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Sounders’ Yedlin adapting to newfound fame

SEATTLE – Most superstars don’t drive Subarus. Especially their grandparents’ hand-me-down Subaru with 265,000 miles on the odometer.


John Leicester: Messi missing signature World Cup moment

SAO PAULO – The World Cup can only hope that Lionel Messi is leaving his best for last. In the most important World Cup match to date in his epoch-shaping …


Brazil searches for effective strategy versus Germany

SAO PAULO, Brazil – There were a couple of things most fans wanted to see in the final games of this World Cup. Yet, neither will be on display in …


Brazilian gold-mining town home to country’s independence movement

OURO PRETO, Brazil – Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte lies a charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence. Ouro Preto, a UNESCO …


Neymar talks about injury, expects Brazil to win World Cup

Brazil star Neymar says his World Cup may be over because of a fractured vertebra but his dream of celebrating the title with his teammates at the Maracana Stadium next …


Dutch substitute keeper saves Netherlands in PK shootout

SALVADOR, Brazil – Louis van Gaal made the call, and Tim Krul made the saves. In another move that will only add to his reputation as a tactical mastermind, the …


World Cup Round-up: Mexico advances to knockout stage

One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico’s fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as “the boss” …


Mexico blasts Croatia to advance

Rafael Marquez’s pivotal goal from a header in the 72nd minute ignited a scoring burst, and Mexico surged into the World Cup’s knockout stage for a sixth straight time with …


Brazil 3-1 favorite, U.S. rises to 150-1 at World Cup

Brazil was made a 3-1 favorite to win the 2014 World Cup it will be hosting. The Brazilians remained at the same odds after Friday’s draw as they held going …


U.S. to play Ghana, Portugal, Germany at World Cup

The United States drew a daunting task for next year’s FIFA World Cup: difficult opponents, tropical venues and a wearying 9,000-mile zigzag journey across Brazil. The Americans and coach Jurgen …


32 teams, world of possibilities in World Cup draw

Thirty-two teams, a world of possibilities. The 31 countries that qualified for the 2014 World Cup and host nation Brazil will be hoping for the luck of the draw today …


Iowa storms back to beat Xavier in OT

Men’s basketball: Roy Devyn Marble scored 30 points before leaving with a leg injury, and No. 23 Iowa rallied from a 15-point, second-half deficit to beat Xavier 77-74 in overtime …


US clinches World Cup berth, beats Mexico 2-0

For more than two hours, the red-white-and-blue-clad crowd stood and sang “Dos a cero! Dos a cero!” over and over and over.