GOLF |BRITISH | Open Crane makes last-minute trip with hopes of playing

Ben Crane faced long odds of getting into the British Open, and an even longer trip to get to Royal Liverpool. And he left without playing a single hole. Crane arrived in

CYCLING TOUR | Kristoff wins 12th stage, Nibali keeps lead

Alexander Kristoff, in a solo show of opportunistic racing, won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint and Vincenzo Nibali kept the yellow jersey yessterday. Kristoff emerged

F1 | German drivers eying rare success in home GP

UEFA has decided to keep Ukrainian and Russian clubs from playing each other "until further notice" because of the continuing unrest between the neighboring countries. European football's governing body made

One down, one to go: Rio Olympics next for Brazil

Brazil just pulled off the World Cup. Next up is Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympics, which poses an even bigger challenge. Cement trucks are busy, creating billowing dust clouds, and

US Concussion expert: World Cup sets bad example

World Cup organizers repeatedly failed to follow their own concussion protocol and then failed to take advantage of the international interest in the tournament to teach football fans and young

BRAZIL’S UPSIDE-DOWN CUP | Bad on field, good off

For Brazil, it was the upside-down World Cup. Brazilians lost at what they were certain they would win — soccer — and won where so many expected failure — organization. For years,

Ticket-scalping suspect surrenders

A top figure in an alleged illegal World Cup ticket-scalping scheme surrendered to Brazilian officials yesterday, four days after police labeled him a fugitive, his lawyer said. Ray Whelan, a British

Germany prints victory stamps before final

Germany's Deutsche Post AG took a gamble on the outcome of the World Cup final — and it paid off. Before the match even began the former state monopoly had printed

Scolari out as Brazil coach

Globo TV and other news outlets said yesterday that Scolari will not remain as coach after the national team’s failure to win the World Cup at home. Scolari said after Brazil’s

GERMANY – 1, ARGENTINA – 0 (EXTRA TIME) | United Germany stands at the top of the world

United they stand, right at the top of the football world. And right on South American soil. Germany won its fourth World Cup title, but its first since a country torn apart

Argentine celebration marred by violence

Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of rock-throwing vandals who disturbed a rally by Argentines celebrating their team’s gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss

Brazil protests fizzled, but roots of anger remain

The protesters who many feared would wreck Brazil's World Cup party failed to show up. While the national team fell short of claiming the coveted championship, the country at least

BRAZIL – 0 , NETHERLANDS – 3 | Dejected Brazilians watch another World Cup loss

Brazilians already downhearted at missing out on reaching the World Cup final watched in dismay yesterday as their national team lost to the Netherlands 3-0 in the third-place match. Across the

MATCH OF THE DAY | Germany all favorite against Argentina

Mattias Karen, Sports Writer, Rio de Janeiro Advantage: Argentina AP / Odds by Betfair Germany v Argentina Home 2.38, Draw 3.3, Away 3.35 The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine,

HISTORY IN THE MAKING | Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches final

Chris Lehourites Sports Writer, Belo Horizonte 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

Scolari apologizes for WCup failure: “Worst day of my professional life”

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari apologized to fans for failing to lead the host to the World Cup final, saying the "catastrophic" defeat to Germany marked the "worst day" of

Brazil tries to come to grips with big loss

Jenny Barchfield & Adriana Gomez Licon, Rio de Janeiro Catastrophic. Suffering. A Historic Humiliation. Those were just some of the apocalyptic headlines Brazilian newspapers used online to describe the national soccer team's stunning

Germany delighted, astonished by Brazil rout

Germans awoke yesterday to discover the 7-1 demolition of Brazil in their World Cup semifinal was not a delightful dream but a scarcely believable reality. The front-page headline in the country's