| May 31, 2015
| 5:44 PM
There is at least a hint of irony in the fact that a nation that is noticeably less passionate about what most of the world believes to be "the beautiful game" played the role of police in bringing charges against those responsible for corruption at the...
| May 27, 2015
| 5:55 PM
And so, it has come to pass, in our world of sports marketing and branding and fat-cat-making, that international soccer is crooked.
We shall pause here while you gather yourself from the shock. Five seconds ought to be enough.
No less than U.S. Atty....
| May 20, 2015
| 2:34 PM
There was a massive protest at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook on Wednesday with demonstrators calling for wage increases. On the bright side for the fast-food giant, at least people were lining up outside McDonald's for something.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Jurgen Klinsmann cut Landon Donovan in May. And anyone who has ever loved someone or something as much as Donovan has loved soccer knows the first cut is the deepest.
There was no need for Klinsmann to cut Donovan again a day before his final appearance...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:53 AM
Happy New Year! If ever a year looked "meh" on paper, 2015 is it. No big elections, just endless talk about the 2016 election. No Olympics, just the Women's World Cup in Canada. And the two biggest celebrations on tap are Gov. Rick Scott's second...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 2:03 PM
RIDGEFIELD — The weather forecast was not good when Tucker West came home for Christmas. Not good for making ice on a luge track, anyway.
Tucker and his dad, Brett, had been hoping for cold temperatures so they could use their backyard track....
| Jan 8, 2015
| 9:09 PM
The U.S. Olympic Committee could have taken a big step toward bringing home the 2024 Summer Games on Thursday by nominating a diverse entertainment capital with perfect weather, sparkling venues, past Olympic experience and a welcoming public.
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Hoping to build on what it says were crowds totaling 52,000 who watched screenings of World Cup soccer matches at its SteelStacks campus last year, ArtsQuest says it hopes to hold similar showings for the Women’s World Cup from June 6 to July 5....
| Jun 26, 2014
America's sporting obsessions are reserved for prime time and/or weekends. Pro football, college football, NASCAR, the World Series of Poker.
Oh, there are exceptions. Early-round NCAA basketball tournament games on Thursday and Friday afternoons....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:46 PM
This looked like a walkover. Team USA would stroll past regional competition it long has dominated on the way to qualifying for the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada, an exercise made even less strenuous when the region gained an additional spot for this...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:40 PM
A group of leading women's soccer players from around the world is suing the international soccer federation, FIFA, over having to play the 2015 World Cup on artificial turf, which never has been used for a major men's tournament.
Maybe the next...