U.S. begins World Cup soccer qualifying in November
Americans seeking eighth straight World Cup appearance; Mexico in Group A with Honduras and possibly El Salvador.
Officials cancel Brazil-Argentina soccer match in San Francisco
A friendly between Brazil and Argentina planned in San Francisco in September has been canceled as part of the fallout from the investigation into alleged corruption involving FIFA.
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Video highlights of World Cup finale
Here s a look back at highlights thanks to Clippit.com5-2 leadThe own goalJapan s first goalCarli Lloyd s hat trickGoal No.
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San Jose neighborhood missing birds
What has caused the birds to suddenly vacate a bird-lover's yard with all the fixings?
( Jordan Strauss )
Katy Perry still battling nuns for former convent
Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary deny singer's bid to buy a Los Angeles convent, in favor of restaurateur's higher bid, but judge opens the door for renting the property -- and Perry hopes to make her case.