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US fans buy most World Cup tickets outside Brazil

The FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil logo is displayed on a giant screen during its official launch of the FIFA WC2014 Brazil Logo on July 8, 2010 at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. AFP

FIFA says people in the United States have bought more than three times more World Cup tickets than any other nation except for tournament host Brazil.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Worker dies at stadium hosting World Cup opener

In this March 15, 2014 file photo, Brazilian club Corinthians soccer players practice at the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A construction company says one of its workers has been seriously injured at the site of the Itaquerao stadium that will host Brazil’s World Cup opener. Fast Engenharia says in a statement that the worker fell about 26 feet (8 meters) while helping install temporary seats at the stadium. The accident comes about four months after two workers died when a crane collapsed at the stadium. AP

A worker died Saturday after falling at the construction site of the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in Sao Paulo, marking the seventh death in accidents at World Cup venues in Brazil.

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

Ronaldo: Pressure ‘huge’ on Brazil World Cup team

Ronaldo, Brazil's former soccer player and a member of the local organizing committee for the 2014 World Cup, talks during a news conference at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, March 27, 2014. AP

Ronaldo, who led Brazil to its last World Cup title 12 years ago, says the pressure on this year’s team is “huge” with everyone expecting a sixth title helped by home field advantage.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Rugby expert promotes World Cup

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With height hardly a factor, former Irish rugby union superstar Paul Stephen Wallace says his favorite sport is definitely cut out for Filipinos.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Brazil’s World Cup: Anger over waste, poor planning

In this March 5, 2014 photo, construction continues on a project, known locally as "The Big Ditch," to reroute one of three main traffic arteries, in Cuiaba, Brazil. AP FILE PHOTO

Pedestrians tiptoe across a road scarred with deep puddles, piles of gravel and a detour sign. Black oily slush leaves no room for missteps or steering mistakes.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

FIFA opens new round of World Cup ticket sales

Cristiano Ronaldo dribbles past head coach Paulo Bento, center, during a training session of Portugal's soccer team Tuesday, March 4 2014 near Obidos, north of Lisbon. Portugal will play Cameroon Wednesday as part of both teams preparation for the World Cup in Brazil. AP

FIFA will open a new round of ticket sales for the World Cup online on a first-come, first-serve basis on Wednesday.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Pele says Neymar can handle World Cup pressure

Brazilian football legend Pele gestures at the end of press conference as part of France's stage of the French stage of the World Cup trophy world tour, on March 10, 2014 outside the Hotel de Ville in Paris. AFP

Pele is counting on Neymar to lead Brazil to World Cup victory and erase the painful memory of the last time the football-mad country hosted the tournament.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Brazil inaugurates another World Cup stadium

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Brazilian officials have inaugurated the Arena da Amazonia in the jungle city of Manaus, the ninth World Cup stadium to become available for football’s showcase event. Three still have to be finished, including the one hosting the opener in Sao Paulo in about three months.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Slaughter, Lassiter beg off from Gilas

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TWO OF the five new additions to the Gilas Pilipinas pool— Greg Slaughter and Marcio Lassiter—have announced their withdrawal from the national squad last night due to personal reasons.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Storm damages roof of World Cup stadium in Brazil

In this Dec. 8, 2013 photo, a mixture of artificial fibres and natural grass grows on the pitch of the Arena de Sao Paulo, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. AP File photo.

Parts from the roof of a World Cup stadium in Brazil fell onto the pitch during a storm on Saturday, just hours before a regional championship.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

FIFA: World Cup opener stadium not ready until May

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke arrives for a news conference during the Team Workshop for the 2014 World Cup in Florianopolis, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Football’s governing body FIFA says the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba will still host matches during this year’s World Cup, despite serious delays in the construction of the stadium. AP

The Sao Paulo stadium which hosts the opening match of the World Cup will not be finished until less than four weeks before Brazil plays Croatia on June 12.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Reyes adds five more to Fiba World Cup hopefuls

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Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes Friday added five more players to the 12 members of the national team who secured a slot for the country in the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Spain.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Hundreds of arrests in Brazil World Cup spending protest

Policemen detain a demonstrator during a protest against the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. AP

Brazilian police fired tear gas and arrested hundreds on Saturday as they dispersed a crowd in Sao Paulo that violently protested expenditures for the World Cup tournament.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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