Latest Costa Rica News

Pulisic returns as US held to 1-1 qualifying draw vs Canada

Sep. 06, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two games into World Cup qualifying, a rebuilt U.S. soccer team is in trouble. Three starters are hurt. Key midfielder Weston McKennie didn't dress because he violated team COVID protocols. Unable to break down a Canadian...

Newspaper goes online only as Nicaragua withholds newsprint

Aug. 12, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua’s storied La Prensa newspaper said Thursday it will suspend its print edition after the government once again withheld newsprint paper at customs. La Prensa has long been criticial of President Daniel Ortega, who also recently...

EU says Ortega crushed prospect of fair Nicaraguan elections

Aug. 09, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief said Monday that Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has crushed any prospect of free and fair elections in November by arresting dozens of opposition figures. “The opposition has been eliminated. Nicaraguans...

US to play World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Cincinnati

Jul. 29, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play its home World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Cincinnati, ending a streak of five straight in Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday that the Nov. 12 match will be at TQL Stadium, the 26,000-capacity venue...

Alternate Olympic surfer: Rival 'selfish' for COVID report

Jul. 27, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — An aggrieved Olympic surfing alternate forced into a futile race against time to catch a wave in Japan is slamming a competitor's officials as “selfish” for not being transparent about his rival's positive COVID-19 test that cost him a shot at the sport's...

Powerful magnitude-6.8 quake shakes Panama and Costa Rica

Jul. 21, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A powerful magnitude-6.8 earthquake shook Panama and Costa Rica on Wednesday afternoon, but it was relatively far from the largest population centers and there were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the...

Moore scores 20 seconds in, US beats Canada 1-0 in Gold Cup

Jul. 19, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Shaq Moore scored 20 seconds in and the United States beat Canada 1-0 Sunday to win Group B at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Moore’s goal was the fastest since U.S. records began in 1990. Clint Dempsey scored 30 seconds in against Ghana in the...

US busts global drug, money-laundering hub in Las Vegas

Jul. 14, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday that they dismantled a key international cocaine and money-laundering hub in an ongoing investigation that began six years ago in Las Vegas and has involved more than 30 other countries. The top federal...