The Sounders are on the verge of a playoff berth that seemed ludicrous to envision when they were 6-12-2 at the time of Sigi Schmid’s ouster. It seems like the perfect time for the Sounders to do what seems increasingly inevitable: Take the interim tag off Schmetzer’s title.
EUGENE, Ore. — Chris Petersen is going to ban this column from campus and lay into any player who reads it. He is going to wince at every word, cringe at every paragraph, and possibly punch a wall before getting to the tagline.
SAN FRANCISCO — Giants’ Joe Panik laced a game-winning double in the bottom the ninth inning to stave off elimination for San Francisco. It is the 10th time in 10 elimination games that the Giants have lived to see another game.
EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont girls soccer team needed a solid 80-minute performance to beat visiting Davis on Tuesday night and keep its four-game winning streak going. Despite a good start and a good finish, however, it wasn’t to be.
MANSON — Manson defeated visiting Tonasket in four sets Tuesday night at Manson High School, working past errors with a great team defensive performance to coast to a win that keeps the Trojans unbeaten on the season.
There were times when Tiger Woods was so dominant in golf, so clearly above all others, that you'd have been OK betting him over the entire rest of the field to win the next tournament — especially if it were a major. Remember?
NAPA, Calif. — Tiger Woods’ return to competitive golf has been put on hold. He is withdrawing from this week’s Safeway Open and won’t play in the Turkish Airlines Open in November as he had hoped, either.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly said Monday that the coaching staff will meet on Monday to discuss whether Blaine Gabbert or Colin Kaepernick will start at quarterback Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.
PALO ALTO, Calif. — As the final seconds ran off the clock and the Washington State fans in the southwest corner of Stanford Stadium rejoiced, the magnitude of what the Cougars had just done began to sink in.