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Mandzukic scores 2 as Croatia beats Cameroon 4-0

Mario Mandzukic scored two goals Wednesday to keep Croatia in the mix at the World Cup with a 4-0 win over 10-man Cameroon, which will be going home after the group stage.

Spaniards stunned by 2-0 World Cup loss to Chile

It was Spain's second loss in Brazil after a 5-1 rout by the Netherlands. And the result ended any hope the team has of advancing, a bitter end for a football dynasty that has been ranked No. 1 in the world for years and won the European Championship in 2008 and 2012 plus the 2010 World Cup.

Spain's World Cup reign ended by 2-0 loss to Chile

Spain's famed passing game failed against a high-tempo, tenacious Chile team, its era ending in the storied Maracana Stadium filled mostly with noisy Chilean supporters.

Mets' Colon too much in 3-2 win over Cardinals

Lynn was philosophical about the 41-year-old Colon's first extra-base hit of his career and first hit — period — in nine years that keyed the rally that helped the New York Mets win 3-2 Wednesday.

Guthrie, Royals win 10th straight, edge Tigers 2-1

Omar Infante added a solo homer and Jeremy Guthrie pitched impressively into the seventh inning, helping the Royals extend their longest winning streak in 20 years with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

Americans' defense does job in win against Ghana

For all the times the Americans heard how inexperienced their back line would be heading into the World Cup, they're riding high with confidence after Monday's 2-1 opening win against Ghana. The victory greatly increased their odds of advancing out of a talented Group G, which earned the nickname "Group of Death" the moment the draw came out.

Netherlands edges Australia 3-2 in World Cup

The Netherlands are on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup knockout rounds after fending off a belligerent Australia 3-2 on Wednesday to follow up its opening 5-1 rout of defending champion Spain.

Trademark board rules against Washington team name

The decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is similar to one it issued in 1999. That ruling was overturned in 2003.

Chiefs QB Murray roots on bro on 'Bachelorette'

The younger of the brothers, Aaron is no stranger to the spotlight. The former Georgia star finished his college career holding SEC records for completions, yards passing, touchdown passes and total offense, parlaying all that success into a shot to play for the Chiefs.

Hendrick on a roll with Johnson, Gordon, Earnhardt

After five straight Sprint Cup victories — including three by defending champion Jimmie Johnson — Hendrick now holds the top three spots in the points standings, and even rival driver Brad Keselowski concedes that when it comes to engines, at least, nothing is likely to change.

Djokovic, Serena seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon

Djokovic, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, was ranked No. 2 but was given the top seeding by the All England Club ahead of top-ranked Rafael Nadal.

Fans cheer for Mexico, Brazil in scoreless World Cup game

A few dedicated fans watched Mexico tie the World Cup host team Brazil on Tuesday afternoon.

Jozy Altidore to have injured hamstring examined

Altidore underwent an MRI exam on his injured left hamstring Tuesday after the U.S. squad returned to its Sao Paulo headquarters from Monday night's 2-1 victory against Ghana.

U.S. turns attention to weekend game vs Portugal

The U.S. opened the World Cup with a thrilling 2-1 win over nemesis Ghana on John Brooks' 86th-minute goal. But Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Matt Besler and Alejandro Bedoya all got hurt to various degrees. Altidore, taken off on a stretcher after straining his left hamstring, appears unlikely to play against the Portuguese this weekend.

American Outlaws celebrate World Cup victory with a lot of noise

The Columbia chapter of the American Outlaws is the biggest soccer fan club in the city. They are hosting watch parties at McNally's for all of Team USA's matches. 

Williams putting stamp on Rams' defense

The 55-year-old Williams is well into his second stint with coach Jeff Fisher and he's been a vocal presence at workouts the last two weeks. Players, especially the rookies, don't want to get him riled.

Chiefs' Houston no-show for mandatory minicamp

The Chiefs were practicing Tuesday for the first time since releasing cornerback Brandon Flowers. The move last Friday saves the Chiefs about $7.25 million against the salary cap this season and $7.5 million next season, money that could be used in Houston's deal.

Dempsey should be able to play with broken nose

Dempsey scored 30 seconds into Monday's 2-1 win over Ghana, then was bloodied by a shin to the face from defender John Boye when they battled for a header in the 33rd minute.

Brooks' goal happened just like in a dream

Just four minutes after Andre Ayew's 82nd-minute goal wiped out a lead Clint Dempsey had given the U.S. just 30 seconds in, John Brooks outjumped Ghana's John Boye to meet Graham Zusi's corner kick and bounced an 8-yard header past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey.

Wacha gets key outs, Cardinals beat Mets 5-2

Michael Wacha escaped a pair of jams with strikeouts, and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped a fifth-inning tie en route to a 5-2 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

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