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  • World Cup of hurt: A look at standouts stung by injury

    The sport known as football almost everywhere beyond our borders bears few similarities to the USA's heavily padded version. Here is one timely likeness: The roll call of ailing players scratched from the tournament is long enough to resemble the NFL...
  • Wow! And thanks to you

    How about some good news for a change? Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden." Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting of...
  • In hyperpartisan America, there's no room for compassion

    A hypothetical scenario: Your little boy lies in a hospital bed, stricken by a mysterious, potentially fatal disease. You are frightened and in despair. But your community rallies around you. Soon, the whole town is talking about your ordeal....
  • Boko Haram militants kidnap up to 30 Nigerian women: report

    Boko Haram militants kidnap up to 30 Nigerian women: report
    Suspected Islamist Boko Haram militants have kidnapped up to 30 women from nomadic settlements in Nigeria's northeast, close to where the group abducted more than 200 schoolgirls, residents and Nigerian media said. Villagers from Chibok, where the...
  • 20 women abducted in Nigeria; Boko Haram still holding 272 girls

    20 women abducted in Nigeria; Boko Haram still holding 272 girls
    Gunmen abducted 20 women from a remote settlement in northeastern Nigeria as 272 schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram continued to languish in captivity, according to news reports Monday. The latest abductions follow dozens of...
  • U.S. men's soccer team is ready for World Cup to begin in Brazil

    SAO PAULO, Brazil — The U.S. soccer team was scheduled to land here late Monday morning, local time. Though it would arrive fresh off a month-long training camp that left it winded and weary and three consecutive victories that left it comfortable...
  • Friendly against Nigeria gives U.S. strong final tuneup for World Cup

    Friendly against Nigeria gives U.S. strong final tuneup for World Cup
    The country will get one last look Saturday at the U.S. men's national team ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. The friendly against Nigeria, though, is far from a final dress rehearsal. The U.S. will look to show improvement from its first two send-off...
  • Jozy Altidore's two goals lift U.S. men's team past Nigeria, 2-1

    Jozy Altidore's two goals lift U.S. men's team past Nigeria, 2-1
    The goal was a simple tap-in, but the finish itself could prove to be a crucial lift for the U.S. men's national team ahead of the World Cup. Jozy Altidore got an elusive goal in the 31st minute of the U.S. team's 2-1 win over Nigeria on Saturday, and...
  • Friendlies, training camp complete, U.S. focusing on Cup opener

    SAO PAULO, Brazil — The U.S. soccer team was scheduled to land in Sao Paulo late Monday morning, local time, fresh off a monthlong training camp that left it winded and weary and three consecutive victories that left it comfortable and confident....
  • Jozy Altidore ends goal drought during U.S. win over Nigeria

    JACKSONVILLE — The goal was a simple tap-in, but the finish itself could prove to be a crucial lift for the U.S. men's national team ahead of the World Cup. Jozy Altidore got an elusive goal in the 31st minute of the U.S. team's 2-1 win over...
  • World Cup round-up - USA vs. Nigeria in Jacksonville

    World Cup round-up - USA vs. Nigeria in Jacksonville
    Greetings from a far less balmy Jacksonville. After temperatures hovered in the upper 80s (with humidity that made it feel like it was in the 90s), today's atmosphere at EverBank Field feels much better -- it should be 82 degrees with 74-percent...