- Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease
- Iraq welcomes Russian fighter jets, helicopter gunships into ISIL fight
- John McCain laments: Obama’s ‘self-pity … is really kind of sad’
- GOP offer to fix VA gives $10 billion in emergency funds
- Paul Ryan offers to repair U.S. economic safety net with a single grant stream
- Kim Jong-un builds bond with Putin: $250M Russia-backed addition to key port opens
- Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to death
- Detroit porch shooting trial: Suspect says he didn’t know gun was loaded
- U.S. Navy admiral ‘receptive’ to giving Chinese counterpart a tour of carrier
- Islamic State orders female genital mutilation for Mosul girls, U.N. says
EURO 2012 LIVE: Spain vs. Italy
Question of the Day
1838: Cassano trips Casillas, who spends a little too long on the ball when he takes a back pass, and the referee gives a free kick to Spain. That seems to have shaken Casillas a little bit. He appeared OK, though, in saving a low shot from Cassano soon after.
1831: While Italy’s makeshift defense is playing well, you can’t help but wonder if Spain would benefit from having an out-and-out striker in its starting XI. Silva, Iniesta and Fabregas aren’t playing badly but Spain don’t look as lethal in attack as it usually does.
1826: Andres Iniesta, the man who scored Spain’s winner in the 2010 World Cup final, escapes the attention of the Italy midfield and skips into the area, moving the ball onto his right foot before De Rossi blocks his attempt on goal. Italy looking typically stubborn in defense so far here in Gdansk _ the Azzurri had the best defensive record in qualifying, by the way.
1820: Italy’s turn to go close now. They win a free kick in a dangerous area, a little more than 20 yards (meters) from goal. Balotelli shapes to shoot but runs over the ball before Andrea Pirlo whips a stinging low effort toward the Spain goal. Casillas gets down well to punch the ball to safety.
1815: Spain break on the counter and Xavi plays in David Silva, who should really test Buffon in the Italy goal a lot better than he does. He finds space on the right of the penalty area, cuts in on his favored left but shoots weakly straight at the keeper. Nice, open game here and atmosphere is still lively.
The subsidies are a hit with patients who don't exist
- Hamas rejects Kerry's call for cease-fire; Fears grow others could join fight against Israel
- Algerian plane diverted due to storms, second aircraft: 116 missing
- Whistleblowers flood VA with lawsuits despite apology
- Obama's empty tough-talk: Gun prosecutions plummet on his watch
- 'We're coming for you, Barack Obama': Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL terrorists
- Obama says public not familiar enough with issues
- Conservative groups decry Democrats' 'war on women' tactic
- NAPOLITANO: What if our democracy is a fraud?
- Astronaut shares 'saddest photo' from space: Bombs bursting over Israel, Gaza
- EDITORIAL: Obamacare enrollees faking for freebies
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq