A former San Diego Sockers star turned into a super sub in a thrilling playoff win on Saturday night.Eddie Velez, a 37-year-old Tijuana native who saw limited action this season, scored with 3 minutes, 35 seconds remaining in the second overtime as the Sockers beat the Tacoma Stars 7-6 to advance to the Major Arena Soccer League Western Conference finals.An announced crowd of 3,307 at Pechanga Arena San Diego watched the longest game in MASL history, with Velez scoring three goals, as did another Tijuana native, 25-year-old Brandon Escoto, who assisted on the winning goal.“This is unreal,” an emotional Velez said in the game’s immediate aftermath. Tacoma pushed the Sockers to the absolute limit, nearly forcing San Diego into a three-man shootout at the end of 20 minutes of overtime. If the Stars had won Game 2, a 15-minute mini-game would have been required.To win their 23rd consecutive match, San Diego (25-1) first had to scramble furiously to get to extra time. Down … [Read more...] about Sockers taken to limits, beat Tacoma in OT to reach conference final
Updated 11:15 pm CDT, Thursday, April 4, 2019 TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state is reducing the speed limit to 50 mph (80 kph) on a stretch of Interstate 5 through Tacoma. KING-TV reported Thursday that the new speed limit is expected to be posted on the 8-mile (13-kilometer) section of highway next week. The speed limit will apply to the section between South 48th Street and Port of Tacoma Road. The action follows a number of high-profile crashes that have occurred in recent months. The interstate is currently undergoing construction. Officials could restore the speed limit to 60 mph (96 kph) when the construction projects are completed. Washington State Patrol plans to increase enforcement of the new speed limit. ___ Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/ … [Read more...] about State reduces speed limit on Interstate 5 in Tacoma
By KIRO7.com Police are investigating after two people were found dead in a vehicle in a Washington state parking lot Friday evening. >> Read more trending news At about 5 p.m., officers responded to reports of shots fired in near the Tacoma Mall. Gunshots were reported coming from a vehicle in the parking lot. Police said when they arrived at the scene, they went to the vehicle and saw two people who appeared to have gunshot wounds and were unresponsive. Fire officials said the two people were pronounced dead. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 At MLK ceremony, Kemp gets an earful from his critics 2 Ga. lawmaker who defended Klan named to House post on eve of King Day 3 East Atlanta woman gets life and more for murdering ex-lover The investigation is ongoing. … [Read more...] about Police: 2 people found dead in vehicle after shots fired near Tacoma Mall
Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 12:33 PM EST Nov 5, 2018 If you use a pickup for your construction job, you probably drive a full-size truck, such as a Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado or Ram 1500. But if your truck needs revolve around hauling camping gear or a mountain bike, then a midsize truck might be the right fit. Lucky for you, that’s where the next front in the truck wars is unfolding. Toyota has dominated this space with its Tacoma, but the Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier and two General Motors offerings — the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon — are battling as well. Ford's absence from this segment in recent years helps explain how General Motors was able to top Ford in pickup market share, even though Ford has the best-selling vehicle in the F-150. And this front is about to get more crowded. In a few weeks, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will unveil a truck designed to highlight the lifestyle aspect of truck ownership, … [Read more...] about Can Toyota Tacoma fend off Ranger and Jeep in midsize truck war?
Updated 10:49 am PDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 James Karen as Dr. Bennett Ludlow, Rhea Perlman as Carla Tortelli in a 1985 episode of "Cheers." James Karen as Dr. Bennett Ludlow, Rhea Perlman as Carla Tortelli in a 1985 episode of "Cheers." Photo: NBC/NBC Via Getty Images Notable Deaths of 2018 Notable Deaths of 2018 Photo: Antonella Ragazzoni / Eyeem/Getty Images/EyeEm Paul Allen, 1953-2018: Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist, technology investor and owner of several professional sports teams, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Seattle at age 65. Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, just two weeks after announcing he had restarted treatment for the cancer that he had previously fought off in 2009. less Paul Allen, 1953-2018: Paul G. … [Read more...] about James Karen, ‘Mr. Teague’ of ‘Poltergeist,’ is dead at 94