Eight accused of illegal World Cup betting in Vegas

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Federal authorities say eight people from Malaysia, China and Hong Kong are accused of operating…

Argentine World Cup celebration marred by violence

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Riot police used tear gas to disperse a group of vandals who disturbed a World Cup rally in Argentina…

Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in extra time

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With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany’s 24-year wait for another World Cup title…

Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

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Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout…

Germany’s WCup victory sets Twitter sports record

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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…

Argentine reporter killed while covering WCup in Brazil

Brazilian officials say an Argentine reporter covering the World Cup has been killed in a car accident caused when a vehicle…

World Cup scalping scandal continues in Brazil

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A World Cup ticket scalping case has revived a reputation FIFA tries hard to fight, and threatens to stain a tournament…

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

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Germany handed Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals…

Turtle predicts Brazil vs Germany’s result

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A so-called Oracle Turtle has made his pick for the world cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany…

FIFA takes no action over challenge on Neymar

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FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star’s World Cup…

2 World Cup ticket agents implicated in scalping

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Two official ticket agents were among four companies to have their remainingWorld Cup corporate hospitality tickets…

Brazilian boy can’t say his name – it’s too long

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A Brazilian boy is named after four French football players and the current Brazil manager…

Nielsen: 21.6 million viewers for Belgium game

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Nielsen says an estimated 21.6 million people watched Belgium knock out the U.S. soccer team in the World Cup …

FIFA asks magazine for proof of match-fixing

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FIFA expressed “substantial doubts” Wednesday about a German magazine’s claims that a World Cup game could have been fixed…

US goal keeper’s struggle with tourette syndrome

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Tim Howard may be household name as goalie of Team USA, but to his former teachers and coaches he’s a hometown hero…

Belgium holds on to beat US 2-1 in extra time

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Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne scored in extra time Tuesday to give Belgium a 2-1 win over the United States and a spot…

Suarez apologizes for biting opponent at World Cup

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Luis Suarez issued an apology to Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini for biting him during a World Cup match…

SKorea WCup team greeted with insults back home

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South Korean squad were tossed with toffees upon return home from Brazil by angry fans…

Fans take day off to watch World Cup USA vs. Germany

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Team USA lost to three-time champion Germany 1-0 Thursday but still earned a spot in the World Cup’s knockout round. Some of fans took time off from work to watch the game at SF Civic Center…

Christiano Ronaldo: Third haircut brings good luck

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World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo finally found a style that was good luck for scoring…

Germany beats the United States 1-0 in Group G

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Thomas Mueller scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Friday as Germany defeated the United States 1-0 …

Thousands in US watch World Cup match

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Thousands of eager Americans set work aside Thursday to watch the U.S. team play Germany in a key World Cup match…

FIFA statement on Luis Suarez’s ban for biting

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Transcript of the June 26 statement released by FIFA, football’s international governing body, outlining the sanctions…

Norwegian wins bet on Suarez World Cup bite

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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez’s practice of biting opponents seems to be a safe bet…

Mondragon becomes oldest World Cup player at 43

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Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon became the oldest player to compete at a World Cup…

Oracle octopus predicts Germany-USA match outcome

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World Cup Oracle Octopus Regina predicts outcome for Germany vs USA on Thursday’s game…

Asia having a terrible World Cup

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At midway point, the World Cup went from bad to worse for Asia and the tournament’s next host, Russia…

Three biting incident’s in Luis Suarez’s career

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Luis Suarez was embroiled in another biting controversy on Tuesday when the Uruguay striker appeared to sink his teeth into…

No deal to draw, say Germany and US before game

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Coach Klinsmann said team USA is going to play this game to win it…

Arrests in celebrations of Mexico World Cup win

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Police say four people were arrested in the LA area after celebrations of Mexico’s advancement into the next round of World Cup…