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  1. About Last Weekend: Farewell to the Cup

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out how to drink out of a solid gold soccer ball, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: Mario Götze's extra-time strike gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina in a tens...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. The Year in "Holy S---!!!"

    Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp and Sarah Larimer

    It is the end of the year, which means it's time for everyone to look back at what just happened. Remember, reflect. Or, in today's case, rejoice at all the most surreal moments and humans we saw in sports in 2013. The sort of stuff for which the onl...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  3. The Death of the Superstar Manager

    Michael Baumann

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia denies that he's experiencing tensions with his boss, general manager Jerry Dipoto, over "philosophical differences." One presumes that these differences are about the kind of players Dipoto has acquired, or the manner in...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  4. Q&A: Steve Nash on Trying Out for Inter Milan, the Dwight Howard ...

    Zach Lowe

    You may have heard about Steve Nash "trying out" for Inter Milan, the Italian soccer powerhouse competing, along with seven other teams, in the Guinness International Champions Cup starting next week. The tryout, which isn't a real tryout, is among m...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  5. About Last Night: Belize Booted

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy dancing like everyone was watching, because they are, and you should dance like they are unless you want to look like a fool, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Powered by a hat trick from Chris Wondolowski, the U...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  6. About Last Weekend: Miami Ready for an Encore

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy devising an elaborate fake game show so you could injure otherwise forgotten celebrities, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: LeBron James flirted with, but fell two assists shy of, a triple-double as his Miami H...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  7. The Return of Landon Donovan

    Andrew Lewellen

    "I've been doing this a long time," said Landon Donovan. It was March 28, and the most famous American soccer player in the world was speaking to reporters on a conference call, his first contact with the media since retreating from the soccer world ...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  8. About Last Night: The A-Rod Edition

    Spike Friedman

    [Editor’s note: An old friend called and asked if he could take over today's column. He sounded really sad and desperate on the phone, so I agreed.] In case you were too busy NOT being the greatest shortstop AND third baseman of all time, he...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  9. The Designated Player: 2012 MLS Awards

    Graham Parker

    Sorry about that. I dropped my pen. It's been a funny few weeks with Hurricanes, snowstorms, Beckhams, and playoffs in my part of the world, not to mention the three days I spent in a darkened room as I processed the concept of Gerard Butler as a ...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  10. About Last Weekend: Dawgs Spike BCS Title Hopes

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. A last-minute drive came up short when no. 3 Georgia opted not to spike the football inside the 10 and instead mistakenly completed a pass to the 5...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  11. 5 Reasons You Need to Watch MLS Cup This Weekend

    Andrew Lewellen

    What's my relationship status with MLS? It's complicated. I'd like to tell you that ever since I became a supporter of the league, when it kicked off in 1996, I've remained loyal to it. But I haven't. And many American soccer fans probably have a sim...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  12. How Bruce Arena Rebuilt the Galaxy

    Andrew Lewellen

    Sunday night, the L.A. Galaxy gathered in the cold rain on a stage on Century Link Field, amid a chorus of boos from the remaining Seattle Sounders fans, waiting to receive the trophy as the MLS Western Conference champions. They had just beaten the ...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  13. Landon Donovan's Legacy Will Be Just Fine

    Noah Davis

    There's a good chance that Wednesday night will be the last soccer game Landon Donovan plays for quite some time. His Los Angeles Galaxy find themselves down 1-0 after the first leg of the Western Conference semifinal against the San Jose Earthquakes...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  14. About Last Night: Poor Ratings for the Lake Show

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Despite Dwight Howard's 33 points and 14 boards, Steve Nash suffered a bruised leg and the Lakers fell to 0-2 with a 116-106 loss to the Blazers. "Look...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  15. About Last Night: Orioles Love Them Some Extras

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Adam Jones bashed an 11th-inning home run to lead the Orioles past the Mariners 3-1 and give the club its 15th straight extra-innings win, the longest ...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  16. Real Madrid Bring Hollywood to Los Angeles

    Andrew Lewellen

    In January 1992, when I was 11 years old, I piled into my travel soccer coach's conversion van with a bunch of teammates and set out from Ann Arbor, Michigan, to watch the U.S. National Team play the Commonwealth of Independent States (better known a...

    Blog | August 07, 2012