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U.S. soccer heads to Brazil on winning note

The U.S. headed to Brazil with boosted faith Sunday after going undefeated in its sendoff series for the first time.


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 …


ESPN, Fox lock up MLS

ESPN and Fox executives see devoted fans at Major League Soccer matches and figure burgeoning national television viewership is soon to follow. The agreements announced Monday with MLS and U.S. …


Newsmakers

Rescheduled The NCAA approved moving the women’s basketball Final Four to a Friday-Sunday format beginning in 2017. The women’s Final Four had that format from 1996-2002 before switching to the …


32 teams, world of possibilities in World Cup draw

Thirty-two teams, a world of possibilities. The 31 countries that qualified for the 2014 World Cup and host nation Brazil will be hoping for the luck of the draw today …


U.S. team drops Donovan, Jones from roster

Midfielders Landon Donovan and Jermaine Jones have been dropped from the U.S. roster for Tuesday’s final World Cup qualifier at Panama because of injuries, and goalkeeper Tim Howard and defender …


Zusi, Altidore lead U.S. over Jamaica

Soccer: Graham Zusi and Jozy Altidore scored second-half goals in Kansas City, Kan., to give the United States a 2-0 victory over Jamaica and clinch first place for the Americans …


Dempsey, Bradley out for U.S.

The United States will be missing Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley for its World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica and Panama. Dempsey (pictured) has not played since Sept. 13 because of …


US clinches World Cup berth, beats Mexico 2-0

For more than two hours, the red-white-and-blue-clad crowd stood and sang “Dos a cero! Dos a cero!” over and over and over.


U.S. falls to Costa Rica 3-1

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Johnny Acosta and Celso Borges scored as Costa Rica burst ahead in the first nine minutes, Joel Campbell added a goal on a late counterattack, …


Newsmakers

Hired The Los Angeles Lakers said Monday they have hired Kurt Rambis and Johnny Davis as assistants for coach Mike D’Antoni. Rambis starred for the Lakers during the “Showtime” era …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2013, 9:46 p.m.

Donovan’s 2 goals lead U.S. into Gold Cup final

Landon Donovan scored two goals and set up another, and the United States beat Honduras 3-1 on Wednesday night to advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.


Donovan called up

Landon Donovan was among 24 players called up Monday by coach Juergen Klinsmann for the U.S. national team’s crucial set of World Cup qualifiers. The U.S takes on Antigua & …


Best bet on the Tube

A reporter asked U.S. men’s national coach Jurgen Klinsmann Monday what it would be like if his team were to lose to Jamaica for the second time in five days. …


Dempsey in demand

Clint Dempsey’s schedule is a whole lot busier now. Two days after his surprise move to Tottenham, the forward was included on the U.S. men’s roster Sunday for its upcoming …


U.S. men facing must-win

Joe Corona has no mixed emotions and only one thought as the Californian prepares to play El Salvador, his mother’s home country. “Right now I’m just thinking about going out …


In brief: Mariners draft choices lead Virginia to win

College Baseball: John Hicks’ RBI single in the seventh inning broke a scoreless tie and Virginia went on to defeat California 4-1 at the College World Series on Sunday in …


In brief: Late goal helps U.S. tie Costa Rica

Men’s soccer: Jonathan Bornstein headed in a corner kick in the fifth minute of stoppage time, giving the United States a 2-2 tie against Costa Rica on Wednesday night in …


U.S. soccer team closes in on another World Cup berth

The United States moved within a win of its sixth straight World Cup appearance, beating Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 Wednesday night on Ricardo Clark’s goal in the 62nd minute in …


In brief: U.S. can’t hold off Brazil in Cup final

Soccer: Brazil picked up the pace just in time Sunday, waking up from a slow start to beat the United States 3-2 at Johannesburg and win its second consecutive Confederations …


Bradley, U.S. top Mexico in World Cup qualifier

Michael Bradley scored twice to lead the United States to a 2-0 victory over Mexico in a World Cup qualifier Wednesday night in Columbus, Ohio, preserving the Americans’ domination in …


Confident Ching enjoying renaissance

CARSON, Calif. – When the United States begins the final round of World Cup qualifying, a former local standout will rank among the Americans’ leading scorers. Brian Ching, who led …