EUGENE, Oregon — A spectacular, two-alarm fire gutted Eugene’s beloved Civic Stadium on Monday.
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Goal.com dropped a pair of Major League Soccer news bombs on what had been an otherwise quiet Tuesday afternoon. First, it reported that L.A. Galaxy is in “advanced talks” with Spanish club Villarreal for Mexican star Giovani dos Santos. Secondly — and with wider-ranging implications — it reported that MLS owners are ready to approve changes to the existing salary cap rules to allow for a “core player” roster spot, essentially a fourth designated player slot for teams currently using the existing three.
SAN DIEGO — Development doesn’t have a singular and unified direction in baseball. The path for position players and pitchers to reach the big leagues varies with turns, missteps, injuries, failures and reversals. It’s a journey that sometimes leads to nowhere.
MONTREAL — During its rough start to this World Cup, the U.S. women’s national soccer team promised that brighter days were ahead, that the sputtering attack and grinding style would give away to the beauty and prosperity that has defined the program for most of 25 years.
Connecticut investment banker Ray Bartoszek will submit a formal application to the NHL to acquire an expansion team for Tukwila, Wash., a source close to the negotiations has confirmed.
For Luke Ridnour, it’s Tuesday — so that must mean he’s now with Toronto.
SAN DIEGO — The initial assumption was that Mike Montgomery’s place in the Seattle Mariners’ starting rotation was temporary.
On paper, Tuesday’s World Cup showdown between Germany and the U.S. is a classic matchup between the two best teams in the world — one an unstoppable force, the other an immovable object.
Both the gross and net champions had to share their titles at the 2015 Grays Harbor Men’s Amateur on Sunday.
MONTREAL — It’s been a quiet Women’s World Cup for Hope Solo.
PORTLAND, Oregon — If you’re looking for quick-fix solutions to the problems that have manifested themselves in Seattle’s current three-game MLS losing streak, you might be searching for a while.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Zunino had just prevented the winning run from scoring with an impossible block. After 10 innings of baseball in 90-degree heat, he was still not slowing down. With a runner on third base and two outs in the bottom of the 10th, he forced his body in front of a spiked curveball from Tom Wilhelmsen, taking it off the chest pad and keeping it front of him. It drew loud groans from the 38,367 fans at Angels Stadium.
PORTLAND — “Professional sports seasons are roller coasters,” Seattle Sounders forward Chad Barrett tweeted Sunday night. “You’re going to have highs and lows.”
ANAHIEM, Calif. — The concept of things going from bad to worse for the Mariners and Robinson Cano this season seems difficult to fathom. Seattle is struggling to stay out of last place in the American League West and Cano is a big reason for those struggles, coming into the game with .246 batting average and a .639 on-base-plus-slugging percentage.
Montesano to host 9-10 state Little League