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USA plays Canada in Gold Cup opener

DETROIT – With the next World Cup still three years away, the United States is already playing games that will affect the national team well into the future. The Americans …


English soccer finds itself isolated after Blatter’s re-election

ZURICH – After failing to halt Sepp Blatter’s re-election as soccer’s leader, the country he calls the game’s “motherland” is turning its attention from FIFA to focus on its position …


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 …


Parade of Champions through Barcelona

Barcelona players rode through the Catalan capital in an open-top bus Sunday, showing off the Champions League trophy they won by beating Manchester United in the final. Thousands of fans …


Sounders’ offense slumbers against Dallas

SEATTLE – FC Dallas came into Wednesday’s game in Seattle having earned four straight shutouts. Sounders FC hadn’t been held without a goal since Week 1.


Sounders lose at home to Dallas

Brek Shea scored in the 18th minute, and Kevin Hartman made four saves for his fifth straight shutout as FC Dallas beat the Seattle Sounders 1-0 on Wednesday night.


Back on a Brit pitch

David Beckham (pictured) is headed back to play for Manchester United – for one night only. The former England captain will play at Old Trafford in an exhibition today to …


Talley’s goals, tough defense carry East Valley into semifinals

ELLENSBURG – Ellensburg seems to bring out the best in Adam Talley, especially during playoff time. In the fall, the East Valley sophomore strutted his stuff on the football field. …


Sounders sneak past Kansas City 1-0

SEATTLE – Jeff Parke scored on a header off Tyson Wahl’s corner kick in the third minute of second-half stoppage time to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 victory over …


In brief: Heat tie series with Bulls as James, Wade lead way

NBA: LeBron James came up big down the stretch and scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 24 and the visiting Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 85-75 Wednesday night to …


NWL rivals Sounders, Timbers play to tie

SEATTLE – The opening match of the much-anticipated Major League Soccer rivalry between the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders ended in a 1-all draw Saturday night. Alvaro Fernandez scored …


Memphis forces Game 7 by defeating Oklahoma City

NBA: Zach Randolph had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies avoided elimination by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 95-83 Friday night in Memphis, Tenn., to push their …


Sounders, Crew draw 1-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Emilio Renteria converted a penalty kick in the 67th minute as the Columbus Crew ran its unbeaten streak to seven by tying Seattle 1-1 on Saturday night …


Roundup: Mead claims District 8 4A soccer crown

Ian Farley scored from 22 yards out off a pass from Colin Shockman at 67 minutes Wednesday as Mead (10-2) defeated Ferris 2-1 in the District 8 4A championship match …


In brief: Mavericks head to Dallas with 2-0 edge on Lakers

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Shawn Marion added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the erratic Los Angeles Lakers 93-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 …


Kenyan Peter finds perfect place at Ferris

Isaac Peter does not speak openly about the events that brought him from Nairobi, Kenya, to Spokane – via Chicago, nonetheless. Many of them, like the death of his mother …


Sounders lose at D.C.

Charlie Davies (pictured right) scored his MLS-leading sixth goal and added an assist to guide D.C. United to a 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC on Wednesday night. Josh Wolff …


Ferris soccer player Isaac Peter has quite a life journey

Ferris soccer player Isaac Peter does not speak openly about the events that brought him from Nairobi, Kenya, to Spokane – via Chicago.


GNL district soccer should be tight

The Great Northern League’s 2A boys district soccer playoffs start Thursday and promise to be as competitive, entertaining and unpredictable as any in recent memory.


Barber logs hat trick as Ferris clinches GSL soccer crown

Senior forward Brandon Barber came up with a hat trick and the Ferris Saxons defeated the Rogers Pirates to clinch the Greater Spokane League soccer championship on Friday with a …


Spokane’s Welliver set to defend WBCCA heavyweight title

Boxing: Chauncy Welliver makes his fourth defense on the World Boxing Council Continental Americas heavyweight title tonight in Topeka, Kan. The 27-year-old Spokane boxer (46-5-5) takes on Galen Brown of …


CV soccer player back in the game

Joseph Guerrinha doesn’t remember how it happened. He’s seen pictures, he’s asked his friends and teammates, but the memory just isn’t there. And perhaps that’s for the best. His mom’s …


Sounders’ victory marred by Zakuani’s serious injury

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – No matter the final score, Friday night was a huge loss for Sounders FC. In the third minute of Seattle’s 1-0 road win against the Colorado …


Hamer brothers will reunite on pitch at Gonzaga University

Zack Hamer toyed with taking his soccer career in a different direction. But all along, Mead’s standout senior midfielder was looking for a chance to reunite with his brother Nick …


Sounders pull off late tie on the road

CHESTER, Pa. – The driving wind and pouring rain seemed somewhat Seattle-esque, but little else in Sounders FC’s road game Saturday against the Philadelphia Union (3-1-1) was comfortable. Facing monsoon-like …


Sunday Locals: Shears, Covington win final Junior Bowlers stop

Dalton Shears and Jesse Covington claimed top honors following the final Junior Bowlers Tour stop of the season last Sunday at North Bowl. Shears won the final tournament, rising from …


Blanchette: Sounders’ Keller turns back the clock

SEATTLE – Trailing the baseball team across the street in the local victory column pretty much defines the notion of needing a win in the worst way. So what happened …


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 …


Blanchette: Sounders’ Keller turns back the clock

Seattle Sounders FC appeared on the verge of sculpting another come-from-ahead draw, or worse, against the perfectly ordinary Chicago Fire when the old man with the C, goalkeeper Kasey Keller, …


In brief: Swoopes plans WNBA return with Tulsa

Basketball: A person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that 40-year-old Sheryl Swoopes will return to the WNBA to play with the Tulsa Shock. Swoopes is set …