Japan aims for World Cup knockout stage against Costa Rica

DOHA, Qatar — How big was Japan‘s 2-1 upset of Germany in the opening round of the World Cup? Newspapers in Japan used the term “Daikimboshi” from sumo wrestling to describe the magnitude of the surprise: when a low-ranked wrestler overpowers a grand champion. The victory has also been compared to Japan’s 34-32 upset of … Read more

Oakland soccer fans celebrate World Cup draw with England as a win for US

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — The United States was dominant in attack in their second World Cup game Friday morning, but couldn’t find a way past England as they were held to a 0-0 draw. Still, fans from both sides packed a locally-owned soccer bar in Oakland to watch the big game. Booked out weeks in … Read more