News archive from 25 May 2014, page 18

Growth of soccer in U.S. comes with higher expectations

Growth of soccer in U.S. comes with higher expectations

Before he became the guitar-playing, ginger-bearded face of American soccer, Alexi Lalas was just another guy on an airplane, making small talk with a fellow passenger. “I remember I was on my way to the 1994 World Cup opener and this older...

 
Michelle Kaufman: Jurgen Klinsmann’s decision to exclude classy Landon Donovan bold, questionable

Michelle Kaufman: Jurgen Klinsmann’s decision to exclude classy Landon Donovan bold, questionable

It remains to be seen whether Jurgen Klinsmann can lead the U.S. national team to the knockout rounds of the World Cup, but one thing is certain: The guy isn't afraid to ruffle feathers, and he is not influenced by the media. He proved it by leaving...

 
No beef — or sex — for Mexican national team

No beef — or sex — for Mexican national team

You might have seen the headlines last week about Mexican coach Miguel Herrera banning his players form eating red meat until the World Cup. The beef ban is to prevent players from testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug clenbuterol, which...

 
Rafael Nadal looks vulnerable, Serena Williams seems invincible as French Open prepares to kick off

Rafael Nadal looks vulnerable, Serena Williams seems invincible as French Open prepares to kick off

Stop the presses! Breaking tennis news! Rafael Nadal has shown signs of being (gasp!) human during this clay-court season, not quite invincible on the dirt he so dominated for the better part of the past decade. When the French Open begins Sunday,...

 

Gulfstream near deal to monopolize racing in South Florida

Gulfstream Park is on the verge of securing a 10-month monopoly on thoroughbred racing in South Florida. All it needs is for a state regulatory agency to approve the track's agreement with Calder Casino & Race Course. If approved, the deal would...

 

Ukraine presidential vote hopes to restore order

KIEV, Ukraine Ukrainians are going to the polls to elect a new president, three months after the ouster of the country's pro-Russia leader. Sunday's vote is taking place despite deadly fighting in the country's east, where pro-Russia insurgents have...

 

Ukraine presidential vote hopes to restore order

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainians are going to the polls to elect a new president, three months after the ouster of the country's pro-Russia leader. Sunday's vote is taking place despite deadly fighting in the country's east, where pro-Russia insurgents...

 

Recap: San Francisco vs. Minnesota

San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pablo Sandoval smacked a solo homer and drove in both San Francisco runs, while Ryan Vogelsong spun 6 2/3 strong frames, as the Giants secured a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins in the middle contest of a...

 

Recap: Colorado vs. Montreal

Commerce City, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Colorado Rapids snapped a three- game winless run by cruising to a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Impact at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday. The Rapids were in front after only five minutes when Sanna...

 

Oregon defeats Minnesota 10-2

EUGENE, Ore. -- Nikki Udria hit a two-run double and Courtney Ceo homered as the Oregon Ducks defeated Minnesota 10-2 in the opener of their NCAA Super Regional series at Howe Field on Saturday night. Cheridan Hawkins (32-4) allowed two runs on three...

 
Springer hits 2 HRs in Astros' 9-4 win over M's

Springer hits 2 HRs in Astros' 9-4 win over M's

SEATTLE -- George Springer hit a pair of two-run homers and Brett Oberholtzer scattered six hits over six innings in the Houston Astros' 9-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Springer, the Astros' rookie right fielder who missed the...

 

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Los Angeles

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Revere went 4-for-4 with three runs scored behind David Buchanan, who pitched well in his major league debut to help the Philadelphia Phillies snap a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Los...

 

Cain scratched from next start with sore hamstring

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain will miss at least one start because of a strained right hamstring. Cain left his previous start against Colorado last Wednesday when he felt a twinge in his hamstring on the last pitch of...

 
Quentin's HR only highlight in Padres' loss

Quentin's HR only highlight in Padres' loss

SAN DIEGO -- Until Carlos Quentin drove a two-run, pinch-hit homer off the facade in left field, the San Diego Padres' offense had been pedestrian against Travis Wood of the Chicago Cubs. The Padres had only one baserunner in scoring position in the...

 
Official: 2 Israelis killed at Brussels museum

Official: 2 Israelis killed at Brussels museum

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli official says two Israelis were killed in the shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. Paul Hirschson, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Sunday that the victims were a couple in their 50s from the Tel Aviv area. He...

 

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