October 5, 2012
Chicago Fire at New York Red Bulls 3:30 p.m. Saturday (NBC10) Major League Soccer returns to network television with a battle between the teams tied for second place in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference. Chivas de Guadalajara at América 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Univision; UnivisionDeportes.com) A weekend full of rivalries kicks off with the signature game in Mexico's newly renamed Liga MX. Though neither team has won a championship since the mid-2000s, Chivas and América are the most popular teams south of the Rio Grande.
October 7, 2010 |
Fans long believed that a big benefit of landing a pro expansion team was that it would put Philadelphia on the world soccer map. But something else has happened this year: The map has come to Philadelphia. Manchester United from England, Celtic FC from Scotland, Chivas de Guadalajara from Mexico - some of the biggest and best-known teams in the world have journeyed here during the inaugural season of the Philadelphia Union. The region has played host to more big soccer games and stars in the last six months than in the last 10 years.
May 10, 2010 |
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored to help two-time defending champion Russia open the hockey World Championships with a 3-1 victory over Slovakia in a Group A game in Cologne, Germany yesterday. Also in Group A, Belarus rallied to top Kazakhstan, 5-2. In Group C, Jaromir Jagr set up three goals to help the Czech Republic beat France, 6-2. Also in Group C, Sweden defeated Norway, 5-2. Soccer Manchester United's 3-year reign as champions of the Premier League ended despite a season-ending, 4-0 victory over Stoke.
April 9, 2010 |
On Saturday, Philadelphia sports fans will see something they haven't seen for 30 years: a pro soccer game, played here by a hometown, major-league team. The Philadelphia Union will take the field at 6 p.m. for their inaugural home game, returning soccer to the city for the first time since 1980, when the Fury limped out of town to Montreal. "The long gap has seen a whole generation of Americans grow up on the sport," said Union chief executive officer Nick Sakiewicz, who in 1980 was a 19-year-old Olympic soccer hopeful.
February 17, 2010 |
The United States will face Turkey on May 29 at Lincoln Financial Field in its final match in this country before the World Cup starts in South Africa on June 11, according to US Soccer. Philadelphia remains in the running to host potential World Cup games should the U.S. be awarded the tournament in 2018 or 2022. A news conference is scheduled for today at the NovaCare Complex with Eagles president Joe Banner, Mayor Nutter and Sunil Gulati, the president of the United States Soccer Federation and the chairman of the USA Bid Committee.
August 17, 2007 |
The Washington Wizards traded the rights to Spanish guard Juan Carlos Navarro to the Memphis Grizzlies yesterday for a future first-round draft pick. The Wizards drafted Navarro in the second round, 40th overall, in 2002. He never joined the team, instead playing for FC Barcelona in Spain. Last month, FC Barcelona and the 27-year-old Navarro agreed to a buyout that allowed him to head to the NBA. In other personnel news: The Detroit Pistons signed guard/forward Jarvis Hayes.
October 8, 2006 |
Reemerging with the Los Angeles Dodgers after two injury-shortened seasons with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs, Nomar Garciaparra was voted the National League comeback player of the year. Former Phillie Jim Thome was the American League winner in his first season with the Chicago White Sox. Voting, by the fans, was conducted on MLB.com. Pro football Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ricardo Colclough will miss the rest of the season because of a neck injury. He was placed on the team's injured-reserve list.
March 15, 2005 |
Georgia Tech football coach Chan Gailey suffered a heart attack yesterday while playing racquetball at the campus recreation center in Atlanta. Gailey, who turned 53 in January, was taken to Piedmont Hospital after experiencing chest pains. He underwent a balloon angioplasty, a procedure that is used to clear a blocked artery, and was resting comfortably, the school said. "He'll be in the hospital probably three or four days, but they do expect a complete recovery," athletic director Dave Braine said.
March 19, 2004 |
Manchester United, the world's most famous soccer team, will make a return to Lincoln Financial Field on July 28. ManU will play Glasgow Celtic as part of a preseason exhibition tour of the United States. ManU played in the first event at the Linc on Aug. 3 against FC Barcelona. Manchester United won the match, 3-1, in front of a sellout crowd of 68,396. There will be a second game at the Linc this summer when Chelsea plays AC Milan on Aug. 2. There will be nine games on the tour, which begins July 24 in Seattle when Chelsea meets Glasgow Celtic.
August 3, 2003 |
The requests are always discreet, as they should be, but they are consistent. The deceased was a lifelong Manchester United fan. He wore red every Saturday for as long as could be remembered and lived and died with the fortunes of his club. Now that he has done the latter, quite literally this time, his family knows that his soul could have no greater joy than if the ashes of his mortal remains were spread upon the hallowed pitch of Old Trafford. Although the team doesn't publicize the practice, lest it find stacks of overnight mortuary packages sent from the far-flung reaches of the burgeoning Manchester United universe, the requests are always honored.