US drops to 15th in world soccer rankings

Despite advancing to the Round of 16 in this summer's World Cup, the U.S. national team dropped two spots, to 15th, in the latest FIFA World Rankings released Thursday.

That's the lowest the U.S. has been since August, when it was 19th.

Germany,...

Brazil takes stock after World Cup comes to an end

RIO DE JANEIRO -- As the last of the World Cup visitors headed for the airports Monday, Brazilians began to reclaim the pristine beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema while traffic in Sao Paulo returned to its regular weekday snarl and the seaside ...