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  • 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....
  • TV ratings: USA-Belgium big in early numbers

    No surprise here: Team USA's 2-1 loss to Belgium scored big ratings for ESPN. The Tuesday match drew a household rating of 9.6 in Nielsen's 56 metered markets, according to the measurement firm, marking the highest-ever rating for a World Cup telecast...
  • Jeff Jacobs: U.S. Soccer Fans Have Fun Time, Despite Loss

    Jeff Jacobs: U.S. Soccer Fans Have Fun Time, Despite Loss
    HARTFORD — It started in the 106th minute early Tuesday evening, only a few stifled groans after Romelu Lukaku had given Belgium a two-goal World Cup lead. A little tinny at first, a few voices scattered among the 300 or so American Outlaws fans...
  • Ratings: USA-Belgium Sets World Cup Record for ESPN

    Despite an afternoon start time that made it difficult for many Americans to get home to see it, Tuesday's U.S. men's soccer match against Belgium in the FIFA World Cup delivered huge ratings for ESPN -- setting a cable record for the sport. According to...
  • World Cup quarterfinals: An upset may be brewing

    A riveting World Cup resumes Friday with no end to the drama in sight. For all of the wacky results in the pre-knockout phase, the round of 16 played to form -- even as it took a while, with five of eight matches spilling into overtime and a sixth...
  • ESPN and Univision are scoring big World Cup ratings

    ESPN and Univision are scoring big World Cup ratings
    U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard made plenty of saves in Tuesday's World Cup match against Belgium, but ESPN's ratings needed no rescuing. The United States team's 2-1 loss in extra time to Belgium drew an average of 16.5 million viewers to ESPN, making it...
  • World Cup: Univision Puts Live-Streaming Behind Pay-TV Wall for Final Rounds

    Univision Communications let anyone in the U.S. watch its broadcasts of the opening rounds of the 2014 FIFA World Cup live online and via mobile devices -- and scored record digital usage. The media company said Tuesday's USA-Belgium match delivered a...
  • Belgium: River cruises to honor 100th anniversary of WWI

    Belgium: River cruises to honor 100th anniversary of WWI
    CroisiEurope, Europe’s largest river cruise operator, is honoring the 100th anniversary of World War I with a tour on waterways through Belgium and France. The seven-day itinerary begins in Ostend, Belgium, with stops at the quaint city of Bruges;...
  • No World Cup for U.S., but not for lack of effort

    I've never played soccer, I'm not a dedicated fan and I'm strictly a layman in my understanding of the game. However, Tim Howard's performance against Belgium ranks as one of the greatest solo feats I've ever witnessed in team sports, alongside Kellen...
  • 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...
  • World Cup showcases national anthems

     World Cup showcases national anthems
    Chicagoan Roxanne Spruance has heard "The Star-Spangled Banner" countless times before sporting events, but this week, as she stood among thousands of red, white and blue-cloaked fans at Soldier Field to watch the U.S. play Belgium in a World Cup match,...