Stories tagged: soccer
Thu., June 16, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Movie review: ‘Pele’ traces soccer legend’s early years
Brothers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, noted documentary filmmakers, tackle their first narrative feature film in “Pele: Birth of a Legend,” about legendary Brazilian soccer star and “Athlete of the Century” …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 10:07 p.m.
Digest: Slovakia compounds Russia’s problems with 2-1 win
Elimination, rather than disqualification, is the immediate threat after Russia’s short-comings were badly exposed in a 2-1 loss to Slovakia on Wednesday in Lille, France.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 8:32 p.m.
John Brooks anchors defense for U.S. men
Before the start of the Copa America, John Brooks likely was best known for coming off the United States bench to score the winning goal against Ghana in the 2014 …
Mon., June 13, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
In brief: Top-seeded Florida Gators advance to College World Series
In brief: JJ Schwarz broke out of a two-week hitting slump by driving in five runs – most of them on a grand slam – and Florida beat rival Florida …
Sun., June 12, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
Klinsmann hopes US mentality changes in Copa knockout stage
Jurgen Klinsmann wants a transformed mentality when the United States opens the knockout phase of the Copa America on Thursday. “The whole old story is the underdog story, and I …
Sun., June 12, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
UEFA charges Russia over violence, enhances stadium security
UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Russia on Sunday for crowd disturbances and racist behavior by its fans during a European Championship game against England.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 11:04 p.m.
U.S. reaches Copa America quarterfinals, wins Group A
The United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa America, getting a first-half goal from Clint Dempsey and surviving DeAndre Yedlin’s early second-half ejection to beat Paraguay 1-0 on …
Sat., June 11, 2016, 11:03 p.m.
Spokane Shadow women, men both collect victories
Spokane Shadow women, men both collect victories
Sat., June 11, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
In Brief: Top-ranked Ko takes lead at Women’s PGA
When Lydia Ko won the last two major championships, she was the one lurking behind.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 7:19 p.m.
U.S. likely to advance in Copa America with tie vs Paraguay
The United States almost certainly needs merely a tie against Paraguay on Saturday to reach the Copa America quarterfinals.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Digest: Henderson takes lead at Sahalee
Brooke Henderson made an early hole-in-one and birdied her final two holes to take the early lead Thursday in the Women’s PGA Championship, the second of the LPGA Tour’s five …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
Lionel Messi will play against Panama
Lionel Messi is ready to play again. At a key moment, too.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 9:48 p.m.
Digest: Oklahoma defeats Auburn for its 3rd national softball title
Paige Parker pitched a complete game to help Oklahoma defeat Auburn 2-1 on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City for its third national softball title.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
Newsmakers: Pelicans hire Danny Ferry as adviser to GM Dell Demps
New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says he’s hired former NBA player and front office executive Danny Ferry as a special adviser.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 9:42 p.m.
US bounces back with 4-0 victory over Costa Rica
The fans stood and cheered when Clint Dempsey headed off the field in the second half, and the forward responded with his own round of applause.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
Newsmakers: Tiger Woods to skip US Open at Oakmont
Tiger Woods said on his website that he is not ready for tournament competition and will skip the U.S. Open next week, along with his Quicken Loans National the following …
Sun., June 5, 2016, 10:56 p.m.
In brief: Marquez, Herrera score late, Mexico beats Uruguay 3-1
Rafa Marquez and Hector Herrera scored late goals to lift Mexico over Uruguay 3-1 in an opening-round Copa America match Sunday night in Glendale, Arizona.
Sun., June 5, 2016, 10:55 p.m.
US women get weather-shortened 2-0 shutout over Japan
Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan scored goals, leading the U.S. women’s national team to a 2-0 win over rival Japan in a friendly halted in the 76th minute by severe …
Sat., June 4, 2016, 10:18 p.m.
In brief: Paraguay ties Costa Rica in Copa America
Paraguay and Costa Rica tied 0-0 on Saturday night in Copa America in their Group A opener at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 10:20 p.m.
In Brief: Dustin Johnson off to fast start at Memorial with 8-under 64
Dustin Johnson, one of the biggest hitters in golf, took some attention away from the Big Three on Thursday at the Memorial, in Dublin, Ohio.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
U.S. looks to build World Cup buzz
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann realizes full well that a strong Copa America run on home soil could mean much to this country hosting another World Cup.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 9:10 p.m.
In Brief: Murray into French Open SF against ‘15 champ
Andy Murray alternated between brilliant and bad for the better part of two sets Wednesday before righting things to reach his fourth French Open semifinal in Paris, beating No. 9 …
Tue., May 31, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Newsmakers: Ken Hitchcock says 2016-17 will be his last season after signing one-year extension with Blues
The Blues announced that Ken Hitchcock will be back in 2016-17 on a one-year contract extension, and then the head coach made known that it will be his last season …
Tue., May 31, 2016, 5:58 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene’s Sting added to Portland Timbers developmental group
The Portland Timbers have added the Sting Premier Soccer Club of Coeur d’Alene to its development group, the club announced recently.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 7:14 p.m.
Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered kidnappers
About 24 hours after he was kidnapped, Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido found himself alone with one of his captors and saw his chance. He wrestled away the man’s pistol …
Sun., May 29, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Digest: Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido kidnapped in border state
Federal and state forces mounted an operation Sunday to find kidnapped Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who was abducted in the crime-plagued northern border state of Tamaulipas.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 10:56 p.m.
Sounders’ subpar season continues
Leave it to veteran defender Zach Scott – “Mr. Sounder” – to sum up the Seattle’s season so far in three words: “It’s getting old.”
Sat., May 28, 2016, 10:16 p.m.
Soccer: Shadow men, women sweep Yakima
Joel Duncan scored an early goal and Zach Hamer added late insurance Saturday as the Spokane Shadow defeated Yakima 2-0 in Evergreen Premier League play at Spokane Falls Community College.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 9:46 p.m.
Digest: Spieth 3rd-round leader at Colonial, seeks 1st win in Texas
Jordan Spieth shot a 5-under 65, even while missing a lot of fairways and a few greens, to take the third-round lead Saturday at Colonial on Fort Worth, Texas.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 8:24 p.m.
Lightning strike hits birthday party in Paris; child in critical condition after bolt
Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children’s birthday party, a …