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  • World Cup: Mexico shrugs off questionable calls to beat Cameroon

    NATAL, Brazil -- Mexico overcame the setback of having two early goals harshly disallowed to beat Cameroon 1-0 with a second-half strike by Oribe Peralta and join Brazil at the top of World Cup Group A with three points on Friday. Mexico, on top...
  • Brazil, Croatia to kick off 2014 World Cup

    Brazil, Croatia to kick off 2014 World Cup
    Every morning, we'll break down the coming day's World Cup action in Brazil. What's on tap: Brazil vs Croatia, 4 p.m., ESPN Group preview:  Group A. What you’ll see: There’s only one game on the opening day of 2014 World Cup, but it&...
  • World Cup: The 10 best coaches leading their teams in Brazil

    Most of the focus in the World Cup rightfully goes to the players on the field. But what about the guys roaming the sidelines who put those players there? This World Cup will feature some of the top coaches in tournament history. Here's a list of the 10...
  • World Cup notes: Players feeling down about being left out

    After spending four years planning and prepping for the World Cup, it can be doubly devastating to go out with an injury this close to the tournament. But a number of key players are feeling that frustration after having been ruled out — or at least...
  • Coffee Companion (6/13): Gausman shines again as Orioles stay hot

    Lost in all the sports commotion this weekend is the U.S. Open, at which a wet course this morning is allowing players to score early. I hope it's like that at Pine Ridge today. Either way, here is the Coffee Companion, where every weekday morning, we...
  • World Cup: Brazil should eke out a victory over Croatia in the opener

    If, as they say, the past is prelude, Brazil should win today's World Cup blastoff, 1-0. The host with the most — talent, charisma, verve — cannot count on oodles of goals. Because the Brazilians are the only squad among 32 for which...
  • Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Claudia Leitte open the World Cup

    Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Claudia Leitte open the World Cup
    Jennifer Lopez did show up for the opening ceremonies of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Thursday, taking the stage with Pit Bull and Brazilian pop singer Claudia Leitte in Sao Paulo, the host nation's largest city. The three performed the tournament's...
  • 2010 World Cup final rematch between Spain, Netherlands featured Friday in Brazil

    2010 World Cup final rematch between Spain, Netherlands featured Friday in Brazil
    Yesterday in one sentence: World Cup officiating is probably going to be brutal and will ruin the tournament for some, no matter how deserved Brazil's 3-1 win was. What's on tap today: Mexico vs. Cameroon, noon, ESPN2; Spain vs. Netherlands, 3 p.m.,...
  • Opening World Cup Match Nabs 50% Share in U.K.

    LONDON -- The opening game of the soccer World Cup, in which host nation Brazil beat Croatia, attracted an average audience in the U.K. of 11.2 million viewers on ITV1, the flagship channel of the U.K.'s top commercial network. This equated to a 50%...
  • For Brazilians, a World Cup of woe

    When the World Cup ends a month from now — I hope with a sixth star shining on the golden jerseys of the home team — the problems that plagued Brazil's hosting effort will remain. With or without a trophy, Brazil will face major challenges...
  • Mike Piazza reconnects with Italy at the World Cup

    I came across Mike Piazza, former baseball player and now, apparently, die-hard Italian soccer fan, in the Sao Paulo airport Saturday morning. Who knew? Piazza, the former Dodgers and Mets catcher who finished his 16-year major league career with a...