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  • Sounders top Sporting Kansas City 1-0 in MLS opener

    SEATTLE – Once the scrum subsided, a visitor made his way over to Chad Barrett in the Seattle locker room after an introduction that could not have been more dramatic …


  • Seattle Sounders FC ready to open new season

    The last time fans saw Seattle Sounders FC in MLS play, they were walking off the pitch in Portland with a season-ending loss, their sixth defeat over their final eight …


  • Sounders: Dempsey to ‘play a role’ in Saturday’s MLS opener

    Seattle Sounders FC continues preparing its roster for MLS opening day with word designated player Clint Dempsey will “play a role” Saturday against Sporting Kansas City. Dempsey was scheduled back …


  • Newsmakers

    Died Orthopedic surgeon Frank Jobe, who was the first to perform an elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John surgery and saved the careers of countless major league pitchers, …


  • Lightning deal St. Louis at trade deadline

    NHL: Martin St. Louis told Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman more than once he wanted to play for another team. Hours before the league’s trade deadline, the unhappy …


  • Sounders draw with United, finish preseason unbeaten

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Seattle Sounders FC ended its preseason without a loss, but also without a cup. That seemed to suit coach Sigi Schmid after his team played to a …


  • Sounders win in Arizona

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Seattle Sounders FC ended its Arizona portion of preseason training Sunday with a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. Camp invitee Kevin Parsemain and veteran Andy Rose …


  • Newsmakers

    Contracted Michigan’s football team will receive a $6 million participation fee for its 2017 season opener against Florida in Arlington, Texas. Michigan released its contract for the Cowboys Classic on …


  • Beckham exercises option to buy MLS team in Miami

    David Beckham has exercised his option to purchase a Major League Soccer expansion team in Miami, and the deal will be finalized with the former English national team captain when …


  • Sounders top San Jose in friendly

    Obafemi Martins scored two goals in the first Sounders FC competition of the new year Wednesday, leading Seattle to a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes in a preseason …


  • Cyclones win wild one over Cowboys

    Men’s basketball: DeAndre Kane had 26 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to help No. 16 Iowa State defeat No. 19 Oklahoma State 98-97 in triple overtime on Monday night …


  • In Brief: Bryan brothers keep U.S. alive in Davis Cup

    Tennis: Bob and Mike Bryan beat Dominic Inglot and Colin Fleming 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 Saturday in San Diego to pull the United States to 2-1 against Britain in the …


  • Coach hopes Donovan shows off when U.S. hosts S. Korea

    Landon Donovan’s passion for soccer is rejuve- nated heading into his fourth World Cup run, and he spent the past few weeks stoking that fire in training camp with his …


  • In Brief: Britain takes 2-0 Davis Cup lead over U.S.

    Tennis: James Ward won 10 of the last 11 games to take a stunning five-set victory against Sam Querrey and give Britain a 2-0 lead against the United States in …


  • Newsmakers

    Agreed Left-hander Bruce Chen agreed to a $4.25 million, one-year contract Thursday to return to the Kansas City Royals, where he’s spent the past five seasons. Chen became a free …


  • Latest World Cup stadium debuts without gliches

    The latest stadium inaugurated for the World Cup in Brazil held its first two matches without major glitches on Sunday, a day after demonstrators across Brazil protested against the tournament. …


  • Sounders open training camp

    TUKWILA, Wash. – From the time last season ended, Osvaldo Alonso knew the Seattle Sounders would look significantly different. After the Sounders tumbled from the top of the Major League …


  • WCC tabs Dower player of week

    College basketball: Senior forward Sam Dower Jr., who had 46 points and 22 rebounds in Gonzaga’s two road wins and became the 37th player in school history to reach 1,000 …


  • Sounders swap two defenders for Anibaba

    TUKWILA, Wash. – The Seattle Sounders have sent defenders Patrick Ianni and Jhon Kennedy Hurtado to the Chicago Fire for defender Jalil Anibaba. The teams announced the trade Wednesday. Chicago …


  • Ronaldo soccer’s best

    Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t hide how much it meant to him, finally being voted the world’s best soccer player again. Having spent four years in the shadow of his great rival, …


  • Locally: Prugh, 5 area golfers honored by PNW PGA

    Five area golf professionals collected six of the 15 special awards given out by the Pacific Northwest Section PGA of America for 2013 as selected by their peers. Corey Prugh, …


  • Silva and Van Nistelrooy join ESPN for World Cup

    Gilberto Silva, who helped Brazil win the 2002 World Cup, and veteran Dutch player Ruud van Nistelrooy will work as studio analysts during ESPN’s World Cup coverage. The network said …


  • Newsmakers

    Promoted Western Kentucky announced Friday that it was promoting offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm to head football coach. Brohm is replacing Bobby Petrino, who was named Louisville’s head coach. In Brohm’s …


  • Newsmakers

    Included Winger Jaromir Jagr will play in his fifth Olympic Games. The 41-year-old was included in the Czech hockey team that will compete in Sochi next month. Czech coach Alois …


  • Portugal’s Eusebio dead at 71

    LISBON, Portugal – Eusebio, the Portuguese soccer star who was born into poverty in Africa but became an international sporting icon and was voted one of the 10 best players …


  • Canadiens snap skid behind Semin’s OT goal

    NHL: Alexander Semin scored 3:27 into overtime, and the Carolina Hurricanes snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night in Raleigh, …


  • Hotel rates high for World Cup

    Hotel rooms are expected to cost almost 50 percent more in Rio de Janeiro during the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament than when the city will host the 2016 Olympics, …


  • Hamm, Fawcett, Akers head U.S. women’s Best XI

    Forward Mia Hamm and defender Joy Fawcett were unanimous selections for the U.S. Soccer Federation’s All-Time Women’s National Team Best XI as part of the governing body’s 100th anniversary celebration. …


  • Snapshot: Sounders send Eddie Johnson to D.C. United

    After a week of moves that reshaped the roster, Seattle Sounders FC on Tuesday announced the biggest change yet, sending two-time goals leader Eddie Johnson to D.C. United for allocation …


  • Brazilian fans stand out for raucousness

    SAO PAULO – Go to a sporting event in Brazil and you will be mesmerized by fanatic crowds, nonstop chanting and an incessant party atmosphere. Go to a sporting event …

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