The trial of a photographer charged with trying to defraud L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt started today, but was suspended to examine secretly made tapes in which Bettencourt discussed tax shelters with an adviser. Disaffection with elite privileges is rising in France.
There are more South American teams than European teams in the World Cup second round. That hasn't happened in decades. What's going on?
Japan fell 3-5 on penalty kicks at the end of a hard-fought scoreless Japan vs Paraguay match that revealed just how far Asian soccer has come.
Netherlands vs Slovakia and Brazil vs Chile face off on the World Cup schedule Monday as the Group of 16 sudden knock-out round continues.
World Cup results: No late comebacks this time as the US loses to Ghana 2 - 1.
Not since the USA made it to the semifinals of the inaugural World Cup in 1930 has it had such a clear chance to return. But in Ghana, the US faces a team with organization and collective grit.
1. Cristian Riveros's goal in the 86th minute sealed the deal for Paraguay in its 2-0 win over Slovakia in their June 20 match. He took the ball to his left in traffic then blasted it from the top of the 18 through three Slovakian defenders and into the back of the net.
VUVUZELAS: Worldwide audiences and soccer stars – including Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi – have complained about the incessant high-pitched whine of the long plastic horns, called vuvuzelas, seen here at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. That reignited calls to ban the vuvuzela, but FIFA chief Sepp Blatter put an end to that discussion early in the tournament. A Cape Town businessman has touted his design for a slightly quieter vuvuzela that reduces the tuneless horn's sound output from a deafening 134 decibels to a more manageable 121 decibels. That sounds good.
United States vs. Algeria, England vs. Slovenia, Australia vs. Serbia, and Ghana vs. Germany are on the World Cup schedule Wednesday. Only four teams will move on to the next round.
UCLA center fielder Beau Amaral tries in vain to reach a three-run triple ball hit by TCU's Taylor Featherston in the seventh inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., on Monday evening.