How the 1999 World Cup champions’ biggest win came at the bargaining table

A staredown between the US womens national team and US Soccer over the 1999 squads victory tour changed the relationship between the team and their boss forever On the morning after the national team won the 1999 World Cup, the celebrations continued. While the players were off to do a victory parade at Disneyland, officials from the US Soccer Federation opened the sports pages of local newspapers, eager to see the coverage of the victory. The Los Angeles Times used the headline America the Bootiful alongside a large photo of Briana Scurrys penalty-kick save. Some of the US Soccer brass probably cracked a smile at the pun. But when they turned to page 5, they saw a different headlineone that …

Indians ace Corey Kluber breaks forearm after being hit by line drive

The struggling Indians star pitcher broke his right forearm when he was hit by a comebacker during a 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night Corey Kluber got hit hard again, and the last line drive really hurt. The struggling Cleveland Indians right-hander broke his right forearm when Two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber left Wednesdays game with a fractured forearm. The two-time American League Cy Young Award winner allowed eight hits and three runs in 4 2/3 innings, which left his ERA at 5.80. The Indians were already without starter Mike Clevinger, who is sidelined until at least June by a back injury. Caleb Smith struck out eight in seven innings to help Miami …