Women's soccer

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani talks during the United Nations Conference on Afghanistan at the UN Offices in Geneva, Switzerland. Ghani ordered Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of female athletes, saying that any kind of misconduct against athletes, male or female, was unacceptable. (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool Photo via AP, File)
December 04, 2018 - 9:32 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday ordered an investigation after the Guardian reported that members of the national women's soccer team were sexually and physically abused by men from the country's football federation. The report in the British newspaper on Friday...
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Real Madrid's Luka Modric celebrates with the Ballon d'Or award during the Golden Ball award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Awarded every year by France Football magazine since Stanley Matthews won it in 1956, the Ballon d'Or, Golden Ball for the best player of the year will be given to both a woman and a man. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 03, 2018 - 4:53 pm
PARIS (AP) — Luka Modric won the Ballon d'Or award for the first time on Monday, ending the 10-year dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Modric won the Champions League with Real Madrid and then guided Croatia to the World Cup final in July. He was voted player of the tournament. "As a...
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November 30, 2018 - 10:42 pm
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Gabby Carle and Malia Berkely scored first-half goals on Friday night and Florida State snapped reigning champion Stanford's 45-game unbeaten streak with a 2-0 victory in the College Cup semifinal. Stanford's school-record unbeaten streak was the longest for Division I women's...
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Teammates celebrate after United States midfielder Julie Ertz (facing camera) scored a goal during the first half of a CONCACAF women's World Cup qualifying tournament soccer match in Frisco, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Jacobsohn)
October 14, 2018 - 11:52 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. women's national team breezed through CONCACAF qualifying to secure a spot in the World Cup next year in France. The Americans still have to face Canada. "Just because we qualified for the World Cup doesn't mean we're going to take our foot off the gas," Alex Morgan...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 5, 2015, file photo, the U.S. team celebrates with the trophy after it defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women's game in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Soccer's governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women's side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal that starts at the ground level among FIFA's 211 member associations, FIFA Chief Women's Football Officer Sarai Bareman said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 10, 2018 - 8:22 pm
FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women's game in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Soccer's governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women's side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-...
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October 07, 2018 - 8:46 pm
CARY, N.C. (AP) — The United States used a radically different lineup but got the same dominating results. Carli Lloyd scored three goals and the United States beat Panama 5-0 on Sunday in the group stage of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament. Christen Press added a goal and two assists...
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Croatia's soccer star Luka Modric receives the Best FIFA Men's Player award during the ceremony of the Best FIFA Football Awards in the Royal Festival Hall in London, Britain, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 24, 2018 - 9:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were far from the auditorium by the River Thames when Luka Modric broke their decade-long grip on FIFA's award for the world's best player. Football's biggest individual accolade was handed to the 33-year-old playmaker on Monday night in recognition...
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September 24, 2018 - 6:03 am
PARIS (AP) — A woman will win the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer for the first time this year. Awarded every year by France Football magazine since Stanley Matthews won it in 1956, the Ballon d'Or for the best player of the year will be given to both a woman and a man on Dec. 3 in...
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In this photo taken Sept. 20, 2018, Portland Thorns player Lindsey Horan speaks with reporters at a media event for the National Women's Soccer League at Nike in Beaverton, Ore. Horan was named the league's Most Valuable Player. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson).
September 21, 2018 - 9:56 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Crystal Dunn says the North Carolina Courage just need to stick with what's worked all season when the team faces the Portland Thorns for the National Women's Soccer League championship on Saturday. The Courage (18-1-6) won the league's Supporters' Shield for best record and...
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United States' Christen Press, second from left, is hugged by teammates after scoring on a penalty kick against Chile during the first half of an international friendly soccer match Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 01, 2018 - 2:34 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Tierna Davidson scored her first career goal, Christen Press added a second-half goal and the U.S. women's national team extended its unbeaten streak to 20 games with a 3-0 victory over Chile in an exhibition match Friday night. Four weeks after winning the Tournament of...
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