Stories tagged: soccer
Tue., June 21, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Lionel Messi leads Argentina over U.S., into Copa America final
Lionel Messi was too much for the United States to contain. The five-time world player of the year set up Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opening goal in the third minute, then scored …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 6:41 p.m.
Newsmakers: UConn’s Breanna Stewart up for Honda Award honors
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Mon., June 20, 2016, 11:05 p.m.
U.S.: Facing Argentina, Messi in Copa semis not overwhelming
American players maintained over and over that playing Argentina and Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal on Tuesday night was a big deal, yet not mind-boggling.
Sun., June 19, 2016, 9:08 p.m.
In brief: Swiss, French good to go after 0-0 draw
There were several ripped shirts and even a burst ball during France’s 0-0 draw with Switzerland on Sunday in Lille, France, at the European Championship in France. The scoreless result …
Sun., June 19, 2016, 8:38 p.m.
Grella, Red Bulls beat Sounders 2-0, win 4th in a row
Mike Grella scored twice and the New York Red Bulls beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 on Sunday night for their fourth straight victory.
Sat., June 18, 2016, 10:20 p.m.
Digest: Nathan Bannister strikes out 11, Arizona beats Miami 5-1 at College World Series
Nathan Bannister matched his career high with 11 strikeouts in seven innings and Arizona capitalized on Miami starter Michael Mediavilla’s rocky first inning a 5-1 victory Saturday night in the …
Sat., June 18, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
Seattle Sounders’ Sigi Schmid will coach 500th MLS game
Every time Seattle Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid is on a Major League Soccer bench he extends his league record for number of games coached.
Fri., June 17, 2016, 9:07 p.m.
Colombia beats Peru 4-2 on PKs to reach Copa America semis
David Ospina made an outstanding flying kick save in a shootout, Christian Cueva sent Peru’s final attempt over the crossbar and Colombia reached the Copa America semifinals for the first …
Fri., June 17, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
U.S. will have depth of roster tested in Copa America semifinals
When Jurgen Klinsmann started experimenting with his roster following the 2014 World Cup, the U.S. coach did it with the hope of building more depth for the next four-year cycle.
Fri., June 17, 2016, 7:04 p.m.
Croatian soccer in harsh spotlight at Euro 2016
Croatia fans have a habit of disrupting and delaying matches at the European Championship.
Thu., June 16, 2016, 11:08 p.m.
Clint Dempsey, Gyasi Zardes lead U.S. over Ecuador, into Copa semis
Clint Dempsey scored for the third straight game on a first-half header and set up Gyasi Zardes for a tap-in goal midway through the second half, boosting the United States …
Thu., June 16, 2016, 9:42 p.m.
In brief: Northern Ireland steps up at Euro
Northern Ireland won its first game at the European Championship on Thursday, in Lyon, France, with a 2-0 victory over Ukraine that helped to eliminate its opponent.
Thu., June 16, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Movie review: ‘Pele’ traces soccer legend’s early years
Brothers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, noted documentary filmmakers, tackle their first narrative feature film in “Pele: Birth of a Legend,” about legendary Brazilian soccer star and “Athlete of the Century” …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 10:07 p.m.
Digest: Slovakia compounds Russia’s problems with 2-1 win
Elimination, rather than disqualification, is the immediate threat after Russia’s short-comings were badly exposed in a 2-1 loss to Slovakia on Wednesday in Lille, France.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 8:32 p.m.
John Brooks anchors defense for U.S. men
Before the start of the Copa America, John Brooks likely was best known for coming off the United States bench to score the winning goal against Ghana in the 2014 …
Mon., June 13, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
In brief: Top-seeded Florida Gators advance to College World Series
In brief: JJ Schwarz broke out of a two-week hitting slump by driving in five runs – most of them on a grand slam – and Florida beat rival Florida …
Sun., June 12, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
Klinsmann hopes US mentality changes in Copa knockout stage
Jurgen Klinsmann wants a transformed mentality when the United States opens the knockout phase of the Copa America on Thursday. “The whole old story is the underdog story, and I …
Sun., June 12, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
UEFA charges Russia over violence, enhances stadium security
UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Russia on Sunday for crowd disturbances and racist behavior by its fans during a European Championship game against England.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 11:04 p.m.
U.S. reaches Copa America quarterfinals, wins Group A
The United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa America, getting a first-half goal from Clint Dempsey and surviving DeAndre Yedlin’s early second-half ejection to beat Paraguay 1-0 on …
Sat., June 11, 2016, 11:03 p.m.
Spokane Shadow women, men both collect victories
Spokane Shadow women, men both collect victories
Sat., June 11, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
In Brief: Top-ranked Ko takes lead at Women’s PGA
When Lydia Ko won the last two major championships, she was the one lurking behind.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 7:19 p.m.
U.S. likely to advance in Copa America with tie vs Paraguay
The United States almost certainly needs merely a tie against Paraguay on Saturday to reach the Copa America quarterfinals.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Digest: Henderson takes lead at Sahalee
Brooke Henderson made an early hole-in-one and birdied her final two holes to take the early lead Thursday in the Women’s PGA Championship, the second of the LPGA Tour’s five …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
Lionel Messi will play against Panama
Lionel Messi is ready to play again. At a key moment, too.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 9:48 p.m.
Digest: Oklahoma defeats Auburn for its 3rd national softball title
Paige Parker pitched a complete game to help Oklahoma defeat Auburn 2-1 on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City for its third national softball title.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
Newsmakers: Pelicans hire Danny Ferry as adviser to GM Dell Demps
New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he’s hired former NBA player and front office executive Danny Ferry as a special adviser.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 9:42 p.m.
US bounces back with 4-0 victory over Costa Rica
The fans stood and cheered when Clint Dempsey headed off the field in the second half, and the forward responded with his own round of applause.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
Newsmakers: Tiger Woods to skip US Open at Oakmont
Tiger Woods said on his website that he is not ready for tournament competition and will skip the U.S. Open next week, along with his Quicken Loans National the following …
Sun., June 5, 2016, 10:56 p.m.
In brief: Marquez, Herrera score late, Mexico beats Uruguay 3-1
Rafa Marquez and Hector Herrera scored late goals to lift Mexico over Uruguay 3-1 in an opening-round Copa America match Sunday night in Glendale, Arizona.
Sun., June 5, 2016, 10:55 p.m.
US women get weather-shortened 2-0 shutout over Japan
Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan scored goals, leading the U.S. women’s national team to a 2-0 win over rival Japan in a friendly halted in the 76th minute by severe …