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  • Friendly against Nigeria gives U.S. strong final tuneup for World Cup

    Friendly against Nigeria gives U.S. strong final tuneup for World Cup
    The country will get one last look Saturday at the U.S. men's national team ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. The friendly against Nigeria, though, is far from a final dress rehearsal. The U.S. will look to show improvement from its first two send-off...
  • Jozy Altidore's two goals lift U.S. men's team past Nigeria, 2-1

    Jozy Altidore's two goals lift U.S. men's team past Nigeria, 2-1
    The goal was a simple tap-in, but the finish itself could prove to be a crucial lift for the U.S. men's national team ahead of the World Cup. Jozy Altidore got an elusive goal in the 31st minute of the U.S. team's 2-1 win over Nigeria on Saturday, and...
  • World Cup of hurt: A look at standouts stung by injury

    The sport known as football almost everywhere beyond our borders bears few similarities to the USA's heavily padded version. Here is one timely likeness: The roll call of ailing players scratched from the tournament is long enough to resemble the NFL...
  • U.S. officials frustrated by Nigeria's response to girls' kidnapping

    As American military and intelligence specialists joined the hunt for Nigeria’s missing schoolgirls, U.S. officials expressed frustration Thursday with the country’s inability to act on fresh intelligence about the Boko Haram extremists who...
  • Jozy Altidore ends goal drought during U.S. win over Nigeria

    JACKSONVILLE — The goal was a simple tap-in, but the finish itself could prove to be a crucial lift for the U.S. men's national team ahead of the World Cup. Jozy Altidore got an elusive goal in the 31st minute of the U.S. team's 2-1 win over...
  • Boko Haram militants kidnap up to 30 Nigerian women: report

    Boko Haram militants kidnap up to 30 Nigerian women: report
    Suspected Islamist Boko Haram militants have kidnapped up to 30 women from nomadic settlements in Nigeria's northeast, close to where the group abducted more than 200 schoolgirls, residents and Nigerian media said. Villagers from Chibok, where the...
  • Bosnia bows out with win over Iran

    Bosnia bows out with win over Iran
    SALVADOR, Brazil -- Bosnia-Herzegovina exited its inaugural World Cup on a high note on Wednesday, notching a 3-1 win over Iran at the Arena Fonte Nova. Bosnia was a bit unlucky to lose a pair of one-goal games to start the tournament, but the team goes...
  • Nigeria investigating possible mass kidnapping: source

    Nigeria investigating possible mass kidnapping: source
    Nigerian security forces are investigating a possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno where Boko Haram Islamist militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls two months ago, a security source said on Tuesday. If confirmed,...
  • World Cup round-up: FIFA charges Luis Suarez in biting incident

    World Cup round-up: FIFA charges Luis Suarez in biting incident
    FIFA has charged Luis Suarez for the biting incident in Tuesday's World Cup win over Uruguay. It is the third such incident in Suarez's career, and if the panel finds Suarez guilty of the assault, he can be banned for between two matches and 24 months....
  • Nigeria and Iran battle to scoreless draw

    CURRITIBA, Brazil -- Opening play in Group F, Nigeria and Iran played to a listless, 0-0 draw, the first of its kind in the 2014 World Cup at the Arena de Baixada. Despite a few early chances for the Super Eagles, there was nothing to split the teams on...
  • Messi, Rojo lead Argentina past Nigeria

    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil -- Lionel Messi continued his scoring tear with two goals at the Estadio Beira-Rio on Wednesday, but it was Marcos Rojo's second-half strike that gave Argentina a 3-2 victory over Nigeria. Messi opened the scoring in the third...