Women's soccer

FILE - In this Sunday, July 28, 2019 file photo, Colombia's Egan Bernal, left, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, center, races on the Champs Elysees during the Tour de France cycling race in Paris. The team of reigning Tour de France champion Egan Bernal has withdrawn from all races over the next three weeks amid the spread of the new virus outbreak and following the death of one of its sports directors. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
March 06, 2020 - 3:40 pm
MILAN (AP) — The alpine skiing World Cup Finals and major Italian cycling races were among the latest sporting events to be canceled on Friday because of the escalating virus outbreak. The skiing finals in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, scheduled from March 18-22, were called off after an emergency...
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From left, English Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham, Football Association of Wales chief executive Jonathan Ford, Irish Football Association chief executive Patrick Nelson, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Scottish Football Association chief executive Ian Maxwell attend a press conference in Holywood, Northern Ireland, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Changes to the offside law are coming to soccer that will aim to give the benefit of the doubt to attacking players when goal decisions are reviewed by video replays. A law designed to stop goal-hanging will be subject to a global consultation that was approved Saturday by the International Football Association Board with the intention of giving an edge to attackers. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
February 29, 2020 - 1:38 pm
HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino acknowledged it was “wrong” that the annual laws of football meeting had only men taking the decisions on Saturday. FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura could not make the trip to Northern Ireland for the International Football...
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An AS Roma fan wears a sanitary mask as he watches the Italian Serie A soccer match between Roma and Lecce at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Four Serie A matches were postponed in Northern Italy for concern on possible spreading of the COVID-19 viral illness. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)
February 24, 2020 - 4:12 pm
ROME (AP) — The Italian government is moving toward having soccer matches played behind closed doors in affected areas as authorities try to contain a spreading virus that has made northern Italy the focal point of the outbreak in Europe. Inter Milan is scheduled to host Ludogorets in the Europa...
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February 19, 2020 - 6:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly hired American men's soccer coach Gregg Berhalter earned nearly as much from the U.S. Soccer Federation in the fiscal year ending last March 31 as women's counterpart Jill Ellis. Berhalter, hired on Dec. 2, 2018, had compensation of $304,113 from the USSF in the year ending...
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Costa Rica defender Carol Sanchez (6) pushes back on United States forward Christen Press (20) as she brings down the ball during the second half of a Concacaf women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
February 08, 2020 - 7:57 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Christen Press is on a tear with goals in her past six games, focused on the U.S. national team's next big task: the Olympics. A longtime scoring threat, often as a spark off the bench, Press is making a case for a starting role with her latest outburst. She is just the fifth...
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U.S. players celebrate after a goal by midfielder Rose Lavelle, second from right, during the first half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match against Mexico on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
February 08, 2020 - 2:05 am
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Samantha Mewis' goal on a blistering free kick in the second half against Mexico left no doubt that the United States was on its way to the Olympics. Mewis scored twice and the U.S. national team secured its place in Tokyo this summer with a 4-0 semifinal victory Friday night...
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February 02, 2020 - 12:16 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Nick Cushing signed off from Manchester City with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the Women's Super League on Sunday before heading to Major League Soccer. Cushing is leaving women's soccer after six years in charge of City to become assistant manager of New York City FC,...
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U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe (15) moves the ball under pressure from Panama defender Hilary Jaen (4) during the first half of a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
January 31, 2020 - 10:49 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Lindsey Horan scored three goals and the U.S. national team downed Panama 8-0 on Friday night in the the group stage of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament. Panama goalkeeper Yenith Bailey got tangled up with one of her own players and Horan took advantage, scoring in...
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Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos holds up the trophy, at the end of the Spanish Super Cup Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at King Abdullah stadium in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
January 12, 2020 - 5:24 pm
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid in a penalty shootout on Sunday to win the first edition of the new-look Spanish Super Cup that was held in Saudi Arabia despite criticism from human rights groups. Madrid won the shootout 4-1 after the final ended 0-0 after extra time...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 photo, Sudanese al-Difaa, in yellow, and al-Sumood women teams play in Omdurman, Khartoum's twin city, Sudan. The women's soccer league has become a field of contention as Sudan grapples with the transition from three decades of authoritarian rule that espoused a strict interpretation of Islamic Shariah law. (AP Photo)
January 04, 2020 - 10:59 am
OMDURMAN, Sudan (AP) — All her life, Elham Balatone wanted to play soccer — like her brothers, like the boys on her street. But in the Sudan where she grew up, women could be flogged for wearing pants, let alone soccer shorts. She heard all the reasons why she had to give up her dream. It’s a...
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