| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:09 PM
SALVADOR, Brazil -- Bosnia-Herzegovina exited its inaugural World Cup on a high note on Wednesday, notching a 3-1 win over Iran at the Arena Fonte Nova.
Bosnia was a bit unlucky to lose a pair of one-goal games to start the tournament, but the team goes...
| 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 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 30, 2014
| 7:14 PM
As Islamic militants have advanced farther into Iraq's heartland, the Obama administration has tried to avert all-out civil war by urging the Shiite Muslim-led government to share more power with alienated Sunni and Kurdish minorities.
But if Iraqi...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Bosnian Serbs unveiled a bronze statue Friday in Sarajevo of Gavrilo Princip, the nationalist who assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand a century ago and set in motion the First World War, which took 10 million lives and shattered empires....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:45 PM
GROUP E: SWITZERLAND vs. ECUADOR
Where: Brasilia. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ABC, Univision.
The buzz: Switzerland comes into this one ranked sixth in the world but still facing doubts about whether it's really that good after unimpressive warmup victories...
| 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 15, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Nobody needs me to remind them life is unfair, but the fact that we are judged as people on the same scale as Andrea Pirlo is terribly unfortunate for us all.
What’s on tap: Switzerland vs. Ecuador, 12 p.m., ABC;...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Lionel Messi has won six Spanish league titles, three Champions League crowns and a record four world player-of-the-year awards. But he hasn't won a World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo won nine trophies with England's Manchester United, four more with Real...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki knows adversity.
As a soldier in Vietnam, he was seriously wounded twice, the second time during a second tour of duty when he stepped on a land mine and lost half of his right foot. That should have...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:22 PM
If you think the plant louse phylloxera or the "great experiment" of Prohibition were hiccups in your country's winemaking life, consider instead Communist rule, ethnic cleansing and carpet-bombing.
Many of the Balkan countries, winemakers for upward of...