Stories tagged: soccer
Sat., April 9, 2016, 7:56 p.m.
Column: Leicester City – the best sports story ever?
Leicester has long been a trying name that travels badly.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 9:52 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Detroit shuts out Flyers 3-0 as playoff race winds down
Jimmy Howard made 30 saves, Darren Helm, Andreas Athanasiou and Kyle Quincey scored for Detroit, and the Red Wings took a step toward a 25th consecutive playoff appearance with a …
Tue., April 5, 2016, 10:50 p.m.
In brief: Timberwolves shock Warriors 124-117 in overtime
The Golden State Warriors hit an unexpected obstacle on their quest for a record 73 wins, blowing a 17-point lead and losing 124-117 in overtime to the last-place Minnesota Timberwolves …
Sun., April 3, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Retired soccer star Abby Wambach arrested for DUI in Oregon
Retired World Cup soccer champion Abby Wambach was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.
Sat., April 2, 2016, 9:33 p.m.
Dempsey’s goal gives Sounders first win of season
Clint Dempsey scored off a header in the 79th minute and the Seattle Sounders beat the Montreal Impact 1-0 on Saturday night, becoming the final MLS team to earn a …
Thu., March 31, 2016, 6:56 p.m.
Colin Kaepernick’s $11.9M 2016 contract becomes guaranteed
After months of trade talk and speculation, Colin Kaepernick is still on San Francisco’s roster and due a hefty payday.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
In brief: U.S. soccer back on track for 2018 World Cup with win, LeBron-less Cavs fall
The United States got back on track for a berth in the 2018 World Cup, ending four nervous days with a 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday night in Columbus, …
Sun., March 27, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Americans look to Columbus to rediscover winning way
Some home support and self-evaluation could go a long way toward the United States getting some measure of redemption after its numbing loss at Guatemala on Friday night in a …
Thu., March 24, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
Seattle signs former US forward Herculez Gomez
Herculez Gomez is returning to the place where his soccer career first took off in what may be his final stop as a professional, looking to give the slumping Seattle …
Wed., March 23, 2016, 10:47 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Favor’s dunk drives Jazz past Rockets
Derrick Favors’ dunk with 1.6 seconds left lifted the Utah Jazz to an 89-87 victory over the host Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 6:34 p.m.
Newsmakers: Johnson Jr. announces football pledge to Nebraska, Payton extends contract with Saints
The son of former NFL receiver Keyshawn Johnson
Wed., March 16, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
FIFA acknowledges World Cup hosting bribes, asks U.S. for cash
GENEVA – FIFA acknowledged Wednesday that past World Cups were awarded based on bribes, and the organization wants U.S. prosecutors to give it “tens of millions of dollars” seized from …
Sat., March 12, 2016, 8:37 p.m.
Seattle Sounders fall to Real Salt Lake 2-1 on late goal
For the second straight week, the Sounders were undone by defensive miscues and a goalkeeping blunder. Another strong start fell by the wayside as Jamison Olave’s 86th-minute winner lifted Real …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 10:23 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Westbrook’s triple-double lifts Thunder
Russell Westbrook had 25 points, a career-high 20 assists and 11 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the visiting Los Angeles Clippers 120-108 on Wednesday night.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 7:57 p.m.
The Broncos released three players who helped them win the Super Bowl: TE Owen Daniels, guard Louis Vasquez, and long snapper Aaron Brewer.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 10:09 a.m.
Brandi Chastain pledges her brain for concussion study
Brandi Chastain, who scored the game-winning penalty kick that gave the United States the 1999 Women’s World Cup title, has pledged to donate her brain for concussion research when she …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 10:38 p.m.
In brief: Digest: Curry ties NBA record, lifts Golden State
Stephen Curry’s 3-pointer from beyond 30 feet with 0.6 seconds left in overtime gave the Golden State Warriors a 121-118 win over the host Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
Newsmakers: NHL Hall of Famer Andy Bathgate dies at 83
Died NHL Hall of Fame winger Andy Bathgate, one of the most prolific scorers of his day, has died. He was 83. Bathgate’s death was confirmed by the Hockey Hall …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
Switzerland’s Gianni Infantino wins FIFA presidential election
Gianni Infantino pulled off a stunning victory Friday to take over as FIFA president.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
FIFA reduces bans for Blatter, Platini from 8 to 6 years
Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini had their bans from soccer reduced from eight years to six by FIFA’s appeal body on Wednesday, two days before the sport’s ruling body tries …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 10:14 p.m.
In brief: Seattle settles for draw at quarterfinals
Clint Dempsey scored in both halves, including a curling free kick just before halftime, but the host Seattle Sounders settled for a 2-2 draw with Club America in the first …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 7:28 p.m.
Olympic ice dance champs Davis/White to be honored
Olympic ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White will be honored in April by Figure Skating in Harlem. Davis-White, who won gold at the 2014 Sochi Games, will be …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 11:02 p.m.
Seattle preps for Club America in Champions League quarters
Since their inception, the opportunities outside of MLS competition have always held importance for the Seattle Sounders. It’s partly why the Sounders have enjoyed so much success in the U.S. …
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016, 10:31 p.m.
Horan and Heath score in 2-0 U.S. win over Canada
Lindsey Horan scored on a header in the 53rd minute, Tobin Heath tacked on another goal eight minutes later and the United States beat Canada 2-0 Sunday in the final …
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016, 6:34 p.m.
17-year-old American Pulisic gets 1st start in Bundesliga
Christian Pulisic, a 17-year-old American midfielder from Hershey, Pennsylvania, made his first start in the Bundesliga on Sunday in Borussia Dortmund’s 1-0 win at Bayer Leverkusen.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
The Royals signed general manager Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost to contract extensions.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 10:25 p.m.
In brief: Duke stuns North Carolina
Grayson Allen scored 23 points and freshman Derryck Thornton had a clinching block on the final play to help No. 20 Duke edge No. 5 North Carolina 74-73 on Wednesday …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 8:15 p.m.
Newsmakers: Martins posts he’s leaving Sounders
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016, 8:24 p.m.
Seattle Sounders say Chinese team wants Obafemi Martins
Forward Obafemi Martins didn’t travel to preseason camp with the Seattle Sounders, who are considering an offer to send him to a team in the Chinese Super League.
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
Club suspends Aurier over team insults before Chelsea game
Paris Saint-Germain will be without Serge Aurier for this week’s Champions League game against Chelsea after the defender was suspended until further notice for insulting coach Laurent Blanc and some …