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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

Top FIFA World Cup Articles

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  • Rio de Janeiro looks ahead to 2016

    Rio de Janeiro looks ahead to 2016
    They used words like passion and embrace and emphasized the tagline "a city leaps forward." But Leonardo Gryner perhaps put it best when the CEO of Rio de Janeiro's organizing committee offered a hint of what to expect at the 2016 Olympics in the...
  • Tornadoes, derecho meant a whirlwind start to job for MEMA director Mallette

    Tornadoes, derecho meant a whirlwind start to job for MEMA director Mallette
    One afternoon in early June, Ken Mallette was in Jacksonville driving from a funeral when he got a text message about severe storms striking Maryland. One of the storms' 11 tornadoes had just ravaged nearby Fallston. In his second week as executive...
  • Maryland needs a new plan for economic development

    Maryland's economy is headed in the wrong direction. While the unemployment rate here is better than the national average, it remains high at 6.9 percent. What's more, Maryland actually lost 11,000 jobs in the month of June, the third highest loss in...
  • 15 years after split, a chance for Peter Angelos, Davey Johnson to patch things up

    15 years after split, a chance for Peter Angelos, Davey Johnson to patch things up
    Davey Johnson hadn't owned a home in more than a decade. But soon after being hired by the Orioles in 1995, he defied baseball managers' conventional logic by buying — rather than renting — a ranch house on the north side of Loch Raven...
  • Santino Quaranta's anti-drug message comes from the heart

    Santino Quaranta's anti-drug message comes from the heart
    Former Major League Soccer midfielder Santino Quaranta has spoken before about a story that is both disturbing and uplifting -- signing with MLS when he was 16, battling abuse of cocaine and painkillers, becoming sober, returning to the game and playing...
  • Braving the rough waters

    Braving the rough waters
    After hearing cheers in Athens and absorbing the spectacle that is the Olympics, kayaker Scott Parsons wasn't sure he wanted to do it again. So he took a year off, paddling just once a day to stay in shape and have fun on the water. The passion returned,...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance': Top 10 perform

     
    Here's John-John on tonight's So You Think You Can Dance:The show starts with this ultra dramatic backstage footage of the contestants preparing to take the stage. (Lame.)Host Cat Deeley takes us back to last week when the contestants picked their......
  • Duel in the Pool: Phelps helps set record

    Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly and helped the U.S. 400 medley relay team break the world record, one of five the Americans set Friday in taking a commanding lead at the Duel in the Pool. The Americans won 11 of the 14 events to lead the...
  • Phelps struggles at World Cup event

    Michael Phelps finished fifth in the 200-meter butterfly Saturday at a short-course World Cup meet that featured six world records. Nikolay Skvortsov of Russia, who had the fastest qualifying time, won the final in 1 minute, 50.58 seconds. Phelps...
  • Phelps back in action at NBAC meet

    The swimmer with the Midas touch threw back his head and laughed as he considered the question: Is competing this weekend at a meet he hasn't attempted in about three years a way to bring out the kid in him or does it make him feel like an old man? "A...
  • Baltimore hurdler Carter retires

    - The pain of it all was written on James Carter's face. It wasn't the physical pain of crashing into a series of 3-foot barriers. Or the psychic pain of failing to finish an event he had done a zillion times in an honors-filled track and field career...
  • Olympic-size gift to Calif. food bank

    Kellogg Co. donated thousands of boxes of cereal with Michael Phelps' picture on them to the San Francisco Food Bank. Kellogg declined last month to renew its endorsement deal with the Olympic swimming star and Baltimore resident after a photo surfaced...