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.
The U.S. is on to the knockout stage at the World Cup after a 1-0 loss to Germany and Portugal's 2-1 win over Ghana in Brazil.
With Andrew Wiggins at No. 1, it was a big night for Canada and Kansas. And it better be the right one for the Cavaliers.
The U.S. lost 1-0 to Germany on Thursday, but the Americans were good enough to advance to the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time and good enough to hold onto the national attention that soccer has finally grabbed in America.
Reduced to 10 men for over half the match, Belgium still beat South Korea 1-0 on Thursday to finish atop of Group H and eliminate the last Asian team from the World Cup.
Coming off his most successful season at club level, this was supposed to be the World Cup where Cristiano Ronaldo underlined his new-found superiority over great rival Lionel Messi and his status as the game's best player.
It hasn't quite worked out that way.
A 1-1 draw against Russia on Thursday pushed the African nation into its first-ever tournament play portion of the World Cup.
As the younger Nadal began turning things around, evening the match at a set apiece on his opponent's double-fault, the older Nadal dispensed with any sense of decorum, leaping out his Centre Court seat, punching the air, and shouting "Vamos!"
Luis Suarez exits the World Cup with one of the longest bans in tournament history, and his reputation once again in tatters.
Tiger Woods' return to the course after a lingering back injury was more about getting through 18 holes than playing them well.
Former Missouri basketball players Jordan Clarkson and Jabari Brown are expected to be selected in Thursday's NBA Draft. They would be the fourth and fifth Tigers to be picked in the last three years.
Columbia residents have plenty of options to watch the USA-Germany game, which will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Lincecum retired the final 23 batters after walking Chase Headley in the second inning. Though the Padres hit a few balls hard, San Francisco fielders didn't need to make any exceptional plays to preserve Lincecum's gem.
Wade Davis plunked A.J. Ellis of the Dodgers with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning Wednesday night, sending Los Angeles to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Matt Adams homered and drove in two runs, Matt Holliday had three hits, and St. Louis came back to beat the Rockies 9-6 on Wednesday.
A revised settlement agreement filed in federal court in Philadelphia also eliminated a provision that barred anyone who gets concussion damages from the NFL from suing the NCAA or other amateur football leagues.
At age 34, Venus Williams is once again a factor at Wimbledon, the site of five of her seven major titles.
Faced with a smothering and frustrating Italian defense in a must-win World Cup game Tuesday, Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez bit an opponent.