Thomas Muller scored the first hat-trick of the 2014 World Cup as Germany produced a ruthless attacking display to destroy 10-man Portugal and open their World Cup bid in style.
John Brooks headed in a late winner for USA in a dramatic finale to their opening Group G game against Ghana.
Germany’s Martin Kaymer, ice-cool in hot conditions, coasted to his second major victory by eight shots with a commanding performance in Sunday’s final round at the U.S Open.
SAN ANTONIO — (Reuters) The San Antonio Spurs delivered a decisive end to LeBron James’ two-year reign atop the basketball world by routing the Miami Heat, 104-87, on Sunday to win the NBA Finals, four games to one.
Substitute Haris Seferovic scored in the third minute of stoppage time to earn Switzerland a dramatic win over Ecuador in their opening Group E match.
Goal-line technology was used for the first time in the World Cup finals as France began their campaign with a dominant win over 10-man Honduras.
Lionel Messi scored a superb goal as Argentina began their World Cup campaign with a win over World Cup debutants Bosnia-Hercegovina.
Colombia made an impressive start to their Group C campaign as an early Pablo Armero strike set them on the way to a comfortable win over Greece.
Costa Rica produced a breathtaking second-half revival at Estadio Castelao to beat Uruguay for the first time in their history in their Group D opener.
Ivory Coast scored two goals in as many minutes to come from behind and get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start with victory over Japan.
Chile got the victory they needed if they are to have any chance of progressing from a daunting Group B when they held off a strong Australian fightback to emerge 3.
Netherlands produced one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history by coming from behind to annihilate reigning champions Spain in a stunned Arena Fonte Nova.
Mexico overcame having two goals controversially ruled out to beat Group A rivals Cameroon courtesy of a strike from forward Oribe Peralta.
Neymar stole the show as Brazil came from behind to open the World Cup with a victory over Croatia in Sao Paulo, but the match turned on a controversial penalty.
Germany’s Martin Kaymer birdied three of the last five holes to fire a five-under par 65 and seize a three-stroke lead after the first round of the US Open.
Pop superstar Jennifer Lopez will perform at the World Cup opening ceremony after all, FIFA said Tuesday, two days after it announced “production issues” would prevent her traveling to Brazil.
The World Cup, which kicks off this week in Brazil, will be the most tweeted event ever, a Twitter Inc executive said on Tuesday.
What superlatives are yet to be used to describe PPCFC’s George Bisan’s incredible run of scoring which has seen him power to the top the scoring charts with 16 league goals already this season?
Brazil will play Croatia in a Group A match in Sao Paulo on Thursday. Where: The Corinthians arena, Sao Paulo Capacity: 61,606 When: Thursday, June 12, 1700 local (2000 GMT/4 PM ET)
Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and Iran coach Carlos Queiroz will all be looking for a say in trying to dent Lionel Messi’s World Cup dream over the next two weeks.
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez does not know when forward Luis Suarez, working hard on his fitness after knee cartilage surgery, will be ready to play again, he said on Tuesday.
Vietnamese and Philippine troops got together on a disputed island in the South China Sea on Sunday to play soccer and volleyball .
Banned British snooker player Stephen Lee was fined Monday after admitting fraud, having arranged to sell his cue to a fan in Hong Kong and never sending it.
Ospreys have signed International Rugby Board (IRB) junior world player of the year Sam Davies on a three-year deal, the Welsh region announced on Friday.