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World Cup: Dutch media debates Robben penalty

Netherlands' Arjen Robben celebrates after the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014.  AP

Dutch newspapers on Monday praised the Oranje’s “miracle” World Cup victory against Mexico, but opinions were divided whether striker Arjen Robben should have been awarded a controversial late match-winning penalty.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Mexico blames referee for extending 2nd-round curse

Dutch players celebrate after the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014.  AP

Mexico’s second-round curse at the World Cup remains unbroken.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Bad Tweet: Dutch airline angers Mexico soccer fans

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What was meant to be a joke has turned into a PR blunder for Dutch airline KLM after it angered Mexican soccer fans by taking to Twitter to celebrate the Netherlands’ dramatic comeback victory in the World Cup.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Huntelaar’s late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win

Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder (10) celebrates with teammates Memphis Depay and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (19) after scoring his side's first goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014.  AP PHOTO/FELIPE DANA

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored an injury-time penalty Sunday to give the Netherlands a 2-1 win over Mexico and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Netherlands faces Mexico and humidity in World Cup

Coach Louis van Gaal, talks to Dirk Kuyt, left, of the Netherlands after a training session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014.  Netherlands will play Group A runner-up Mexico in the second round on Sunday in Fortaleza. AP

Louis van Gaal is preparing his Netherlands squad to face two significant challenges in its World Cup Round of 16 match in this steamy northern Brazilian city — Mexico and the weather.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos | Read More »

Mexico beats Croatia 3-1, advances in World Cup

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Mexico surged into the World Cup’s knockout stage for a sixth straight time Monday with a 3-1 win over Croatia.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Mexico coach defends gay slur chant by crowd

Mexican fans celebrate after their team's 1-0 victory over Cameroon during the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. AP

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has defended World Cup fans chanting a gay slur which is under investigation by the sport’s international governing body.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Mexico holds host Brazil to 0-0 draw at World Cup

Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, right, deflects a ball as Brazil's David Luiz, left, and Paulinho approach during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  AP PHOTO/THEMBA HADEBE

He was called a hero and a savior by his Mexican teammates. His Brazilian opponents said he produced miracles.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

World Cup sidelights: Mexican fans invade Fortaleza by sea

Mexico fans stand on the tribune prior to the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  AP PHOTO/FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT

More than 3,500 Mexican fans arrived on a cruise ship to watch their nation play host Brazil on Tuesday.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Oscar helps erase doubts about Brazil midfield

Brazil's Oscar looks on during a news conference after a training session at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Brazil plays in group A at the 2014 soccer World Cup. AP

Everybody knows Neymar is in charge of Brazil’s attack at the World Cup. Now it’s also clear that Oscar is the man commanding the midfield.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Deschamps hopes young squad can handle pressure

The head coach of France's soccer team, Didier Deschamps, center, arrives at Lille -Lesquin Airport as they prepare to travel to Brazil for the World Cup soccer tournament, in Lesquin northern France, Monday, June 9, 2014. AP

The pressure is all on France to beat Honduras in their opening World Cup match on Sunday, and coach Didier Deschamps hopes his relatively inexperienced squad is mature enough to handle the expectation level.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Mexico pledge to repay ‘pawn-shop’ Aztec fans

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Mexico's head coach Miguel Herrera gestures during the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera pledged to repay his country’s fans who he said would “sell their houses, cars and even pawn their grandma’s clothes to come to Brazil” by battling to keep their World Cup dream alive.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Peralta scores in Mexico’s 1-0 win over Cameroon

Mexico's Oribe Peralta celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. AP

Mexico overcame the torrential rain and two disallowed goals to beat Cameroon 1-0 on Friday, picking up the three points it needed to have any chance of advancing from a tough group at the World Cup.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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