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Martin wins Tour 9th stage, Gallopin takes lead

MULHOUSE, France | German rider Tony Martin showed he has climbing skills to go with his speed by easily winning the hilly ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, while Frenchman Tony Gallopin took the yellow jersey from Vincenzo Nibali of Italy.

July 13, 2014 8:30 pm

Loew needs a title to prove he is a winner

RIO DE JANEIRO | Joachim Loew has shaped a talented German generation into an entertaining and successful team with a history of near misses. Germany needs to beat Argentina in Sunday's World Cup decider to finally make Loew a winner.

July 12, 2014 8:30 pm

Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish 3rd

BRASILIA, Brazil | Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.

July 12, 2014 6:00 pm
Without Neymar, attack not the focus for Brazil

Without Neymar, attack not the focus for Brazil

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil | With Neymar out and Brazil's forwards ineffective throughout the World Cup, it will be up to the team's defenders and midfielders to keep Brazil in contention at the World Cup.

July 07, 2014 8:30 pm
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June 26, 2014 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

June 20, 2014 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

June 19, 2014 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

Teams bring favorite foods with them to Brazil

SAO PAULO | Italy packed Parmesan, olive oil and prosciutto. The U.S. brought oatmeal, Cheerios, peanut butter and A1 Steak Sauce.

June 16, 2014 5:00 pm
US wins team sprint at Nordic worlds in Italy

US wins team sprint at Nordic worlds in Italy

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy | Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins gave the United States its first gold medal in cross-country skiing at the Nordic world championships Sunday with a victory in the women's team sprint.

February 24, 2013 9:30 pm
U.S. Steel Yard

U.S. Steel Yard

The RailCats open the season at U.S. Steel Yard in this 2010 file photo.

May 27, 2012 2:41 pm
Ex-US coach Bradley finding his footing in Egypt

Ex-US coach Bradley finding his footing in Egypt

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | When soccer riots broke out in Egypt in February, Bob Bradley did not hesitate to speak out despite having only just arrived as the new coach of the national team.

May 05, 2012 10:00 pm
2022 WCup organizers determined to beat the heat

2022 WCup organizers determined to beat the heat

DOHA, Qatar | Qatar has embarked on a campaign to silence critics who claim the tiny desert nation is too hot to host the 2022 World Cup, relying on an expensive effort that supporters say could one day expand the reach of the soccer's premier event into other arid regions.

September 11, 2011 10:00 pm
U.S. trying to stave off early elimination

U.S. trying to stave off early elimination

DRESDEN, Germany | The U.S. is the No. 1 team in the world, a two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist.

July 09, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Missed chances send U.S. to matchup with Brazil

Missed chances send U.S. to matchup with Brazil

WOLFSBURG, Germany | The Americans can't do things the easy way.

July 06, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Australia will play Sweden after rally victory

Australia will play Sweden after rally victory

LEVERKUSEN, Germany | Sweden picked a good time to beat the Americans at the women's World Cup for the first time, winning 2-1 Wednesday to avoid Brazil and five-time FIFA player of the year Marta in the quarterfinals.

July 06, 2011 10:00 pm
Imagine that, Cheney scores in 1st WCup appearance

Imagine that, Cheney scores in 1st WCup appearance

HEIDELBERG, Germany | When 11-year-old Lauren Cheney and her teammates went to watch the United States play Nigeria at the 1999 World Cup, they brought along playbooks so they could write down what they would do when it was their turn on soccer's biggest stage.

June 29, 2011 10:00 pm
Close games at the start of women's World Cup

Close games at the start of women's World Cup

FRANKFURT, Germany | Brazil and Norway became the latest tournament favorites to run into stubborn opposition at the women's World Cup on Wednesday, as both escaped with 1-0 wins.

June 29, 2011 10:00 pm
Palestinian soccer seeks points for statehood

Palestinian soccer seeks points for statehood

RAMALLAH, West Bank | For years, Palestinian soccer was disorganized, underfunded and hindered so much by Israeli travel restrictions that games were often forfeited because players couldn't arrive for kickoff.

June 17, 2011 10:00 pm
OFFBEAT: Famed animals offer amazing abilities and powers to fascinate

OFFBEAT: Famed animals offer amazing abilities and powers to fascinate

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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