Soccer

June 23, 2019 - 7:53 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Felipe Gutierrez scored early in the second half and Tim Melia made four saves to give Sporting Kansas City its first road win of the season, 1-0 over the Columbus Crew on Sunday. Gutierrez was just a couple steps off the goal line unmarked for the easy header on a short cross...
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United States' Rose Lavelle, right, is substituted by teammate Christen Press during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between Sweden and the United States at Stade Océane, in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 23, 2019 - 6:15 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren't intimidated by the defending Women's World Cup champions. Spain faces the top-ranked U.S. team Monday in Reims, marking the first time La Roja will appear in the...
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France's Amandine Henry, bottom center, celebrates with teammates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Brazil at Stade Oceane, in Le Havre, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 23, 2019 - 5:50 pm
France survived a tense extra-time knockout match against Brazil and advanced to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals when captain Amandine Henry redirected Amel Majri's free kick for a tiebreaking goal in the 107th minute of a 2-1 victory on Sunday night at Le Havre. The World Cup hosts, in the...
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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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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 - 2:11 pm
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — Steph Houghton scored on a rare free kick to set England on its way to a 3-0 victory over Cameroon on Sunday, clinching a place in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals after a game punctuated by the anger of the African team over VAR decisions. At times during the...
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United States' Jessica Mcdonald, left, runs after the ball next to Chile's Carla Guerrero during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Chile at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 23, 2019 - 12:46 pm
PARIS (AP) — Jessica McDonald quickly was put in her place by Jeremiah, her 7-year-old son. "I tried to explain to him: 'Buddy, we're going to the World Cup,'" the American forward remembered. "And he's just like: 'OK, can I have a toy now?'" A 31-year-old forward, McDonald made her World Cup debut...
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Japan's Koji Miyoshi celebrates after scoring his sides' second goal against Uruguay during a Copa America Group C soccer match at the Arena Gremio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
June 23, 2019 - 10:58 am
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Copa America guest teams Japan and Qatar are still in contention as the last round of group stage matches begins, and some of their South American opponents aren't too pleased. Qatar and Japan, who met in the Asian Cup final in February, are in third place in their...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, May 8, 2018, PSG's Dani Alves runs with the ball during the French Cup soccer final against Les Herbiers at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Veteran Brazil defender Dani Alves is leaving Paris Saint-Germain after two seasons with the club, according to an announcement Sunday June 23, 2019.(AP Photo/Francois Mori, FILE)
June 23, 2019 - 9:28 am
PARIS (AP) — Veteran Brazil defender Dani Alves is leaving French champion Paris Saint-Germain after two seasons with the club. The 36-year-old attacking right back scored eight goals in 73 appearances for PSG, winning the league title in both seasons. Although he scored a good goal in the French...
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Portland Timbers' Brian Fernandez (7) of the Timbers fires a shot past a Houston Dynamo player during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Portland, Ore. (Noble Guyon/The Oregonian via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 2:01 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Diego Valeri scored on a penalty kick and added three assists, leading the Portland Timbers to a 4-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. Marvin Loria opened the scoring for Portland in the 39th minute, scoring off assists from Jorge Moreira and Valeri. Valeri...
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Vancouver Whitecaps' Ali Adnan (53) plays the ball as Colorado Rapids' Diego Rubio (7) falls during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Ben Nelms/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 12:29 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Yordy Reyna scored on a free kick in the 80th minute and the Vancouver Whitecaps overcame an early two-goal deficit to tie the Colorado Rapids 2-2 on Saturday night. The kick from about 19 yards was set up when defender Lalas Abubakar was called for a foul. Reyna'...
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