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2010-08-30 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore. and NEW YORK, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- adidas and Major League Soccer today announced an extension to their strategic partnership agreement aimed at further elevating soccer in the United States and developing opportunities for young players. The partnership extends adidas' position as the official athletic sponsor and product supplier for the MLS through 2018. Core to the new agreement is a dedicated focus on youth development and programming to help shape the future of...

2009-08-16 19:39:11

Chris Wolfe and Mike Banner scored and Jon Busch made five saves Sunday, leading Kansas City over the Chicago Fire 2-0 in Major League Soccer. Busch has turned in shutouts in five of his last six games. Rolfe scored in the 13th minute and Banner added a goal in the 89th. Chicago (9-4-8) is in second place behind Columbus in the Eastern Conference. Kansas City (5-8-6) has won just once in its last nine matches.

2009-08-01 23:43:59

Forward Patrick Nyarko scored the game's only goal in the 76th minute Saturday, giving the Chicago Fire a 1-0 Major League Soccer win over Real Salt Lake. Midfielder Tim Ward, who had several scoring chances, set up Nyarko with a head pass on the game-winner, which beat RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando from 25 yards out. It was Nyarko's fourth goal this season. Chicago (8-3-8) played without defender Wilman Conde and midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco because both were with the MLS all-stars at training...

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2009-07-06 21:15:49

Thousands of public safety personnel will be deployed to manage crowds at memorials for the late pop icon Michael Jackson, Los Angeles officials said. The official memorial scheduled for Tuesday at Staples Center is by invitation only and city officials have urged people without tickets to avoid the area, but officials expect hundreds of thousands of people might crowd into the area anyway, the Los Angeles Times said Monday. Citing sources familiar with logistical planning for the event, the...

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2009-06-30 08:43:46

Concert promoter AEG Live says ticket-holders for Michael Jackson's planned London concerts can get a full refund or a commemorative ticket. AEG had promoted 50 sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena starting July 13, with tickets starting at $105 apiece, but Jackson's death last week forced their cancellations, CNN reported. The world lost a kind soul who just happened to be the greatest entertainer the world has ever known, Randy Phillips, president and chief executive officer of AEG Live,...

2009-06-27 11:25:02

It's unclear what kind of financial hit U.S. concert promoter AEG Live will take with the death of Michael Jackson, sources say. Quoting unnamed people familiar with the situation, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that AEG had paid Jackson the $20 million in cash advances for a planned 50-night engagement at London's O2 arena, and had spent another $10 million to stage rehearsals for the show in Los Angeles. AEG could seek repayment of the $20 million from Jackson's estate, but the...

2009-06-18 15:56:00

Monterrey's Rayados face off against Cracovia Krakow in first-ever Mayor's Cup BRIDGEVIEW, Ill., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of Mexico and Poland's most storied soccer clubs will face off at Toyota Park in Bridgeview on July 5 for what promises to be a true soccer experience on and off the field, with fans from two of Chicago's largest and proudest ethnic communities showcasing their love for soccer and their heritage. Cracovia Krakow, Poland's oldest soccer franchise, will travel from its...

2009-05-24 17:16:44

The Chicago Fire, with goalkeeper Jon Busch making 10 saves, stayed unbeaten in 2009 Sunday, edging Red Bull New York 1-0 in Major League Soccer. Chris Rolfe scored for the Fire as time run out in the first half. Chicago (4-0-6) leads the Eastern Conference by two points over Toronto FC and D.C. United. New York (2-6-3) is tied with Columbus for last place in the East.


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.