Women's soccer

Supporters of former soccer player George Weah, presidential candidate for the Coalition for Democratic Change, celebrate, in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday Dec. 29, 2017. The National Election Commission has declared George Weah president-elect and Jewel Howard-Taylor vice president-elect following the Dec. 26 runoff poll. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
December 30, 2017 - 2:51 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — George Weah gave his first public address as Liberia's president-elect Saturday, telling potential investors that the nation is "open and ready for business" and calling on Liberians who live abroad to come home. The former international soccer star spoke at Coalition for...
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Former soccer star George Weah, Presidential candidate for the Coalition for Democratic Change, casts his vote during a Presidential runoff election in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017, Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
December 27, 2017 - 2:46 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's National Elections Commission continued tallying votes Wednesday from the West African nation's presidential runoff election between a football star and the vice president who are competing to replace Africa's first female head of state. The commission said late...
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People wait to cast their votes during a Presidential runoff election in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017, Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
December 26, 2017 - 1:43 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the country's vice president, who are vying to replace Africa's first female head of state. For the first time in...
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December 25, 2017 - 6:47 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberians head to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state. For the first time in more than 70 years, the West African nation founded by freed American slaves...
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Stanford's Sam Werner celebrates after scoring the game winning goal to win the NCAA College Cup championship soccer match against Indiana, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Chester, Pa. Stanford won 1-0 in over time. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
December 10, 2017 - 5:01 pm
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Sam Werner ripped off his shirt, raced the length of the field and was smothered by a swarm of Stanford teammates. Even for a budding dynasty, that championship feeling isn't getting old. Werner scored in the second overtime to lead Stanford to its third straight NCAA men's...
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December 05, 2017 - 11:20 am
Soccer United Marketing President Kathy Carter is running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Carter's announcement Tuesday came a day after Sunil Gulati said he will not seek a fourth term. He announced his decision after the U.S. men's team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in...
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In this Nov. 16, 2017 photo, Bibiana Steinhaus, the first female referee to officiate in the soccer Bundesliga, smiles during an interview with The Associated Press at the German soccer federation’s headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Ciaran Fahey)
November 19, 2017 - 11:16 am
Having made the breakthrough, the first woman referee in any of Europe's top soccer leagues is asking how long it will take for other countries to follow Germany's example. Bibiana Steinhaus is savoring her first season among the Bundesliga's 24-member elite group, reward for her performances as a...
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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. Women will be allowed into sports stadiums as of next year, the kingdom's latest step toward easing rules on gender segregation -- but they will only be allowed to sit in the so-called family section. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)
October 30, 2017 - 7:13 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums as of next year, the kingdom's latest step toward easing rules on gender segregation — but they will be seated in the so-called family section, an area separate from the male-only crowd. Still, the decision,...
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October 20, 2017 - 5:44 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Forward Mallory Pugh has a hamstring injury and won't play for the U.S. national team against South Korea on Sunday. Pugh was injured in the U.S. team's 3-1 victory over South Korea in the first match of the two-game exhibition series on Thursday night in New Orleans. U.S. soccer...
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October 14, 2017 - 8:01 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lindsey Horan scored in the 50th minute, and the Portland Thorns beat the North Carolina Courage 1-0 on Saturday for the National Women's Soccer League championship. It is Portland's second title. The Thorns also won the NWSL's inaugural championship in 2013. The Courage, who...
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