Once a year, my good friend Liz and I make plans for a one- or two-night ladies backpacking trip. This is a very sacred, special trip for us because we both have daughters that are three. Our girls are six days apart and have known each other since they were three months old. First comes planning for the trip, which involves asking husbands or relatives to watch our kiddos. Logistics ensue, and luckily we usually figure it out.
SEATTLE — Nicolas Lodeiro struck again, scoring in second-half stoppage time to help the Seattle Sounders salvage a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers announced Wednesday that they had taken their contract offer to unsigned first-round pick Joey Bosa off the table after the defensive lineman rejected what the team termed its “best offer.”
SEATTLE — Three years after the departure of the most acclaimed tight end in Huskies history, Washington is still seeking a player to fill the tremendous void created when Austin Seferian-Jenkins left a year early for the NFL.
CLEVELAND — Embattled wide receiver Josh Gordon will have to serve a four-game suspension to start the upcoming NFL season due to multiple failed drug tests over the past three years, yet that fact hasn’t stopped executives from around the league to call the Browns inquiring about his availability.
LOS ANGELES — Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for interested Major League Baseball teams in Los Angeles on Aug. 30. Twenty teams have confirmed their interest in seeing what Tebow has to offer. Tebow last played organzied baseball as a junior at Nease High School in Ponte Verde, Fla. During his junior season, he hit .494 as a left-handed-hitting outfielder. Tebow worked out for the Dodgers last season but didn’t get an invite to attend spring training.
DALLAS — The Cowboys announced Tuesday that Dez Bryant suffered a concussion in Monday’s practice and will not play Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks. The Cowboys have not played their starters in a preseason finale in years, which means Bryant’s next appearance could be the Sept. 11 season opener against the New York Giants.
SEATTLE — New York Yankees rookie catcher Gary Sanchez has hit eight home runs in his first 19 games, becoming the first player in franchise history to hit so many long balls so quickly. Sanchez added two more home runs Monday night in a 7-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Sanchez hit a solo shot in the first inning and a two-run job in the sixth.
Looking 50 years into the future at a Phillies' home game, there will be many differences to note at PECO Nuclear Stadium. The virtual hot dogs. The digital, interactive scoreboards on the back of each seat. The Phanatic dressed like Elvis.
Just a few weeks ago, it seemed the most a home win against the Timbers could do was salvage the Sounders’ dignity. Their coach had been let go. Their scoring ability vanished. Their playoff hopes were on the runway awaiting takeoff.