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A Note to Readers

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 08:26:47 EDT

Brazil Welcomes One Million World Cup Tourists

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:40:09 EDT

With most in agreement that Brazil pulled off a great World Cup, tourism officials have announced that a total of one million foreign visitors visited the country for the month-long event.

Brazil Wins the Facebook Social Activity World Cup

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:07:25 EDT

Brazil placed fourth in the World Cup, but the latest data from Facebook shows it was a clear number one in terms of activity for the social networking site.

The Winners and Losers of the 2014 World Cup

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:19:43 EDT

Despite the warm sentiment for this German team, the World Cup was not without its losers. Lionel Messi won the tournament's top prize as its best player, but still suffered doubts that he'd ever live up to national hero Diego Maradona after falling short in the final.

Germany Defeats Argentina to Win World Cup

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:19:30 EDT

Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in a match that ran into extra time. Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title.

North Korea Isn't in the World Cup Final

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:44:30 EDT

A spoof video doing the rounds shows a North Korean news broadcast saying that the national team has made it to the World Cup final in Brazil, thrashing Japan, China and and the U.S. in the process.

After Poor Performance, Values of Brazilian Players Are Plummeting

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:59:45 EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO--Brazil's national soccer team lost more than a couple of matches following its blow-out loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinals and subsequent thumping by the Dutch in the consolation game.

Brazilians Call for Soccer 'Renewal,' but Change Is Uncertain

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:50:00 EDT

SÃO PAULO--In the days since Brazil's humiliating World Cup smack-down by Germany, some politicians, players and others have called for a re-boot of Brazilian soccer.

Soccer Agony Arrives Like Clockwork for Brazil Fans

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:43:34 EDT

We Brazilians love the World Cup. But there is one - and only one - possibility of happiness at the end of any tournament: A Brazilian team captain raising the golden trophy.

Brazil Should Have the Luxury of Choosing Their Next Opponent

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:18:52 EDT

Brazil have a sweet benefit of being the host team – getting to choose their round of 16 opponent.

The Argentines Invade Rio

Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:37:36 EDT

In vans, taxis and trailers, thousands of Argentines caravanned to Rio de Janeiro for their country's opening match in the World Cup against Bosnia and Herzegovina Sunday.

World Cup 2014: Netherlands Crush Spain 5-1

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:12:05 EDT

Minute-by-minute analysis of the 2014 World Cup Group B game between Spain and the Netherlands.

World Cup 2014: Peralta's Goal Leads Mexico Past Cameroon

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:22:18 EDT

The Journal provides minute-by-minute analysis of the 2014 World Cup Group A game between Mexico and Cameroon, won by Mexico 1-0.

Spain Wins The World Cup (of Bonuses)

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:59:09 EDT

Spain is reportedly the country offering players the biggest bonus to win the World Cup.

The Giants: The Team You Can't Kill

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:15:34 EDT

San Francisco pulls off another unlikely comeback to catapult themselves into the World Series. Plus: Cutler answers questions about his toughness in Chicago; and more.

U.S.-Trained Tunisian Takes Gold in Open-Water Swim

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:03:45 EDT

Oussama Mellouli, one of the best American-trained swimmers never to swim for the U.S., won a gold medal for Tunisia in the men's Olympic 10-kilometer open-water swim.

Wanted by Gallery: Micronesian Londoners

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 13:54:38 EDT

A photography gallery set about collecting portraits of Londoners from all 204 Olympic countries. With the Olympics coming to a close, six nations are still missing.

Gabby's Games: Just Like School

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:57:47 EDT

U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas shared an insight of life inside the athletes' village. It turns out it's a lot like high school.

The Pool's Closed, But U.S. Takes Another Swim Medal

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 17:43:43 EDT

Just when America's 30-count aquatic-medal haul at the London 2012 Olympics seemed it would stand -- all pool-swimming events ended last Saturday -- the U.S.'s Haley Anderson took second in the 10-kilometer open-water marathon.

A Czech, Slovak Reunion in London

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 06:04:23 EDT

Nearly two decades after Czechoslovakia dissolved into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the countries are united again in London.

The Social Olympics: Cycling Success

Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:17:00 EDT

On the final day of track cycling competition, Great Britain continued its dominance in the velodrome. See the latest roundup in the social-media sphere.

Kobe Bryant: Bullish on Facebook

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 15:35:54 EDT

Kobe Bryant has more fans on Facebook than any other Olympian. So who's actually the author of his Facebook page? It's not a mystery: Kobe writes it himself.

First Phelps, Then Bolt, Now Abby and Alex

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 09:40:46 EDT

The Olympic spotlight shifted Monday to the U.S. women's soccer team, which advanced to the gold-medal game with a dramatic win over Canada. Plus: Are you more ready than referees for some football?

British Brothers Take Triathlon Medals

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 09:55:22 EDT

Day 11 of the Olympics got off to a bang for the host country when British brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee finished first and third in the men's triathlon.

At the Olympics? Just Bust a Move

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 14:29:41 EDT

Olympic athletes have danced everywhere from the track to Wimbledon's Centre Court. The British distance runner Mo Farah even demonstrated his own disco: The Mobot.

Rowdy Spectator Gets Judo Justice

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:12:39 EDT

If you plan to cause trouble at an Olympic venue, be careful who you sit near.

Want to Ride Like Bradley Wiggins?

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 09:24:26 EDT

As a keen amateur cyclist, you're brimming with enthusiasm after the Olympic cycling races. If only you could get hold of one of those bikes the pro riders have. Well, actually, you can.

London Organizers Take Early Victory Lap

Sun, 05 Aug 2012 10:19:03 EDT

Saturday's surge by British athletes and a relative lack of off-field drama left London's Olympic organizers smiling Sunday.

Olympic Sideburns Fire Up Fans

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:34:04 EDT

Between his new gold medal and recent Tour de France victory, cyclist Bradley Wiggins even has the U.K. prime minister talking about his facial hair.

The Olympics Get a Taste of Tanking

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 09:24:33 EDT

The badminton scandal rocking London raises a big question: When is it ethical to take advantage of Olympic rules in your favor? Plus: a rise and fall among U.S. gymnasts; why we watch the games; and more.

The Olympics As You See Them

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:48:22 EDT

Take part in the London Olympics from anywhere in the world by sharing your photos with The Wall Street Journal on Twitter and Instagram.

How Hard Can Gymnastics Be?

Sat, 28 Jul 2012 07:31:13 EDT

Video: U.S. Olympic contender John Orozco gives reporter Stu Woo a first-hand look at just how hard gymnastics can be on a tour through the all-around events.

Long Jump: How Hard Can It Be?

Sat, 28 Jul 2012 07:31:54 EDT

Video: Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee gives a Journal reporter a lesson in the long jump and offers a tip about smiling.

Handball: How Hard Can It Be?

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:32:00 EDT

Video: To get a taste of Olympic-level team handball, a Journal reporter visits the New York City Team Handball Club and gets a lesson in humility.

Steeplechase: How Hard Can It Be?

Sat, 28 Jul 2012 07:32:37 EDT

Video: The subject of the song "Hey There Delilah" shows a Journal reporter how to survive one of the most unusual events of the Summer Olympics.

Shot Put: How Hard Can It Be?

Sat, 28 Jul 2012 07:33:56 EDT

Following the lead of George Plimpton, a Journal reporter takes a lesson in shot put from three-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist John Godina.

A Lakers Forward Redefines 'World Peace'

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:16:02 EDT

What should the repercussions be for Metta World Peace's hard foul? Plus: A perfect game no one saw coming; a Formula One race happens amidst the chaos in Bahrain.

Bill Parcells to the Rescue?

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:19:51 EDT

Might the coaching legend known as the Big Tuna save the Saints with Sean Payton benched for the year? Plus: The Knicks ponder life without Amar'e; no Olympics for U.S. soccer; and more.

Peyton Manning: The NFL's Best Salesman

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 09:30:22 EDT

What's next for Denver's new quarterback with the $96 million neck? Plus: Messi's hat trick blows the minds of every soccer fan everywhere; Hines Ward finishes as a Steeler; and more.

Line for Manning Forms to the Left

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 09:52:30 EST

Regardless of his recent neck surgery, the newly released quarterbacking legend won't lack for suitors. Who has the best shot at landing him? Plus: The first Cactus League look at Yu Darvish; Messi tops himself with five goals; and more.

Nascar: The Sport With Fireballs

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:36:01 EST

A wild night at the delayed Daytona 500 that saddled a thin line between fun and dangerous. Plus: Beer and baseball no longer mix in the Boston clubhouse; Lady Gaga gets where Billy Beane is coming from; and more.

Jeremy Lin: The Ultimate Motivator

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:25:35 EST

The upstart Knicks star also fires up opponents gunning to show who's better. Plus: The return of Manny; the farewell of Wakefield; and more.

Baseball Bids Adieu to Gary Carter

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:02:31 EST

A fond farewell to the catcher known as "The Kid." Plus: Seattle makes a play to bring back the NBA and bring in the NHL; the most bizarre home run celebration prepares its debut in Miami; and more.

A Sudden Path to a College Football Playoff

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 08:39:45 EST

The Big Ten changes its tune as conference eye yet more television money. Plus: Memphis, the latest athletic department to redefine itself as eastern; the singular career of Ricky Williams; and more.

Could Kobe Overtake Kareem?

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 19:18:44 EST

The Count: Kobe Bryant's scoring almost as well as ever, and much better than fans might realize as he continues to climb the NBA's career scoring list.

The NBA's Unlikeliest New Hero

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 12:37:55 EST

Meet Jeremy Lin, the undrafted Harvard point guard suddenly setting the league on fire for the Knicks. Plus: Reaction to Contador having his Tour de France title stripped; is the classic Mizzou-Kansas hoops rivalry ending?

Was Tim Thomas Right to Snub Obama?

Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:47:59 EST

Reaction to the Bruins' goalie decision to skip the traditional champions' White House visit. Plus: Boeheim passes Rupp in all-time wins; vintage Federer at the Australian Open; and more.

Rory McIlroy Expected to Fill Void Left by Woods

Thu, 14 Jul 2011 05:25:01 EDT

Proof that Rory McIlroy is the game’s newest superstar is evident in his start time here of 9.09am. That’s the time Tiger Woods was drawn to tee off in every British Open since 2006.

British Open: Apart From the Rain, It's Unpredictable

Thu, 14 Jul 2011 05:13:04 EDT

Between the cavernous traps, the treacherous bounces and fairways as hard as asphalt, this is a tournament where calamity lurks at every hole.

Rory McIlroy Rules the World

Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:29:20 EDT

First he dominated the U.S. Open, now the young golf star is dominating the talk ahead of the British Open. Plus: Milwaukee makes the first pre-deadline move by snaring K-Rod; Japan, still, hurting, falls for women's soccer; and more.

Djokovic's Many Happy Returns

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 18:24:40 EDT

The Count: The Wimbledon finalist did what Roger Federer couldn't against big-serving Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: Win enough return points, and use them wisely.

A Wimbledon Final to Drool Over

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:49:18 EDT

Coming this Sunday: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and the Grand Slam finale we’ve all been waiting for.

Djokovic Can Finally Say He's No. 1

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:50:05 EDT

A semifinal victory at Wimbledon means Novak Djokovic will become the world's top-ranked man no matter what happens the rest of the week.

Nadal's Late-Game Weakness

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:33:57 EDT

The Count: The defending Wimbledon champ has had a very strong year but isn't as dominant in 7-5 sets as he once was, suggesting he is faltering in the clutch.

Tennis Rankings Get a Tweak

Fri, 17 Jun 2011 06:28:56 EDT

The Count: A sports-stats analyst devises a new ranking system that finds Federer is best and del Potro is far better than his No. 90 ranking suggests.

Shooting to World Cup Success

Thu, 08 Jul 2010 17:54:32 EDT

The Count: How Spain and the Netherlands succeed by controlling possession and outshooting opponents, often a reliable World Cup formula.

World Cup Club to Get a New Member

Wed, 07 Jul 2010 21:50:44 EDT

The Count: A look at World Cup history shows how static the set of finalists has been in recent decades -- stability shaken up by Spain's first final.

How Suarez Was Playing the Numbers

Sat, 03 Jul 2010 13:09:54 EDT

The Count: The rule violation got the Uruguay striker sent off but rescued his team from elimination at the World Cup.

Melo Sees Red and Brazil Can't Come Back

Fri, 02 Jul 2010 13:41:29 EDT

The Count: Melo burned Brazil twice: with an own goal, and by getting sent off and making the comeback task tougher.

Soccer Superpowers Get Stronger

Mon, 28 Jun 2010 18:10:41 EDT

The Count: Brazil, Argentina, Germany and other superpowers are beginning to take over the tournament, getting stronger in the knockout stages.

Will Bob Bradley Remain Team USA's Head Coach?

Mon, 28 Jun 2010 14:39:17 EDT

Bob Bradley's future as head coach of the U.S. national soccer team remains undecided after the team's 2-1 loss to Ghana.

U.S. Beats Algeria by Peppering Goal

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 17:45:58 EDT

The Count: The U.S. is back in the World Cup's knockout stages thanks to a newfound knack for putting a welter of shots on target.

Donovan's Goal Medium Rare

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:26:31 EDT

How often does someone score in second-half stoppage time at the World Cup, as Landon Donovan did Wednesday? Probably more often than you think.

The South American Juggernauts

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 10:14:32 EDT

The Count: The five South American teams at the World Cup have won 10 of 12 matches and tied the other two, and could all win their groups.

Colbert, Speed Skating's No. 1 Fan, Cheers On U.S.

Wed, 17 Feb 2010 20:33:01 EST

Stephen Colbert, the man who put speed skating on the cover of Sports Illustrated, had a front-row seat at the Richmond Olympic Oval to take in the men's 1000 meter race Wednesday.

Ferry Wins Men's Biathlon Pursuit

Tue, 16 Feb 2010 19:46:32 EST

There was no shortage of suprises on the biathlon course this afternoon, with surprise winners and even some mismanagment on the part of race supervisors.