| Jun 15, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Last summer, Christian Benitez, the premier scorer on Ecuador's budding World Cup squad, entered the hospital with stomach pains after a match and never left. He died at 27 of heart failure from an undetected congenital ailment.
No teammate was more...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Group D: ITALY VS. COSTA RICA
Where: Recife. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision.
The buzz: Both teams won their openers, Italy downing England on Mario Balotelli's goal in the 50th minute and Costa Rica stunning Uruguay behind...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The unwanted distinction of biggest bust at the previous World Cup boiled down to two longtime heavyweights, France and Italy.
Neither won a single match. France (0-2-1), torn apart by infighting, eked out just one goal. Italy (0-1-2) did marginally...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: I'm glad I write for an American newspaper and not a British one, because with the controversial Luis Suarez causing the inevitable downfall of the disappointing English national team, I don't think I'd sleep until Tuesday....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A look at the teams competing in Group E at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil:
WORLD CUP PREVIEW
FIFA world ranking: 26.
Last World Cup: 2006.
Best World Cup finish: Round of 16 (2006).
How qualified: CONMEBOL round-robin,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:49 AM
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years inside Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, said Monday he planned to leave the building "soon," but his spokesman said that could only happen if Britain let him.
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:13 AM
Río de Janeiro, 19 ago (EFE).- El técnico de la selección brasileña de fútbol, Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri 'Dunga', incluyó a diez de los jugadores que disputaron el Mundial de Brasil 2014 en su primera convocatoria desde que asumió nuevamente el mando...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:00 PM
As he walks out the door, Bud Selig completed a final victory. The man who sat at the wheel of baseball for more than two decades managed to get his chosen successor the requisite votes, despite a faction of owners that had opposed the choice. In the end,...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hostelling International will conduct a workshop for those interested in exploring Europe by rail. Topics include types of Eurail passes and classes of service.
When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:56 PM
SIMSBURY — Simsbury's Paul Martel has spent the last seven years building a medical clinic in Ecuador with help from local physicians and community members.
The 62-year-old, who is the President of YHB Investment Advisors in West Hartford, is also...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 11:54 AM
LONDON -- Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, is prepared to stay holed up inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London for as long as five years if necessary in order to avoid extradition to Sweden to face what he says are politically...