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UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Women’s World Cup: U.S. soccer trashes any talk of tanking vs. Sweden

So by easing up and finishing second in its Women’s World Cup group – which would require losing, an outcome foreign to Jill Ellis’ squad – the U.S. national soccer …


Women’s World Cup Day 14 preview: United States and Sweden highlight final group stage day

Finally the United States will face a tough opponent in the Women’s World Cup, and it’s a team that embarrassed the Americans in their last significant tournament. The defending champions …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 3:25 p.m.

Argentina overcomes late 3-goal deficit, knocks out Scotland

Florencia Bonsegundo converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time on her second attempt, and Argentina overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 30 minutes for …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 3:28 p.m.

England beats Japan 2-0 to clinch top spot in Group D

England remained undefeated at the Women’s World Cup and clinched top spot in its group with a 2-0 victory over Japan. Ellen White scored both goals against Japan and has …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

Christen Press isn’t dwelling on past miss against Sweden

A devastating missed penalty kick in a loss at the Olympics could have been the lowest point of Christen Press’ career. Instead, it was a motivator and defining moment for …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 12:56 p.m.

Marseille forfeits $2M prize money in UEFA finance case

Marseille will pay UEFA 2 million euros ($2.24 million) for breaking financial fair play rules monitoring spending on player transfers and wages. UEFA says its club finance panel reached agreement …


Brazil left frustrated by Venezuela defense, VAR after draw

Brazil was left frustrated by both the Venezuela defense and video assistant refereeing after another lackluster outing at the Copa America. The Brazilians had two goals disallowed by VAR during …


Uruguay embracing status of Copa America favorite

Uruguay is starting to embrace the status of Copa America favorite. The Uruguayans were wary of it at first, but after their convincing 4-0 opening win over Ecuador it became …


Neymar loses appeal against 3-game UEFA Champions League ban

UEFA has rejected an appeal by Paris Saint-Germain against Neymar’s three-match Champions League ban in a case that can now go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. UEFA says …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 8:19 a.m.

Spain coach Luis Enrique stepping down for personal reasons

The Spanish soccer federation says Luis Enrique is stepping down as coach of the national team for personal reasons. Federation president Luis Rubiales says assistant coach Roberto Moreno will take …


Wedding to follow World Cup for U.S. teammates Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris

The tie that binds U.S. defender Ali Krieger and American goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris is likely the strongest at the tournament: They got engaged last year and are set to get …


Michel Platini: “It hurts,” soccer star says of police questioning

Former UEFA president Michel Platini was released from custody after being questioned as part of a corruption investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. The former …


Newcomer Tyler Boyd gets 2 goals for U.S. in 4-0 win over Guyana

Newcomer Tyler Boyd scored two goals to guide the United States past Guyana 4-0 to start the group stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, getting the national team back on …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Soccer great Michel Platini now mired in corruption scandals

Michel Platini was a winner for club and country on the soccer field, and became one of the sport’s most high-profile administrators off it. His lofty reputation in the so-called …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:44 p.m.

Golf notes: Andy Pope does his best work getting to U.S. Opens

Andy Pope’s persistence getting to the US Opens, Michelle Wie inspired by NBA Finals, Americans go for major sweep at Portrush


Women’s World Cup Day 13 preview: England and Japan to meet in rematch of 2015 semifinal

England was overjoyed to make it to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup four years ago, an overachievement the squad believed, so the eliminating loss to Japan wasn’t a …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:20 p.m.

Sam Kerr has 4 goals and Australia beats Jamaica 4-1

Sam Kerr scored four goals, one shy of the World Cup record and the most by an Australian, in a 4-1 victory over Jamaica on that advanced the Matildas into …


Marta sets record with 17th World Cup goal in Brazil victory

Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Italy that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for …


U.S. wants win vs Swedes, even if it would mean tougher path

Victory is the goal for the United States in its group stage finale against Sweden, even though a loss might give the Americans an easier path through the knockout rounds …


Former FIFA head Sepp Blatter: Sarkozy meeting key to Qatar vote

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the arrest of soccer great Michel Platini as part of a French corruption probe lends weight to his version of how the United States …


Doug Ferguson: Score not the measure of when U.S. Open is a good test

The leaderboard next to the 18th green at the U.S. Open again was filled with red numbers under par. The only difference was the scenery.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

France detains soccer great Michel Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to the desert nation of Qatar have taken soccer great Michel Platini …


Column: You got this! Amy and the U.S. Open champion

A player with Down Syndrome and the U.S. Open champion she helped.


Brooke Henderson wins Meijer LPGA to break Canadian victory record

Brooke Henderson won the Meijer LPGA Classic to break the Canadian record for tour victories with nine. The 21-year-old Henderson led wire-to-wire for her second victory in three years at …


Gary Woodland denies history with U.S. Open title at Pebble Beach

Gary Woodland denied Brooks Koepka’s bold bid at history with two clutch shots and made U.S. Open memories of his own, starting with that silver trophy in his hands at …


Bob Tasca races to first Funny Car victory in nearly 7 years

Bob Tasca III raced to his first Funny Car victory in nearly seven years, beating 70-year-old John Force in the final round of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol …


70-year-old John Force tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying

John Force topped Funny Car qualifying in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. The 70-year-old Force had a 3.911-second run at 326.95 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro SS …


NASCAR overturns victory for first time since 1960

NASCAR overturned a victory for the first time since 1960 when Brett Moffitt was declared the winner of the Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway after Ross Chastain’s No. 44 …


Christopher Bell wins at Iowa for 4th victory of 2019

Christopher Bell won the NASCAR Xfinity series race at the Iowa Speedway, his fourth victory of the season and his second straight in Newton. Bell led 186 of 250 laps …


UPDATED: Sun., June 16, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Carli Lloyd, a Women’s World Cup starter again, scores two as U.S. beats Chile

Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals for the U.S. national team in a more subdued 3-0 victory over Chile that sent the defending champions on to the round of …