| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The greatest sporting event on the planet, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, begins Thursday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the host country and favorite, Brazil, taking on a competitive Croatian team. I believe this World Cup will leave many of the traditional powers...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The easy adage is scoreless draws are a boring indictment of the beautiful game. Mexico and Brazil proved otherwise in an up-and-down, back-and-forth game on Tuesday.
While neither team could find the net -- Mexico has goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:00 AM
A look at the teams competing in Group B at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil:
WORLD CUP PREVIEW
FIFA World ranking: 59.
Last World Cup: 2010.
Best World Cup finish: Round of 16 (2006).
How qualified: AFC Group B runner-up....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:19 AM
European Union officials said Wednesday they had launched an investigation into whether Ireland and two other member nations were providing improper tax breaks to Apple Inc., Starbucks Corp. and Fiat Group.
The announcement came as the U.S. and other...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:44 PM
The U.S. is the latest team to exit the World Cup. And now there are only eight left, down from the original mix of 32.
So who’s going to win the FIFA World Cup Trophy in the tournament finale July 13?
According to the British gaming site...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Oklahoma has seen a boom in two things in recent years: oil and gas production and earthquakes.
To many residents, the timing says it all. Before the oil and gas industry started drilling so many underground injection wells, they say, it was rare to...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:30 AM
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:43 PM
A day after a World Cup match to remember came one to forget. Argentina and the Netherlands slow-danced for two hours, a disappointment given the firepower that Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben brought to the stage.
At some point, the two coaches should...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:18 AM
The joy of Brazil advancing to the World Cup semifinals on Friday was tempered by the loss of its star, Neymar.
The 22-year-old playmaker suffered a fractured vertebra in his lower back when he was kneed in the back by Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:18 PM
With the U.S. out of the World Cup, you may be wondering "what's in it for us?" in this week's semifinals. There's plenty, I can assure you.
A new patriotism
If you knew the U.S. had a shot to win gold in curling in the next Winter Olympics, you'd...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:23 AM
In Lynwood, dozens of soccer fans gathered Sunday morning at Plaza Mexico to watch Mexico’s World Cup match against the Netherlands.
Cars adorned with miniature Mexico flags drove into the parking lot of the shopping center just north of the 105...