourth title. Full Coverage. « Show less

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  • Coffee Companion -- 7/14: James Harrison is a crazy person

    Coffee Companion -- 7/14: James Harrison is a crazy person
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.  Running it back:...
  • World Cup 2011: Howard County girls learn soccer lessons from World Cup pros

    World Cup 2011: Howard County girls learn soccer lessons from World Cup pros
    It's not every day that a pack of female athletes comes barreling into the public consciousness as dramatically as the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team has in the past two weeks, sliding past opponents in the FIFA Women's World Cup with a passion and...
  • American women showing true grit at World Cup

    American women showing true grit at World Cup
    Despite a driving rain and chilly temperatures at the Women's World Cup semifinal in Monchengladbach, Germany this week, the victory of the American team over the French sent rays of hope to serious and occasional soccer fans around the nation. On...
  • Success of U.S. women's soccer program years in the making

    Success of U.S. women's soccer program years in the making
    It was an hour or so after the game, on the ride back to the team hotel, that Alex Morgan found a moment to reminisce. Her second-half goal had helped the United States defeat France, earning a spot in the Women's World Cup final Sunday, but Morgan was...
  • Despite U.S. loss in final, World Cup motivates Howard County girls on road to nationals

    Despite U.S. loss in final, World Cup motivates Howard County girls on road to nationals
    Suddenly, their heroes had lost. The 13 teenaged girls had gathered Sunday, July 17 to watch the United States play Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup final. They'd been confident of a win by the United States, but Japan's equalizing goal with a...
  • Catcher Matt Wieters says pitcher Brian Matusz will rebound from rough year

    Catcher Matt Wieters says pitcher Brian Matusz will rebound from rough year
    A lifelong dream wasn't fulfilled when Jonathan Schoop and Tim Bascom stepped out onto the infield grass at Camden Yards and were greeted by a thundering ovation from the Orioles faithful. However, being named Baltimore's 2011 organizational players of...
  • Baltimore had highest ratings in U.S. during the World Cup final

    Baltimore had highest ratings in U.S. during the World Cup final
    It seems Baltimoreans fell in love with the United States women’s national team during its run through the World Cup this past month. According to Mac Nwulu, a member of ESPN’s public relations team, Baltimore had the highest overnight rating...
  • Sun sports coverage needs to be more diverse

    In response to the TV news cutting back on sports reporting ("Sports getting squeezed off Baltimore's late newscasts" July 13), maybe they should make their coverage more diverse. In fact, The Sun itself should take note. With the American women's...
  • Quidditch is a game for Muggles, too

    Quidditch is a game for Muggles, too
    There is one thing the University of Maryland Quidditch team can't do: fly. But only a strict Harry Potter constructionist would find fault. Because, truth be told, none of the hundreds of other Quidditch teams across the country -- including those at...
  • Phelps could maybe, possibly swim 400 IM after all

    Phelps could maybe, possibly swim 400 IM after all
    That door Michael Phelps keeps slamming on ever again swimming the exhausting 400-meter individual medley race? Apparently, it's a revolving one. After the Baltimore swimmer raced to a record-setting finish in the 400 IM at the Indianapolis Grand Prix...
  • Women's lacrosse Player of the Week: Marlee Paton, Loyola

    Marlee Paton, Loyola Sophomore, Seaholme, Australia, midfielder Paton's leadership on a freshman-laden offense proved critical to the Greyhounds running away with a 17-11 Big East victory over previously unbeaten and No. 6 Notre Dame on Sunday. A...
  • Animal Kingdom returns to training in Fair Hill

    Animal Kingdom returns to training in Fair Hill
    Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner, is back on the training track at the Fair Hill Training Center and being pointed toward the $10 million Dubai World Cup in late March. Trainer Graham Motion couldn't keep the delight from his...