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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:51 a.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Jeremy Jones signs with Austrian pro team

Former Gonzaga Bulldog forward Jeremy Jones will begin his professional basketball career in Austria. Jones has signed with the Kapfenberg Bulls, according to the team’s Website.


Congressman, celebs push for A$AP Rocky’s release from jail

Following an outcry from celebrities and a Change.org petition with half a million signatures, U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat is pushing for the release of A$AP Rocky in Sweden


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Sweden beats England 2-1, takes third at Women’s World Cup

Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson each scored and Sweden beat England 2-1 Saturday night to take third place in the Women’s World Cup.


England’s Karen Carney to retire after third-place playoff

England faces Sweden on Saturday in the Women’s World Cup looking to secure a second straight bronze medal. The Lionesses found themselves in the third-place game after losing a dramatic …


Sweden detains rapper A$AP Rocky after street fight

U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky was ordered held by a Swedish court Friday for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight in downtown Stockholm.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 3:54 p.m.

Goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl’s efforts not enough, Sweden falls short

Sweden’s World Cup title bid was ended by one-touch Dutch magic. It only took a few seconds for the Netherlands to carve Sweden open from midfield to the edge of …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Netherlands down Sweden 1-0 to reach first Women’s World Cup final, will face U.S.

The Netherlands will play the United States for the Women’s World Cup title after Jackie Groenen sealed a 1-0 victory over Sweden in extra time on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Women’s World Cup quarterfinals preview: Italy, Netherlands try to advance in heat wave

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo

Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Michelle Kaufman: Never a doubt U.S. women would keep foot on gas in grudge match against Sweden

Sandbagging? The U.S. Women’s World Cup team? No way.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

United States blanks rival Sweden 2-0, finishes atop group at Women’s World Cup

The defending champion U.S. national team faced its toughest test of the Women’s World Cup and remained dominant Thursday night, beating Sweden 2-0 to serve up a measure of revenge …


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 …


European officials frustrated over faltering Iran nuke pact

The foreign ministers of Germany and Sweden expressed frustration Tuesday over the possible demise of the Iran nuclear deal, warning Tehran that withdrawing would bring “international isolation” and criticizing the …


Sweden defeats newcomers Chile 2-0 after delay

Kosovare Asllani’s goal after a weather delay broke up a scoreless stalemate and Sweden went on to win its Women’s World Cup opener 2-0 on Tuesday to spoil Chile’s debut …


Swedish court rules not to extradite Assange for rape probe

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to Sweden for a revived rape investigation, but should still be questioned in the case while he is imprisoned in Britain, a …


Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia’s foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure …


Main suspect in Sweden’s royal jewels heist confesses

The main suspect in the theft of royal funeral artifacts from a Swedish cathedral confessed Friday to stealing them after his DNA was found on the items that were pulled …


The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

For many young Europeans, a post-high-school “gap year” has become a rite of passage, with many enjoying a year to travel the world and celebrate their newfound freedom. But a …


Swedish far-right party grows support, not by as much feared

Sweden’s ruling party was headed for its worst showing in decades as voters flocked Sunday to an anti-immigrant party with white supremacist roots that was poised to become the third-biggest …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 10 p.m.

The search for battery riches in Sweden starts with this rock collection

Being home to Europe’s biggest rock collection has finally come in handy for Sweden amid the global race for the scarce metals that power electric cars.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Thieves steal Swedish royal jewels, escape across lake

Thieves carrying out a daring robbery in broad daylight walked into a medieval cathedral in Sweden, smashed open a glass security case and stole priceless gold and jewel-encrusted crowns dating …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades – including blazes above the Arctic Circle – prompting the government to seek help from the military, hundreds of volunteers and …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

England beats Sweden 2-0, reaches World Cup semifinals

England achieved something David Beckham’s generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

World Cup kickoff: England’s ‘easy’ path runs through Sweden

A key storyline in Saturday’s quarterfinal matchups at the World Cup will be England coach Gareth Southgate’s strategy in picking what part of the bracket his team is in. Southgate …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 11:42 a.m.

Emil Forsberg delivers for Sweden in 1-0 World Cup win over Switzerland

Emil Forsberg dropped his shoulder to create space at the edge of the area and scored with a deflected shot to earn the Swedes a 1-0 victory over Switzerland on …


World Cup kickoff: Well-rested Harry Kane still tops World Cup scorers

When Harry Kane takes the field for England on Tuesday, it will be his first match in nine days. He’s still the leading scorer at the World Cup.


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Reindeer ignoring borders have Norway locking antlers with Sweden

Since the end of the Ice Age, reindeer herds have grazed across northern Scandinavia happily unaware of the rise of the nation state. But now their disregard for borders, and …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 3:05 p.m.

Sweden dominates Mexico 3-0, but both head to knockout round

Sweden is headed back to the World Cup knockout round for the first time in a dozen years. Thanks to South Korea, Mexico is also advancing. Ludwig Augustinsson volleyed a …


Sweden has a lot to be upset about after last-minute loss

Sweden had a lot to be upset about when the final whistle blew and it lost to Germany 2-1 at the World Cup. The Swedes conceded a last-minute goal, saw …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

Toni Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

Toni Kroos scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time from outside the penalty area and 10-man Germany rallied to beat Sweden 2-1 to stay alive at the World Cup. …