24 June 2014

Geometry's basic line gets fresh exposure in Milan

Models wear creations for Emporio Armani men's Spring-Summer 2015 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Monday, June 23, 2014.
The line, long under-rated as one of geometry's most basic form, is getting a lot of exposure on the Milan menswear runway.

Designers are embracing stripes of, well, every stripe, and using them as a metaphor of sorts to clean up the line, that is the silhouettes, of the collections presented during Milan Fashion Week, in its third day on Monday.

Brazil beats Cameroon 4-1, reaches 2nd round

Brazil's Neymar, second left, celebrates scoring the opening goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014.
Neymar knew the responsibility was his. An increasingly anxious host nation was relying on him to ensure Brazil avoided the almost inconceivable prospect of going out in the group stage of a World Cup on soil.

The 22-year-old Barcelona striker delivered on the weighty expectations Monday, setting the Selecao on course to clinch its place in the knockout stage with two precision first-half goals in a 4-1 rout of Cameroon.

Mexico beats Croatia 3-1, advances in World Cup

Mexico's Oribe Peralta reacts after missing a chance during the group A World Cup soccer match between Croatia and Mexico at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014.
One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico's fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as "the boss" to return to the national side as captain.

On Monday, the world saw why.

Marquez's pivotal goal from a header in the 72nd minute ignited a scoring burst, and Mexico surged into the World Cup's knockout stage for a sixth straight time with a 3-1 triumph over Croatia.

ON THIS DAY: Argentina beats Brazil in 1990

In this June 24, 1990 file photo, Argentina's Claudio Caniggia, right, scores, as the Brazilian goalkeeper Claudio Taffarel watches helplessly, during the World Cup second round soccer match, in Turin, Italy. On this day: Against the run of play, Argentina beats rival Brazil 1-0 to progress to the quarterfinals.
On June 24 in history: Claudio Caniggia slots late winner as Argentina beats Brazil in Turin, Italy, in 1990. 

Four years on from his greatest triumph, Diego Maradona was still a force to be reckoned with despite injuries taking their toll. He still had the skill and mental toughness to drag Argentina to its second straight World Cup final. However, from the opening match of the 1990 tournament in Milan, it was clear Argentina was a shadow of the team that won in Mexico in 1986. Losing to Cameroon in that opener ranks as one of the great shocks in World Cup history. Argentina stuttered to the round of 16 where it met its great rival Brazil. Few gave Argentina much of a chance, but against the run of play Maradona engineered a counterpunch. Late on, Maradona mazed through the Brazil defense and found Caniggia, who rounded goalkeeper Taffarel to slot the ball into the empty net and give Argentina a stunning 1-0 victory. 
(AP)