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  • Belgium: When 750,000 begonia flowers come to Brussels' main square

    Belgium: When 750,000 begonia flowers come to Brussels' main square
    Every August a huge flower carpet as intricate as a stitched tapestry takes over the Grand Place in Brussels. This year hundreds of thousands of begonia flowers -- it's never any other kind -- in deep pinks and reds will be used to create the geometric...
  • Cooperstown beyond the hall

    Cooperstown beyond the hall
    Whether you're heading to Cooperstown to see former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas and former Cubs hurler Greg Maddux inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 27 or planning a visit for later in the summer, there's a lot more to this...
  • 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...
  • World Cup: Top of the week, no contest

    World Cup: Top of the week, no contest
    Last week's most-watched telecast in Central Florida didn't air in prime time. But it was far bigger than any program in prime time, and it underscored Orlando's interest in the World Cup. The audience for the U.S.-Belgium match was 323,185 total...
  • World Cup: U.S. loss, huge audience

    World Cup: U.S. loss, huge audience
    The United States' loss to Belgium in the World Cup was the biggest show on TV Tuesday but not the most-seen match for the USA in the sports extravaganza. The match drew 16.5 million viewers on ESPN and 5.1 million on Univision -- or a total of 21.6...
  • Sports Buzz: Can U.S. beat Belgium in World Cup today?

    Sports Buzz: Can U.S. beat Belgium in World Cup today?
    The U.S. faces Belgium today at 3 p.m. in a World Cup match that will almost certainly be the most-watched soccer game in American TV history. The U.S. team surprised all by emerging from its "Group of Death" to advance to the final 16 of the World...
  • World Cup: U.S. still lags behind soccer world powers

    Turns out, Juergen Klinsmann was correct after all. The U.S. was not ready to win it all. Not even close. His blunt assessment during the World Cup lead-up, which goes against the grain of standard coach-speak that drips with irrational optimism, was...
  • Tim Howard could be U.S. Defense secretary, real Defense secretary says

    Tim Howard could be U.S. Defense secretary, real Defense secretary says
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called Tim Howard on Wednesday and said the goalkeeper could someday have his job. The U.S. soccer team's World Cup run ended Tuesday in a 2-1 overtime loss to Belgium, but Howard had one of the best performances by...
  • Here's how it's done-6

    Picky, Wordville's British honorary consul, recommends consideration of the peroration of A.J.P. Taylor's English History 1914-1945. "The rhythm is particularly effective, I think," he says. Let's have a look:   In the second World War the British...
  • Tim Howard can't save U.S. at World Cup

    When the final whistle sounded after 120 minutes, some players bent at the waist, gasping for air. Others knelt in the middle of field and some lay in the grass. But Tim Howard, as he had all night, stood tall in front of the goal. The U.S. soccer...
  • Belgium ousts U.S. 2-1 in dramatic fashion

    SALVADOR, Brazil -- Cinderella’s glass slipper cracked. Seabiscuit pulled up lame on the backstretch. Kirk Gibson’s long drive died on the warning track. After a remarkable underdog run through four games and one overtime period, the U.S....