| Jul 26, 2014
The cast and producers of “Arrow” took to the stage Friday afternoon and couldn't seem to believe that they were […]...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Despite advancing to the Round of 16 in this summer’s World Cup, the U.S. national team dropped two spots, to 15th, in the latest FIFA World Rankings released Thursday.
That’s the lowest the U.S. has been since August, when it was 19th....
| Jun 25, 2014
In an exclusive interview, Raffaele Raia — the noted Italian soccer aficionado from Oliveto Citra, near Salerno — said America is missing only one thing to fully grasp World Cup soccer.
"Until Americans live and die with it, as we Italians...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:09 AM
For adherents of wide-open, pop-a-shot soccer, Saturday's formalities involving Brazil and the Netherlands might offer the last satisfactory glimpse of World Cup action.
Third-place games tend to resemble friendlies, with fewer fouls to interrupt the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:49 AM
AbbVie Inc. appears to be on the verge of a $53.7 billion takeover that would change its corporate address to the United Kingdom. Abbott Laboratories agreed Monday to sell part of its generic drug business for $5.3 billion, structuring the sale in a way...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:43 PM
A look at the two World Cup quarterfinal games scheduled for Saturday in Brazil.
ARGENTINA VS. BELGIUM
Where: Brasilia. Time: 9 a.m. PDT.
TV: ABC, Univision.
The buzz: Lionel Messi will make his 91st appearance for the Argentine national team in...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Antibiotic use has surged by 36% worldwide in a decade, much of it unwarranted, according to a new study.
FOR THE RECORD
July 11, 12:13 p.m.: An earlier version of this post described ampicillin and amoxicillin as types of a family of...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Arjen Robben made a mistake. No, not diving -- a habitual act of folly perpetrated by the fast Netherlands forward -- against Mexico. It was Robben, while casting himself as an honest man, acknowledging afterward that he dove. (Which literally makes it...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Viewers with no dog in the fight between the Netherlands and Costa Rica might have asked themselves: Do we pull for the big, bad favorite that ascribes to a delightful brand of soccer or root for the heartwarming Cinderella whose ultra-defensive...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 8:02 PM
Costa Rica was supposed to have gone home a long time ago.
Before Brazil, it had qualified for only three World Cups, making it out of the group stage once. It was no better than the third-best qualifier from its own region.
But Saturday the little...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Goalkeeping is a lonely existence. You stand in front of the goal, often reduced to a spectator, as your 10 teammates zip up and down the field. The blame aimed your way often overwhelms the plaudits. Anyone with a fragile psyche need not apply.