off

BRAZIL BEAT: Tripping to World Cup in orange van

Laurens Kraal, left and Udo Van Heteren stand next to their Kombi van after driving from Bolivia to Brazil at the Oranjecamping site during the 2014 soccer World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. The group of seven Dutch men arrived at Sao Paulo after a 13-day...
off

Nani give Portugal 1-0 lead over US at halftime

Portugal’s Nani celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte) Portugal’s Nani celebrates after scoring the...
off

BRAZIL BEAT: Argentinian announcer stokes rivalry

Argentina’s Lionel Messi, second right, celebrates after scoring the first goal during the group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Argentina won 1-0. (AP Photo/Jon Super)...
off

Asia having a terrible World Cup; Russia too

Algerian players embrace as South Korean players bow their heads after the group H World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Algeria won the match 4-2. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) Algerian...

AP sources: Knicks’ Anthony headed for free agency

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is putting himself on the free agent market. Anthony has informed the New York Knicks of his long-expected plans, two people with knowledge of the details said Sunday. Anthony had a Monday deadline to terminate the final year of his...
off

Ronaldo plays for Portugal against US at World Cup

In this photograph taken with a slow shutter, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo works out during a training session at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Portugal will play against the United States in group G of the 2014 soccer World Cup on June 22....
off

BRAZIL BEAT: Patient Brazil fans rewarded by Cesar

Brazil’s goalkeeper Julio Cesar smiles during a press conference after a training session of the Brazilian national soccer team in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Brazil plays in group A of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Andre Penner) Brazil’s...
off

Algeria beat South Korea 4-2 in Group H

Algeria’s Madjid Bougherra kicks the ball away from South Korea’s Son Heung-min (9) during the group H World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super) Algeria’s...