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SEATTLE — Defender Shane O’Neill scored on an open header early in the second half, and the Seattle Sounders beat FC Dallas 1-0 on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the MLS Western Conference playoffs.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is the first day of the last month of the craziest year in memory. What could go wrong over the next 31 days? A whole heck of a lot, apparently, if the first day is any indication.
Hear from the newest member of the Americans coaching staff on the adjustment to NA3HL life.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some nights it is hard to fall asleep. Especially when you are contemplating the existential questions of the universe. Case in point: last night. The question? How does one highly ranked college basketball team shoot 28 more free throws in a neutral-site game against another ranked team? How indeed.
The start to the season was less than ideal for the Washington men’s basketball team.
Wyoming junior linebacker Chad Muma was selected as the MW Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Wyoming’s 45-14 win over UNLV last Friday.
Carson Wentz didn’t finish the game the last time he faced the Seattle Seahawks because of a concussion.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not many years there comes a Saturday in late November without a Washington State football game or a Gonzaga basketball game to observe. Or a Sunday Seahawks’ game to anticipate. But that was yesterday. It was the final Saturday in November of the weird year, 2020. Thank goodness.
Mac Jones passed for 302 yards and five touchdowns, highlighted by two long ones to DeVonta Smith, and No. 1 Alabama rolled over rival No. 22 Auburn 42-13 on Saturday in Tusclaoosa, Alabama, without coach Nick Saban.
Dylan Morris hit Cade Otton on a 16-yard touchdown pass with 36 seconds left and Washington rallied from a 21-point halftime deficit to beat Utah 24-21 on Saturday night.
Denver Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock, his backup and former Shadle Park standout Brett Rypien and practice squad member Blake Bortles were pulled off the practice field Saturday and sent home over concerns about their contact with QB Jeff Driskel, who is infected with COVID-19, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press.
NBA players who test positive for the coronavirus this season may have to miss nearly two weeks in some instances before being allowed to return to the court, the league told its teams Saturday.
Sarah Fuller was playing around with a teammate a couple months ago when she kicked a soccer ball through the uprights from 45 yards away. She joked about being able to kick a football with teammates during the Southeastern Conference soccer tournament.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re all tired of it. And by “it,” we could be referring to so many things. Even in the world of sports. Whatever “it” is in your mind, I’m sure it intruded on your joyfulness Friday. It certainly did for us.
Ian Book kept No. 2 Notre Dame’s offense moving while the defense locked down Sam Howell and No. 25 North Carolina’s potent offense for the final three quarters in a 31-17 victory on Friday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
San Francisco shocked No. 4 Virginia on Friday, scoring the biggest upset of the young college basketball season and the program's biggest win in decades.
Rose Lavelle scored against the Netherlands again, Kristie Mewis scored in her first appearance for the United States in six years and the U.S. women won a rematch of last year's World Cup final by the same score, 2-0, on Friday.
The Baltimore Ravens' bout with a COVID-19 outbreak has forced the NFL to postpone the team's trip to Pittsburgh for a second time.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is an old newspaper adage about the missteps that crop up from time to time. Basically, the idea is to admit them and move on, because today’s paper is tomorrow’s bird-cage liner. And you get another opportunity to get it right today. Boy is that true this weekend.
What was supposed to be a trip to the desert for Utah and a rare Sunday game turned into a Saturday afternoon matchup in the Pacific Northwest.