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BRAZIL BEAT: Tripping to World Cup in orange van

Laurens Kraal, left and Udo Van Heteren stand next to their Kombi van after driving from Bolivia to Brazil at the Oranjecamping site during the 2014 soccer World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. The group of seven Dutch men arrived at Sao Paulo after a 13-day...
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Asia having a terrible World Cup; Russia too

Algerian players embrace as South Korean players bow their heads after the group H World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Algeria won the match 4-2. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) Algerian...

AP sources: Knicks’ Anthony headed for free agency

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is putting himself on the free agent market. Anthony has informed the New York Knicks of his long-expected plans, two people with knowledge of the details said Sunday. Anthony had a Monday deadline to terminate the final year of his...
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Algeria beat South Korea 4-2 in Group H

Algeria’s Madjid Bougherra kicks the ball away from South Korea’s Son Heung-min (9) during the group H World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super) Algeria’s...
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No ID for Mt. Rainier body; friends mourn writer

This undated image provided by Lola Kemp shows missing hiker Karen Sykes, right, with her friend Lola Kemp. Crews searched Mount Rainier National Park on Friday June 20, 2014, for Sykes, a prominent hiker and outdoors writer who was reported missing late Wednesday. She was...
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Origi scores late winner for Belgium vs Russia

Belgium’s Divock Origi, centre, celebrates with Belgium’s Daniel Van Buyten, left, and Belgium’s Axel Witsel, right, after Origi scored the opening goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Russia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de...
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Gerrard to spend summer considering England future

England national soccer team captain Steven Gerrard takes part in a squad training session for the 2014 soccer World Cup at the Urca military base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Costa Rica’s surprise 1-0 win over Italy on Friday meant that England made...
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Latin Americans cheering for each other _ for now

A Mexican fans drinks tequila outside of the Arena Castelao stadium before the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Many of the soccer fans traveling from the U.S. to Brazil, are part of the last great wave of...
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AP IMPACT: VA falls short on female medical issues

In this June 18, 2014 photo, Army Sgt. LaQuisha Gallmon holds her 2-month-old Abbagayle Gallmon while at her home in Greenville, S.C. Gallmon said that her local VA office had authorized her to see a private physician during her pregnancy, so she went to an emergency room after...
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Del Bosque criticizes Spanish players’ attitudes

Spain’s head coach Vicente del Bosque looks on during a press conference at the Atletico Paranaense training center in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. Spain will play in group B of the Brazil 2014 World Cup. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Spain’s head coach...