A century later, mythic thud of ball still heard

PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium - On the side of a windswept field filled...battlegrounds known as Flanders Fields in western Belgium, scene of some of the most horrendous...on Aug. 4 when the German invasion of Belgium kicked off a series of events which quickly...
Destinations for 2015

...the euro as its currency. Pilsen, in the Czech Republic - home to pilsner-style beer and a Gothic cathedral - and Mons, Belgium, known for history ranging from World War I back to the ancient Romans, have been named 2015 European Capitals of Culture...
Brazil, Belgium tough day; Russia-Korea draw

...0-0 draw in its second game in Group A.Belgium - a long-shot pick for the title - also...after coach Fabio Capello put him in.Belgium looked anything but frightening in a first...and kept the ball well, looked to hit Belgium on the counterattack and took the lead...
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US World Cup ends with 2-1 extra time loss to Belgium

...with a loss in extra time in the World Cup's round of 16.Belgium scored twice in extra time then held on for a 2-1 win Tuesday...tilted.The 35-year-old Howard kept saving his team. Belgium had 38 shots to 14 by the U.S.But when Matt Besler lost...
'Ernest & Celestine' a delightful film with a painterly touch

"Ernest & Celestine," the charming French-Belgium animated film and Oscar contender, is about a bear and a...they can be.The film is directed by three filmmakers, Belgium veterans Vincent Patar and Stephane Aubier, probably best...
Sports on TV

...Francisco at St. LouisSOCCER10:30 a.m., ESPN2 - UEFA, qualifier for European Championship, Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Belgium, at Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina10:30 a.m., FS1 - UEFA, qualifier for European Championship, Iceland vs. Netherlands...
Today in History

...scandal.On this date:In 1814, during the War of 1812, peace talks between the United States and Britain began in Ghent, Belgium.In 1911, President William Howard Taft signed a measure raising the number of U.S. representatives from 391 to 433...
My Turn: Voting as a civic duty

...fines or community service. About 30 countries are recorded as having compulsory voting: Austria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, France (senate only), Gabon...
Today in sports history

...deficit to beat the Calgary Flames 6-5. Chicago fell behind 5-0 in the first period before overtaking the Flames.2013 - Belgium's Frederik Van Lierde wins the Ironman World Championship and Australia's Mirinda Carfrae takes the women's race for...
Today in sports history

...Martina Hingis' 80-week reign at the top of women's tennis after Hingis lost in the quarterfinals of the Porsche GP to Belgium's Dominique Van Roost.2004 - Texas Tech beats Nebraska 70-10, the worst lost in the Cornhuskers' storied 114-year...


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