FIFA World Cup

Lucke Ehret, center, of Mannheim, Germany, celebrates with fellow fans after Germany defeated Argentina in the World Cup soccer final in Brazil, at a viewing party in Centennial Olympic Park, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest […]

07/14/2014

Seattle Sounders' Andy Rose, right, battles for the ball with Chivas USA's Marco Delgado, left, in the second half of a MLS soccer match, Sept. 4, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

US Under-20 Men’s National Soccer to play in Carson Tournament

CARSON (CNS) – One day after the end of World Cup 2014, a four-team international soccer tournament featuring players who could represent the United States in future World Cups will begin in Carson today. The […]

07/14/2014

Argentina's Lionel Messi spits up as Germany's Mats Hummels walks by during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Messi vomits in World Cup final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Argentina captain Lionel Messi vomited during the World Cup final, as he has done on many occasions both for Argentina and club team Barcelona. It was during the first half […]

07/13/2014

Argentina's Lionel Messi walks up the tribune to collect the second place trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won 1-0. Germany won 1-0.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Messi wins award as best player at World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lionel Messi has received the award for best player of the World Cup, minutes after his Argentina team lost the final 1-0 to Germany. Messi was selected ahead of Thomas […]

07/13/2014

Germany's Toni Kroos center screams as Germany's players celebrate after winning on extra time at the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won 1-0.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Germany wins terrifically entertaining World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends. The now four-time world champions, the first European team to win it on South American soil, earned […]

07/13/2014

Netherlands' Arjen Robben goes down under a challenge from Argentina's Martin Demichelis during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

SAO PAULO (AP) — Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout. Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina […]

07/09/2014

German supporters celebrate after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won the match 7-1. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Germany’s World Cup victory sets Twitter sports record

NEW YORK (AP) — It won’t be what Brazil’s fans will remember, but the first World Cup semifinal is the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history. The social media company says there were 35.6 […]

07/09/2014

Germany's Mesut Ozil, left, and Brazil's Maicon go for a header during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany. Nobody ever expected this. The Germans tore apart Brazil’s porous defense time and time […]

07/08/2014

Netherlands' Arjen Robben celebrates after the Netherlands defeated Costa Rica 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Dribblers Messi and Robben face off in semifinal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Cup’s best dribblers — Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben — face off when Argentina and Netherlands meet in the semifinals. In Brazil, Robben has been quick, Messi has […]

07/07/2014

United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) dives to make a save as Matt Besler (5) watches with Belgium's Divock Origi (17) during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. At left is Belgium's Axel Witsel. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

World Cup online: Howard’s saves, streaming frenzy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Move over Chuck Norris, the Internet crowned a new hero this week — that’s U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard. The 35-year-old player became a Twitter sensation after an astounding 16 saves in […]

07/03/2014

Fire department personnel work to retrieve a body from a bus after retrieving it from underneath a collapsed bridge in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 3, 2014.  (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Unfinished overpass in World Cup project collapses

SAO PAULO (AP) — An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a World Cup host city, killing at least two people and trapping a commuter bus, two construction trucks and a car, Brazilian authorities said. […]

07/03/2014

Jose Rodriguez, from left, Mark Dickinson, Luke Cantin, and Christian react to play early in a World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack)

Nielsen: 21.6 million viewers for Belgium game

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 21.6 million people watched Belgium knock out the United States soccer team in the World Cup on U.S. television — an impressive total for a weekday afternoon that almost […]

07/02/2014

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