Jul 17, 2014

Ebola survivor shunned as a 'zombie' joins fight against virus

Jamila got a cold reception when she returned home after 12 days in an isolation ward battling the Ebola virus in her hometown of Conakry, Guinea’s capital. Though she survived, Jamila was fired from her job as a philosophy teacher because her school feared ...

Ronaldo scores at last, but too late to help Portugal

Jun 27, 2014

Ronaldo scores at last, but too late to help Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo finally made his mark at the 2014 World Cup — but it came too late to spare Portugal an early exit from Brazil. The world player of the year broke his scoring drought at the tournament with an 80th-minute winner in Portugal’s ...

Dempsey scores early, Brooks late as U.S. edges Ghana

Jun 17, 2014

Dempsey scores early, Brooks late as U.S. edges Ghana

The U.S. defeated Ghana 2-1 in their Group G match as John Brooks responded with the decisive goal after Andre Ayew had tied the game late in the second half on Monday. Clint Dempsey scored 32 seconds into the contest to put the U.S. ...

Dec 22, 2013

Ghana's electronic graveyard gives, takes

by Afua Hirsch

The orange flesh of a papaya is like an oval gash in the landscape at Agbogbloshie, Ghana’s vast dumping site for electronic waste, where everything is smeared and stained with mucky hues of brown and sooty black. A woman kneels among the carcasses of ...

Three second-half goals carry Japan past Ghana

Sep 10, 2013

Three second-half goals carry Japan past Ghana

by Andrew Mckirdy

Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa sparked a second-half fightback as Japan came from a goal behind to beat Ghana 3-1 in a friendly on Tuesday night. Frank Acheampong sent the West Africans into halftime with a shock lead at Nissan Stadium after opening the ...

Japan, Ghana exhibit contrast in styles

Sep 9, 2013

Japan, Ghana exhibit contrast in styles

Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni urged his players to hone their touch in front of goal against Ghana on Tuesday — or risk being embarrassed by another of the world’s top teams. The Asian champions coasted past Guatemala 3-0 on Friday in Osaka, but Zaccheroni ...

Zaccheroni focused on improving team defense

Aug 29, 2013

Zaccheroni focused on improving team defense

by Andrew Mckirdy

National team manager Alberto Zaccheroni has pledged to stick by his embattled defenders, insisting on Thursday he would not swap them for anyone else in the world. Japan takes on friendly opponents Guatemala in Osaka on Sept. 6 and Ghana in Yokohama four days ...