| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Former soccer superstar David Beckham reportedly is nearing plans to own a Major League Soccer franchise in Miami.
Beckham and his investment group exercised an option to buy an MLS franchise and plan to have the team play in Miami, contingent on...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Who watched Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici tie the knot on Sunday night, guys? Oh, right. That was literally just me. Because who else would opt to see two reality stars get married on live television instead of the Grammy Awards? Poor timing, ABC....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:24 PM
The Galaxy on Thursday confirmed that Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena signed a multiyear contract extension with the Major League Soccer club.
Terms of the deal, first reported Wednesday by The Times, were not disclosed.
Arena's "commitment to...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:18 AM
First of all, let’s state the obvious: It was weird watching “The Bachelor” on Monday. If I didn’t already have mixed feelings about Juan Pablo -- which, uh, I definitely did -- it certainly didn’t help to learn his...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Maximilian Schell, the commanding Austrian-born actor who died Saturday at 83, is being remembered in obituaries for his long movie career, especially his Oscar-winning role in "Judgment at Nuremberg." In Los Angeles, audiences had the good fortune to...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Former U.S. team captain Thomas Dooley was named coach of the Philippines national soccer team, the Associated Press reported Friday, making him the sixth American since 2002 to coach a national team outside the United States.
Dooley, of Laguna Niguel,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Major League Soccer on Wednesday confirmed that David Beckham has exercised his option for an MLS expansion team to play in Miami.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday at downtown Miami's museum plaza. Beckham...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Erick Villatoro scored his 21st goal of the season and Anthony Rivera added another goal to help Birmingham defeat Locke, 2-0, in a City Section Division I boys' soccer semifinal match on Friday.
Goalie Gerson Mejicanos recorded his 13th shutout of the...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Having just spent his monthlong winter camp working with domestic players, U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann called up a team of primarily foreign-based players for next week’s friendly against the Ukraine in Cyprus.
The game, to be...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Loyola advanced to Saturday's Southern Section Division I boys' soccer championship game with a dramatic victory over Servite on penalty kicks.
After regulation and overtime ended in a 1-1 tie, Loyola survived a nail-biting penalty kicks battle, 10-9....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:01 PM
LUBIMOVKA, Ukraine — They were unarmed, bored and dispirited.
Heavily armed Russian-speaking soldiers in distinctly Russian-looking uniforms had taken over a Ukrainian air base and captured three dozen MIG fighter jets. Now the Ukrainian army...