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1 year 7 months ago

Security will be high at FIFA World Cup

A top official with soccer's world governing body said security will be stepped up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as a result of the bombings in Boston. During a visit to Haiti, FIFA's Secretary-General said World Cup security will include secret service agents, police officers, the military...

4 years 4 months ago

American killed in Uganda World Cup explosion

Officials in Uganda's capital, Kampala, say 64 people died in simultaneous bombings of World Cup soccer viewing crowds. Two blasts bearing the hallmarks of international terrorists ripped through crowds at a rugby club and a restaurant in Kampala. At least one American was killed. Several other Americans were among the...

4 years 4 months ago

Spain beats Netherlands 1-0 for World Cup

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Andres Iniesta scored late in extra time, lifting Spain to a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands for its first World Cup title. Iniesta broke free inside the penalty area Sunday, took a pass from Cesc Fabregas and put the ball just past the outstretched arms of goalkeeper...

4 years 5 months ago

US rallies to tie Slovenia 2-2

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The United States rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit on goals by Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley to tie Slovenia 2-2 in their Group C match Friday. Bradley, the coach's son, scored in the 82nd minute after picking up Jozy Altidore's header. Landon Donovan had made it...

4 years 5 months ago

Tweets fly when goals are scored

When a World Cup goal is scored, Twitter celebrates. The social networking site is seeing record traffic every time a big goal is scored in the soccer tournament. Though Twitter normally sees about 750 tweets per second on an average day, there were a record 2,940 tweets per second after...

4 years 9 months ago

FIFA eyes African stimulants

FIFA is concerned that players at the World Cup could use undetectable stimulants derived from traditional African medicines that aren't currently banned substances. FIFA medical committee chairman Michel D'Hooghe told The Associated Press on Sunday he wants the World Anti-Doping Agency to analyze some African plants that could give athletesan...

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