| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: I'm glad I write for an American newspaper and not a British one, because with the controversial Luis Suarez causing the inevitable downfall of the disappointing English national team, I don't think I'd sleep until Tuesday....
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Lost in all the sports commotion this weekend is the U.S. Open, at which a wet course this morning is allowing players to score early. I hope it's like that at Pine Ridge today. Either way, here is the Coffee Companion, where every weekday morning, we...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 6:41 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: World Cup officiating is probably going to be brutal and will ruin the tournament for some, no matter how deserved Brazil's 3-1 win was.
What's on tap today: Mexico vs. Cameroon, noon, ESPN2; Spain vs. Netherlands, 3 p.m.,...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: It’s a little early to declare a team completely dead, but Spain looked completely dead yesterday.
What’s on tap: Colombia vs. Greece, 12 p.m., ABC; Uruguay vs. Costa Rica, 3 p.m.; ABC; England vs. Italy, 6 p.m.,...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Turning away from a sold-out crowd in Santa Clara, Calif., Taylor Twellman put down the mic and picked up the phone.
"I appreciate the opportunity," he told ESPN's producers that day in July 2010. "I apologize for that being one of the worst games...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Sunday is basically irrelevant because all I can think about is the U.S. game, but since this is a regular feature, yesterday was proof the Europeans can beat non-European teams (even if they aren't good ones) and Lionel Messi...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Orioles right-handed relievers Darren O'Day and Tommy Hunter have been good friends for years. They even have vacationed together in the offseason.
But there is a friendly rivalry brewing between the two, caused by bullpen-homer-gate.
In the fifth...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:56 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Argentina and Nigeria played Arena Football defense and Ecuador and France threw the kitchen sink at each other while Switzerland improbably got its act together to advance to the last 16.
What’s on tap: United States...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: They were draws in the scorebook, but Mexico beat Brazil, 0-0, and South Korea beat Russia, 1-1.
What’s on tap: Australia vs Netherlands, noon, ESPN; Spain vs. Chile, 3 p.m.; ESPN; Cameroon vs. Croatia, 6 p.m., ESPN....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:44 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Much of the Spanish team has pretty much played year-round since it won in 2010, and we are seeing the fruits of it — it's sadly clear none of them have anything left in the tank.
What’s on tap: Colombia vs....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The transfer carousel at Maryland has quieted in recent weeks, though it could start moving again if Mark Turgeon can convince former Kansas swingman Andrew White to visit College Park after taking a trip to Nebraska.
But the exodus in April and May...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Costa Rica did CONCACAF proud and Honduras tried, but France put on a performance against a fraudulent Swiss side that not many European sides have been capable of in Brazil.
What’s on tap: Argentina vs. Iran, 12 p.m.,...