Soccer

Costa Rica defender Maria Coto (3) and United States forward Christen Press (20) both go for a header during the second half of a Concacaf women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
February 06, 2020 - 6:58 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The United States isn’t really motivated by what happened four years ago in the Rio Games as the team heads into an all-important Olympic qualifying match Friday night. Coming off a World Cup championship in France last summer, the United States just wants to guard against any...
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February 06, 2020 - 3:12 pm
USA Curling has hired Jeff Plush to be its new CEO, going outside the sport to put the former commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League in charge of growing the game at both the elite and grassroots level. “I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to lead USA Curling as we chart a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Seattle Sounders captain Nicolas Lodeiro, right, lifts the MLS Cup trophy as he celebrates with teammates after the Sounders defeated Toronto FC in the MLS Cup championship soccer match in Seattle. Major League Soccer and its players have reached a new five-year collective bargaining agreement in time for the start of the season. The new contract must be approved by the MLS Board of Governors and the membership of the Major League Soccer Players Association. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
February 06, 2020 - 12:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The minimum salary for senior players in Major League Soccer will rise from $70,250 last year to $109,200 in 2024 as part of a five-year collective bargaining agreement, and the use of charter flights will expand. Free agent eligibility also will increase under the agreement...
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Canada's Christine Sinclair celebrates after scoring against St. Kitts and Nevis in a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Edinburg, Texas. Sinclair broke Abby Wambach's record of 184 goals. (AP Photo/Joel Martinez)
February 05, 2020 - 6:37 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Christine Sinclair says she's sorry she hasn't gotten back to all the well-wishers who reached out after she set the international goals record. Canada's veteran striker didn't get much time to celebrate or reflect last week after she scored a pair of goals in an Olympic...
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Dortmund's Giovanni Reyna, middle, moves the ball against Werder's Marco Friedl, left, and Niklas Moisander, right, during a soccer game, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Bremen, Germany. (David Hecker/dpa via AP)
February 04, 2020 - 8:22 pm
American teenager Gio Reyna scored his first goal for Borussia Dortmund in style on Tuesday night in a 3-2 loss at Werder Bremen in the German Cup. The 17-year-old, a son of former U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna, entered in the 66th minute with Dortmund trailing 3-1 in the round-of-16...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo looks back during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Juventus at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain. A U.S. judge says Ronaldo's legal fight against a Nevada woman seeking more than the $375,000 rape case hush-money settlement she received from him in 2010 belongs before an arbitrator, not in a courtroom, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
February 04, 2020 - 6:57 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A legal fight by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo against a Nevada woman who wants more than the $375,000 she received in a rape case hush-money settlement in 2010 should be decided by an arbitrator, not in a courtroom, a U.S. magistrate judge said Tuesday. Kathryn Mayorga, a former...
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San Francisco 49ers' Dante Pettis wears cleats honoring Kobe Bryant before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 02, 2020 - 6:07 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Even at the Super Bowl, they mourned Kobe Bryant. San Francisco’s Richard Sherman showed up for the Super Bowl in a Bryant jersey, the start of numerous honors dedicated to the basketball legend on football’s biggest day. Among them: Players from the Kansas City Chiefs...
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February 02, 2020 - 5:33 pm
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish player has been shown two red cards in a soccer rarity where he was sent off, brought back after a VAR reprieve, and dismissed again before play had resumed. Fuenlabrada’s Cristóbal Márquez initially saw red for a high challenge on Girona’s Àlex Granell in the 68th minute of...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan celebrates with his dad, Mike, after the NFC Championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara, Calif. Passing the family business onto the kids is a delicate chore, even when the whole world isn't watching. When it plays out in the NFL, everyone gets to see the successes and failures unveiled in real time. This year’s Super Bowl features two of those stories. San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan learned a lot of what he knows from his dad, Mike, who has three Super Bowl rings of his own back at home. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
February 01, 2020 - 2:36 am
MIAMI (AP) — San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan grew up living the life of a football coach's son. He liked it so much, he decided he wanted to be just like his dad. Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt grew up living the life of a football magnate's son. All signs pointed toward the likelihood...
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This Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, shows construction workers at the site of the Huoshenshan temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has spread to more than a dozen countries as a global emergency Thursday after the number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week. (Cai Yang/Xinhua via AP)
January 30, 2020 - 10:11 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese Football Association has announced that all domestic matches of the 2020 season will be postponed in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus that has now claimed more than 200 lives. The Super League was due to run from Feb. 22 to Oct 31. A starting date for...
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