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Hafiz Hasani at Ygnacio Valley Park in Concord. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Organizes Afghan-American Soccer Club

Community. Friendship. Sportsmanship. They’re what a this week’s Jefferson Award winner brings to the Afghan American community on the soccer field.

09/24/2014

A view of the Chile-Mexico soccer match from the upper deck at Levi's Stadium, September 6, 2014. (N. Jones)

Traffic Trouble, Parking Problems, Fondled Food At Levi’s Stadium For Chile Vs. Mexico Soccer Game

First let me start by disclosing that I am not a huge sports fan, making the whole ordeal that much more of a bitter pill to swallow.

09/09/2014

Left: Eduardo Vargas of Chile (C) celebrates goal with Arturo Vidal (L) and Gonzalo Jara (R) during the 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Spain and Chile June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. Right: Mexico's defender Andres Guardado (L) celebrates with Mexico's midfielder Jose Juan Vazquez after scoring during match between Croatia and Mexico at Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. (Jamie Squire/Yuri Cortez/Getty Images)

Mexico, Chile To Test Newest Version Of Levi’s Stadium Sod In Venue’s 1st International Soccer Match

Mexico and Chile will test each other on the soccer pitch and also test the latest version of the sod at Levi’s Stadium in the first international soccer match at the facility on Saturday evening.

09/05/2014

Tim Jahnigen and Lisa Tarver (CBS)

No-Puncture Ball Ignites Power of Play Around the World

The idea started with a news story on refugee children in Darfur: children finding a way to play soccer even in war-torn areas. That’s when this week’s Jefferson Award winners set out to create a ball that wouldn’t let these kids down in the harshest of conditions.

09/03/2014

Tom Hanks (credit:  Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

No Act: Tom Hanks Wants Sod For Women’s World Cup

The Concord-born actor is protesting the use of artificial turf for the six Canadian venues…

08/23/2014

Landon Donovan of the Los Angeles Galaxy announces his retirement following the 2014 MLS season during a news conference at the StubHub Center on August 7, 2014, in Carson, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

6 Post-Retirement Moves Landon Donovan Should Make

LA Galaxy forward and MLS legend Landon Donovan announced his retirement on Thursday. Although he’s calling it quits on the pitch, may we still see Donovan stay around the game (or not)?

08/08/2014

Landon Donovan #10 of Los Angeles Galaxy reacts to his supporters after a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Union at StubHub Center on May 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

5 Reasons Why Landon Donovan Is The Best MLS Player Ever

Landon Donovan has announced his intention to retire from soccer at the end of the 2014 season. Here’s 5 reasons why Landon Donovan is the best MLS player ever…

08/07/2014

Seattle Sounders FC v San Jose Earthquakes

Levi’s Stadium Inaugural Game Marred By Transit, Traffic Problems; Long Lines At Earthquakes-Sounders Match

The 49ers are taking a close look at how things went with this past weekend’s inaugural sporting event at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Management says there’s always room for improvement.

08/04/2014

A view of the grass playing surface at Levi's Stadium. (CBS)

Final Prep Underway Before Earthquakes Play In First-Ever Sporting Event At Levi’s Stadium

The San Jose Earthquakes will christen Levi’s Stadium in a Major League Soccer match Saturday evening.

08/01/2014

Oakland's Art & Soul Festival Celebrates Local Talent

Jump On Tomorrow: July Jobs, Levi’s Stadium Soccer, Animal Adoptions, SJ Giving Tree, Art & Soul

Coming Friday: July’s jobs numbers, int’l soccer at Levi’s Stadium, little dogs fly to Vancouver, school supplies donated in San Jose, Oakland’s Art & Soul festival.

07/31/2014

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