World Cup

Quidditch comes to life in Roseville

Real sports leagues spawned fantasy sports leagues. Eight years ago, two college students in Vermont took a fantasy sport and turned it into a real sport. Quidditch, the high-spe ...

World Cup nets a local following

Placer United Soccer Club coach Danny Cruz will be watching the World Cup final on Sunday with rapt attention. After all, he coached two of the players on the current U.S. womenâ ...

U.S. soccer team success kicks up local enthusiasm

American soccer fans felt the dread set in as the U.S. women’s team fell down 1 to 2 against Brazil during a World Cup quarterfinal match on Sunday. Only a few minutes remained ...