ARLINGTON, Texas — The showdown was overshadowed by a meltdown.
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SEATTLE — Clint Dempsey’s curling free kick from almost 30 yards is among the nominees for goal of the week in Major League Soccer.
TACOMA — The rehabilitation of Taijuan Walker’s shoulder, and his possible return to the Mariners, took a step back Tuesday. What’s unclear is just how big of a step back.
Wide receiver Sidney Rice agreed to terms Wednesday on a one-year deal to return to the Seattle Seahawks.
ATLANTA — Forty years after he received waves of racist hate mail as he chased Babe Ruth’s record of 714 home runs, Hank Aaron has been reliving the experience the past week.
MIAMI — The U.S. team has arguably the most brutal travel schedule of all the 32 teams in the Brazil World Cup this summer, but nobody affiliated with the tournament is racking up as many frequent flier miles as the golden 14-inch-high, 13-pound World Cup trophy, which made a stop in Miami on Tuesday.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The winner didn’t raise his fists to the sky, he dropped his head to his knees.
SEATTLE — I was an unabashed proponent of expanded instant replay in MLB, believing it was foolish to let incorrect calls stand when the technology existed to make it right.
Michael Phelps is set to return to competitive swimming later this month.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — They say The Masters starts on the back nine on Sunday. Sometimes they are wrong by a couple of holes. This 78th Masters began in earnest, and was ultimately decided according to the men involved, in a span of only 20 minutes on the eighth and ninth holes. There, 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, playing with immaculate self-control, met the arbitrary treachery for which Augusta National is infamous.
Seattle Sounders FC forward Kenny Cooper is about to face a former team for the second consecutive week, but this one is a true homecoming.
TUKWILA — Sounders FC’s Clint Dempsey remains the highest-paid player in MLS, according to data released Thursday by the players’ union. In fact, his guaranteed compensation of nearly $6.7 million in salary plus bonuses is on pace to exceed the total payroll of 15 of 19 teams in the league.
DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday’s knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette is among three NFL players named about a “suspicious incident” that occurred April 1 at a Miami luxury apartment. Also named were San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick and 49ers receiver Quinton Patton.