MLS playoff focus: Notes on the Houston Dynamo ahead of Saturday’s first leg against Sporting KC Houston is playing its 6 th match in 17 days, a fairly ridiculous (and certainly taxing) run of games. Players aren’t complaining, and their mantra of “We can rest in the post-season” is an honest and logical response. Still, there has been so much ... 11/8/2013 - 1:25 pm | View Link
MLS Playoff Preview: Sporting Kansas City meets Houston in first leg of MLS conference final In terms of creating a psychological edge, this one is hard to sort out. The remaining Eastern Conference survivors are quite familiar, especially when it comes to playoff smash-ups. Sporting Kansas City meets the Houston Dynamo on Saturday in the first ... 11/8/2013 - 11:11 am | View Link
Quinn wants charisma in boss However, while the club has been approached by a series of agents offering up candidates, Quinn is adamant the Black Cats need a man to establish a united front once again. Quinn, who handed Roy Keane the chance to launch his managerial career at the ... 09/24/2013 - 4:07 am | View Link
Tokyo's Olympic win underlines Asia's sporting appeal There may be more to come. On Tuesday, the IOC will elect a new president and two of the six candidates are Asian, Taiwan's Wu Ching-kuo and Singapore's Ng Ser Miang, who is one of the favourites. 09/7/2013 - 9:48 pm | View Link
Garlick named West Brom sporting director "Therefore we conducted an extensive search in the UK to benchmark all possible candidates to replace Dan. "We have had Richard in mind since the start of the process and, after completing our research, he emerged as the strongest candidate. "As with Dan ... 07/31/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
The Women's College Cup looks a lot like an ACC tournament.
Three teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference — Florida State, Virginia and Virginia Tech — are in the women's soccer national semifinals.
They're joined by UCLA, which kept it from being an all-ACC final four by knocking off North Carolina in the quarterfinals.
The ACC has three teams in the Women's College Cup for the second time in league history.
The Falcons don't know if they'll be facing Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday.
They do know they'll have to try to stop rookie running back Eddie Lacy, and that's a major concern for the NFL's 30th-ranked run defense.
Atlanta has struggled against the run all season and showed no improvement even when snapping their five-game losing streak last week against Buffalo.
INDIANAPOLIS (8-4) at CINCINNATI (8-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Bengals by 5½.
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Indianapolis 6-5-1, Cincinnati 7-4-1
SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 17-9
LAST MEETING — Bengals beat Colts 27-17, Oct