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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.
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. « Show less

Top FIFA World Cup Articles

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  • U.S. bobsledder Lauryn Williams' Olympic record has a bonus track

    Lauryn Williams' hamstring had failed her, but her competitive spirit was undamaged. Williams, who won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the 2004 Athens Olympics and a gold medal for running in the first heat of the U.S. women's 400-meter relay at...
  • 2014 bicycles take big changes for a spin

    2014 bicycles take big changes for a spin
    You'd think, after 125 years, that the simple bicycle wouldn't have many radical new ideas left. Well, the glacial pace of change on two wheels is a thing of the past. The 2014 models showcase at least four huge and practical changes: mountain-bike-...
  • Olympic hopeful Kate Hansen honed her luge skills on La Cañada hills

    I never saw her face. She was always moving too fast. I knew her only for her shiny helmet, blond ponytail, oversized basketball jersey and dumb guts. She would fly past me on her skateboard as I drove up my hilly street in La Cañada. She was...
  • For a mature Bode Miller, fifth trip to Olympics is all downhill

    Bode Miller can't get his toddler to sit still. The 9-month-old boy is squirming around the hotel room as if he's ready to jump in the start gate of the Sochi Olympic downhill. If you tell the kid to do one thing, Bode explains, he does the opposite....
  • Zach Parise named captain of U.S. men's Olympic hockey team

    Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild was appointed captain of the U.S. men’s hockey team for the upcoming Sochi Olympics, with Kings captain Dustin Brown and Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter appointed the alternate captains. Parise was an alternate...
  • The Sochi Olympics feel Lindsey Vonn's pain

    SOCHI, Russia — Moscow hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics but the Americans weren't there, and Los Angeles hosted the 1984 Games but the Soviets stayed home. The Houston Rockets claimed two NBA titles in the 1990s while Chicago Bulls star Michael...
  • For Baltimore-born Olympic luger Summer Britcher, risk-taking runs in her blood

    For Baltimore-born Olympic luger Summer Britcher, risk-taking runs in her blood
    She hails from a family of Baltimore firefighters, but Summer Britcher's life runs counter. She battles the ice. One of the youngest members of the Olympic luge team, Britcher, 19, is competing in her first Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Opening...
  • Brazil shopping malls become centers of controversy

    Brazil shopping malls become centers of controversy
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — As Brazil's economy powered forward over the last decade and millions rose out of poverty, shiny new shopping malls popped up as testament to a more prosperous society. In these temples of consumption, well-to-do families and...
  • Short-track speedskating: Men's 5,000 relay

    Short-track speedskating: Men's 5,000 relay
    When: Feb. 13, 21. U.S. chances to medal: J.R. Celski and Jordan Malone were bronze medalists in 2010 and will be on a team that's the U.S.' best shot at gold. Its World Cup team took two gold and one bronze to end the reason ranked No. 1 for the...
  • Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith visits Disney World

    Disney World embraced the D. That is, they made a little bit of history as Super Bowl XLVIII MVP and Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith visited the Magic Kingdom today to make good on his postgame promise of "I'm Going to Disney World."...
  • Winter Olympics: Fear and Hope Abound in Sochi

    Olympic swimming champion and sports broadcaster Donna de Varona is reporting for Variety on the scene in Sochi. She has attended every Olympic Games since 1960, with the exception of the 1980 Moscow games. Never before has the threat of terrorism been...