[MLS PLAYOFF WATCH] The final whistle probably couldn't come soon enough for the Rapids in their 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City Sunday night. ... Read the whole story
[REF WATCH: MLS PLAYOFFS] The first legs of the conference semifinals were dissimilar in their style and scorelines, yet each of the four games ... Read the whole story
"I don't even want him banned because we need as many fans as we can get."
-- Chaddy the Owl, mascot of English third division club Oldham, recommends leniency for the Oldham fan who punched him in face when the 7-foot bird went into the stands to pose for photos with friendlier fans. (Manchester Evening News)
[DATEBOOK] Both MLS conference finals will be played on Sunday. Sporting Kansas City will host the Houston Dynamo (TV: FOX Soccer, 5:30 pm ET) ... Read the whole story
[TELEVISION GUIDE] The UEFA Champions League continues with Day 4 of the group stage. Europe ended daylight savings time a week before the United ... Read the whole story
[AWARDS] Barcelona has eight players, including 2009-10 winner Lionel Messi, named to the 23-player shortlist for the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or. Read the whole story
[U.S. WOMEN] U.S. women's national team head coach Pia Sundhage called in all 21 players from the team that finished second at the 2011 ... Read the whole story