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Aztec women's soccer falls behind early in loss to Phx

The Pima Community College women’s soccer team (8-7-3) lost control early in its game on Tuesday at Phoenix College.... Read more»

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World Cup: Spain beats Netherlands 1-0 in extra time

Spain became the eighth nation to win the World Cup by scoring a goal against the Netherlands in extra time. In a fitting end to a low-scoring World Cup, the Spaniards had to wait until six minutes from the end of the 30-minute overtime to score the final's only goal.... Read more»

Spanish team shows unity at World Cup

Sergio Ramos, the rampaging defender who wanted to be a bullfighter but his mother wouldn't let him, might not appear at first glance to be the Spanish soccer team's most articulate spokesman.... Read more»1

Holland goes orange for World Cup final

Vincent Van Gogh once said, "Orange is the color of insanity." This week his compatriots are proving the painter right. The Netherlands is going orange mad and just about the whole country is draped in the color of the Dutch royal house ahead of Sunday's World Cup final.... Read more»

Tucson Toros baseball

Toros rally falls short to Outlaws

Francisco Plasencia tied Cristobal Santana’s 18-game hit streak record in dramatic fashion in Tucson’s 7-4 defeat in their final game against the Outlaws this season.... Read more»

Tucson Toros baseball

Outlaws' pitchers help carry team to tops in GBL

Chico Outlaws teammates Eri Yoshida and Kris Honel, who leads the league in both wins and strikeouts, have more in common than meets the eye.... Read more»

Comic: World Cup

Paul's prognostications prove perfect

Paul the Octopus had picked the winner of each of Germany's World Cup matches. But a German loss to Spain in the semifinals? Come on ...... Read more»

World Cup final to be thrilling contrast

The World Cup 2010 semifinals displayed contrasting styles of soccer and produced two worthy finalists in Spain and the Netherlands who appear poised to produce an exhilarating climax to the tournament on Sunday.... Read more»1

World Cup

Spain's win over Germany shows mastery of the beautiful game

And the underachievers did it. Spain, a country that has long regaled the world with beautiful football, has finally reached a World Cup final after defeating 1-0 a German scoring machine that ran out of ammunition.... Read more»

Brotherly love

Germany's World Cup team builds bridges

Brotherly love: Never before has there been a German national team as "multikulti" (multicultural) and reflective of Germany’s post-Wall demographics as this year’s World Cup squad.... Read more»1

World Cup: Are South Africa's stadiums white elephants?

South Africa dazzled the world with its new 2010 World Cup stadiums. But some are asking whether the $2 billion to build 10 stadiums was spent wisely in a country where so many live without flush toilets and trash removal.... Read more»

American football comes to Ireland

American flags flapped in the wind, blue smoke swirled from barbeques, and Dan Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers presided over a game of football. It could have been a July 4th event in the U.S. But this was Ireland, where Rooney is the U.S. ambassador.... Read more»

Final 4 prepare for World Cup matches

Drama promised in semifinals between Germany and Spain, Netherlands and Uruguay... Read more»

Comic: Tour de France

Acid Tour

Another year, another Tour de Pharmacologie, er, Tour de France.... Read more»2

Tucson Toros baseball

Apodaca big part of Toros' success

Toros catcher Luis Apodaca and his brother Juan – currently in the Boston Red Sox organization – grew up playing baseball in Venezuela and now have professional careers in the United States.... Read more»

Comic: World Cup

Los pensamientos profundos de Luiz Suarez

With the clock running out in extra time against Ghana and the ball pinballing around the penalty area, Uruguayan striker Luiz Suarez found himself in a difficult position.... Read more»

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