Women's soccer

Netherlands' Lieke Martens, center, celebrates after scoring her side's second goal from the penalty spot during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 28, 2019 - 6:50 pm
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — Italy and the Netherlands are hot about the heat. Contesting the only Women's World Cup quarterfinal being played in the afternoon means playing in some of the harshest temperatures of the French heat wave. And the teams aren't happy. The Netherlands even asked FIFA to...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between France and the United States at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 28, 2019 - 6:16 pm
PARIS (AP) — Megan Rapinoe went from controversy to triumph, scoring twice for the United States in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champions into the semifinals of the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory Friday night. France had been vying to become the first...
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U.S. women’s national team soccer player Megan Rapinoe speaks at a news conference on Thursday, June, 27, 2019, in Paris, France. Rapinoe apologized for using an expletive in an interview in which she said she would not visit the White House if the team wins the Women’s World Cup. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson).
June 27, 2019 - 1:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — Megan Rapinoe apologized Thursday for using coarse language in saying she would not visit the White House if the United States wins the Women's World Cup. She otherwise said she stands by her statement about not going, with the exception of the expletive. Her comments at a previously...
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United States'Megan Rapinoe, middle, is challenged by Spain's Vicky Losada, left, and her teammate Lucia Garcia during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Spain and US at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 27, 2019 - 12:43 pm
PARIS (AP) — Megan Rapinoe apologized Thursday for using coarse language in saying she would not visit the White House if the United States wins the Women's World Cup. She otherwise said she stands by her statement about not going, with the exception of the expletive. Her comments at a previously...
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United States'Megan Rapinoe, front, celebrates at the end of the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Spain and US at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. US beat Spain 2-1. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 26, 2019 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called out U.S. women's national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe after a months-old video was posted on social media in which she used profanity when she said she wasn't going to the White House if the team wins the Women's World Cup. "Megan should never...
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Italy's Elisa Bartoli, right, jumps over China goalkeeper Peng Shimeng, second right, just before Italy's Valentina Giacinti scored the opening goal during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Italy and China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 25, 2019 - 4:27 pm
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women's World Cup after a convincing 2-0 win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that...
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Sweden's Stina Blackstenius, left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Canada and Sweden at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 24, 2019 - 5:19 pm
PARIS (AP) — Stina Blackstenius scored early in the second half and Sweden advanced to the quarterfinals at the Women's World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Canada on Monday night. Blacktenius scored in the 55th minute. Canada had a chance to pull even in the 69th but goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl stopped...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe, front, celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal from a penalty kick during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Spain and US at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 24, 2019 - 4:33 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — Spain tested the United States like no other team at the Women's World Cup. The Spaniards played an aggressive and physical game that made the U.S. look disorganized at times before pulling out a 2-1 victory on Monday. It could have been just what the Americans needed: France...
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England's Steph Houghton, third from left, celebrates with teammates after scoring her side's first goal during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
June 23, 2019 - 4:15 pm
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — As the Cameroon players protested and play was delayed, England's staff and players watched in disbelief. "I didn't know what was going on," England coach Phil Neville said. "Are they going to walk off?" Twice, the English couldn't be sure if Sunday's Women's World Cup...
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Norway's Ingrid Syrstad Engen celebrates after scoring in the penalty shoot-out of the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Norway and Australia at the Stade de Nice in Nice, France, Saturday, June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 22, 2019 - 6:37 pm
NICE, France (AP) — Ingrid Engen hit the decisive penalty kick and Norway beat Australia in a shootout Saturday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup. Australia captain Sam Kerr, who was frustrated by Norway most of the night despite some opportunities, fired her penalty...
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