- Ecuador motivated by death of Christian Benitez Updated: Apr-10-14 5:51 am
- Ecuador offers lots of attacking options at WCup Updated: Apr-10-14 5:50 am
- France slim favorite to win Group E ahead of Swiss Updated: Apr-10-14 5:41 am
- Bayern beats United 3-1 to reach Champions semis Updated: Apr-09-14 6:26 pm
- Man United routs Newcastle 4-0 in Premier League Updated: Apr-05-14 4:15 pm
QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuador's achievement of reaching its third World Cup was overshadowed by the death of striker Christian Benitez midway through qualifying, and filling the void he left will be the team's biggest challenge in Brazil.
QUITO, Ecuador - Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia, by far Ecuador's best-known player, will be joined by some other up-and-coming attackers that could shine at the World Cup in Brazil.
PARIS - France will head to the World Cup as the favorite in Group E despite strong competition from a well-organized Switzerland coached by Ottmar Hitzfeld.
MUNICH - Bayern Munich needed a bit of a wake-up call against a surprisingly resilient Manchester United team. Once it came, there was no stopping the defending champions from reaching a third straight Champions League semifinal.
NEWCASTLE, England - Juan Mata inspired Manchester United to a 4-0 victory at Newcastle on Saturday, securing a 10th away win in the Premier League that belies the champions' poor home form.