Sports

A Tale of Two Halves: On Brazil's Nail-biting Victory over Chile
Much like the country, Brazil's performance against Chile was both heaven and hell
June 28, 2014

Much like the country, Brazil's performance against Chile was both heaven and hell.

Aboard TAM Flight 3805: Surviving Brazil vs. Chile at 30,000 Feet
"Please stay in your seat with your seat belt fastened" does not apply when the game goes to penalties
June 28, 2014

"Please stay in your seat with your seat belt fastened" does not apply when Brazil and Chile go to penalties.

Charts: Messi and RVP are Having Brilliantly Efficient World Cups. Michael Bradley, Not So Much.
Miles run per goal scored, versus most miles run, period
June 27, 2014

Which players squeezing the most goals out of the least effort, and who's working hardest for the least glory

In Defense of Cristiano Ronaldo
He's the guy everyone loves to hate, but his arrogance and narcissism are part of what makes him great.
June 27, 2014

He's the player everyone loves to hate. But his arrogance and narcissism are part of what makes him great. 

Algeria's Chance for Revenge
Facing Germany in the Round of 16, Les Fennecs have a chance to avenge the wrongs of 1982.
June 27, 2014

Thirty-two years after Algeria were thrown out of the World Cup by West German-Austrian collusion, Les Fennecs have a chance for revenge

The 11 Most Beautiful Goals of This World Cup (So Far)
Our picks for the strikes we'll remember from a tournament already known for its scoring
June 27, 2014

Alex Massie, Luke Dempsey, Leon Krauze and more on the goals we'll remember from a tournament known for its scoring

Photos: Dramatic Scenes in Recife, as City Floods Ahead of US - Germany Clash
Matthew Niederhauser's (waterlogged) photo dispatch.
June 26, 2014

Matthew Niederhauser's (waterlogged) photo dispatch.

Ghana's Bad News Is Good for the USMNT
Hours before their must-win game, Ghana's Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince-Boateng have been suspended indefinitely.
June 26, 2014

Hours before their must-win match against Portugal, Ghana have suspended key players Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince-Boateng.

USMNT Has A Problem in Midfield. But Don't Blame Michael Bradley, Blame Jurgen Klinsmann
Michael Bradley has run 15 miles over two games. Some backup would have been nice.
June 25, 2014

The Portugal game showed that the U.S. is lacking defensive midfield depth.

Requiem for the Ivory Coast: The Anatomy of Greece's Last-Minute Penalty
It was Zeus arranging pieces on the gameboard, Athena whispering something in someone’s ear.
June 25, 2014

It was Zeus arranging pieces on the gameboard, Athena whispering something in someone’s ear.

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