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  • TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

    World Cup Soccer notes: Team USA arrives in Brazil

    The U.S. World Cup team has arrived in Brazil. The Americans landed in Sao Paulo on Monday morning on an overnight commercial flight from Miami and reached their downtown hotel …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

    Norman Chad: Ready or not, it’s time for the World Cup

    The World Cup is the world’s greatest sporting spectacle – actually, I prefer the PBA’s Tournament of Champions; of course, there’s no accounting for taste – a quadrennial festival viewed …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

    U.S. heads to Brazil with boosted confidence

    SAO PAULO – The U.S. headed to Brazil with boosted faith Sunday after going undefeated in its sendoff series for the first time. Playing only its third match in nine …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014

    Nick Hamer leads Spokane Shadow past Seattle Stars

    TUKWILA, Wash. – Nick Hamer scored two goals and assisted on another as the Spokane Shadow defeated the Seattle Stars 4-1 on Saturday. Hamer set up Mike Ramos in the …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014

    Sounders notch 10th victory

    BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Obefemi Martins scored twice before his first-half ejection, Lamar Neagle added the winner and the Seattle Sounders earned their MLS-high 10th victory, beating the Chicago Fire 3-2 …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014

    Altidore scores twice as U.S. men finish 3-0 in send-off series

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jozy Altidore ended a six-month scoreless streak with a pair of goals, leading the United States over Nigeria 2-1 Saturday night in the Americans’ World Cup send-off …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014

    FIFA confident ahead of World Cup despite problems

    SAO PAULO – FIFA is “not afraid” things will go wrong at the start of the World Cup despite preparation problems in Brazil. Football’s governing body said Thursday it’s “in …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014

    Insteps a new phenomenon

    At the tee box a competitor stands dressed in traditional golf apparel – knickers and argyle socks, polo shirt and Hogan-style cap. The competitor carries no golf clubs. There is …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014

    Sounders’ Clint Dempsey on Sports Illustrated cover

    Sounders FC forward Clint Dempsey is featured on the cover of one of Sports Illustrated’s World Cup preview issues unveiled Tuesday. The cover shows Dempsey draped in a United States …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

    Americans show progress in 2-1 victory over Turkey

    HARRISON, N.J. – With its first World Cup game scheduled for June 16 against Ghana, the U.S. men’s national team still has plenty of work to do. During the second …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

    Imposter tries to hitch ride with British team

    England almost had a 24-man squad departing for the World Cup on Sunday. As the country’s footballers prepared to board a flight to Miami for two pre-World Cup friendlies ahead …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014, 8:49 P.M.

    U.S. soccer topples Turkey

    The United States scored the first two goals and then allowed a penalty kick in the 90th minute during a 2-1 win over Turkey on Sunday.


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014

    Sounders end Salt Lake unbeaten streak with 4-0 rout

    SEATTLE – Marco Pappa, Chad Barrett and Obafemi Martins each scored second-half goals and the Seattle Sounders ended Real Salt Lake’s season-opening unbeaten streak at 12 with a 4-0 victory …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014

    Ferris reaches State 4A soccer title game

    PUYALLUP, Wash. – As halftimes go, this one was pretty special for the Ferris boys soccer team. Down a goal to the top-ranked team in the state, the Saxons did …


  • Shadow seeking first home victory

    Unbeaten on the road in their last three games, the Spokane Shadow (2-2-1) return home tonight to play WestSound FC (1-3-1) in an Evergreen Premier League soccer match at Spokane …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014

    Sounders FC defender Djimi Traore sidelined with adductor injury

    Seattle Sounders FC’s back line took a hit this week when the club learned that starting central defender Djimi Traore suffered a torn adductor in his leg Saturday at Vancouver. …


  • MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014

    Vogts serving in dual roles this week

    SAN FRANCISCO – Berti Vogts, one of the greatest defenders in German history, and the last coach to lead his country to a World Cup title, has dual roles this …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014

    Real Madrid wins UEFA Champions League for record tenth time

    LISBON, Portugal – Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League final Saturday for its record 10th European title, scoring three times in the second period of extra time to beat …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014

    Whitworth men take 9th in Division III track

    Chase Wright took second place in the javelin, Jonathan Hoff and Casey Monahan secured top-10 finishes in the 110-meter hurdles, and the Whitworth men surged on the final day of …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014

    Sounders escape rival Vancouver with point

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – More madness in Cascadia. The Sounders gave up a gift of a go-ahead goal to the Vancouver Whitecaps, then got a gift of a penalty kick to …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014

    Grip on Sports: The great sports divide in America

    Friday: Did you ever think you would see the day when the announcement of the U.S. team for the upcoming World Cup would cause a controversy? If you are under …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014

    Ferris takes on Camas in quarters

    Revenge can be a motivator, no matter how misplaced. A year ago, the Ferris boys soccer team was ousted from the State 4A playoffs after a 3-1 quarterfinal loss at …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014

    Sounders take on speedy Whitecaps

    If the Seattle Sounders have traveled a fairly consistent road in MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps have taken, well, a different path. Seattle’s rival from north of the border has had …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014

    Young CV Bears, led by three seniors, suffer tough loss at state

    It was the beginning of the spring boys soccer season and the Central Valley coach looked out at his team practicing for its first game. “We’re young,” Andres Monrroy said. …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

    Tim Howard’s leadership from goal will be key for U.S.

    STANFORD, Calif. – Tim Howard releases an “Ahhh!” that echoes through empty Stanford Stadium as he makes a diving stop during a basic keep-away drill. True to form, the American …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

    Sounders Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin make U.S. World Cup roster

    Two Sounders will be making the trip to Brazil for the World Cup. They just might not be the exact two most expected. Star forward Clint Dempsey and surprise inclusion …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

    Landon Donovan left off U.S. roster for World Cup

    STANFORD, Calif. – American career scoring leader Landon Donovan was among seven players cut Thursday as the United States announced its 23-man World Cup roster well before the June 2 …


  • MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

    Pacers pull away from Heat in Game 1

    NBA: Paul George scored 24 points, David West had 19, and the Indiana Pacers protected their home court with a 107-96 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday to take …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014

    Sounders defeat Earthquakes 1-0 on Martins’ goal

    SEATTLE – The Seattle Sounders showed Saturday that it has world-class talent to spare. With a trio of starters away with the U.S. national team, Seattle got a goal to …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014

    Sounders eager to play after big defeat

    TUKWILA, Wash. – The wait between games is harder some weeks than others. And following the worst defeat in franchise history – Sunday’s 5-0 loss at New England – the …


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