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villarreal beats sporting gijon 3-1 in spanish league


madrid — striker cedric bakambu scored twice as villarreal defeated sporting gijon 3-1 in the spanish league on friday, keeping alive its slim hopes of qualifying for the champions league.villarreal was within five points of fourth-place sevilla and third-place atletico madrid, who are level on points.sporting was in 18th place in the 20-team standings, at least six points from safety.roberto soldado opened the scoring in the first half and bakambu added both of his goals early in the second.douglas scored near the end for sporting, which is winless in seven games.






sporting kc trades olum to portland for first-round draft pick


kansas city, kan. -- sporting kansas city has traded midfielder lawrence olum to the portland timbers for a first-round pick in the 2018 draft and $50,000 in general allocation money.the major league soccer club announced the trade friday.the 32-year-old olum spent five seasons with sporting kc, making 105 appearances across all competitions. the member of the kenyan national team spent four seasons in kansas city before a year with malaysian club kedah fa, then returned to sporting kc last season.he appeared in the 2012 u.s. open cup final and the 2013 mls cup, and last year helped sporting kc reach the mls cup playoffs for a club-record sixth consecutive year.






"sporting director expecting phone calls" - arsene wenger eyes summer move for 2


napoli sporting director cristiano giuntoli is expecting a phone call from arsenal to discuss the possibility of selling nikola maksimovic to the gunners, radio kiss kiss has claimed.arsene wenger has already concluded a deal for sead kolasinac in his attempt to strengthen the defensive department ahead of next season.maksimovic has struggled for regular football since joining napoli from torino.but manager maurizio sarri says he will be a key element of his squad next season."we believe in the player," sarri said at the end of last season."i wanted to sign him and so did director [cristiano giuntoli]. this season our defence is stronger with [raul] albiol and [kalidou] koulibaly but i have faith in him and will be a key element in this squad."he's strong, quick with the feet, good with th






sporting kc brings soony saad back on two-year deal


kansas city, kan. -- sporting kansas city has signed forward soony saad to a two-year contract, reuniting the lebanese forward with the major league soccer club.the deal includes an option for the 2019 season and was announced monday by the team.saad played for sporting kc from 2011-14 before spending the past two seasons in thailand. he had 14 goals and 71 ists in 71 appearances during his first stint with sporting kc.the lebanese national team member says in a statement he has matured during his time in thailand and is "ecstatic for the opportunity to return."






sporting kc cruises to 3-1 victory over colorado


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minnesota united shut out by first-place sporting kc


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dwyer's brace lifts sporting kc to 2-0 win over red bulls


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sporting kc suffers 2-0 shutout loss to whitecaps


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sporting kc upset by minnesota united in 2-0 loss


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sporting kc looks to extend home unbeaten streak vs. sounders


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melia gets 8th shutout, sporting kc tops minnesota 3-0 (jun 03, 2017)


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one and done: sporting kc schools loons 4-0 in u.s. open cup


kansas city, kan. – minnesota united fc might be new to major league soccer, but it’s very familiar with sporting kansas city.wednesday marked the third time in four years that the two teams met in lamar hunt u.s. open cup play.for the first 42 minutes, the loons got what they wanted: a nondescript match that kept sporting kc’s potent offense mired in the middle of the field.the final three minutes of the first half proved disastrous, and told the story of sporting kc’s 4-0 victory at children’s mercy park.the home team opened the scoring in the 43rd minute, when sporting kc defender ike opara headed home a corner kick from graham zusi. venegas headed the ball in front of sporting kansas city defender seth sinovic during the first half. kc scored twice in each half and beat the loons for t






sporting kc blanks minnesota united 3-0 for eighth shutout of season


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blessing scores twice as sporting kc plays to 2-2 draw with orlando city


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robot allows hospitalized kids to 'attend' sporting kc matches virtually


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one and done: sporting kc schools loons 4-0 in u.s. open cup


kansas city, kan. – minnesota united fc might be new to major league soccer, but it’s very familiar with sporting kansas city.wednesday marked the third time in four years that the two teams met in lamar hunt u.s. open cup play.for the first 42 minutes, the loons got what they wanted: a nondescript match that kept sporting kc’s potent offense mired in the middle of the field.the final three minutes of the first half proved disastrous, and told the story of sporting kc’s 4-0 victory at children’s mercy park.the home team opened the scoring in the 43rd minute, when sporting kc defender ike opara headed home a corner kick from graham zusi. venegas headed the ball in front of sporting kansas city defender seth sinovic during the first half. kc scored twice in each half and beat the loons for t






sporting kc visits struggling rapids for heated battle


sporting kansas city, atop the western conference, is in a familiar position. meanwhile, the colorado rapids are in unfamiliar territory.sporting kc (6-3-4, 22 points) leads the west standings as it seeks an eighth straight run to the mls playoffs. colorado (2-8-1, 7 points), which finished second in the west last season, is currently last in the west as it prepares to host skc in a match between heated rivals saturday evening.sporting kc is three points clear of the houston dynamo, fc dallas and the san jose earthquakes and four points ahead of the portland timbers in a tightly-packed west. even the seventh-place los angeles galaxy are just eight points behind sporting kc.sporting’s calling card is its defense, which has allowed the second-fewest goals in the league with nine through 13 m






mancosu's late goal lifts impact to 1-1 tie with sporting kc


kansas city, kan. — matteo mancosu scored a late goal to help the short-handed montreal impact to a 1-1 draw with sporting kansas city on saturday night.evan bush had four saves — including a diving stop of benny feilhaber's shot in the opening minutes — for montreal (4-4-5). the impact are without seven players on international duty.mancuso ran after a free ball and, from just inside the box, chipped it over the head of a charging tim melia into the corner of the net to make it 1-1 in the 82nd minute.gerso fernandes gave sporting kc (7-4-5) a 1-0 lead in the 24th, running onto a long arcing pass by ilie sanchez, shielding off kyle fisher and side-netting a running half-volley.melia had six saves for sporting kc, which is 13-0-4 in its last 17 home matches.






sporting kc renews bitter rivalry with real salt lake


one of mls’s fiercest rivalries renews saturday evening as sporting kansas city hosts real salt lake at children’s mercy park in kansas city, kan.real salt lake, which fell to sporting kc on the 10th penalty kick in the 2013 mls cup, is unbeaten in seven straight regular-season meetings between the sides, collecting four wins and three draws.rsl (2-4-2, 8 points) owns two wins and two draws in its last four regular-season visits to kansas city, including a pair of victories last season. sporting kc’s seven-game drought in the series is its longest active winless skid against any mls opponent.sporting kc (3-1-3, 12 points) hopes to end that streak and continue another one. with a win or a draw, sporting will set a club record with its 13th straight regular-season home match without a loss.






mls boxscore - sporting kansas city v minnesota | soccer


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sporting kc looks to snap road winless streak against earthquakes


clinging to a three-way tie for fifth place in the western conference, the san jose earthquakes will host first-place sporting kansas city saturday night at avaya stadium. it’s the first of three straight home matches for the earthquakes.san jose (5-6-4, 19 points) is tied with vancouver and seattle, though vancouver has two games in hand with the other two clubs. a victory over sporting (7-4-5, 26 points) would further the quakes’ cause to reach the mls playoffs for the first time since 2012. sporting is two points clear of portland and three ahead of houston and fc dallas atop the western conference table.both clubs are coming off midweek shutout victories in the lamar hunt u.s. open cup. sporting defeated minnesota united fc 4-0 at home, extending kansas city’s unbeaten streak at home t






earthquakes tie sporting k.c.


san jose — tim melia had his mls-leading ninth shutout of the season and sporting kansas city played the san jose earthquakes to a 0-0 draw saturday night.melia didn’t face a shot in the first half — as san jose was outshot 10-0 — and made three saves in the second.san jose’s david bingham also had three saves, including a diving stop jimmy medranda’s shot in the 70th minute, and took sole possession of second with six shutouts this season.sporting kc (7-4-6) had a handful of chances, including a free kick by benny feilhaber that bounced off the post in the opening minutes, but couldn’t capitalize.san jose (5-6-5) is winless in its last three matches.






minnesota united, 2 sporting kansas city 0


matt weber – tns - tnsgallery: minnesota united defender brent kallman (14) jumps on sporting kansas city's forward dom dwyer (14) on sunday, may 7, 2017 in minneapolis, minn.






danladi scores 1st goal, minnesota united upsets sporting kc


minneapolis — abu danladi scored his first career mls goal and added an assist and minnesota united stunned sporting kansas city 2-0 on sunday.sporting kc (5-2-3) began the day in a first-place tie atop the western conference with fc dallas while minnesota has struggled in its expansion season, entering 10 points behind kansas city.dablani struck first for minnesota united in the 22nd minute. the rookie forward and first overall selection in the 2017 mls draft streaked through the center of the box, took a pass from miguel ibarra, and hammered it through. christian ramirez added the insurance goal for minnesota with a header in the 39th minute, set up by danladi and ibarra.the match is the first time this season sporting kc has trailed by two goals, and the first time minnesota united led






dick’s sporting goods to hire 110 for new bay shore store


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe melville shopping center, located on walt whitman avenue, has a wide variety of stores including dick's sporting goods and kohl's. (july 25, 2011) (credit: newsday / alexi knock) dick’s sporting goods is hiring to fill about 110 full-time and part-time positions for a new store opening next month in bay shore.the retailer said it is looking for applicants passionate about sports or the outdoors to work at the westfield south shore mall location, at 1701 sunrise hwy. the new two-level store is expected to open in april and will feature the largest golf department of...






one and done: sporting kc schools loons 4-0 in u.s. open cup


kansas city, kan. – minnesota united fc won't head back to kansas city this season, and likely won't shed any tears over it.the loons returned wednesday for a fourth-round lamar hunt u.s. open cup match against sporting kansas city, only 11 days after being blown out at children's mercy park.the competition was different, but the result — a decisive 4-0 sporting kc victory — was the nearly the same.the loss was a secondary concern for the loons after the game. defender joseph greenspan left the field on a stretcher and was taken to an area hospital after colliding with sporting kc's roger espinoza.training staff tended to greenspan for 10 minutes. he gave a thumbs-up to the crowd as he was taken off the field. an update on greenspan's condition wasn't available immediately after the game.






mls suspends tim howard for interactions with fans; players’ union not happy abo


espn reports that howard also grabbed a sporting kansas city fan by the arm as he left the field that day.mls’ announcement of howard’s suspension said that the goalkeeper was being disciplined “for foul language directed toward a fan during the rapids’ 3-1 loss against sporting kansas city and for an altercation with a fan following the game.”the colorado rapids, howard’s team, released a statement friday calling howard’s actions “unfortunate and regrettable” but professing that they are “uncharacteristic for tim.”the mls players’ union was not quite so understanding. in a scathing state, the union called security at the game “wholly inadequate,” criticizing sporting kc and mls for letting a fan get close enough to howard to provoke an altercation.“tim takes responsibility for his actions






guns & grits 2017 download


download download guns & grits is an annual event held at burge sporting club outside the metro atlanta area in newton county, georgia. invited guests will have the opportunity to participate in guided quail hunts, sporting clay rounds, networking and fostering life-long relationships during their stay.






rex allows hospitalized kids to 'attend' sporting kc matches


fifteen-year-old kaylee brown used to play soccer until cystic fibrosis made it difficult. now a fan, she's not always able to attend games because of her condition.so sporting kansas city brought the game to kaylee.the major league soccer team and its stadium sponsor, children's mercy hospital, have been working with a robot named rex that allows hospitalized kids to experience a sporting game day by virtually taking them to a match.kaylee got to test the telepresence robot named rex — short for remote experience — during a recent hospital stay. rex will make his official debut wednesday when sporting hosts the seattle sounders.the best part?"dom dwyer waved at me!" kaylee said. "i thought that was really cool."john baker, senior analyst for telemedicine and video conferencing at children






rex allows hospitalized kids to ‘attend’ sporting kc matches


fifteen-year-old kaylee brown used to play soccer until cystic fibrosis made it difficult. now a fan, she’s not always able to attend games because of her condition.so sporting kansas city brought the game to kaylee.the major league soccer team and its stadium sponsor, children’s mercy hospital, have been working with a robot named rex that allows hospitalized kids to experience a sporting game day by virtually taking them to a match.kaylee got to test the telepresence robot named rex — short for remote experience — during a recent hospital stay. rex will make his official debut wednesday when sporting hosts the seattle sounders.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the best part?“dom dwyer waved at me!” kaylee said. “i thought that was really cool.”john baker, senior a






sporting kc visits fc dallas in matchup of unbeatens


it’s too early in the season to call it anything but a match of unbeatens, but saturday’s match between fc dallas and sporting kansas city at toyota stadium in frisco, texas, looks like it could be a classic.it’s these teams’ second matchup of the young season, having played to a scoreless draw in kansas city on march 11. sporting kansas city owned 69 percent possession and outshot fc dallas 14-6 but was unable to penetrate the dallas defense.both teams have focused on defense early this season. sporting kc (3-0-3, 12 points) has recorded an mls-best four shutouts and allowed a league-low two goals. neither goal occurred in regulation time.fc dallas (3-0-2, 11 points) has remained tough to beat in mls competition. the club is 5-0-5 in its last 10 regular-season matches dating to last seaso






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kinja roundup


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kinja roundup


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kinja roundup


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sporting kansas city, dallas tie 0-0 in mls


kansas city, kan. — tim melia made five saves to help sporting kansas city tie dallas 0-0 on saturday night in its home opener.sporting kc (0-0-2) remained scoreless this season. jesse gonzalez made two saves for defending supporters' shield champion dallas (1-0-1).dallas missed opportunities in the first half. matt hedges headed the ball to melia off paxton pomykal's corner kick in the 26th minute, and cristian colman's shot hit a post two minutes later. it was the mls debut for 17-year-old pomykal, who signed as a homegrown player in september.dom dwyer had a clear shot for sporting kc in the 58th minute, but his header from the center went wide, and his 87th-minute headed attempt was blocked. dwyer scored 16 league goals last season and a team-record 22 league goals in 2014.the home tea






sporting kc aims to remain hot at home vs. minnesota (jun 03, 2017)


following a stretch of four road games in the last five contests, sporting kansas city returns to children’s mercy park on saturday looking to extend a 15-match home unbeaten streak against minnesota united fc. minnesota will be looking to notch its first road victory in franchise history. sporting kansas city (6-4-4, 22 points) stands in second place in the western conference after falling to colorado last weekend. the road has been unfriendly to kansas city, as it owns a 1-4-3 ledger away from home — including a 2-0 loss to minnesota on may 7. minnesota (4-7-2, 14 points) is tied for ninth place with real salt lake in the club’s inaugural year in mls. minnesota is coming off a 1-0 win over orlando city at tcf bank stadium. the loons have yet to win a road contest, going 0-4-2 in their fi