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.
At a news conference Monday, Madera police Chief Dino Lawson said the shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday when the boy, Leonardo Demetrio Morales, was riding in the car with his dad. He said a vehicle pulled up to the father and son’s vehicle and someone fired multiple rounds into their car as they were southbound on Tozer Avenue.
Monday marked the first day of Fresno’s new bus rapid transit system, called FAX Q, which stands for "quick" and “quiet." The buses, running on natural gas and painted in a distinctive light blue, will run along Kings Canyon to downtown, then up Blackstone to Woodward Park and back.
Brothers Derek and David Carr share thoughts about Fresno State football and offer a glimpse into the Raiders and the NFL during Inside The Huddle, a fundraising event for Valley Children's Hospital held Saturday night at the Saroyan Theatre in Fresno.