• COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Quarterfinal Schedule (Dec. 2-3)
    Dec. 22-New Mexico (16-1-3) vs. 7-California (14-3-3)Clemson (14-5-3) vs. Creighton (15-4-3)Dec. 31-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 ShowcaseNov. 18-20North CarolinaUnder 16 Girls ABethesda Rapids 2 Colorado Rush Nike 1Under 16 Girls B CESA Premier 2 Ohio Elite 1Under 16 Girls C Richmond Strikers 2 Strikers 1Under 16 Girls DFV Strikers 1 Fury 0 Under 15 Girls AOhio Elite 1 OCSA Coastal Crew 0Under 15 Girls BLoudoun Hotshots 1 Nike 0Under 15 Girls CTophat Gold 2 Fury 1Under 15 Girls DBlack Watch Nirvana 1 Sockers FC 0Bethesda Thanksgiving TournamentNov. 19-20MarylandUnder 19 Boys Potomac1. Casa MiaÆs Bays, 2. TNFC BlueUnder 17 Boys Potomac1. Bethesda United, 2. Baltimore BaysUnder 16 Boys PotomacCasa MiaÆs Bays 4 Reston FC 1Under 15 ...
  • WHAT THEYÆRE SAYING: Reaction after Cal-Wake Forest game
    Wake Forest coach Jay VidovichOn 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 job defending that. I think Cal had several opportunities and we made them pretty predictable in terms of their opportunities.''On the Cal goal with 22 seconds left in regulation: ''With 20 seconds left, to see it go in like that ...
  • COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Scores (Nov. 26-27)
    THIRD ROUND 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, Hole, Quinn. Referee: Nate Clement. Att.: 2,400.Nov. 27 in Storrs, Conn. Connecticut 3 Akron 3 (Akron wins 4-3 on penalties). Goals: Arad (Burns) 43, Chijindu (White) 51, Cordeiro (Chijindu) 81; Ubiparipovic (Mauger) 13, Ubiparipovic (McKenzie) 31, Augustin (Nyhiem) 77. Connecticut ...
  • 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.öFlorida 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. I thought our effort was outstanding. WeÆre pleased to move on. UNC dominated for most of the game, but our kids hung in there.ö North CarolinaÆs Anson Dorrance: ôI was so excited about the chances we were creating. I ...
  • 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, 16 (DiMartino, Mora) 73 5. UCLA. Adams, 20 (M. Zerboni) 82 Att.: 1,782 Penn State 2 Santa Clara 1 1. Santa Clara, Esquivel 2 (unassisted) 57 2. Penn State, own goal 64 3. Penn State, Weimer 32 (Gray) 81 ...
  • 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 Cup but was unable to control his love of the fast life.''I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars,ö Best said. ôThe rest I just squandered.öBy 27, his career at the top of English soccer was ...
  • 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 goal to set the NCAA Division I women's record for goals in a season. She has 37, tying former SMU player Lisa Cole's record. Portland TV station UPN 49 picked up the game after it sold out in six minutes. ...
  • EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE (Nov. 22-23)
    EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUEGroup 1Nov. 22Bay. 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 2Nov. 22Ajax (Neth.) 2 (De Jong 68, 89) Sp. Prague (Czech Rep.) 1 (Petras 90).Thun (Switz.) 0 Arsenal (Eng.) 1 (Pires pen. 88).Standings: Arsenal 15; Ajax 10; Thun 3; Sp. Prague 1.Group 3Nov. 22Panathinaikos (Greece) 1 (Charalambides 45) Udinese (Italy) 2 (Iaquinta 81, Candela 83).Barcelona (Spain) 3 (Gabri 14, Ronaldinho 26, Larsson 71) Wer. Bremen (Germ.) 1 (Borowski pen. 22).Standings: Barcelona ...
  • COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Scores (Nov. 22-23)
    SECOND ROUND 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 penalties.) Att.: 4,552. Indiana 0 Notre Dame 2 (McGeeney 56, Lapira 62). Att.: 1,676. North Carolina 2 (Hunter 56, 61) Providence 0. Att.: 565. UCLA 0 SMU 3 (Zindel 14, Hashimoto 53, da Silva 69). Att.: 1,709. Duke 1 (Wadsworth ...
  • 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.) WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23 ESPN DEPORTES 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. FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL Copa Sudamericana, Semifinal, 1st Leg BOCA JUNIORS-UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA (live), 5:30 pm. Copa Sudamericana, Semifinal, 1st Leg VELEZ SARSFIELD-UNAM (delay), 8 pm. GOL TV UEFA Cup LOKOMOTIVE MOSCOW-BRONDBY (live), 11 am. Copa Interclubes UNCAF OLIMPIA-ALAJEULENSE (live), 9 pm. SETANTA SPORTS USA European ...
  • 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 Chorak and Edvin Worley to repeat as champions. Under-14 Boys De Anza SC 1 Chicago Magic 0 Justin Fitzgerald scored for DeAnza to end the MagicÆs run of 14 straight wins in SYL play. Under-13 Boys Michigan Wolves ...
  • 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 MLS head-coaching stints. After the 2005 season, Columbus hired Sigi Schmid, who won an MLS title with Los Angeles and was let go by the Galaxy during the 2004 season. Colorado coach Fernando Clavijo was sacked by New England ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL: Final NSCAA/adidas Fall Rankings
    * Indicates State Champion . # Indicates Sectional Champion.^ Indicates State Co-ChampionBOYS Top 25Rank/Team à Record à Last Week1 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, R.I.)* 21-0-2 7 7 Wayzata (Plymouth, Minn.)* 20-1-1 8 8 Salesianium (Wilmington, Del.)* 20-0-0 9 9 St. Thomas Aquinas (Overland Park, Kan.)* 19-2-0 12 10 Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, Pa.) 19-1-0 14 11 Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa, Calif.)# 24-1-1 13 ...
  • YOUTH: U.S. Youth Soccer Thanksgiving Interregional Boys ODP Rosters
    Boys 1989Region 1Matthew 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 Rodriguez (Washington, DC), Mark Wysocki (Waldorf, MD), Matthew Kassel (Bridgewater, NJ), Andrew Giallombardo (Manalapan, NJ), Steven Morales (Farmingdale, NY). Region 2Jeremy Clark (Sterling Heights, MI), Matthew Walker (Grand Blanc, MI), Troy Blewitt (Carmel, IN), Matthew Cebula (Grand Rapids, MI), Andrew ...