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UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2015, 9 p.m.

Abby Wambach’s goal gives U.S. women a 1-0 win over Nigeria

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach is used to scoring with her head. She’s not sure how she got her latest goal.


US and Sweden play to 0-0 group-stage draw

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Meghan Klingenberg – not Hope Solo – made the biggest save of the night for the United States. Klingenberg, a diminutive defender, leaped to head a shot …


UPDATED: Fri., June 12, 2015, 8:46 p.m.

U.S. women and Sweden play to 0-0 World Cup draw

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Meghan Klingenberg — not Hope Solo — made the biggest save of the night for the United States.


U.S. women’s national team prepares to face former coach Pia Sundhage

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – On the eve of the match against her former team, Sweden coach Pia Sundhage addressed Hope Solo, Abby Wambach and the challenge of beating the talent-laden United …


U.S. women’s national team prepares to face former coach Pia Sundhage

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — On the eve of the match against her former team, Sweden coach Pia Sundhage addressed Hope Solo, Abby Wambach and the challenge of beating the talent-laden United …


Trinidad and Tobago a win away from World Cup

The Trinidad and Tobago women’s team arrived in the United States two weeks ago without enough money for lunch. Now they’re a win away from going to the Women’s World …


U.S. ousts Haiti 6-0 on way to semifinals

WASHINGTON – The U.S. women’s soccer team completed Part I of its trip to the 2015 World Cup, dominating play Monday night in a 6-0 win over Haiti to finish …


U.S. men finish pool play unbeaten

Basketball: James Harden scored 17 points, Stephen Curry added 14 and the unbeaten U.S. national team (5-0) wrapped up pool play with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday at …


Derrick Rose hears cheers as U.S. beats Brazil

Derrick Rose heard the cheers and showed some of his old explosiveness, fellow Windy City product Anthony Davis scored 20 points, and the U.S. beat Brazil 95-78 in a tuneup …


Portugal’s late goal ties U.S. at World Cup

Varela’s goal on a diving header off Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross on the game’s last play gave Portugal a 2-2 tie with the United States on Sunday on an exhausting night …


U.S. chases pair of firsts vs. Portugal

With a win over Portugal the U.S. would accomplish a pair of American firsts: reaching the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups and advancing with a game to spare.


World Cup notes: U.S. confident it can stop Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday

Just after he was cut from the U.S. roster last month, Seattle Sounders right back Brad Evans posted this snarky tweet: “You got off easy this time @Cristiano.” The Americans …


Heads up! U.S. slips past Ghana in World Cup opener

Clint Dempsey scored one of the fastest goals in World Cup history and John Brooks scored the game winner on a header in the 86th minute of a 2-1 U.S. …


U.S., Canada to play for women’s hockey gold medal

SOCHI, Russia – The United States and Canada will play for the women’s hockey gold medal for the fourth time in the five Olympics since the sport was added to …


Disallowed goal heats up Russian hockey fans

MOSCOW – After a heated U.S.-Russia hockey match at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, many Russian spectators have decided the cold war is back – and not just on the …


Mexican papers thank U.S. for soccer win

America’s soccer team is getting some love from the most unlikely place: Mexican sports fans. Mexican newspapers on Wednesday published banner headlines reading “We Love You,” and “Thank You, USA,” …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2013, 9:46 p.m.

Donovan’s 2 goals lead U.S. into Gold Cup final

Landon Donovan scored two goals and set up another, and the United States beat Honduras 3-1 on Wednesday night to advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.


Best bet on the Tube

The United States and Mexico meet in a World Cup qualifier tonight in Mexico City ( 7:15 p.m., ESPN). In this final stage of CONCACAF qualifying for next year’s World …


US may soon become world’s top oil producer

NEW YORK — U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer.


U.S. women take gold in team gymnastics

LONDON — The Americans grabbed hands and backed up, eager to get a better view of the scoreboard. There was really no need. That Olympic gold medal was in the …


Commentary: U.S. men’s hopes dashed again by pommel horse

LONDON – The plan was to keep it close until their last routine on the high bar. That’s where those things Americans like to think they still do better than …


U.S. women open Olympic soccer campaign against France today

GLASGOW, Scotland – More than 400 miles from center stage, the coach of the U.S. women’s soccer team leaned toward the microphone and gave her own musical opening to the …


US accuses China over duties on auto exports

WASHINGTON — The United States launched a trade complaint today against China at the World Trade Organization, accusing Beijing of unfairly imposing duties on more than $3 billion in exports …


U.S. starts bit shaky in World Cup qualifying

Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey and Herculez Gomez scored as the United States soccer team opened World Cup qualifying with a somewhat shaky 3-1 victory over Antigua and Barbuda on Friday …


‘Aggressive’ efforts help boost US graduation rate

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The last straw for 17-year-old Alton Burke was a note left on his door. The high school dropout picked up the phone and re-enrolled at South Hagerstown …


State Dept: Americans take refuge at Cairo embassy

CAIRO — Three American democracy advocates barred by Egyptian authorities from leaving the country have sought refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, officials said Monday, as tensions between the …


Japan stuns U.S. in World Cup title game

FRANKFURT, Germany – It was the most gut-wrenching, most emotional and most dramatic final in the history of the Women’s World Cup. It produced the most surprising, most gloriously happy …


One heady performance for U.S. women’s soccer

DRESDEN, Germany – Running low on hope and almost out of time, the Americans were surely beat, about to make their earliest exit from the Women’s World Cup. And then, …


U.S. women’s soccer team faces old foe in World Cup quarterfinals

The U.S. is the No. 1 team in the world, a two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist. However, the only number that matters right now is zero. …


World Cup: U.S. expects aggressive Algeria

IRENE, South Africa – Landon Donovan thinks the best is yet to come for the U.S. soccer team. Yes, 2006 was a disappointment and even the quarterfinal finish in 2002 …