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  • World Cup: More than 23 million people watch U.S.-Belgium game

    World Cup: More than 23 million people watch U.S.-Belgium game
    OK, everybody, time to go back to work. Team USA's departure from the World Cup and six of the remaining eight games falling on a day off for most employees mean that work productivity in daylight can return to normal. Nielsen recorded a 9.8 rating...
  • U.S. is a few years away from challenging for World Cup title

    As we all know, the United States' World Cup hopes ended Tuesday with a 2-1 overtime loss to Belgium. Belgium clearly dominated the game and if not for the play of goalkeeper Tim Howard this game would have ended in regulation time. Howard had a record-...
  • As Brazil sputters, World Cup still waits for dominant team to emerge

    As Brazil sputters, World Cup still waits for dominant team to emerge
    Three weeks ago, Juergen Klinsmann predicted his U.S. team wouldn't win the World Cup. And he was right. So who is he picking in the final? "Brazil is the No. 1 name to mention," Klinsmann said Wednesday, "because of their talent [and] their home...
  • World Cup round-up: Argentina-Belgium, Holland-Costa Rica square off

    World Cup round-up: Argentina-Belgium, Holland-Costa Rica square off
    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...
  • Belgium defender Van Buyten announces retirement

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Veteran Belgium defender Daniel van Buyten announced his retirement on Thursday, ending speculation he was to join champions Anderlecht for the season. The 36-year-old, one of the outstanding performers at the World Cup in Brazil,...
  • World Cup 2014: Highlights, lowlights and surprises

    World Cup 2014: Highlights, lowlights and surprises
    Thirty-one days, 64 games, 12 cities, 171 goals and one bizarre assault, with Uruguay's Luis Suarez biting an Italian opponent. This World Cup had it all. Brazil, the host country, proved to be better at party planning than at soccer (who would have...
  • World Cup: Lionel Messi capable of outshining Argentina's flaws

    And the winner of Biggest Sore Loser is . . . Marc Wilmots. "We were not impressed by Argentina," the Belgium coach spat after his team was drummed out of the World Cup quarterfinals. "They were just ordinary." Beneath the sour grapes is a kernel of...
  • World Cup games Saturday on TV

    A look at the two World Cup quarterfinal games scheduled for Saturday in Brazil. ARGENTINA VS. BELGIUM Where: Brasilia. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ABC, Univision. The buzz: Lionel Messi will make his 91st appearance for the Argentine national team in...
  • U.S. falls behind Costa Rica, Mexico in soccer world rankings

    U.S. falls behind Costa Rica, Mexico in soccer world rankings
    In case there was any doubt, FIFA made it official Thursday: The U.S. is no longer the top soccer country in North and Central America. In fact, it's not even No. 2. In the latest world rankings released Thursday, soccer's global governing body...
  • Nice alternatives to some well-trodden tourist spots

    Nice alternatives to some well-trodden tourist spots
    For decades, visits to New York City have meant Broadway shows, Fifth Avenue shopping and slack-jawed stops at Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. Those experiences will always remain quintessential New York, but for the last year the city's tourism...
  • Treat the World Cup semis like March Madness

    Treat the World Cup semis like March Madness
    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...