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Heat hand Cavs 21st straight loss

NBA: Once again, LeBron James helped the Cleveland Cavaliers reach a milestone in the NBA standings. First to 40 wins one year.


New Sounders draftee Tetteh lives the dream

Michael Tetteh still remembers the radio ad from 11 years ago. “Right to Dream,” a nonprofit organization, was holding open tryouts for a residential soccer academy in Tetteh’s native country …


Area roundup: Huskies fall to Boston College in OT

The Washington women’s soccer team’s NCAA tournament run came to an end Saturday, as Cerrone Hannah scored in the 6th minute of overtime to lift Boston College (17-6-1) to a …


UW goalie overcomes cancer to lead Huskies’ postseason run

SEATTLE – Standing over the penalty kick, in the oddest of circumstances, Washington’s Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann wasn’t a cancer survivor. She was a goalkeeper, taking a penalty shot in the ninth-round …


New MLS teams in Portland, Vancouver stock rosters

The Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps started dealing after taking the first step toward building their inaugural rosters in Major League Soccer’s expansion draft on Wednesday. Both teams pulled …


Locals roundup: Vandals’ Small adds to honors

Chelsea Small has recorded another first in her second season on the University of Idaho women’s soccer team. The sophomore forward from Solana Beach, Calif., became the Vandals’ first academic …


East Valley Knights expected to thrive in soccer playoffs

Having dropped out of the Greater Spokane League and down a classification to the 2A level, Gabe Escobar and his East Valley High School girls soccer team made some major …


Soccer roundup: EV, Lakeside reach semis

Brittany Dugger split two defenders to score the opening goal in the 23rd minute and Sammi Hilsiker added an insurance goal 9 minutes later as East Valley (15-6) advanced to …


CV, Mt. Spokane drop playoff openers; LC wins on road

Central Valley got no love from Albi Stadium during Tuesday night’s opening round of the State 4A girls soccer tournament. Despite having the advantage of playing close to home, the …


Sounders done; Galaxy advance to MLS West finals

CARSON, Calif. – Edson Buddle and Omar Gonzalez scored off David Beckham’s free kicks in an 8-minute span of the first half to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to a …


Bears, LC head to state in soccer

Central Valley found a way to survive a spate of missed scoring opportunities in the opener of Saturday afternoon’s 4A Regional soccer doubleheader at Gonzaga Prep. But in the nightcap, …


Central Valley nips Bullpups in soccer

Senior Alex Richardson scored a pair of goals 2 minutes apart midway through the first half to lead Central Valley to a 2-1 victory over Gonzaga Prep in a District …


Soccer notes: Vandals reboot for WAC tourney

The University of Idaho women’s soccer team won’t have to wait long for a chance at redemption. The Vandals, who blew a chance to clinch the regular-season Western Athletic Conference …


Sounders shut out in opener

SEATTLE – Edson Buddle floated a long shot over Kasey Keller and into the top left corner midway through the 38th minute on Sunday, giving the Los Angeles Galaxy a …


Bullpups take down Tigers in soccer

Ashley Ames scored both goals for Gonzaga Prep, including the go-ahead goal in the 70th minute, as the Bullpups (12-5) handed Lewis and Clark (15-1-1) its first loss of the …


Sounders enter playoffs on high

TUKWILA, Wash. – In just a few months, the Seattle Sounders went from being one of the biggest flops in Major League Soccer to the opponent everyone was trying to …


Sounders fall in finale

HOUSTON – Cam Weaver scored less than a minute into the second half, and the Houston Dynamo ended the season with their second straight victory, 2-1 over the Seattle Sounders …


Sandpoint rallies past Kavemen in state soccer tournament

The Sandpoint girls soccer team took the dramatic route in its State 4A tournament opener Thursday afternoon. It’s a path first-year coach Julie Pitre is all too familiar with, but …


CdA boys expect to make noise at state soccer

His team has offense and defense. So first-year Coeur d’Alene boys soccer coach Jeff Lake is confident his team will fare well when the 5A state tournament begins a three-day …


Baran, Ruboski provide rare punch at 1A soccer level

It was five years ago, when she was in her second season as an assistant girls soccer coach at Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls, that Brooke Greer first …


Soccer notes: UI sets sights on another run

University of Idaho coach Peter Showler likes his team’s chances of responding to Sunday’s disappointing 2-0 Western Athletic Conference loss to Utah State in a fitting manner. And why shouldn’t …


Gritty Borsheim nets goal for CdA in soccer championship

Adam Borsheim thought he broke his ankle Tuesday. Then the Coeur d’Alene junior forward was on crutches the following three days.


Sounders clinch postseason berth

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The magic of Sanna Nyassi continues. With Sounders FC being thoroughly outplayed on the road Saturday night, the young midfielder struck a go-ahead goal in the …


Soccer notes: Zags wear pink to battle cancer

The pink jerseys Gonzaga University’s women’s soccer team will wear during Sunday’s 1 p.m. West Coast Conference opener against the visiting Portland Pilots will say a lot about how the …


Nkufo, Sounders handle Toronto

SEATTLE – Blaise Nkufo and Steve Zakuani scored in the first half to lead the Seattle Sounders to a 3-2 win over Toronto FC on Saturday. Seattle (12-9-6) earned its …


MLS hopes to reap Northwest bonanza with 3-headed rivalry

PORTLAND – Not far from Seattle’s Qwest Field, a billboard went up recently above an auto repair shop. In bold letters it reads: “Portland, Oregon. Soccer City, USA. 2011.” It …


College soccer: EWU, Zags host mighty Trojans

The mighty University of Southern California Trojans in Cheney? It might sound like a major gaffe on the part of some befuddled travel agent, but that’s exactly where USC’s nationally …


Idaho edges GU for 5th straight

Chelsea Small took a pass from Liz Boyden in the open field and kicked in a goal in the 41st minute, giving the Idaho women’s soccer team (6-2) a 1-0 …


Mead junior midfielder gains insight in volunteer work overseas

Two years ago, Geneva Heaps had never heard of Cambodia. But today, after spending parts of the past two summers doing volunteer work at the Battambang Orphanage on the outskirts …


In brief: Whitworth nets 1-0 victory in nonconference soccer

Cameron Bushey scored on a free kick from just outside the penalty box 15 minutes into the second half and Brian Sherpe made five saves to give Whitworth a 1-0 …