The U.S. Open Cup match between the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers at Starfire Stadium, which ended with three Sounder ejections, plastic bottles tossed at the visitors and the referees leaving the field via police escort “wasn’t our proudest moment,” Seattle owner Adrian Hanauer said following practice on Thursday morning.
BARCELONA, Spain — A Spanish judge has accepted a legal complaint filed by Brazilian investment fund DIS that alleges it was the victim of a fraud perpetrated in Barcelona's signing of forward Neymar from Santos. DIS, which owned 40 percent of Neymar's rights when he was at Santos, alleges it was paid less than half the cash it was entitled to when the player agreed to join the Spanish and European champions in 2013.
ZURICH, Switzerland — French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka was scythed back to earth by big-serving South African Kevin Anderson on the Queen's Club grasscourts as the Swiss bowed out of the Aegon Championships on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. federal prosecutors are investigating the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team for hacking into the computers of the Houston Astros to steal closely guarded information about player personnel, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.
CHICAGO — Joel Quenneville and the Chicago Blackhawks just experienced what the veteran coach called the greatest feeling in the world for the third time in six seasons on Monday, claiming a third Stanley Cup since 2010 with a 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
SEATTLE — By the fourth inning, defeat was a given for the Mariners. Really, the only questions for the last five interminable innings of Sunday’s 13-0 shellacking at the hands of the Astros were these:
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The U.S. women's soccer team has long held as a calling card its ability to block out distractions, no matter how severe. But even within that fortress, there's a window to the rest of the world.