| Jun 28, 2014
| 5:35 AM
The knockout rounds begin today at noon, but before we dive into the Round of 16, let’s take a look at some awards as they might stand through the group stages.
Golden Ball: Given to the tournament’s top player, there are plenty of strong...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:45 AM
There have been eight teams to win a World Cup. Costa Rica drew three of those teams in its group. The Ticos have now beaten two of those countries.
Costa Rica has officially become the Cinderella of the World Cup.
The Ticos, expected to be just a...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:59 AM
Lionel Messi scored his first goal in a World Cup since 2006 to lead Argentina to a tournament-opening win over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The best player in the world has not had the best track record in World Cups, but leading La Albiceleste in its rival...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:21 AM
Thomas Muller scored a hat trick to lead Germany to a 4-0 win over Portugal in the Group G opener.
Muller, the 24-year-old striker, now has eight goals in seven career World Cup games. The win puts Germany firmly in charge of the group, while it also...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:24 AM
They were the afterthought of Group D, a team no one expected to gain even a measly point.
The Ticos did not care.
Costa Rica stunned 2010 World Cup semifinalists Uruguay, 3-1, on Saturday, fighting back from a one-goal deficit to move atop Group D....
| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:44 AM
The U.S. is in control of its World Cup destiny.
Ghana shocked many by holding World Cup favorites Germany to a 2-2 draw on Saturday, giving the U.S. a window to advance to the knockout stages with a win over Portugal on Sunday evening.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:12 AM
FIFA has charged Luis Suarez for the biting incident in Tuesday's World Cup win over Uruguay.
It is the third such incident in Suarez's career, and if the panel finds Suarez guilty of the assault, he can be banned for between two matches and 24 months....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:41 AM
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
Sometimes history punches you right in the face, and there's no time to duck. It happened to me when I was a teenager in Vienna, accompanying my parents on a business trip. My dad's local contact -- Dr. Radler -- piled us into his Mercedes for a Sunday...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Thirteen directors respond to Sarajevo's position as nexus of conflict in the 20th century in "The Bridges of Sarajevo," a wildly uneven omnibus commissioned to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:35 PM
The two Las Vegas police officers killed Sunday, the first victims of a pair of antigovernment extremists, were remembered Monday not so much as cops, but as husbands, fathers of young children and kind friends.
Alyn Beck, 41, was married with three...