May 17, 2013 |
THE TRUTH is that Landon Donovan simply picked the wrong time to take 4-month hiatus from soccer to re-energize. At a time when United States Senior National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann emphasized the fact that players in America don't play enough high-level soccer, Donovan, the USA's all-time leading scorer, took a break from the game from January to late March. Donovan's sabbatical cost him the first three games of the 2013 Major League Soccer season with the Los Angeles Galaxy and made him unavailable for three World Cup qualifying matches for the national team.
May 13, 2013
Delaware quarterback Trevor Sasek was in stable condition after sustaining multiple stab wounds to the chest and abdomen during a fight early Sunday morning in Newark, Del., according to the website Delawareonline.com. Sasek, a Spring-Ford High graduate from Limerick, is a fifth-year senior expected to compete for the Blue Hens' starting job this fall. University officials would not comment on the incident or confirm that Sasek was the victim. Delaware football coach Dave Brock , citing university policy, also would not comment.
May 7, 2013
Former Masters winner Fred Couples and Ryder Cup stalwart Colin Montgomerie shared the stage in St. Augustine, Fla., on Monday night when both were inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, along with three others in the Class of 2013. Also inducted: former U.S. Open champion and broadcaster Ken Venturi , former European Tour director Ken Schofield and two-time British Open champion and architect Willie Park Jr. SOCCER: New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry ($4.35 million)
May 3, 2013
Union forward Jack McInerney has been voted the Major League Soccer player of the month for April by the North American Soccer Reporters, the league announced Thursday. Tied for the league lead in goals and game-winning goals, McInerney scored four goals in four matches in April, including two in the Union's 3-2 win over D.C. United on April 21. Voted the MLS player of the week in Week 8 of the season after his performance against D.C. United, McInerney also scored in ties against the Columbus Crew on April 6 and Toronto FC on April 13. So far, the 20-year-old has six goals, including three game-winners, this season.
April 29, 2013
In a sign he is getting back from his knee injury, Rafael Nadal won the Barcelona Open for the eighth time on Sunday, defeating fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro , 6-4, 6-3. Maria Sharapova beat Li Na , 6-4, 6-3, in Stuttgart, Germany to win the WTA Porsche Grand Prix title. GOLF: In Avondale, La., Billy Horschel shot an 8-under-par 64 to finish at 20 under for his first PGA Tour win, in the Zurich Classic. Inbee Park shot a bogey-free, 4-under 67 to win the North Texas LPGA Shootout in Irving, Texas, by a stroke with a 13-under 271. Jeff Sluman partnered with Brad Faxon for a 1-stroke victory with a 193 total at the Champions Tour Legends of Golf at the Club at Savannah Harbor in Georgia.
April 26, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Jack McInerney has been one of Major League Soccer's hottest forwards this season. But that streak has come with a caveat: Most of his goals have come from close-range shots, as much a product of being in the right place at the right time as they are evidence of the youngster's developing skills. On Sunday, McInerney finally showed why Union fans have such high hopes for him. He scored two pretty goals early in the first half, and the Union held on for a 3-2 win over D.C. United - their first ever win at RFK Stadium.
March 4, 2013 |
The Houston Dynamo, runners-up in the MLS Cup in 2012, started 2013 in a winning way on Saturday by beating visiting D.C. United, 2-0. The Dynamo benefited from an own goal by United defender James Riley in the 80th minute and a late goal from midfielder Ricardo Clark. Elsewhere: A Gershon Koffie goal gave the host Vancouver Whitecaps a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC, and spoiled Ryan Nelsen's debut as a Major League Soccer coach. . . . FC Dallas made Jackson Henrique's goal in the 11th minute stand up for a 1-0 home win over the Colorado Rapids.
February 9, 2013 |
Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur 7:30 a.m. Saturday (ESPN2) U.S. national team striker Clint Dempsey returns to his English Premier League club, fourth-place Tottenham, after scoring the Americans' only goal in Wednesday's 2-1 loss at Honduras in World Cup qualifying. While Spurs are trying to reach the Champions League, once-mighty Newcastle is just six points out of the relegation zone. Fiorentina at Juventus 11:55 a.m. Saturday (beIN Sport) Once upon a time, this was one of Italian soccer's great rivalries.