It was the kind of play that created a belief in a team’s destiny. It was a gift for visiting San Lorenzo, and immediately a forward kicked it toward the empty part of the net for a go-ahead score. The crowd in the cement stadium roared, and after the ball moved safely away from the goalmouth, Danilo
CHAPECO, Brazil — As rain fell Saturday morning, the coffins of those who perished in a plane crash five days ago arrived back to a city mourning the loss of its beloved soccer team, Chapecoense.
They came here because the pain is everywhere, and there is nowhere else to go. “It’s so sad what’s happened to all of us,” said Grace Cansian, through tears. Arena Conda, usually such a loud place, was near silence on Friday as hundreds of people arrived to await the bodies of 19 players from the
When it comes to Frank Gore, there isn’t a ready image of him pulverizing defenders like Marshawn Lynch or leaping over would-be tacklers like Earl Campbell or breaking ankles like Barry Sanders. Five running backs were drafted before Frank Gore in 2005. Four-point-four has led Gore to an exalted place
It’s possible that Ed Orgeron’s life changed because of what happened on a 3-foot patch of grass in Tiger Stadium last Saturday. LSU had two chances to get a potential game-clinching yard against Florida, and continue the momentum it started when Orgeron became interim coach here after Les Miles’ firing
Long, long ago, there was a time when the Chicago Cubs were bad at baseball, when football games were taped on a videocassette recorder and when you could watch a sporting event and have little idea what the scores of other games were. It seems preposterous now, when we have the Yahoo Sports app and
The Dallas Cowboys superstar stood in front of a group of expectant reporters, battled back his deep disappointment and got choked up. “That’s my quarterback,” warbled Terrell Owens. Owens’ quarterback was Tony Romo, who was being blamed for a playoff loss to the New York Giants only a year after he
It had Dez Bryant catching a clutch touchdown, emotional after the death of his father only hours before the game. It had Ben Roethlisberger with a fake spike in the last minute, lobbing a perfect throw to Antonio Brown in the end zone for what looked like a game-winning play. It had Ezekiel Elliott
Giving Christian Pulisic more freedom was the impetus for the U.S.’s formation change. What may have begun, however, could be even better for the United States men’s national team. Rafa Marquez’s 89th-minute goal stunned the Americans and their home crowd in a 2-1 Mexico victory, finally ceasing El
This time, Mexico got a dos of revenge against the United States men’s national team. After a seemingly unending string of 2-0 losses here, the Mexicans struck back with a match-winner in the waning minutes to stun the jubilant Mapfre Stadium home crowd and send the U.S. into an early hole in World
It has all the makings of a political statement game: USA vs. Mexico in a World Cup qualifier only three days after Donald Trump was elected president – based in part on his promise to build a wall along the Mexico border to keep illegal immigrants out. Sergio Blancas, who is from Mexico City but has
Terrance Guido Gerin (Rhyno) of the WWE, is running for office in Michigan. The Republican nominee for the state representative for the 15th district of Michigan picks up the phone and politely explains he can’t talk right now. Terrance Guido Gerin is better known as “Rhyno,” one-half of the WWE SmackDown
The castle spires high in the blue sky, the bright colors and smiling faces, the parade: She loved Disney World, and she loved Javy. Javy Baez’s little sister would have loved this Saturday afternoon, with her hero starring in a Main Street parade to celebrate the Cubs’ long-awaited championship.
If the NFL really wants to protect the shield, it will do a better job protecting all of its quarterbacks. “Why don’t they review illegal hits on quarterbacks?” says former NFL official Jim Daopoulos. Adding a replay element to questionable hits on quarterbacks would liberate officials to throw a flag
If you think NFL kickers are having an off year, you’re on to something. Kickers have already missed more chip-shot field goals this season (seven out of 120 attempts from 20-29 yards for a 94.1 percent conversion rate) than they missed all of last season (six misses out of 236 attempts, a 97.5 percent
Thomas Davis, a popular athlete in this city, took his place behind the lectern here Thursday and stood up for Charlotte. “It is a struggle for me right now,” the longtime Panthers linebacker told reporters, “I know the city of Charlotte. It was a sad, somber, surreal day in the Uptown area on Thursday
On Monday, you could’ve concluded that Jay Cutler was a rookie quarterback and his counterpart, Carson Wentz, was the seasoned vet. Wentz, in his first road game as a pro and in front of the biggest hostile crowd in his life, appeared remarkably calm in a 29-14 Philadelphia Eagles victory against the
Adam Jones, once the NFL’s lead miscreants, is a team captain now. After the Bengals’ 24-16 loss to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, he was asked what he said to rookie Tyler Boyd, who fumbled away his team’s last chance to tie the game Sunday in the last two minutes. Adam Jones gets an interception
Jalen Ramsey sat at his locker after his first NFL game, scrolling through his phone. “Just another game,” he offered when asked about playing against Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers didn’t need to.