CINCINNATI — Fans of the Ohio native credited with developing the Richter (RIK'-tur) scale for rating earthquake magnitude don't want his name and legacy forgotten.
They are determined to keep Charles Richter from fading from public memory as other magnitude measurements have been developed and references to the Richter scale are used less in reports about earthquakes. Read More
SANTA CLARA — Rookie forward Adam Jahn, a former Stanford star, scored in the second minute of second-half stoppage time to pull the San Jose Earthquakes into 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Sunday night.
Jahn beat Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts cleanly from 13 yards. The play came off a short centering pass from Nana Attakora and a subtle touch by Chris Wondolowski, who teed up Jahn. Read More
Buildings that suffer damage from small earthquakes would have to be upgraded to withstand stronger temblors under legislation that advanced Monday.
The legislation is the latest effort by San Francisco officials to better prepare The City for a major earthquake. It is another recommendation from the decadelong Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety study. That study is San Francisco’s blueprint for undergoing a major earthquake with less death and destruction. Read More
Robbie Keane scored two goals and Mike Magee added another as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 Wednesday night to complete a 3-1 aggregate victory in the teams' Western Conference semifinal series.
Alan Gordon gave San Jose hope in the 82nd minute when he put away a miss-hit shot from Justin Morrow for his first career playoff goal. But the Earthquakes could not find the equalizer they needed to force overtime. Read More
Aiming for the opposition’s head during a free kick — a trainer once told San Jose Earthquakes defender Victor Bernárdez in his native Honduras — increases one’s chance to score.
But usually, the opponent moves for cover.
Sunday in the final moments of stoppage time in the opening leg of the Western Conference semifinals in Los Angeles, Bernárdez took a free kick.
And Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez, likewise, moved for cover. Read More
Not since the inaugural season — when Roy Lassiter did it 16 years ago — had an MLS player found the back of the opposing net 27 times.
But that changed late October.
“It means a lot,” said Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski, who tied Lassiter’s single-season scoring record this year while helping his team rumble to the best record in the league. “But it doesn’t mean much if you’re not holding that MLS Cup championship at the end.” Read More
The Earthquakes knew they had their work cut out for them going into Tuesday’s U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match against the Seattle Sounders at Kezar Stadium.San Jose had not reached the semifinal round since 2004, entering the match 1-6 all time in the quarterfinal round.Unfortunately for the Earthquakes, that trend continued as they fell behind in the first half after a goal in the 18th minute and were unable to mount a comeback, dropping the match to the Sounders 1-0. Read More
It's been 10 years, but it doesn't take much for Jon Busch to relive the chills.
“Just the feeling when that final whistle blew,” he said, recalling the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final in 2002. “And the chills you get — I mean, I still get chills talking about it right now — knowing that you just won a trophy.” Read More
After picking up a win in their first match of the season, the Earthquakes make a rare trip to San Francisco to play at AT&T Park on Saturday against Houston.
“Everybody in our area, we’re going to support,” Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop said. “[It] should be a great atmosphere, should be a full house.” Read More
Jerry Mucha has played competitive ice hockey for over 50 years and has four missing molars to prove it. However, the 56-year-old medical researcher has concealed the evidence with a thick mustache that has remained unshaved since the early 1970s.
The Chicago native from Canadian stock recalls a Mighty Mites hockey scrimmage between periods of a Blackhawks game. At age 4, Mucha was already a skater and eager to add a hockey stick to the repertoire. Read More