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  • 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....
  • World Cup round-up: Netherlands, Costa Rica advance

    World Cup round-up: Netherlands, Costa Rica advance
    Arjen Robben's skill -- and theatrics -- may have helped the Netherlands advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Did Robben flop? That was the question many were asking after the Netherlands overcame a one-goal deficit in the final minutes of...
  • BET Awards Live Blog: Lionel Richie Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    The 2014 BET Awards has kicked off at Nokia Theater and is sure to be a memorable one. In past years, Michael Jackson presented James Brown with a lifetime achievement award, Destiny's Child gave lap dances to Nelly, Magic Johnson and Terrence Howard, and...
  • France, Germany look to advance at expense of African foes

    France, Germany look to advance at expense of African foes
    Yesterday in one sentence: Mexico had its CONCACAF thunder stolen from it after 89 strong minutes, but Costa Rica held the confederation's banner proudly and is into the final eight. What’s on tap: France vs. Nigeria, noon, ESPN; Germany vs....
  • World Cup preview: France looks to stifle Nigeria's offense

    World Cup preview: France looks to stifle Nigeria's offense
    Monday's World Cup double dip features a pair of European powers (France, Germany) against West African nations with similar sounding names (Nigeria, Algeria). The opener, which includes a pinch of Americana, could be a showcase for France, just four...
  • A big group hug for America from its hyphenated citizens

    Who's in on the next Facebook or Twitter rant? House Speaker John Boehner is right to sue President Obama! Speaker John Boehner is a puppet controlled by tea-party zealots! Bill Maher is a left-wing clown. Rush Limbaugh is a right-wing clown. Dick...
  • Francia apuesta a Benzema para duelo a muerte contra Nigeria

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Cuando el atacante francés Karim Benzema fue sustituido a los 83 minutos de su derrota 1-0 ante España en la eliminatoria del Mundial en marzo, se fue acompañado por silbidos y abucheos. La enojada reacción de los hinchas franceses...
  • World Cup on Monday: France faces fast, powerful Nigeria

    World Cup on Monday: France faces fast, powerful Nigeria
    FRANCE VS. NIGERIA Where: Brasilia. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision. The buzz: France had little trouble in its group, but it hasn't faced an attack with the speed or power of Nigeria, led by Ahmed Musa, Peter Odemwingie and Emmanuel Emenike....
  • Sports TV and radio: Monday's 6/30 log (updated Saturday PM)

    7 a.m.    Tennis: Wimbledon (mostly No. 1 Court and outer courts).--ESPN 8 a.m.    Tennis: Wimbledon (mostly Centre Court).--ESPN2 10:30 a.m.    Basketball: Jan. 1997: Phoebus girls vs. Kecoughtan.--LSC 48 11:30 a.m.    Tennis: Wimbledon (mostly No. 1...
  • World Cup Round of 16 set as U.S., Algeria advance

    World Cup Round of 16 set as U.S., Algeria advance
    The World Cup round of 16 is set, and the tournament now changes as every team begins its win or go home mentality. The U.S. and Algeria joined group winners Germany and Belgium as the final four teams to move out of the group stage and into the...
  • Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]

    Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]
    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...