2014 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 the honor of lifting the most recognized trophy in sports with a tooth-and-nail 1-0 victory in a final as terrifically […]

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Biting opponents, racist comments — all that looked to be behind Luis Suarez, as soccer’s bad boy was maturing into a star for his club and country. Then, the old habit that most people leave behind in nursery school cropped up again in front of an audience of millions. Faced with […]

Authorities said Team USA Soccer goalie Hope Solo seemed to be under the influence when they took her into custody for domestic violence. Cops told…

Authorities said Team USA Soccer goalie Hope Solo seemed to be under the influence when they took her into custody for domestic violence. Cops told…

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Germany was supposed to be a team that would melt in Brazil’s tropics, and the United States was supposed to be a team that can’t beat Ghana. Both teams flipped the scripts on Monday and find themselves tied atop Group G. In Salvador, Thomas Mueller scored a hat trick and […]

SAO PAULO (AP) — Prostitutes in one of Brazil’s biggest cities are beginning to sign up for free English classes ahead of this year’s Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup. Cida Vieira, president of the Association of Prostitutes in the city of Belo Horizonte, said Tuesday that 20 have already signed up for the courses […]