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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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  • 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...
  • Nairn is still dazzling on the field

    Nairn is still dazzling on the field
    Throughout her illustrious four-year soccer career at Archbishop Spalding, Christine Nairn showed a knack for scoring dazzling goals from anywhere on the field. She hit the powerful, knuckling strikes that found the net from 30 yards and, other times,...
  • For ex-Arundel star Beckerman, clear path to goal

    For ex-Arundel star Beckerman, clear path to goal
    It was the Junior League State Wrestling Tournament, and Paul and Meg Beckerman were anticipating their son, Kyle, competing in the semifinals when it suddenly became clear Kyle Beckerman, then 13, was going in a different direction. "Kyle asked me...
  • Peter Schmuck: Flanagan's reign as O's leader takes root amid palm trees

    Peter Schmuck: Flanagan's reign as O's leader takes root amid palm trees
    Mike Flanagan is attending his first major league general managers meeting as the unquestioned leader of the newly restructured Orioles front office, so inquiring minds are probably wondering the same thing that crossed my mind when I ran into him...
  • North Korea beat Japan to win women's football gold

    INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea won the Asian Games women's football gold medal for a third time on Wednesday, beating 2011 World Cup winners Japan 3-1 at Munhak Stadium. The Koreans took a 2-0 lead on goals from Kim Yun Mi and skipper Ra...
  • Argentina complete squad for Brazil, Hong Kong friendlies

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's World Cup midfielder Fernando Gago, of Boca Juniors, and River Plate left back Leonel Vangioni have been added to the Asian tour squad, the Argentine FA said on Tuesday. Lanus goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin is the third...
  • Women's World Cup to be played on turf, FIFA insists

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Next year's women's World Cup in Canada will be played on artificial turf despite threats of legal action from several top international players, an unmoved FIFA executive said after touring one of the host venues on Tuesday. With...
  • Former England prop Sheridan retires

    LONDON (Reuters) - Former England prop Andrew Sheridan has announced his retirement due to a persistent neck problem, the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday. The 34-year-old, who played 40 times for England between 2004 and 2011 and two tests for the British...
  • South Africa name Philander in ODI tour squad

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Vernon Philander is the only addition to the one-day squad that won the recent triangular tournament in Zimbabwe as Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced their selection to tour New Zealand and Australia starting next month. All-...
  • Boca Juniors eye upset 'Superclasico' win over River Plate

    (Reuters) - Such is the must-win status of the "Superclasico" that Boca Juniors would have gone to El Monumental confident of upsetting high-flying arch-rivals River Plate even at their lowest ebb this season. Argentina's biggest match, like the world'...
  • Japan coach Aguirre demands unity, focus from players

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan coach Javier Aguirre has warned his players to shelve their egos and bring their game-face to training or risk being dumped from the team as they build for their Asian Cup title defence. The former Mexico and Espanyol coach, who...
  • Players plan lawsuit over women's World Cup surface

    (Reuters) - Lawyers representing 40 top women's football players challenged FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) on Friday by saying they would file a lawsuit against them over staging next year's women's World Cup in Canada on artificial turf....