His World Cup was brutally cut short by injury, but Brazilian star Neymar could yet end up a winner after the Barcelona forward was named on FIFA's Golden Ball shortlist to decide the tournament's best player.
Rookie Christian Vasquez got his first three major league hits and drove in three runs, while David Ortiz had three RBIs to break open the game in the sixth inning and lead the Boston Red Sox to an 8-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
It is the scenario Brazil had always feared -- the $11 billion party where the neighbors come round and trash your newly spruced up home.
Anybody but Argentina, that is the message which is heard loudest in Brazil ahead of Sunday's final against Germa...
The Houston Rockets believe free agent forward Chris Bosh will agree to a deal now that former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James announced he is headed back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ESPN.com.