Stewart, McBride exit US Soccer, leaving Berhalter in limbo

NEW YORK (AP) — The American men’s national team shakeup that began after a public spat erupted between two well-known soccer families accelerated Thursday when sporting director Earnie Stewart announced he is quitting the US Soccer Federation to join PSV Eindhoven. Men’s general manager Brian McBride is also resigning, leaving coach Gregg Berhalter in limbo … Read more

MLB’s top prospects provide hope for rebuilding teams. Why do ownership progeny insist on souring it?

Baseball’s season of eternal hope is dawning. No, it’s not exactly spring, but the summer game’s optimism sprouts long before actual greenery. The new year is no longer all that new. MLB’s offseason free-agent market is mostly through with its business. And the unwieldy bounty of last year’s less visible work is being harvested and … Read more

March Madness bracketology: Houston loses, Texas makes case for top seed

Hard to believe as it may be, January is winding down. With that means a renewed focus on the projected NCAA tournament field as time dwindles until Selection Sunday in March. This weekend marks a key opportunity for several teams: the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, which sets up marquee matchups between two of the sport’s best … Read more

Chiefs-Bengals highlights a fantastic final four

This NFL final four is as competitive as any in recent memory, and perhaps ever. The two games have the lowest combined point spreads ever for a conference championship weekend. Any of the four teams can win it all, shown by the small gap in Super Bowl odds from the favorite to the fourth-best odds. … Read more

USC’s Vince Iwuchukwu continues to make strides in his comeback from cardiac arrest

Vince Iwuchukwu drives to the basket during the Pangos All-American Camp on June 8, 2021, at the Tarkanian Basketball Academy in Las Vegas. (Brian Rothmuller/Getty Images)) The few glimpses were brief, but breathtaking. A put-back dunk. A pick-and-roll layin. A fierce challenge at the rim. All blips of a bright future stretched over 14 minutes … Read more