Stories by Karl Ritter

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

New Zealand duo are heavy rowing favorites in men's pair in the Olympics

When Eric Murray and Hamish Bond jump into their boat in Rio, people won't be asking whether they're going to win, but by how much.
By Karl Ritter

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Defeat ends Messi's first shot at title

RIO DE JANEIRO - Lionel Messi's final act in the 2014 World Cup was lifting a free kick high over the bar, missing Argentina's last chance to equalize in the final against Germany.
By Karl Ritter

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Coach believes Messi is 'best of them all'

SAO PAULO - Normally a reserved man who avoids hype, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella isn't shy about declaring Lionel Messi to be the best player in the world.
By Karl Ritter

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Argentina ousts Belgium

BRASILIA, Brazil - Gonzalo Higuain's first goal of this World Cup sent Argentina into the semifinals on Saturday with a 1-0 win over a disappointing Belgium.
By Karl Ritter

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Extra-time goal propels Argentina

SAO PAULO - This time Lionel Messi didn't score on his own, but set the stage for Angel Di Maria to score an extra-time winner in a 1-0 win over Switzerland.
By Karl Ritter

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Brazil beats Chile in shootout

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Neymar scored the winning penalty Saturday to give Brazil a 3-2 shootout win over Chile in the second round of the World Cup. The match had ended 1-1.
By Karl Ritter

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012

Frenchman, American win Nobel prize for physics

France's Haroche, Wineland of US win Nobel in physics for work on observing quantum particles.
By Karl Ritter

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

Nobel prize in medicine given for stem cell work

Britain's Gurdon, Japan's Yamanaka share Nobel medicine prize for stem cell research.
By Karl Ritter

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Uruguay headed to quarterfinals

Uruguay is headed to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 40 years after beating South Korea 2-1 on Saturday.
By Karl Ritter
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