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3:00 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Djokovic And Federer Step Up In Wimbledon Semis

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 5:54 pm

Action on the grass courts of Wimbledon is nearing its climax, as former champions and future stars competed in semifinal play. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer advanced to the finals. Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated discusses the results.

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The Two-Way
1:20 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Germany And Brazil To Face Off In World Cup Semifinals

Brazil's players celebrate after winning the World Cup quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia on Friday.
Vanderlei Almeida AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 6:20 am

After the first round of World Cup quarterfinal matches, Brazil and Germany will advance and face each other on Tuesday.

Brazil vs. Colombia

It had been an impressive World Cup for Colombia, going further than many expected, but they couldn't hold off the assault from World Cup host Brazil, whose 2-1 victory is sending them to the semifinals for the first time in 12 years.

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Latin America
4:19 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Tiny Costa Rica Is A World Cup Surprise — Even To Its Own Fans

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 5:26 pm

Costa Rica entered into the World Cup an underdog, but the team has emerged from group play having beaten three former World Cup winners. Costa Rican fan Ericka Mora speaks with Melissa Block from San Jose about the excitement in the country's capital.

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Barbershop
12:41 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Is Robin Thicke Just A 'Creepy Crooner'? The 'Shop' Guys Weigh In

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The Two-Way
10:18 am
Thu July 3, 2014

VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble

At 4 years old, Josiah Brown is already turning heads in basketball-crazy North Carolina.
WWAY

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 10:41 am

Basketball player Josiah Brown can dribble with either hand; he has a spin move and he regularly drains shots from outside the lane. But Brown, who lives in Wilmington, N.C., isn't a hot high school prospect, because he's only 4.

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Sports
5:46 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Traded MLB Pitchers Meet For The First Time During Bathroom Break

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 10:14 am

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Latin America
4:25 am
Thu July 3, 2014

World Cup Play Helps Colombian Team Shed Bad Reputation

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 10:14 am

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Colombia's national men's soccer team is heading to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. That's a first. And as John Otis reports, the team's winning streak is helping the Colombian soccer emerge from a history of disappointment and also drug-fueled violence.

JOHN OTIS, BYLINE: Colombia has handily won all four of its World Cup games.

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Sports
3:06 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

From Missiles To The Pitch: The Story Behind World Cup Tech

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 6:20 pm

U.S. national soccer team player Michael Bradley ran 10.4 miles during the team's World Cup game against Belgium. Brian Kopp of STATS LLC explains to Melissa Block how technology first developed by the Israeli military is now being used in athletics.

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Around the Nation
3:06 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

The Brutal Race That Asks Runners To Go Up A Mountain And Back Down

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 6:20 pm

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The Two-Way
8:09 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Tim Howard Emerges As Hero In U.S. World Cup Loss

No Score: Belgium's Divock Origi throws himself into the net behind goalkeeper Tim Howard of the U.S. during Tuesday's World Cup Round of 16 game.
Ruben Sprich Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 11:34 am

After a wrenching loss to Belgium ended the U.S. team's World Cup run, fans are still touting the play of goalkeeper Tim Howard, Photoshopping his head onto U.S. currency and even (briefly) dubbing him Secretary of Defense on Wikipedia.

In Tuesday's game, Howard set a new World Cup record by making 16 saves. The mark dates back to at least 1966, when organizers started keeping records of that statistic. He was elected man of the match in the 2-1 loss.

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