Fate is real, but it’s not sealed

The power is in one ball — something 22 individuals chase for 90 minutes, attempting to change their fate. The ball is the key — the key to power, to happiness and to glory.

World Cup perspectives: A man and his team

The man with a Neymar jersey is hunched over on his rickety wooden chair, his eyes closed and his leathery hands clutched together.

Sports editor weighs in on World Cup madness

I dare anyone to find a tournament as exciting, passionate and dramatic as the one taking place in Brazil this summer.