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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.

Altidore to miss U.S. World Cup game against Portugal

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.

Rams QB Bradford not worried about knee

Sam Bradford, who had left knee surgery five months ago, says his rehab is right on schedule.

Tigers end Royals' 10-game run with 2-1 victory

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.

Draw keeps Greece, Japan in the running for knockout stage at World Cup

Greece and Japan played to a scoreless draw Thursday, with the Greeks hanging on despite playing with 10 men from the 35th minute on.

Colombia beats Ivory Coast, secures 2nd-round spot

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.

Kansas City Chiefs embrace challenges as minicamp ends

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.

Luis Suarez's return powers Uruguay past England in huge World Cup game

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 puts Phillies past Cardinals in his home town

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.

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.