Pro Sports

Dutch beat Chile 2-0 to top Group B

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal can, it seems, do no wrong at this World Cup. He sent on replacements Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay in the second half of the match against Chile on Monday and they scored both goals in a 2-0 win that confirmed the Dutch as Group B winners with a maximum nine points.


Europe stuttering to lowest 2nd round numbers

Ahead of Monday's matches, only the Netherlands and Belgium are guaranteed to reach the second round after winning their first two games. However, only a remarkable set of results will prevent France from joining them after its two convincing victories.

Speculation mounts about Carl Edwards' future with Roush Fenway

Carl Edwards' win on Sunday at Sonoma Raceway was his second of the season and locked him into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

U.S.-Portugal game scores viewership goal

The Nielsen company said that Sunday's World Cup soccer match between the United States and Portugal was seen by an average of 24.7 million viewers on ESPN and Univision.

The curse of the NBA big man always affects drafts

Big men offer big risks and often, big problems in the NBA.

Duncan back for Spurs in 2014-15

Tim Duncan has decided to exercise the option on his contract for 2014-15 and will return next season.

Murray soaks it in as Wimbledon welcomes him back

Andy Murray briefly basked in the moment as he returned to Wimbledon as the defending champion.

Agent: Anthony loves NY, wants to explore options

Carmelo Anthony "loves being a Knick" but is headed for free agency because he wants to explore his options, his agent said.

Carl Edwards races to 1st career road course win

Carl Edwards' win is his first career victory on a road course, and he'd never been higher than third at Sonoma. More important, it was his second win of this season and locks him into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field.

Ellis bunt, 4 relievers help Cardinals top Phils

Mark Ellis drove in two runs, including the go-ahead score with a bunt, and the Cardinals got a scoreless effort from their bullpen to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Sunday.

Elias, Zunino lead Mariners over Royals for sweep

After winning 10 straight to move into first place in the AL Central, the Royals have dropped four in a row, three of them by 2-1 scores.

Oh so close, Americans wilt at end in Amazon heat

Varela's goal on a diving header off Cristiano Ronaldo's cross on the game's last play gave Portugal a 2-2 tie Sunday on an exhausting night in the rainforest capital.

U.S. can clinch advancement with win over Portugal

The United States is a win away from the knockout stage at the World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will stand in the way Sunday.

Nigeria eliminates Bosnia-Herzegovina, eyes knockout stage

Nigeria eliminated Bosnia-Herzegovina from World Cup contention with a 1-0 win over the tournament newcomers on Saturday, with Peter Odemwingie's first-half goal getting the African champions closer to the knockout stage.

U.S. prepares for Ronaldo, Portugal in crucial World Cup game

With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States.

Messi gives Argentina 1-0 Cup win over Iran

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.

Police: Soccer star Hope Solo arrested in assault

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's 15th World Cup goal draws Germany with Ghana

Miroslav Klose rescued a point for Germany, and he tied the World Cup scoring record in the process.

Rested Wainwright leads Cardinals to 4-1 win

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's go-ahead single gives Royals third-straight loss

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.