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Beckhams have girl

David Beckham’s spokesman said that the soccer star’s wife, Victoria, has given birth to a healthy baby girl on Sunday. Simon Oliveira said that the celebrity couple are “delighted to …


Late heroics help U.S. oust Brazil

DRESDEN, Germany — Running low on hope and almost out of time, the Americans were surely beat, about to make their earliest exit from the Women’s World Cup. And then, …


U.S. women’s soccer team faces old foe in World Cup quarterfinals

The U.S. is the No. 1 team in the world, a two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist. However, the only number that matters right now is zero. …


U.S. will need more than Hope against Brazil in Women’s World Cup

DRESDEN, Germany – Bent at the waist, her back to the goal, Marta buried her face in her hands. Her left-footed blast from 6 yards looked certain to be a …


Sweden surprises U.S. team at World Cup

WOLFSBURG, Germany – The Americans can’t do things the easy way. Needing only a tie to avoid Brazil in the quarterfinals, the U.S. fell 2-1 to Sweden on Wednesday night, …


Sweden defeats U.S. in World Cup

The Americans can’t do things the easy way. Needing only a tie to avoid Brazil in the quarterfinals, the U.S. fell 2-1 to Sweden on Wednesday night at Wolfsburg, Germany, …


Germany, England move on to quarterfinals at Women’s World Cup

AUGSBURG, Germany – Germany and England proved that timing is key at the women’s World Cup, winning matches when it counts to top their respective groups. With its greatest player …


U.S. gains World Cup quarterfinals with 3-0 rout of Colombia

SINSHEIM, Germany – Anyone can sign autographs or pose for photos. The U.S. women found a better way to say “thank you” to the American military members who turned their …


Rosales gives supreme effort for Seattle Sounders

TUKWILA – The word “best” comes up often around Mauro Rosales. After helping lead Sounders FC to a 2-1 comeback win last Sunday against New England, the forward/midfielder said: “I …


Sundhage brings European flair to American attack

SINSHEIM, Germany – The American women haven’t looked the same since Pia Sundhage got her hands on them. After years of getting the ball to their forwards and letting them …


Fucito and Sounders advance in US Open Cup

TUKWILA, Wash. – Mike Fucito scored a goal in each half Tuesday night as the Seattle Sounders began their pursuit of a third straight U.S. Open Cup with a 2-1 …


U.S. women open World Cup by blanking North Korea

DRESDEN, Germany – Once, twice, three times and then a fourth, Lauren Cheney launched a shot with her foot only to watch it go right into the hands of the …


Mexico rallies to overwhelm U.S. in CONCACAF Gold Cup

LOS ANGELES – In some ways Saturday night’s Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl followed form. For the third time in as many tournaments the title game matched the …


Mexico prevails over U.S. soccer team in Gold Cup final

Pablo Barrera scored two goals and Mexico rallied to beat the United States 4-2 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.


Sounders win before record crowd

Second-half substitute Roger Levesque scored twice in the second half to give the Seattle Sounders a 4-2 win over the New York Red Bulls on Thursday night.


Little Kicks signup under way

Registration is now available for Valley Youth Soccer’s Little Kicks program, for kids ages 2 to 4. The program includes, age-appropriate activities and games, centered around soccer and helps improve …


In brief: Vanderbilt eliminates Tar Heels from College World Series

Taylor Hill and Corey Williams combined on four-hitter, Connor Harrell and Curt Casali homered and Vanderbilt eliminated North Carolina from the College World Series with a 5-1 victory Wednesday night …


U.S. soccer on the ball after early defeat

The U.S. national soccer team recently suffered its first Gold Cup loss in group play, is without its top goal scorer in the injured Jozy Altidore, and Landon Donovan, the …


Spokane Shine top Rain U23

Marissa Mykines had a goal and an assist to lead the Spokane Shine (2-3-1) to a 3-0 victory over the Portland Rain U23 (1-5) in Women’s Premier Soccer League play …


Sharing memories of dead father’s prime time on soccer field

My nephew, Matthew Deutsch, was coaching his son’s soccer practice in Cheney recently when the grandfather of another player asked where he’d learned the game. Matthew told the man he …


Karlsson retains lead at St. Jude Classic

Golf: Robert Karlsson shot a 2-under-par 68 Saturday to remain atop the leaderboard through three rounds at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn. Karlsson looked ready to run away …


U.S. goalkeeper Solo looks beyond 2007 controversy

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Hope Solo thought the memory and misery of the 2007 World Cup would be left far behind as she got closer to this year’s championships. Three weeks …


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. …