| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Orlando City midfielder Kaká was called up to Brazil’s national team for friendlies against Argentina and Japan.
The Lions’ designated player and former FIFA World Player of the Year, Kaká will be making his first appearance with the Selecao...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Most of the shops in the Monte Carmo mall haven't opened yet, but it's already full of Brazilian kids. They come in droves, filling its cavernous hallways, giggling, ogling sneakers, asking for chocolate.
But they aren't here to buy anything. They're on...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:57 PM
The game wasn't pretty, but in this World Cup tipped upside down, it makes sense that a loss equaled a win for a U.S. team that now advances to the knockout stage.
By staying close to Germany in a rain-soaked 1-0 defeat, the Americans sneaked through...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:39 PM
INDIANAPOLIS -- Injured Indiana Pacers forward Paul George said Friday he is not done playing for the USA Basketball Men's National Team.
Appearing publicly for the first time since breaking his right leg in the USA Basketball Showcase on Aug. 1 in...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:22 AM
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The Netherlands secured the top spot in Group B on Monday by getting a 2-0 victory over Chile at the Arena de Sao Paulo.
The Dutch continued their penchant for strong second-half displays, grabbing both of their goals after the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:41 AM
CURITIBA, Brazil -- Spain ended its World Cup campaign on a high note on Monday, cruising to a 3-0 defeat of Australia at the Arena da Baixada.
Successive defeats to open the World Cup meant that the reigning champions entered Monday's affair with...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:07 PM
SAO PAULO — Thiago Silva fought back tears as he led his Brazilian teammates out of the tunnel and onto the field Thursday to welcome a World Cup many here thought would never come.
Star striker Neymar, who at just 22 carries the burden of his...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 12:00 PM
There is no crying in baseball. The precept is almost as old as the national pastime itself, as illustrated in the popular movie "A League Of Their Own."
The same axiom evidently applies to soccer -- at least in Brazil, where the sport goes way beyond...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:58 PM
This hasn't been a very good week for Brazil.
First its national team got spanked by Germany, 7-1, in the most lopsided semifinal in World Cup history. Then, 24 hours later, Brazilian soccer fans had to watch hated rival Argentina advance to the final...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:55 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:51 PM
BOGOTA -- Colombia's soccer federation will provide security measures for defender Camilo Zuniga over threats he has received for a foul that ended Brazilian forward Neymar's World Cup, the ruling body said on Wednesday.
Zuniga's raised-knee challenge...