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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

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  • Men's giant slalom

    Men's giant slalom
    When: Feb. 19. Best of the U.S.: Ted Ligety, Bode Miller. Best of the rest: Marcel Hirscher (Austria), Alexis Pinturault (France). U.S. chances to medal: Ligety is the closest to a sure thing, although he finished ninth as the favorite four years...
  • Men's biathlon

    Men's biathlon
    When: Feb. 8, 10k sprint; Feb. 10, 12.5k pursuit; Feb. 13, individual 20k; Feb. 16, 15k mass start; Feb. 19, mixed relay (men 2-x-7.5km/women 2-x-6k); Feb. 22, 4-x-7.5k relay. Best of the U.S. men: Last year Tim Burke became the second U.S. biathlete to...
  • Luge relay

    Luge relay
    When: Feb. 13. Best of the U.S.: The U.S. Luge Association will select its relay members after assessing individual performances during the singles and doubles events. Best of the rest: The Germans lead the overall World Cup team relay standings...
  • Women's biathlon

    Women's biathlon
    When: Feb. 9, 7.5k sprint; Feb. 11, 10k pursuit; Feb. 14, individual 15k; Feb. 17, 12.5k mass start; Feb. 19, mixed relay (men 2-x-7.5km/women 2-x-6k); Feb. 21, 4-x-6k relay. Best of the U.S. women: Susan Dunklee's recent fourth in a World Cup race...
  • Men's two-man bobsled

    Men's two-man bobsled
    When: Feb. 16-17 Best of the U.S.: Pilot Steven Holcomb won the World Cup title last month, despite some frustration on European tracks. Best of the rest: Francesco Friedrich of Germany and Switzerland's Beat Hefti could make things tough for Holcomb....
  • Men's cross-country skiing

    Men's cross-country skiing
    When: Feb. 9, skiathlon 15k classic and 15k free; Feb. 11, sprint free; Feb. 14), 15k classic; Feb. 16, 4-x-10k relay; Feb. 19, team sprint classic; Feb. 23, 50k mass start free. Best of the U.S.: Shortly before the Games, Noah Hoffman was the top...
  • 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...
  • Women's cross-country skiing

    When: Feb. 8, skiathlon 7.5k classic and 7.5k free; Feb. 11, sprint free; Feb. 13, 10k classic; Feb. 15, 4-x-5k relay; Feb. 19, team sprint classic; Feb. 22, 30k mass start free. Best of the U.S.: Among the world's top sprinters, Kikkan Randall finished...
  • Slopes spring eternal for three-time medalist Julia Mancuso

    Slopes spring eternal for three-time medalist Julia Mancuso
    SOCHI, Russia — Three-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso doesn't give herself much chance in Monday's super-combined event at Rosa Khutor. It's the first women's Olympic Alpine event and, with U.S. star Lindsey Vonn out because of a knee injury,...
  • Luge: Men's singles

    Luge: Men's singles
    When: Feb. 8-9. Best of the U.S.: American Chris Mazdzer of Saranac Lake, N.Y., capped his career-best season with a fifth-place finish in the World Cup standings. Best of the rest: Germany's Felix Loch won gold in 2010 and is favored again in Sochi,...
  • Kate Hansen 'focused' on eve of Olympics debut

    Kate Hansen 'focused' on eve of Olympics debut
    With members of her family now having joined her in Sochi, Russia, Kate Hansen is zeroing in on her Winter Olympics debut. Hansen, a 2010 La CaƱada High graduate, will make her first Olympics run in the women’s singles luge on Monday at 6:30 a.m....