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  • U.S. is a few years away from challenging for World Cup title

    U.S. is a few years away from challenging for World Cup title
    As we all know, the United States' World Cup hopes ended Tuesday with a 2-1 overtime loss to Belgium. Belgium clearly dominated the game and if not for the play of goalkeeper Tim Howard this game would have ended in regulation time. Howard had a record-...
  • As Brazil sputters, World Cup still waits for dominant team to emerge

    As Brazil sputters, World Cup still waits for dominant team to emerge
    Three weeks ago, Juergen Klinsmann predicted his U.S. team wouldn't win the World Cup. And he was right. So who is he picking in the final? "Brazil is the No. 1 name to mention," Klinsmann said Wednesday, "because of their talent [and] their home...
  • Radek Stepanek gives Novak Djokovic a scare at Wimbledon

    Wimbledon fans got an entertaining show from a tennis senior citizen and a big sigh of relief from their top-seeded men's player here Wednesday. Novak Djokovic, who won here in 2011 and lost in the final to Andy Murray last year, was cruising on...
  • Ecuador sees red at World Cup in scoreless draw with France

    Ecuador sees red at World Cup in scoreless draw with France
    Play was stopped, but the suspense was palpable. France fullback Lucas Digne lay on the turf, shaken up when Ecuador midfielder Antonio Valencia left cleat marks on his leg while they fought for the ball. How would Noumandiez Doue adjudicate the matter?...
  • Mark Cavendish out of Tour de France after crash

    Mark Cavendish out of Tour de France after crash
    Mark Cavendish's Tour de France came to a brutal end after the British sprint specialist failed to recover from a crash at the end of the first stage and pulled out of the race Sunday morning. "It's devastating," Cavendish, who will have an MRI scan...
  • Defending champion Froome abandons Tour after crash

    Defending champion Froome abandons Tour after crash
    ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT, France - Chris Froome's attempt to win a second successive Tour de France ended in bitter disappointment after less than a week of the race Wednesday when he crashed out on stage five. On a miserable, rain-sodden day in...
  • Greipel finally wins at Tour de France

    Greipel finally wins at Tour de France
    REIMS, France - Andre Greipel emerged from the shadow of fellow German Marcel Kittel to win the sixth stage of the Tour de France, a 194-kilometer ride from Arras on Thursday. Norway's Alexander Kristoff was second and Frenchman Samuel Dumoulin took...
  • Kittel surges to third Tour stage win

    Kittel surges to third Tour stage win
    LILLE, France - German Marcel Kittel won his third stage on this year's Tour de France when he prevailed in a bunch sprint on Tuesday after defending champion Chris Froome suffered a fall. Kittel, who won the first and third stages, now has seven Tour...
  • France, like the U.S., entered the World Cup missing a star

    Some teams sail into the World Cup through smooth qualifying waters. Others find the going choppy. Then there is France, which survived treacherous high seas to squeeze into the tournament. Its presence in the elite eight, with a match against Germany,...
  • Islamic State's taunting speech calls for killing civilians

    The extremist group Islamic State will drive the United States to its "death, grave and destruction," a spokesman for the militants declared in a recording that also called on Muslims living in the West to kill civilians. "You will pay the price when...
  • Wednesday's World Cup matchups: Nigeria looks to upset Argentina

    GROUP F: NIGERIA VS. ARGENTINA Where: Porto Alegre. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision. The buzz: Thanks to a pair of game-winning goals from Lionel Messi, Argentina has already qualified for the second round and could win the group with anything...