Women's soccer

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation between Britain and Russia, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. Britain said Wednesday it would expel 23 Russian diplomats and sever high-level bilateral contacts after Russia ignored a deadline to explain how a Soviet-developed nerve agent was used against ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 14, 2018 - 6:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England (all times local): 10:15 p.m. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is calling the assassination attempt against a former Russian agent in southern England part of "an alarming increase" in the use of chemical weapons — and says...
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A Pakistani acid attack victim, center, takes part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
March 08, 2018 - 4:58 pm
The Latest on International Women's Day: Hundreds of Brazilian women are marching to demand equal rights and protest gender-based violence to mark International Women's Day. Marchers in Sao Paulo on Thursday were drawing attention to issues as varied as the wage gap, abortion rights, sexual...
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A police community support officer stands inside a cordon outside The Mill pub in Salisbury, England, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, near to where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal was found critically ill. Britain's counterterrorism police took over an investigation Tuesday into the mysterious collapse of the former spy and his daughter, now fighting for their lives. The government pledged a "robust" response if suspicions of Russian state involvement are proven. Skripal and his daughter are in a critical condition after collapsing in the English city of Salisbury on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 07, 2018 - 11:10 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the suspected poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal (all times local): 15:50 Ambulances and emergency vehicles have rushed to central Salisbury in England amid jitters following the collapse of a former Russian spy and his daughter there. Eyewitness Toni Walker...
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United States' Abby Dahlkemper, left, tries to clear the ball away from Germany's Alexandra Popp during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
March 01, 2018 - 9:10 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Megan Rapinoe scored in the 17th minute and the U.S. women's soccer team held on for 1-0 victory over Germany on Wednesday night in a matchup of the world's top two teams. The top-ranked Americans controlled the pace on a cold, rainy central Ohio night in the SheBelieves Cup,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Carlos Cordeiro, vice president of U.S. Soccer, watches warmups from the team bench ahead of the start of the U.S.'s final World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
February 10, 2018 - 10:18 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro insists he's the right choice to lead the U.S. Soccer Federation, which must chart a new course after its men's national team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. The 61-year-old business executive won the governing body's presidential election Saturday...
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In this Jan. 29, 2018, photo, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, from left, is interviewed by Michael Irvin, and Zach's wife Julie Ertz during opening night for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Julie and Zach are currently the sporting world’s “It” couple. Julie is a midfielder for the World Cup-winning U.S. national soccer team, while her husband Zach is a tight end for the Super Bowl-bound Philadelphia Eagles. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
January 31, 2018 - 3:49 am
Julie Ertz has a world championship and Player of the Year honors in her sport. So she's already got an edge on husband Zach — that is, if they were competitive. She says the athletic couple doesn't really try to one-up each other all that much. "Maybe in board games," she says with a laugh. Julie...
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Liberia's New President George Weah speaks, during his Inauguration ceremony in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday. Jan, 22, 2018. Former international soccer star Weah was sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over from Africa's first female leader of this post-war, impoverished West African nation. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
January 22, 2018 - 2:27 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah was sworn in as Liberia's new president Monday, taking over the impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female leader. The 51-year-old, who was FIFA's 1995 player of the year, took the oath of office dressed in all...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017 file photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi men and women attend national day ceremonies at the King Fahd stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi women will for the first time be allowed to enter a sports stadium on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, to watch a soccer match between two local teams — though they will be segregated from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called "family section." The move is Saudi Arabia's first social reform planned for this year granting women greater rights. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)
January 12, 2018 - 2:56 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams — though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called "family section." The move was the first...
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FILE - A Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 file photo showing Team GB women's soccer head coach Hope Powell at a press conference at Wembley Stadium in London. English soccer leaders want to interview at least one black or ethnic minority candidate in future for jobs around the national teams. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
January 09, 2018 - 4:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — Since the job was created 72 years ago, every manager of the England men's football team has been white. When a successor to Gareth Southgate is eventually required, at least one black or ethnic minority candidate is set to be interviewed. Drawing inspiration from the NFL, the English...
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January 08, 2018 - 11:59 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wake Forest forward Jon Bakero and Stanford midfielder Andi Sullivan have won the Hermann Trophy as the top college soccer players. Bakero had 16 goals and 14 assists to lead the NCAA in scoring and became the second straight member of the Demon Deacons to win the award after Ian...
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