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Messi scores record five goals

BARCELONA, Spain – For all the astonishing feats in his young career, Lionel Messi had never scored five goals in a professional game. And no one had scored five times …


Sounders sign reality TV contestant Weber

The Seattle Sounders announced another roster addition Friday in the signing of veteran goalkeeper – and reality television contestant – Andrew Weber. Weber has been with Seattle since the start …


Zambia wins African Cup at site of 1993 tragedy

LUSAKA, Zambia – Zambians poured out of their houses, clubs and bars to celebrate in the streets early Monday after watching their team beat Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in …


U.S. women’s soccer team wins

Alex Morgan tied it in the 88th minute and added the winner just before the final whistle in stoppage time to give the U.S. women’s soccer team a dramatic 2-1 …


Sounders count on veterans Levesque, Scott

SEATTLE – They have been Sounders for a decade, long before the days of rave green. They are two of the oldest players on the team, but you’d never know …


U.S. women’s soccer routs Canada

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Now Abby Wambach only has Mia Hamm to beat. The veteran striker scored twice Sunday night, moving into second place on the international scoring list, and the …


Sounders poised to maintain high-powered offense in 2012

SEATTLE – Sounders FC’s 56 goals last season were by far the most in MLS. But will Seattle, seven weeks away from its first league game, be able to maintain …


In brief: Seguin nets shootout goal for Bruins’ win

NHL: Tyler Seguin scored the decisive goal against Ilya Bryzgalov in a shootout and Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins beat the Flyers 6-5 on Sunday in Philadelphia. Patrice Bergeron, …


Newsmakers

Hired Former Montana and Idaho assistant Jonathan Smith has been hired as the quarterbacks coach at Boise State. The former Oregon State quarterback was the Grizzlies’ offensive coordinator the past …


Stricker opens year with win in Hawaii

Golf: Steve Stricker kicked off the new PGA Tour season Monday with a victory in the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, though he didn’t make it easy on himself. …


Welcome back, Henry

Taking in the acclaim of his adoring fans, it was as if Thierry Henry had never been away. The Frenchman made a triumphant return to Arsenal, scoring with a composed, …


In brief: Oral Roberts tops depleted Musketeers

Men’s basketball: Oral Roberts doesn’t mind the asterisk that will get attached to this one. Dominique Morrison scored 19 points Sunday in Cincinnati, leading the Golden Eagles (8-4) to a …


Nadal rallies past Del Potro for Davis Cup

Tennis: Rafael Nadal recovered from a terrible start and beat Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (0) in Seville, Spain, on Sunday to give Spain its …


Donovan’s goal gives Galaxy MLS Cup

CARSON, Calif. – Landon Donovan scored in the 72nd minute on passes from Robbie Keane and David Beckham, and the Los Angeles Galaxy’s three superstars won their first MLS Cup …


Beckham’s Galaxy in line for MLS championship

CARSON, Calif. – David Beckham has reached the grand finale of his five-year Hollywood saga. The English superstar will play for his first Major League Soccer championship today with the …


East Valley returns to State 2A girls soccer semifinals

East Valley’s girls soccer team made history last fall by advancing to the semifinals of the State 2A tournament for the first time. And now that they’re back in the …


Nieuwendyk, Belfour, Howe, Gilmour in Hall

Hockey: As Joe Nieuwendyk, Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour and Mark Howe took their place in the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, they reflected on careers that had them standing …


Area roundup: Cougs get at-large berth in men’s cross country

The Washington State Cougars men received one of the 13 at-large berths for the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships it was announced Sunday. A total of 31 schools – …


EV ousts Pullman in shootout, advances to State 2A girls soccer semifinals

Timing really is everything. During the regular season, the Pullman Greyhounds found themselves on top of the Great Northern League standings, while the East Valley Knights finished second – losing …


Area roundup: Eagles secure berth in Big Sky volleyball tourney

Despite falling 3-1 to Portland State Saturday night at Reese Court in Cheney, the Eastern Washington volleyball team wrapped up fourth place in the Big Sky Conference and the final …


Newport advances to State 1A soccer semifinals

Ryen Nicholas scored off an assist from Taylor Lewis in double overtime, giving the Newport girls a 2-1 win over Overlake in the quarterfinals of the State 1A tournament Saturday …


Mt. Spokane loses in State 3A quarterfinals

SAMMAMISH, Wash. – KK Standish and Quinn Phillips scored less than 2 minutes apart early in the second half Saturday as the Eastside Catholic Crusaders kept making history with a …


All three GSL 4A girls soccer teams qualify for state tournament

Greater Spokane League girls soccer teams showed their greatness Saturday in State 4A elimination games. Central Valley, Gonzaga Prep and Mead all won and advanced to the state playoffs.


Sounders down, out despite 2-0 victory

SEATTLE – Kasey Keller took one final lap of appreciation around Seattle’s home field, clapping and giving thumbs up the entire way to those that stuck around. The career of …


Sounders’ 2-0 win not enough to advance

Osvaldo Alonso and Lamar Neagle scored five minutes apart early in the second half for Seattle, but Real Salt Lake advanced to the Western Conference final with a 3-2 aggregate …


Sounders need huge win to advance

TUKWILA, Wash. – Seattle Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid has been on the end of an extraordinary comeback before. The wrong end.


Sounders need big win against RSL to stay alive

SANDY, Utah – After what was arguably the worst performance in franchise history, the Seattle Sounders will need one of their best to keep their season alive. A crushing 3-0 …


Real Salt Lake puts Sounders in huge hole after first leg of series

SANDY, Utah – Sounders FC’s pursuit of an MLS Cup started ominously with a nightmarish 3-0 road loss Saturday against Real Salt Lake in the first leg of the Western …


Portland proudly Soccer City, USA once again

PORTLAND – The Portland Timbers can take pride in rekindling Soccer City, USA. Sure, the team and its supporters are disappointed they finished out of the Major League Soccer playoffs. …


Area roundup: Vandals grab playoff spot

Bailey Hewitt scored a goal in the 81st minute and the Idaho Vandals (7-9-3, 3-3-1) clinched a spot in the Western Athletic Conference postseason tournament with a 2-1 victory over …