• Media condemns Rooney, England after 0-0 draw

    British media has condemned the England team as a shambles and criticized Wayne Rooney for his reaction to fans who jeered the players off the field following a lackluster 0-0 draw with Algeria at the World Cup.

  • Italy hopes to hit stride against New Zealand

    Defending champion Italy will meet World Cup outsider New Zealand on Sunday in a match that should exhibit the harsh laws of nature evident in nearby Kruger National Park.

  • Buoyant Paraguay faces deflated Slovakia

    Despite opening their World Cup campaigns with matching results, Paraguay and Slovakia will enter Sunday's Group F showdown in Bloemfontein with very different feelings.

  • Brazil faces Ivory Coast trying to reach 2nd round

    Brazil will face the Ivory Coast on Sunday with a chance to reach the second round of the World Cup with a game to spare in Group G.

  • Germany pondering shock World Cup elimination

    Germany's surprise 1-0 loss to Serbia leaves the three-time champion pondering the unthinkable - first-round elimination from the World Cup.

  • Tiger travels in middle of pack at Pebble Beach

    Tiger Woods is talking a better game than he's playing. In what might be the softest conditions the U.S. Open will get all week - nine players broke par from the early starters - Woods managed a 1-over 72. It only took him two holes to make his first birdie of the U.S. Open. He made only two more the rest of the round and wound up seven shots behind Graeme McDowell.

  • Capello mystified by England display

    England was booed off the field by its own fans after being held 0-0 by outsider Algeria on Friday in a dire World Cup performance that mystified coach Fabio Capello.

  • Algeria holds England to scoreless draw at World Cup

    Algeria held England to a 0-0 draw Friday and left one of the World Cup favorites on the brink of elimination with one game to go in the first round.

  • US rallies to draw 2-2 with Slovenia

    The United States rallied from two goals down at halftime to salvage a 2-2 draw with Slovenia in their Group C match Friday.

  • Serbia beats 10-man Germany 1-0 at World Cup

    Milan Jovanovic scored one minute after Germany striker Miroslav Klose was sent off Friday, giving Serbia a 1-0 win over the three-time World Cup champions in Group D.

  • Injury woes for Denmark ahead of Cameroon match

    Denmark is hampered by injuries ahead of its World Cup match against Cameroon, with strikers Nicklas Bendtner and Jon Dahl Tomasson struggling to be ready.

  • Report: 4 Koreans didn't show up for Brazil match

    North Korea was scheduled to hold a press conference Friday in which it would be asked why four of its players did not show up for the team's opening match of the World Cup.

  • Australia preparing for Ghana pace attack at World Cup

    A blur of pace, with young legs storming down the wings. Australia's chastened World Cup team is preparing to come up against more of the same on Saturday, but hope overconfidence will prove Ghana's undoing.

  • Dutch gun for second win against Japan

    The Netherlands take on Japan in Group E on Saturday with high hopes of securing a berth in the World Cup's knockout stages.

  • In shorts or suit, Maradona still Argentina's star

    Diego Maradona strutted onto the field at Soccer City an hour before the match and took a long look around, a king surveying his realm.

  • Mexico beats France 2-0 at World Cup

    Substitutes Javier Hernandez and Cuauhtemoc Blanco scored a goal each Thursday in Mexico's 2-0 win over France at the World Cup, leaving the French on the verge of elimination from Group A.

  • Greece, Nigeria at 1-1 after 60 minutes

    Greece and 10-man Nigeria remain deadlocked at 1-1 after 60 minutes of their Group B match at the World Cup.

  • SAfrican killed by family for watching football

    A South African man who wanted to watch a World Cup football match instead of a religious program was beaten to death by his family in the northeastern part of the country, police said Thursday.

  • Argentina beats South Korea 4-1 at World Cup

    Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat trick in Argentina's 4-1 win over South Korea at the World Cup on Thursday, a result that put the South Americans on the brink of qualifying for the next round.

  • Argentina leads South Korea 2-1 at halftime

    A header by Gonzalo Higuain and an own goal by South Korea's Park Chu-young have given Argentina a 2-1 lead at halftime in the Group B match at the World Cup on Thursday.