Women's soccer

Salcomp players celebrate with their trophy after winning the Peladao amateur soccer tournament at Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Despite many of the players having worked a full 8-hour shift at a factory before the game, the female team went on to win one of the biggest amateur soccer tournaments on the planet. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
February 17, 2019 - 4:16 pm
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — It's 4:10 a.m. in the largest city in Brazil's Amazon region, and striker Suzy Carvalho is busy preparing for the biggest game of her amateur career. Dressed in jeans, a T-shirt and sneakers, the 34-year-old mother of two steps out of her boyfriend's rented bedroom and into...
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In this Jan. 31, 2019 photo, 12-year-old Candelabra Villegas poses for a photo wearingLionel Messi's national team jersey, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "Women are always recognized as less, and we are much more, we are stronger than them and we can achieve much more," said Villegas. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
February 07, 2019 - 12:28 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Almost 90 years after men's soccer turned professional in Argentina, the women's game is still being played by amateur athletes who get little to no money for their work on the field. Macarena Sanchez wants to change that — now. The 27-year-old Sanchez is taking legal...
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In this Jan. 3, 2019, photo, Baylor guard Chloe Jackson runs the offense during an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut in Waco, Texas. Jackson took an unusual path to being the starting point guard for top-ranked Baylor and coach Kim Mulkey. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)
January 29, 2019 - 2:22 am
WACO, Texas (AP) — Chloe Jackson took an unusual path to being the starting point guard for top-ranked Baylor and coach Kim Mulkey. Jackson was a graduate transfer last summer after two seasons as a shooting guard at LSU. She was a standout soccer player who also loved basketball in high school,...
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This photo provided by Amazon shows Andrea Kremer, left, and Hannah Storm posing for a portrait at Pier 59 studios on Sept. 21, 2018, in New York. Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer had so much fun in their first season calling NFL games on Amazon Prime that they are coming back for an encore. Amazon announced Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, that the veteran announcing duo will return next season to call the Thursday night package on Amazon's prime video service. (Amazon via AP)
January 24, 2019 - 9:20 am
Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer had so much fun in their first season calling NFL games on Amazon Prime that they are coming back for an encore. Amazon announced Thursday the veteran announcing duo will return next season to call the Thursday night package on Amazon's prime video service. "It's...
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France forward Marie-Antoinette Katoto, centre, vies for the ball with US forward Christen Press, left, and defender Becky Sauerbrunn during a women's international friendly soccer match between France and United States at the Oceane stadium in Le Havre, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Katoto scored once in France's 3-1 victory. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
January 19, 2019 - 5:52 pm
Kadidiatou Diani scored twice and France ended the U.S. national team's 28-game unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday in Le Havre, France. The top-ranked United States had not lost since falling 1-0 to Australia in 2017, The Americans were 25-0-3 over the span. Marie-Antoinette Katoto also...
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January 13, 2019 - 12:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — A women's soccer game between Manchester United and Charlton was abandoned Sunday after an injury to a player. Charlton winger Charlotte Kerr was hurt in a collision as United took the lead in the 10th minute of the second-tier FA Women's Championship match. Charlton said players...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, United States' Alex Morgan shoots on goal against Chile during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, in Carson, Calif. Two goals away from reaching 100 for her career, forward Morgan is on the roster for the U.S. women's national team as it opens training camp ahead of the World Cup in France this summer. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 04, 2019 - 5:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two goals away from reaching 100 for her career, forward Alex Morgan is on the roster for the U.S. women's national team as it opens training camp ahead of the World Cup in France this summer. Morgan was among 26 players named to the roster by coach Jill Ellis on Friday. The...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 filer, Saudi women sit in the stands ahead of the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Facing increasing criticism by government members over the decision to play the Italian Super Cup in Saudi Arabia, Serie A's president is hailing the match as a "historic" opportunity for Saudi women to attend an international game. After tickets for the Jan. 16 match went on sale with specified sectors for "singles" and "families" to separate men and women, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini declared that it was "a shame." There had already been calls for the game to be moved after the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File )
January 03, 2019 - 11:52 am
ROME (AP) — Facing increasing criticism by government members over the decision to play the Italian Super Cup in Saudi Arabia, Serie A's president is hailing the match as a "historic" opportunity for Saudi women to attend an international soccer game. After tickets for the Jan. 16 game between...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) makes a touchdown catch against Georgia during overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
December 31, 2018 - 3:26 pm
This was a year when many of the most memorable games required working overtime. There was Alabama's sudden victory in the college football championship, not to mention the U.S. women capturing Olympic gold in a thrilling hockey shootout. Of course, we'll long remember that 18-inning marathon at...
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File- This Dec. 20, 2018, file photo shows Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) dunking the ball against Texas Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in New York. Williamson is one of the names you may not know now but very well could by the end of 2019. They figure to come up big in the new year.(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
December 30, 2018 - 12:49 pm
Expect to see a whole lot more of this in 2019: Duke forward Zion Williamson dunking and dominating. The rim-rattling talent of Williamson figures to lead the Blue Devils on a deep NCAA Tournament run and, should he declare, possibly become a top pick in the NBA draft. Williamson is a name you're...
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