| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:33 PM
When Kyle Beckerman was little bigger than a soccer ball he would leave notes for his mother that he would always autograph the same way.
"It just said my name in cursive and then 'USA #15,'" Beckerman confessed.
This summer Beckerman's grade school...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Chicago and Brazil, onetime rivals for the 2016 Olympics, are competing on a different field now: Both are striving to establish internationally recognized tech startup hubs.
In this pursuit, however, the locales see potential economic benefit in cross-...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The sudden death of a candidate lagging in the polls and his replacement by a surging environmentalist has transformed Brazil's presidential race and threatens President Dilma Rousseff's hope for a second term.
Since a plane crash last month took the...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 2:48 PM
They were just two men trying to sell Brazilian airplanes from Dania Beach.
Robert Terry was an independent entrepreneur who dared to represent Brazil's aircraft company, Embraer, in marketing its sole product at the time: the turboprop Bandeirante,...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Brazil is gearing up a new film-TV fund, SP Cine, a Sao Paulo-based finance investment initiative.
Still in the works as a fully launched entity, but now with a CEO, Alfredo Manevy, SP Cine is looking to bow officially first half 2015.
Its gameplan is...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Perhaps it was a joke. Or more mind games from a man who has become a master at them.
Either way, Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal — better known as Louis to friends and family — caused quite a stir last spring when he said the only job he...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:13 PM
There were a couple of things most fans wanted to see in the final games of this World Cup. Yet, neither will be on display in Tuesday's semifinal game between Germany and host Brazil in Belo Horizonte.
The first is Neymar, the 22-year-old star...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Here are the prospective U.S. starters for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil:
TIM HOWARD Goalkeeper
Age: 35. Club team: Everton (England).
Caps: 100. Goals: 0.
On his second World Cup team ... Tied for second in national team history with 100 caps...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Once upon a time the French were as good at soccer as any country in the world.
Between 1998 and 2006, France won one World Cup and made the final of another. It won consecutive Confederations Cups and captured a Euro title. At one point it was champion...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Kobe Bryant's knee is fully healed, according to the Lakers All-Star guard, currently in Brazil to watch the World Cup.
"I'm 100%," said Bryant in an interview on Brazilian television. "This summer I'm training really hard. The organization is...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:02 AM
There was plenty of painted faces and even more looks of disappointment.
The Brazil national football team was eliminated in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup Tuesday in record-breaking fashion, losing 1-7 in front of its home crowd fans in Belo...