Jan 12, 2014

Neureuther wins giant slalom

Defending champion Ted Ligety and Bode Miller skied out of their runs on the bumpy course of the World Cup giant slalom race won by Felix Neureuther of Germany on Saturday. Ligety, third after the first run, was poised to take the lead but ...

Elite force to guard World Cup matches

Jan 4, 2014

Elite force to guard World Cup matches

Brazil will put a 10,000-strong elite security force on standby at the soccer World Cup to prevent a repeat of the disorder that marred the Confederations Cup last year, the Justice Ministry announced Friday. The government has warned it will not tolerate protests like ...

Zaccheroni leaving door to World Cup squad open

Jan 1, 2014

Zaccheroni leaving door to World Cup squad open

JEF United Chiba’s Seiichiro Maki was Japan’s surprise pick for the 2006 World Cup, Jubilo Iwata’s Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi for 2010. Alberto Zaccheroni has been largely conservative in his squad selection since taking over for Takeshi Okada four years ago but now, with six months ...

Brazil prepares for street protests at World Cup

Dec 4, 2013

Brazil prepares for street protests at World Cup

Few things could damage the image of Brazil more than violent street protests during the World Cup. Demonstrations during June’s Confederations Cup — the World Cup warm-up — caught Brazil’s police and military police by surprise. There will be no surprises this time, on ...