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  • Tough to fence in

    For much of last season, the Mead girls soccer team was a work in progress. A new coach, new system, new players – and a lopsided loss to rival Mt. …


  • Fifth straight win gives Sounders most points in MLS

    SEATTLE – Not long ago, the Seattle Sounders found themselves needing to pick up as many points as possible just to get back into playoff positioning. Very quickly, the Sounders …


  • Could be playoff preview

    TUKWILA, Wash. – According to the schedule, tonight marks the year’s third and final meeting between the Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake. But that’s just the regular season, of …


  • U.S. takes Walker Cup lead

    Golf: NCAA champion Max Homa beat Max Orrin 5 and 3 and the United States won the first six singles matches Saturday in the Walker Cup to take an 8-4 …


  • U.S. gets impolite welcome

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – The streaking U.S. soccer team will face Costa Rica today in a World Cup qualifying match that revenge-minded Costa Rican fans have been looking forward …


  • Men’s soccer preview: Pirates look to repeat as NWC champs

    The Whitworth soccer team is making a few adjustments this season. So is new coach Morgan Cathey, who can finally get back to the business of coaching after a house …


  • Sounders ready for playoff push

    The Seattle Sounders are getting healthier, and so is their position in the Major League Soccer standings. The 1-0 win over Portland on Sunday drew the Sounders (11-8-4) into a …


  • Cup change expected

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter expects his executive committee to decide soon on a switch that will shift the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to another season to avoid the searing …


  • Sounders tip rival Timbers in front of record crowd

    SEATTLE – Only one result would do Sunday. As the Sounders faced a bitter rival of almost 40 years and drew another record home crowd, as flags waved and bellowing …


  • Timbers much improved from last year

    SEATTLE – Odd as it might seem, first-year Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter saw progress in a frustrating midweek result. Blowing a one-goal lead with a one-man advantage Wednesday against …


  • Timbers, Sounders meet in Dempsey’s home debut

    TUKWILA, Wash. – Aside from his head coach, Brad Evans is about the only one who has been there for all the moments, games and events that have helped define …


  • Area roundup: Whitworth picked first in NWC men’s soccer

    The Whitworth Pirates men’s soccer team has been picked by Northwest Conference coaches to repeat as champion. The Pirates will start the year under new head coach Morgan Cathey, who …


  • North Idaho loaded with soccer talent

    North Idaho boys and girls soccer teams ruled at state tournaments last year. Similar results are anticipated this fall.


  • Dynamo dominate Sounders

    HOUSTON – The Sounders, once again, melted in Texas. Dynamo forward Giles Barnes scored twice and Will Bruin added his sixth of the season as Houston cruised to a 3-1 …


  • Canadians overshadow top seeds

    Tennis: Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil set up a semifinal showdown at the Rogers Cup, overshadowing two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic and Spanish star Rafael Nadal. Canada’s top two singles …


  • Champions League playoffs set; Arsenal draws Fenerbache

    London’s Arsenal, seeking to qualify for a 16th straight season in the group stage of the Champions League, has been drawn to play Turkish club Fenerbahce in the playoffs of …


  • Thompson’s 19 points lead Storm to win

    WNBA: Tina Thompson had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the visiting Seattle Storm past the Phoenix Mercury 80-65 on Tuesday night. Tanisha Wright also scored 19 points and …


  • Eagles third in opening poll

    College football: The Eastern Washington football team will open practice today as the third-ranked team in the land, according to the nation’s coaches. The Eagles, 11-3 last year, are picked …


  • Dempsey a knockout with Sounders fans

    SEATTLE – Clint Dempsey waited on the small stage at midfield. Finally he unzipped his sweatshirt and made official a surprising career move. Dempsey is leaving behind the Premier League …


  • Seattle routs Dallas 3-0 as Dempsey arrives

    SEATTLE – Eddie Johnson didn’t hesitate after scoring his fifth goal of the season. He looked up at the suite where Clint Dempsey was sitting and gave a salute that …


  • Newsmakers

    Dropped Nike Inc. confirmed Friday that it no longer has a relationship with Milwaukee Brewers baseball player Ryan Braun following his 65-game suspension related to Major League Baseball’s drug investigation. …


  • Sounders intend to jump over Hoops

    The last time FC Dallas came to Seattle, the Hoops were 7-1-3 and riding atop the Major League Soccer standings. Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid also pegged them as a …


  • Park within three of lead at St. Andrews

    Golf: Wearing a black rain suit and a soft smile, Inbee Park looked calm as ever standing before the imposing Royal & Ancient clubhouse before she teed off Thursday in …


  • High diving makes splash in Barcelona

    Swimming: High diving has taken the plunge into the sports mainstream. Thousands of people turned out Monday to watch 14 competitors descend from the height of a nine-story building into …


  • Sounders stay hot on home field

    SEATTLE – Lamar Neagle scored in the 57th minute to cap a rally that lifted the Seattle Sounders to a 2-1 victory over Chivas USA on Sunday night. Brad Evans …


  • Americans top Panama for first Gold Cup title since 2007

    CHICAGO – Brek Shea sure knows how to make an entrance. Just 42 seconds after coming into the game as a substitute Sunday, Shea pounced after Landon Donovan whiffed a …


  • Shea’s goal gives U.S. Gold Cup title

    CHICAGO - Brek Shea sure knows how to make an entrance. Just 42 seconds after coming into the game as a substitute Sunday, Shea pounced after Landon Donovan whiffed a …


  • Serena captures 53rd WTA title of career

    Tennis: Serena Williams beat Johanna Larsson 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the Swedish Open in Bastad, Sweden, on Sunday, for her 53rd WTA title. The 24-year-old Swede broke to …


  • FIFA announces prices for World Cup

    Fans will pay $90 for tickets to see World Cup matches in Brazil next year, $10 more than in 2010 in South Africa. Announcing ticket rates Friday, FIFA said $15 …


  • Broncos suspend execs for DUI arrests

    NFL: The Denver Broncos have suspended two of Executive vice president John Elway’s top advisers who are facing drunken driving charges. Director of player personnel Matt Russell was suspended indefinitely …

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