On Monday, November 13, 2017, Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a playoff defeat against Sweden. Italy was held to a goalless draw, which allowed the Swedes to advance 1-0 on aggregate.
The Portland Timbers 2 soccer club welcomed a flood of furry fans to Providence Park on September 9. The team's supporters were allowed to bring dogs to the USL fixture against the Milwaukee Wave United.
A video of a match between kids all under the age of 8 (according to the Daily Mail) was pure joy. When one team scored a goal off a free kick, players from both sides joined in the celebration. That seems to include the opposition goalie who allowed the goal.
Around 200 pro soccer hopefuls worked out in front of coaches at Chukchansi Park for tryouts for the Fresno Fuego and Fresno Freeze during their winter combine. Freeze coach Tim Carroll and Freeze and Fuego general manager Jeremy Schultz talk about the upcoming season.
A SpaceX rocket carrying a Spanish satellite has blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Falcon 9 lifted off at 6:17 a.m. Thursday local time and climbed into the dawn sky over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles.
The Mariposa Sheriff's Department reminds travelers to check road conditions before leaving the house. Temperatures in Yosemite are expected to fall to around 28 degrees by 4pm, according to the National Weather Service. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches are possible in Yosemite.
NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch appeared on a CNN Town Hall on guns in Sunrise, Florida and said law enforcement could have done more to stop the Florida school shooting. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Loesch had her facts wrong.
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and other mayors from a group representing California's 11 largest cities came to the Capitol on Feb. 21, 2018 to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to commit $1.5 billion in state funds to combat homelessness.