Lionel Messi finally found a way through Iran's defensive wall with a superb goal in stoppage time to give Argentina a 1-0 victory on Saturday and a place in the World Cup knockout stages.
U.S. women's soccer star Hope Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home early Saturday on charges of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew, police said.
Miroslav Klose rescued a point for Germany, and he tied the World Cup scoring record in the process.
St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright tossed eight strong innings, and Matt Holliday broke an eighth-inning tie with a run-scoring double to lead the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over Philadelphia that snapped the Phillies' season-high five-game winning streak on Saturday.
Dustin Ackley drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out ninth inning single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Royals 2-1 on Saturday.
U.S. team spokesman Michael Kammarman did not reveal the severity of the strain. The Americans have just three days off between this weekend's game in Manaus and their first-round finale in Recife on June 26.
Sam Bradford, who had left knee surgery five months ago, says his rehab is right on schedule.
Anibal Sanchez (4-2) allowed five hits and a walk in seven innings, keeping the Kansas City offense quiet even though he failed to strike out a batter. Joba Chamberlain pitched the eighth, and Joe Nathan finished for his 14th save in 18 chances.
Greece and Japan played to a scoreless draw Thursday, with the Greeks hanging on despite playing with 10 men from the 35th minute on.
Driven on by a partisan pro-Colombian crowd that turned the Estadio Nacional into a sea of yellow, the South Americans scored through James Rodriguez and substitute Juan Quintero in a devastating six-minute spell in the second half to beat Ivory Coast 2-1 on Thursday.
The Kansas City Chiefs will head into training camp next month with just as many questions as they had in their first season under Andy Reid, but none of them seem to bother him.
In his return from a lengthy rehabilitation of his left knee, Luis Suarez scored two goals to seal a 2-1 win for Uruguay against England on Thursday at the World Cup in Sao Paulo.
Ryan Howard homered and drove in three runs and rookie David Buchanan pitched into the eighth inning Thursday night to spark the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.