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FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be played June 12 through July 13 in Brazil. The tournament features 32 teams at 12 venues in nine host cities. Spain won the 2010 World Cup, its first, and Italy won the 2006 cup, the country's fourth title. Full Coverage.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be played June 12 through July 13 in Brazil. The tournament features 32 teams at 12 venues in nine host cities. Spain won the 2010 World Cup, its first, and Italy won the 2006 cup, the country's fourth title. Full Coverage. « Show less

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  • European roundup - City and Barca turn heat up on leaders

    Manchester City's David Silva struck twice as they beat Crystal Palace 3-0 to join Chelsea at the top of the Premier League this weekend while Lionel Messi's double helped Barcelona to a 5-0 La Liga win over Cordoba. The top two in England have 39 points...
  • Real Madrid claims another trophy with Club World Cup victory

    Real Madrid outclassed San Lorenzo of Argentina, 2-0, in the Club World Cup final to put a crown on its status as the best club in world football. The cup added to Madrid's 2014 trophy haul of Champions League, Copa del Rey, and European Super Cup,...
  • Scandals leave cloud over memorable 2014

    A year which was supposed to showcase the virtues of modern sport was instead smeared by a series of scandals that exposed the ugly underbelly of the games people love. On the fields of play, the action in 2014 was at times breathtaking. A German team,...
  • Germany triumphant, Brazil eclipsed in dramatic year

    A superb World Cup featuring one of the greatest upsets in the sport's history, Germany's fourth title and the duel between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be the world's best were among the soccer highlights of 2014. Real Madrid's long-awaited...
  • Trexlertown regular Bobby Lea leads World Cup omnium cycling standings

    Trexlertown regular Bobby Lea leads World Cup omnium cycling standings
    The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio are still 21 months away, but Bobby Lea has begun his push for his third berth on the U.S. men's cycling team. With one event to go, the Topton resident and regular at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in...
  • USA polo squad to host Italy Dec. 28

    The USA Water Polo Men's Senior National Team will return to action later this month for an exhibition match against the Italian Men's National Team. The teams will meet at 2 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Newport Harbor High, 600 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach. It...
  • Nyman in a hurry to land leading role

    Steven Nyman wants to become more than a one-race wonder. The 32-year-old claimed a third career World Cup downhill victory on Friday, all of which have come on the testing Saslong course at the Italian resort of Val Gardena. Now, the man who used to...
  • FIFA to publish Garcia report on World Cup bidding process 'in appropriate form'

    FIFA to publish Garcia report on World Cup bidding process 'in appropriate form'
    MARRAKECH, Morocco -- FIFA's executive committee has unanimously agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" of the report on the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but gave no indication of when it might happen. Soccer's...
  • Rio de Janeiro preparations on track - mayor

    Preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games are on track and facilities are set to be delivered on time, the mayor of host city Rio de Janeiro said on Friday. Speaking at a press conference, Mayor Eduardo Paes said the main hurdles to preparations had...
  • Fighting Blatter says he will not abandon FIFA

    Sepp Blatter declared FIFA's crisis to be over on Friday and said he would not abandon soccer's governing body. "We have been in a crisis (but) with the decision of the executive committee today, the crisis has stopped," the 78-year-old Swiss told...
  • Cheerful Pele leaves hospital after health scare

    A cheerful Pele left hospital on Tuesday after a month of treatment for kidney stones and a urinary tract infection, joking that he was fit again and preparing to play for Brazil in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 74-year old former Santos and...