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Jul 3, 2014

U.S. war hero Louis Zamperini, inspiration for ‘Unbroken,’ dead at 97

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film “Unbroken,” has died at age 97.

Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his family said on Thursday in a statement released by Universal Pictures, the studio behind the film.

Jun 25, 2014

‘Cinderella’ Honduras heading home in rags

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) – Honduras dreamed of a first appearance in the last 16 at their third World Cup but they head home with a consolation prize that only underscores their limitations: a lone goal in three outings.

Carlo Costly’s strike in their second Group E match against Ecuador broke the self-described “Cinderella” team’s 32-year World Cup goalscoring drought and briefly put the perennial underdogs in the headlines.

Jun 25, 2014

Colombian Mondragon becomes oldest World Cup player

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) – Colombia reserve goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon wiped away the tears in making World Cup history on Tuesday as the oldest man to play in the finals at the age of 43.

Mondragon, whose birthday was last Saturday, broke the record held by former Cameroon striker Roger Milla, who played at the age of 42 in the 1994 World Cup in the United States.

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-Colombian Mondragon becomes oldest World Cup player

CUIABA, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Colombia reserve goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon wiped away the tears in making World Cup history on Tuesday as the oldest man to play in the finals at the age of 43.

Mondragon, whose birthday was last Saturday, broke the record held by former Cameroon striker Roger Milla, who played at the age of 42 in the 1994 World Cup in the United States.

Jun 25, 2014

Colombia will be tough opponents for Uruguay, says coach

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) – Colombia coach Jose Pekerman expects his unbeaten team to be tough opponents for Uruguay in the World Cup’s first knockout round, he said on Tuesday.

Pekerman, a man of few emotions, took time to savor his side’s three wins and nine points to top Group C, a result few expected from the South Americans two weeks ago.

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-Colombia will be tough opponents for Uruguay, says coach

CUIABA, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Colombia coach Jose Pekerman expects his unbeaten team to be tough opponents for Uruguay in the World Cup’s first knockout round, he said on Tuesday.

Pekerman, a man of few emotions, took time to savour his side’s three wins and nine points to top Group C, a result few expected from the South Americans two weeks ago.

Jun 24, 2014

Zaccheroni undecided on Japan future after World Cup exit

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) – Alberto Zaccheroni said he would take some time before deciding whether or not to continue as Japan coach after their World Cup journey ended with a thumping 4-1 defeat by Colombia.

The Italian, who has been in charge for four years and led them to the 2011 Asian Cup title, said he had enjoyed his time in charge but admitted his side had failed to perform during their winless run in Brazil.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Zaccheroni undecided on Japan future after World Cup exit

CUIABA, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Alberto Zaccheroni said he would take some time before deciding whether or not to continue as Japan coach after their World Cup journey ended with a thumping 4-1 defeat by Colombia.

The Italian, who has been in charge for four years and led them to the 2011 Asian Cup title, said he had enjoyed his time in charge but admitted his side had failed to perform during their winless run in Brazil.

Jun 24, 2014

Colombia fans dance their way into heart of Brazil

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) – The Colombian team may have the best goal celebration dance at this World Cup and their fans looks like they are having the best time of any contingent in Brazil.

An estimated 40,000 have descended on the western farm city of Cuiaba, site of their third and final match in Group C Tuesday against Japan. Colombia have already rewarded their fans with a spot in the knock-out stage with two strong wins in their first World Cup finals since 1998.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Colombia fans dance their way into heart of Brazil

CUIABA, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – The Colombian team may have the best goal celebration dance at this World Cup and their fans looks like they are having the best time of any contingent in Brazil.

An estimated 40,000 have descended on the western farm city of Cuiaba, site of their third and final match in Group C Tuesday against Japan. Colombia have already rewarded their fans with a spot in the knock-out stage with two strong wins in their first World Cup finals since 1998.

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      "Mary Milliken is Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor for the Americas since July 2013, based in Los Angeles. In 15 years with Reuters, she been bureau chief in Washington DC, the West Coast and South America and has organized news teams covering everything from presidential elections to economic crises to natural disasters. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese."
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