Dos Santos managed just one goal and no assists in his first seven games. The Los Angeles Galaxy’s troubled start under Curt Onalfo continued last weekend, as the five-time MLS champs were held to a scoreless draw by the Philadelphia Union. The game was the second of a three-match home stand that the
It’s a tale of two North London clubs, each with a visionary foreign manager and a core of young, domestic players, on which the fortunes of the club largely hinge. But while Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Dele Alli seem to truly be on the verge of achieving greatness – either at Spurs or elsewhere
Here are six players who have a point to prove as we reach the business end of Europe’s premier club competition. The PSG spotlight is squarely on Cavani. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic now plying his trade at Manchester United in the Premier League, Cavani is at long last the undisputed marquee striker at
At last summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the stage was set for Gabriel Jesus to emerge as Brazilian soccer’s newest breakout star. The 19-year-old who was being hailed as the “new Neymar” had penned a five-year contract with Manchester City on the eve of the Games and was expected to provide
Onalfo will try to build another title contender with Jones as a key contributor. On the same day Curt Onalfo was named the club’s new head coach, the Los Angeles Galaxy announced it had acquired the rights for United States men’s national team midfielder Jermaine Jones. Jones joins the Galaxy from
Jelle Van Damme has been immense in defense for the Galaxy. CARSON, Calif. – In a season that has seen designated players like Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard run hot and cold for the LA Galaxy, Jelle Van Damme and Giovani Dos Santos have been the most reliable presences on their respective ends of
Many of the literally thousands of athletes, trainers, journalists and others associated with the Olympics who are streaming out of the country have stopped at the board to write brief parting messages to the city of Rio before catching their flights.
New Zealand distance runner Nikki Hamblin and American runner Abbey D’Agostino came last in their 5,000-meter heat Tuesday after they collided and fell midway through their race. With five laps remaining in the race, Hamblin clipped the heel of the runner in front of her and tripped, causing D’Agostino
On Sunday Team USA steamrolled its way to a third consecutive Olympic gold medal in men’s basketball in a domineering 96-66 win over Serbia that was ultimately more inevitable than spectacular. The significance of a gold medal is obviously nothing that should be questioned.
Neymar of Brazil celebrates with his gold medal. Brazilian soccer’s conquering hero Neymar has announced that he will step down as captain of the national team after leading it to gold medal glory in the Rio Olympics. The Barcelona forward lived up to his billing as the team’s star player and on-pitch
The last time an American man took the gold medal in the 1500-meter, Teddy Roosevelt was in the White House, Henry Ford was gearing up to produce the first Model T and the Chicago Cubs were about to win the World Series. That American, Mel Sheppard, won the race with a time of 4:05. On Sunday in Rio
After falling in the semifinals of the men’s freestyle 86kg wrestling, Team USA wrestler J’den Cox went on to find himself with a bronze medal around his neck after his opponent in the bronze medal match — Reineris Salas Perez of Cuba — left the mat with six seconds remaining and refused to return.
Anyone who’s watched the beach volleyball competition on Copacabana Beach at the Rio Olympics has probably taken note of the pulsating soundtrack that’s been getting the crowd pumped as the likes of Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross hit the sand to compete. Music has long been a big part of what makes
Cyclists compete in the Women’s Keirin first round repechages at the Rio Olympic Velodrome during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. Martha Bayona Pineda of Colombia, center, falls between Lee Hye-Jin of South Korea, right, and Anastasiia Voinova of Russia,
The Rio Olympics entered their second and final full week on Sunday. Here now are your top five moments from Day 10 of the Rio Games. It’s unprecedented that a runner win an Olympic gold medal for diving, but on Monday Shaunae Miller did just that.
Simone Biles performs on the balance beam during the gymnastics women’s all-around final. Simone Biles has taken the Rio Olympics by storm, awing her competition and winning two gold medals, including the women’s individual all-around. Gymnastics icon Nadia Comaneci, for one, has put the brakes on
In a gesture that flies in the face of everything the Olympic spirit is meant to represent, Egyptian judo fighter Islam El Shehaby refused to bow or shake the hand of his opponent, Israeli judoka Or Sasson. Oh, and El Shehaby had just lost by the way. Sasson handily defeated El Shehaby with two throws
Female Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi may not have won any medals at the Rio Games, but the 18-year-old has made headlines anyway, having earned the dubious distinction of being the first competitor to test positive for a banned substance at the Rio Games. Chen tested positive for diuretic hydrochlorothiazide
A Brazilian soldier who was shot in the head Wednesday when his unit made a wrong turn into a dangerous favela, has died of his injuries and an official day of mourning has been declared by the government. The soldier, 37-year-old Helio Vieira, was part of Brazil’s elite National Force and was one of
Katie Ledecky checks her time during a women’s 800-meter freestyle. Katie Ledecky has been so unstoppable at the Rio Olympics, sportswriters and pundits are in danger of running out of ways to describe how awesome she is. On Thursday at the preliminary heats for the 800, Ledecky was back doing what
Members of the Brazilian National Forces make their rounds while patrolling a stadium during a womens rugby match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A soldier belonging to Brazil’s elite National Force who was assigned to security duty for the Rio Olympic Games was shot in the head
United States’ forward Sydney Leroux waves to the crowd as she walks off the field following an international friendly game with Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Sandy, Utah. In the latest instance of an athlete showing their support for Team USA on social media, United States women’s national
Brazil’s Neymar reacts at the end of a group A match of the men’s Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Iraq at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. With the Brazilian men’s soccer team’s Olympic campaign hanging by a thread, national team boss Rogerio Micale has
Day 3 of the 2016 Rio Olympics is in the books. Here are five of the top moments from Day 3 of the Rio Games. As crowds filed out of Deodoro Stadium following the Australian women’s rugby sevens gold medal victory over New Zealand, the venue’s manager, Marjorie Enya strode onto the pitch, grabbed a
American swimmer Ryan Murphy captured his first career gold medal Monday night, topping the podium in the 100-meter backstroke. In winning the medal, the 21-year-old Murphy, who currently attends the University of California, Berkeley, achieved a goal he had set for himself at a very young age. When