RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A European presence in the World Cup semifinals is assured as Germany and France meet at the Maracana on today, looking to shrug off stumbling wins in the second round that exposed frailties in both teams.
SAO PAULO (AP) - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Adam Wainwright allowed four hits over 7 2/3 innings, Matt Carpenter continued to feast on San Francisco pitching and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a scoring drought, beating the Giants 2-0 Wednesday night.
MIAMI (AP) - Henderson Alvarez's a pitcher, and that's not his only position. He'll throw a batter out at first base while sitting on the mound. He'll lie flat on his back while watching a teammate make a play.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - The murder 20 years ago Wednesday of a Colombian soccer player who had accidentally scored for the other side, helping eliminate his team from the World Cup, stands in stark contrast to the national squad's celebrated success this time around.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller pleaded no contest Tuesday to a misdemeanor disturbing the peace charge stemming from an argument with his former fiancee that led to his arrest March 5.
PARIS (AP) - Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay. Hardly the sort of grace and precision the world has come to expect from the 17-time Grand Slam champion.
NEW YORK (AP) - American Pharoah arrived in New York on Tuesday to begin final preparations for this weekend's Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Andrew McCutchen had four hits and drove in two runs, Pedro Alvarez drove in a pair and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the 10th time in 12 games, beating the San Francisco Giants 7-4 Tuesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - When NBA union chief Michele Roberts watched Stephen Curry return to a game after his head slammed against the floor and he walked woozily to the locker room, she immediately took a closer look at the league's concussion protocols.