Alcides Escobar tied a career high with four RBIs on two doubles and Salvador Perez homered to lift the Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
The instructions from coach Marc Wilmots for Tuesday's game are clear — he expects Hazard "to take charge of the match" and "impose himself as a leader."
The Americans try to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2002 when they play Belgium on Tuesday.
Altidore has 23 goals in 71 international appearances and is the top forward on the American roster.
"You don't have to play fantastic every match," Germany coach Joachim Loew said. "You have to win."
France's forward line had made headlines with eight goals in its opening two group games, but there was little flair on display in a hard-fought contest against the African champions.
Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Pierce bring added gravitas to this year's free agent class. And LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade are back on the market.
Kidd went 44-38 in his only season as Nets coach, but then sought control of the basketball operations department and was denied. The Nets gave him permission to talk to other teams about a job.
It's the first time in 103 years that no U.S. men or women have reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon.
Ending a unified protest in Uruguay by everyone from Suarez to teammates, fans and even the country's president that the star striker had done nothing wrong, the Liverpool player on Monday offered an apology to Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Omar Infante capped a seven-run inning with his first career grand slam Friday, and Kansas City held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 on a rough night for starting pitchers.
Rodriguez scored one of the best goals of the tournament and added a second to put Colombia into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time with a 2-0 win over Uruguay on Saturday — setting up a meeting with Brazil.
Wade told the Heat on Saturday that he is opting out of the final two years and nearly $42 million in his contract, and will become a free agent on Tuesday — the same decision that LeBron James revealed earlier in the week.
Alize Cornet of France beat the world's No. 1 player 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday in the third round, the earliest Serena Williams has exited Wimbledon in a decade.
The St. Louis Cardinals helped them to a 3-1 victory over Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
Neither rain nor the Kansas City Royals could stop the Los Angeles Angels from winning again.
Luis Suarez told FIFA's disciplinary panel that he did not deliberately bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.
With the score level at 1-1 on Saturday, Brazil was inches away from an early exit when Chile forward Mauricio Pinilla hit the crossbar in the final moments of extra time.
For a country in the political throes of separatism, the World Cup is providing almost a surreal glue of unity.
Pinch-hitter Justin Turner delivered an RBI single in the eighth off Adam Wainwright, and Los Angeles edged the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 Thursday night.