June 21, 2012 |
England's Wayne Rooney returned from a two-match suspension to head in the lone goal on Tuesday and give his team a 1-0 win over cohost Ukraine in Donetsk, clinching a spot in the European Championship quarterfinals. Needing a win to advance, the Ukrainians thought they had equalized in the 62d minute when Marko Devic's looping shot appeared to cross the line before it was hooked clear by England defender John Terry. But the goal was not awarded by the referee or his extra assistant, who was half-standing on the field only a few meters from the post.
June 17, 2012 |
At the European Championship on Friday, England's Theo Walcott came on as a substitute to score one goal and set up a brilliant strike by Danny Welbeck for a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Sweden in Kiev, Ukraine. The result eliminated the Swedes and leaves the English needing only a draw in their final Group D match against cohost Ukraine to ensure a spot in the quarterfinals. For that match, England striker Wayne Rooney will be back from suspension. England had wasted a halftime lead and fell behind, 2-1, but Walcott came on in the 61st minute and made it 2-2 in the 64th.
June 15, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS — So many of the sounds that spill onto the streets here in America's most musical city are celebratory, from peppy zydeco to bottom-heavy New Orleans bounce music and the swaggering Second Line rhythms of the city's cacophonous brass bands. Especially during Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, whose 2012 edition took place over successive weekends in April and May, the City That Care Forgot can, to a visitor, seem like a place where the party never ends.
June 12, 2012 |
Andriy Shevchenko is determined to turn the European Championship into a farewell performance to remember, and so far he's putting on quite a show. The 35-year-old, the oldest striker in the tournament, one-upped Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Monday in a battle of past and present stars, scoring two great headers to give co-host Ukraine a 2-1 win over Sweden in their opening match at Euro 2012 in Kiev. After Ibrahimovic had given Sweden the lead in the 52d minute, Shevchenko responded by heading in the equalizer just three minutes later and then added the winner in the 62d. It was an unexpectedly upbeat start for the cohost's home event, which is Shevchenko's last in Ukraine's yellow-and-blue uniform.
May 31, 2012 |
LONDON - Britain's Supreme Court has endorsed the extradition of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange to Sweden, bringing the secret-spilling Internet activist a big step closer to prosecution in a Scandinavian court. But a question mark hung over the decision after Assange's lawyer made the highly unusual suggestion that she would try to reopen the case, raising the prospect of more legal wrangling. Assange, 40, has spent the better part of two years fighting attempts to send him to Sweden, where he is wanted over sex-crime allegations.
May 26, 2012
What: An international soccer friendly between the United States women's national team and China. When: Sunday, 7 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester Saturday practice: Fans are invited to attend the U.S. team's practice on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at PPL Park. Admission and parking are free. Members of the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club will receive premium seating at the session. Fans may join the club at www.ussoccer.com or at the stadium on Saturday.
September 24, 2011
The U.S. women will face Sweden on Nov. 19 in a rematch of the group-stage loss that set the stage for the Americans' dramatic run to the Women's World Cup final. The exhibition in Glendale, Ariz., is part of the Americans' preparations for Olympic qualifying. The qualifying will be held Jan. 19-29 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Americans are 18-5-7 against Sweden but 0-2 this year. Abby Wambach made the most of her last match before a little rest and relaxation.
August 23, 2011 |
The body of a man found Friday outside the Church of St. Asaph in Bala Cynwyd was that of the Philadelphia photographer Johnathan F. Zellars, police, his minister, and the Montgomery County coroner said. Zellars, 62, was found dead Friday morning by the sexton in a car parked on the grounds of the church on Conshohocken State Road in Lower Merion Township. Montgomery County Coroner Walter I. Hofman attributed the death to natural causes, likely brought on by a medical condition.
July 14, 2011 |
FRANKFURT, Germany - Homare Sawa made up for a huge error by scoring the go-ahead goal, and Japan advanced to the World Cup final with a 3-1 victory over Sweden yesterday. Surprise call-up Nahomi Kawasumi had two goals for Japan, which will face the United States in Sunday's championship. It's the first World Cup final for the rising soccer power. Josefine Oqvist scored for Sweden, which allowed three unanswered goals. In a battle of Japan's fine skills against the thrust and hustle of Sweden, the match turned in the second half when Kawasumi caught Hedvig Lindahl off her line and lobbed it over her from about 110 feet away for the final score, one of the best in a tournament full of excellent strikes.
July 11, 2011 |
AUGSBURG, Germany - Lotta Schelin scored one goal and set up another Sunday as Sweden beat Australia, 3-1, to reach the semifinals at the women's World Cup. After setting up Therese Sjogran for the opening goal in the 11th minute, Schelin pushed the lead to 3-1 in the 52d to set off the players' traditional Swedish dancing celebrations. The result means Sweden also qualifies for the London Olympics next year. Japan upset host Germany in a quarterfinal on Saturday and will play Sweden on Wednesday.