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  • Detained man's North Korean trip baffles many

    Detained man's North Korean trip baffles many
    Neighbors, acquaintances and former classmates are puzzled by the decision of a West Carrollton, Ohio, man to visit North Korea, where he was detained by authorities for allegedly breaking that country's exceedingly strict laws. By many accounts,...
  • Controversial penalty a good lesson for U.S. World Cup team

    Controversial penalty a good lesson for U.S. World Cup team
    SAO PAULO — The U.S. soccer team gathered in a meeting room at the team hotel Thursday afternoon to watch the opening game of a World Cup it won't officially become part of until Monday, when it meets Ghana in the northeastern coastal city of Natal....
  • US team learns that officiating is tight in this World Cup

    SAO PAULO Like most soccer fanatics around the world, the U.S. national team gathered around a TV to enjoy the 2014 World Cup opener between host Brazil and Croatia on Thursday. The players watched Brazil's 3-1 victory from a private lounge in their...
  • A look at 'Hand of God' and other controversial World Cup calls

    A controversial call may have spoiled Thursday’s World Cup opener between Brazil and Croatia for many fans across the globe. Referee Yuichi Nishimura called a penalty kick against Croatia in the 69th minute when Brazilian forward Fred fell...
  • FIFA bans Franz Beckenbauer for not cooperating with investigation

    FIFA bans Franz Beckenbauer for not cooperating with investigation
    Franz Beckenbauer, who won World Cups with West Germany as both a player and coach, was banned by FIFA on Friday from any association with soccer for 90 days after being accused of not cooperating with an investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup...
  • U.S. team itches to get its World Cup started, already gets lesson

    U.S. team itches to get its World Cup started, already gets lesson
    The U.S. soccer team gathered in a meeting room at the team hotel here Thursday afternoon to watch the opening game of a World Cup it won't officially become part of until Monday, when it meets Ghana in the northeastern coastal city of Natal. And...
  • World Cup 2014 Is Already Bigger on Facebook, Twitter than Oscars

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup has just kicked off, and after the opening match it's already a bigger phenom than this year's Academy Awards on social networks. According to Facebook, the opening match Thursday -- Brazil's 3-1 defeat of Croatia -- generated...
  • World Cup round-up: Brazil wins opener, Spain-Netherlands 2010 rematch on tap

    World Cup round-up: Brazil wins opener, Spain-Netherlands 2010 rematch on tap
    The result was as expected. The path to victory...not so much. Brazil needed the aid of a controversial penalty kick to overcome Croatia, 3-1, in the World Cup opener on Thursday. After falling behind, 1-0, on Marcelo's own goal, it was Neymar who...
  • World Cup: Brazil tied with Croatia at halftime, 1-1, despite own goal

    During warmups, a host nation gasped at the sight of -- or getting word about -- Neymar wincing and limping. At a Monday practice, the young man who carries the two-ton mantle of Brazil's soccer savior rolled his ankle. If these Brazilians lean more...
  • World Cup schedule: When to watch the group-play games on TV

    The 2014 World Cup officially gets underway Thursday in Brazil when the host country takes on Croatia at 1 p.m. PDT on ESPN. But what about the rest of the games? Are you trying to plan your days so you can watch all the matches? Below is the entire...
  • Brazil opens World Cup with heavy expectations of a nation

    His full name is Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, an unmanageable mouthful he has thankfully shortened to Neymar. And though he stands just 5 feet 9 on his tippy-toes and weighs 142 pounds dripping wet, for the next month the unpretentious 22-year-old...