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  • U.S. women's soccer team in transition as it prepares for World Cup

    U.S. women's soccer team in transition as it prepares for World Cup
    In Pia Sundhage's first meeting as coach of the U.S. women's national soccer team seven years ago, she pulled out a guitar and serenaded the bemused players with Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'." When new U.S. women's Coach Jill Ellis held...
  • NHL announces plans for World Cup in 2016

    Not yet ready to expand beyond 30 franchises but eager to pull in more dollars and fans, the NHL on Saturday announced it will stage three of its popular and profitable outdoor games next season and will revive the World Cup tournament under a debatable...
  • NFL's modern-day gladiators pay the price as the crowd roars

    NFL's modern-day gladiators pay the price as the crowd roars
    On a cloudless, gentle Sunday afternoon in America's newest football palace, fans gathered on a patio behind the San Francisco 49ers bench to compare jewelry and sip margaritas. Ten yards away, helmets collided with a sickening thwack and a giant body...
  • Ashley Wagner back on top in U.S. women's figure skating

    Ashley Wagner back on top in U.S. women's figure skating
    Hot rivalry between Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold in U.S. women's figure skating? Not Saturday night. Not with the peerless performance Wagner delivered to win her third national title in the last four years, one that gave her an in-your-face...
  • NHL All-Star game has lost meaning over the years

    The original purpose of the NHL's All-Star game — before it even was given that name — was noble. The defending Stanley Cup champion Maple Leafs played a team of NHL stars in Toronto in 1934 as a tribute to Irvin (Ace) Bailey, whose career...
  • In the NFL, sometimes it's motivation by rejection

    The Seattle Seahawks had just pulled off a huge comeback in the NFC championship game last Sunday to beat the Green Bay Packers and secure a second consecutive trip to the Super Bowl. Fans at CenturyLink Field roared their approval. A gleeful city was...
  • Clippers' DeAndre Jordan has been on a hot shooting streak

    DeAndre Jordan is testing his coach's contention the NBA is a make-miss league. The Clippers center has seemingly experienced only half of this equation over his last five games, making 33 of 38 shots (86.8%). The misses have become more noteworthy than...
  • Boys basketball: Nojel Eastern time for Evanston vs. R-B

    Boys basketball: Nojel Eastern time for Evanston vs. R-B
    Nojel Eastern's new approach was a joy to watch. The Evanston sophomore intends to play that aggressively from now on, which will lead to a flood of scholarship offers and could take the Wildkits a long way. Eastern, a 6-foot-4 guard who has grown...
  • Among NBA players, Pelicans' Anthony Davis is top-five, with a bullet

    The rise of New Orleans' Anthony Davis has been swift and has placed him at the doorstep of stardom in the NBA. Then again, many around the league say the 21-year-old All-Star power forward is already one of the top five players in the game. They...
  • Matt Kuchar's rocky finish opens door in desert at PGA West

    Matt Kuchar's rocky finish opens door in desert at PGA West
    Wind and rocks did bad things to Matt Kuchar on Saturday, and he wasn't even piloting a sailboat. He was playing golf. Kuchar had held the third-round lead all day in the Humana Challenge in La Quinta. And even though he hadn't built a great deal on the...
  • USC can't quite get over the hump and falls at Oregon State, 59-55

    — USC threw everything it had at Oregon State in crunch time Saturday, but the Beavers always had an answer. Gary Payton II recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Beavers to a 59-55 victory over...