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COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Quarterfinal Schedule (Dec. 2-3)

Dec. 2

2-New Mexico (16-1-3) vs. 7-California (14-3-3)

Clemson (14-5-3) vs. Creighton (15-4-3)

Dec. 3

1-Maryland (17-4-1) vs. 8-Akron (18-1-3)

4-North Carolina (17-3-3) vs. SMU (13-5-3)

YOUTH: Soccer America Premier Tournament Champions (Nov. 18-20)

CASL Showcase

Nov. 18-20

North Carolina

Under 16 Girls A

Bethesda Rapids 2 Colorado Rush Nike 1

Under 16 Girls B

CESA Premier 2 Ohio Elite 1

Under 16 Girls C

Richmond Strikers 2 Strikers 1

Under 16 Girls D

FV Strikers 1 Fury 0

Under 15 Girls A

Ohio Elite 1 OCSA Coastal Crew 0

Under 15 Girls B

Loudoun Hotshots 1 Nike 0

Under 15 Girls C

Tophat Gold 2 Fury ...

WHAT THEYÆRE SAYING: Reaction after Cal-Wake Forest game

Wake Forest coach Jay Vidovich

On the game:

''They did a good job, they managed the game. They did a great job of getting the first goal and then defending well; obviously Cal is a very good team, very organized. They did some clever things up front on their movement off the ball. I thought my team did a very good ...

COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Scores (Nov. 26-27)

Nov. 27 in College Park, Md.
Maryland 3 St. JohnÆs 1.
Goals: King (Burch) 12, King (Burch) 63, Rogers (Garey, Seitz) 90; Alvarado-Ralph (Beltran) 20.
Maryland -- Seitz, Dello-Russo, Glaudemans, Bertz, Lancos, Godbolt, King, Rogers, Edu, Garey, Burch. Subs: Vallie, Zusi, Beckman.
St. JohnÆs -- Landers, Engstrom, Old, Spanos, Lewis, Carroll, Alvarado-Ralph, Shuleva, Beltran, Groenwald, Schmid. Subs: Dragoi, ...


WHAT THEYÆRE SAYING: Reaction after NCAA Division I womenÆs quarterfinals

Portland's Garrett Smith:ôThis team is surprising me each and every day we go out and play. Notre Dame gave us everything we could handle, but my team gave us even a little bit more.ö

Florida StateÆs Mark Krikorian:ôWe knew coming in that it would be a difficult game and difficult to establish a rhythm. IÆm proud of our kids. ...

COLLEGE: NCAA Division I WomenÆs Tournament Quarterfinals

Portland 3 Notre Dame 1
1. Portland, M.Rapinoe, 13 (Budge) 14
2. Portland, Huie, 5 (M.Rapinoe) 19
3. Notre Dame, Bock, 12 (Shaner, Thorlakson) 25
4. Portland, M.Rapinoe, 14 (Lopez) 55.
Att.: 4,892.

UCLA 5 Virginia 0
1. UCLA. Adams, 17 (Mora) 4
2. UCLA. Adams, 18 (unassisted) 55
3. UCLA. Adams, 19 (DiMartino) 62
4. UCLA. Lang, ...


OBITUARY: BestÆs great gift had destructive side

George Best, who was to soccer what the Beatles were to music in 1960s England, died Friday at the age of 59 after a long battle with alcoholism.

Best, who was born in Northern Ireland and starred for Manchester United, had a liver transplant three years ago and had been hospitalized since Oct. 1.

He helped Manchester United win the 1968 European ...

COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Quarterfinal Previews

NORTH CAROLINA-FLORIDA STATE.The Heels own the series, winning 17 of 18 times, including a 4-1 decision earlier this season. UNCÆs Lindsay Tarpley has back-to-back hat tricks. Kickoff: Friday, 3 pm ET.

PORTLAND-NOTRE DAME.The top-ranked Pilots, undefeated in 22 games, face the Irish, who bring a 13-game winning streak into a match. UP's Christine Sinclair still needs one more ...



Group 1

Nov. 22

Bay. Munich (Germ.) 4 (Deisler 21, Karimi 54, Makaay 72, 77) R. Vienna (Austria) 0.

Juventus (Italy) 1 (Del Piero 80) Club Brugge (Belg.) 0.

Standings: Bay. Munich, Juventus 12 points; Club Brugge 6; R. Vienna 0.

Group 2

Nov. 22

Ajax (Neth.) 2 (De Jong 68, 89) Sp. Prague (Czech Rep.) 1 (Petras 90).

Thun (Switz.) 0 Arsenal (Eng.) 1 (Pires ...

COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Scores (Nov. 22-23)

Nov. 23

Connecticut 2 (Burns 65, White 89) Stony Brook 0.
Att.: 666.
Akron 5 (Tutich 32, 67, Sadler 43, McKenzie 65, Kalan 90) West Virginia 0.
Att.: 512.
Nov. 22
Maryland 1 (Burch 26) Brown 0.
Att.: 1,571.
New Mexico 2 (Boyens 19, Rowland 80) UW-Milwaukee 2 (Spielmann 5, Sperl 6) (OT).
(New Mexico wins 5-4 on ...


SOCCER ON TV (thru 11/28): Your Viewing Guide

(All times ET unless noted. Consult your regular television listings guides for availability in your area. Schedules are subject to change.)


European Champions League REAL MADRID-LYON (live), 2:30 pm.
European Champions League LIVERPOOL-BETIS (delay), 4:45 pm.
European Champions League ANDERLECHT-CHELSEA (delay), 10:30 pm.

Copa Sudamericana, Semifinal, ...

YOUTH: Super Y-League Championship Finals (Nov. 22)

Under-17 Boys
Storm Acad. 2 Chicago Magic 0

Kwame Holder and Sean Campbell scored second-half goals to upset the defending champion.

Under-16 Boys
MetroStars 2 Santa Clara Sporting Ruckus 1 (OT)

Johnny ExantusÆ goal in the second overtime gave the Metros their first national championship.

Under-15 Boys
Schulz Acad. 2 Reading Rage 1

Schulz got goals from Karol ...


MLS COACHES: Does recycling work?

Only once has a coach with a previous MLS head-coaching stint with a different team reached MLS Cup: Thomas Rongen guided D.C. United to the 1999 title after coaching New England and Tampa Bay.

With Chivas USA hiring Bob Bradley, who was fired by the MetroStars in October, three of MLS's 12 teams currently have coaches with previous ...

HIGH SCHOOL: Final NSCAA/adidas Fall Rankings

* Indicates State Champion . # Indicates Sectional Champion.

^ Indicates State Co-Champion

BOYS Top 25

Rank/Team à Record à Last Week

1 St. Ignatius (Cleveland, Ohio)* 23-0-0 1

2 St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.)* 23-0-0 2

3 DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) 23-0-0 3

4 Sandia Prep (Albuquerque, N.M.)* 24-0-0 4

5 Christian Brothers College (St. Louis, Mo.)* 29-3-2 5

6 LaSalle Academy (Providence, ...

YOUTH: U.S. Youth Soccer Thanksgiving Interregional Boys ODP Rosters

Boys 1989

Region 1

Matthew Brutto (Warrington, PA), Drew Kotler (Wynnewood, PA), Nirav Kadam Germantown, MD), Jeffeay Leach (New Canaan, CT), Andreas Chronis (Bayside, NY), Lucas Swertloff (Brooklyn, NY), John Tardy (Staten Island, NY), Stefan Lundberg (Lower Burrell, PA), Eathan Morrow (Shelburne, VT), Samuel Petrone (Glen Rock, NJ), Joseph Sorrentino (Hamilton, NJ), Nicholas Orozco (Moseley, VA), Tyler Cyrus (Virginia Beach, VA), Jesse ...