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  • Church of England appoints first female bishop

    LONDON (AP) — The Church of England on Wednesday named the first female bishop in its 500-year history, promoting saxophone-playing, soccer-loving vicar Libby Lane to bishop of Stockport. The announcement …


  • Alonso’s goal keeps Sounders afloat

    Another poor start in a playoff series for Sounders FC, but it could have been much worse. Midfielder Osvaldo Alonso salvaged a desperately needed goal in the 90th minute as …


  • Match-fixing probe: 680 suspicious games worldwide

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A wide-ranging match-fixing investigation has uncovered more than 680 suspicious games — including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two Champions League games — …


  • Planned AEG sale means hazy future for LA sports

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A for-sale sign for the owner of the Staples Center arena, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy and a stake in the …


  • Sounders’ winless streaks reaches six after tie

    SEATTLE – Jacob Peterson scored on a deflected shot in the eighth minute for Sporting Kansas City, and Patrick Ianni’s electrifying volley goal just a few minutes later was enough …


  • Sounders fan mix game, holiday

    The two occasions paired nicely on Saturday evening: St. Patrick’s Day and Sounders FC’s MLS opener at CenturyLink Field. Trevor Boze of Everett, who joined two friends in watching the …


  • Sounders sign reality TV contestant Weber

    The Seattle Sounders announced another roster addition Friday in the signing of veteran goalkeeper – and reality television contestant – Andrew Weber. Weber has been with Seattle since the start …


  • Sounders poised to maintain high-powered offense in 2012

    SEATTLE – Sounders FC’s 56 goals last season were by far the most in MLS. But will Seattle, seven weeks away from its first league game, be able to maintain …


  • Donovan’s goal gives Galaxy MLS Cup

    CARSON, Calif. – Landon Donovan scored in the 72nd minute on passes from Robbie Keane and David Beckham, and the Los Angeles Galaxy’s three superstars won their first MLS Cup …


  • Sounders lose match, shot at best record

    SEATTLE – Freddy Adu and Brian Carroll scored to help the Philadelphia Union beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 on Saturday, giving the Los Angeles Galaxy their fourth Supporters’ Shield for …


  • Real Salt Lake edges Sounders 2-1

    SEATTLE – Alvaro Saborio scored from 10 yards away early in the 56th minute, and a rare gaffe by Seattle goalkeeper Kasey Keller resulted in an own goal as Real …


  • Sounders beat Dallas to move into second place

    FRISCO, Texas – Mauro Rosales scored in the 16th minute to give the Seattle Sounders FC a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night. Seattle pushed its record to …


  • Seattle Storm’s Lauren Jackson shows maturity

    SEATTLE – Lauren Jackson has grown up. The most decorated athlete in the history of Seattle sports explained as much after pulling off a sweatshirt and falling into a chair …


  • White carries Sounders to MLS victory over Chicago

    SEATTLE – O’Brian White scored his second goal in two games and set up another to give the Seattle Sounders their first Major League Soccer win of the season, 2-1 …


  • New York beats Seattle Sounders FC in first road game

    HARRISON, N.J. – Eleven months ago, Sounders FC limped to New York after a sobering home loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy, but immediately bounced back with an inspiring win …


  • Colorado Rapids spoil Portland Timbers’ first MLS game with 3-1 home victory

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Omar Cummings scored a goal and helped set up a second as the Colorado Rapids began their MLS Cup title defense with a 3-1 victory over …


  • New Pacific Northwest rivalries highlight MLS season

    SEATTLE – Don Garber could pick from any number of story lines to highlight the upcoming Major League Soccer season. For the commissioner of the MLS, though, nothing tops the …


  • Seattle Sounders know 2011 season is make-or-break time

    SEATTLE – Urgency is rarely associated with an organization in just its third year of existence and already with two titles in the trophy case. Try explaining that to the …


  • Seattle Sounders coach Schmid knows cuts must come

    SEATTLE – Not even 30 years of coaching experience have made roster cuts any less painful for Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid. But that’s OK. He wouldn’t have it any …


  • Sounders FC coach faces tough choices

    In an attempt to get a candid analysis of Sounders FC’s rookie class, coach Sigi Schmid sought out the team’s veterans. They’d be sure to offer a harsh critique on …


  • New Sounders draftee Tetteh lives the dream

    Michael Tetteh still remembers the radio ad from 11 years ago. “Right to Dream,” a nonprofit organization, was holding open tryouts for a residential soccer academy in Tetteh’s native country …


  • New MLS teams in Portland, Vancouver stock rosters

    The Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps started dealing after taking the first step toward building their inaugural rosters in Major League Soccer’s expansion draft on Wednesday. Both teams pulled …


  • Sounders done; Galaxy advance to MLS West finals

    CARSON, Calif. – Edson Buddle and Omar Gonzalez scored off David Beckham’s free kicks in an 8-minute span of the first half to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to a …


  • Sounders shut out in opener

    SEATTLE – Edson Buddle floated a long shot over Kasey Keller and into the top left corner midway through the 38th minute on Sunday, giving the Los Angeles Galaxy a …


  • Sounders enter playoffs on high

    TUKWILA, Wash. – In just a few months, the Seattle Sounders went from being one of the biggest flops in Major League Soccer to the opponent everyone was trying to …


  • Sounders fall in finale

    HOUSTON – Cam Weaver scored less than a minute into the second half, and the Houston Dynamo ended the season with their second straight victory, 2-1 over the Seattle Sounders …


  • Sounders clinch postseason berth

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The magic of Sanna Nyassi continues. With Sounders FC being thoroughly outplayed on the road Saturday night, the young midfielder struck a go-ahead goal in the …


  • Nkufo, Sounders handle Toronto

    SEATTLE – Blaise Nkufo and Steve Zakuani scored in the first half to lead the Seattle Sounders to a 3-2 win over Toronto FC on Saturday. Seattle (12-9-6) earned its …


  • MLS hopes to reap Northwest bonanza with 3-headed rivalry

    PORTLAND – Not far from Seattle’s Qwest Field, a billboard went up recently above an auto repair shop. In bold letters it reads: “Portland, Oregon. Soccer City, USA. 2011.” It …


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