Women's soccer

July 31, 2019 - 2:03 pm
FIFA's Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women's World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament but made no mention of changing prize money. Nine national associations had expressed interest in hosting and were due to submit their formal bids by...
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FILE - This Nov. 12, 2017 file photo shows United States head coach Jill Ellis before an international friendly women's soccer match against Canada in San Jose, Calif. A person with knowledge of the situation says Ellis is stepping down after leading the team to back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday, July 30, 2019 because the resignation has not been officially announced. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, file)
July 31, 2019 - 2:59 am
Fresh off of a repeat performance as World Cup champions, the U.S. women's national team finds itself in flux. On Tuesday, Jill Ellis announced she was stepping down after more than five years as the team's head coach. Under Ellis, the United States won eight total tournaments, including two World...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2019 file photo United States coach Jill Ellis attends a news conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France. A person with knowledge of the situation says Ellis is stepping down after leading the team to back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday, July 30, 2019 because the resignation has not been officially announced. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
July 30, 2019 - 8:14 pm
With two Women's World Cup titles in hand, U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis says it's time to move on. Ellis announced Tuesday that she's resigning, just more than three weeks after the United States raised a second consecutive World Cup trophy following a dominant and record-setting run. She...
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July 30, 2019 - 2:33 pm
A person with knowledge of the situation says U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis is stepping down after leading the team to back-to-back Women's World Cup titles. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the resignation has not been officially announced. Ellis has been coach...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019 file photo United States' team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. U.S. Soccer says the players on the World Cup champion women's national team were paid more than their male counterparts from 2010 through 2018. According to a letter released Monday, July 29, 2019 by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation has paid out $34.1 million in salary and game bonuses to the women as opposed to $26.4 million paid to the men. Those figures do not include the benefits received only by the women, like health care. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
July 29, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Facing mounting public pressure in a fight over equitable pay, U.S. Soccer said the World Cup champion women's national team has been paid more than the men's team. According to a letter released Monday by U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, the federation paid out $34.1 million in salary and...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer reacts after third baseman Anthony Rendon threw out Colorado Rockies' Raimel Tapia at first base on a ground ball in the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 25, 2019 - 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Max Scherzer on a pitch count and Washington's bullpen worn out from a doubleheader, manager Dave Martinez had a plan for how to get his staff through a game against the struggling Colorado Rockies. Then the Nationals rallied to take the lead, and Martinez's best option was...
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U.S. women's soccer team player Rose Lavelle's trophy rests on a table as she attends a welcome event in her honor at Fountain Square, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Cincinnati. The U.S. national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 to capture a record fourth Women's World Cup title. Lavelle scored the second goal for the U.S. in the victory. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 24, 2019 - 4:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The world champion U.S. women's team will play a pair of exhibitions against Portugal on its victory tour, on Aug. 29 at Philadelphia and five days later at St. Paul, Minnesota. The Americans open the tour on Aug. 3 against Ireland at Pasadena, California. The U.S. Soccer Federation...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 18, 2019, file photo, NFL player Larry Fitzgerald, left, and Senior Director of Research and programs at The Women's Sports Foundation, Dr. Marjorie Snyder, serve as panelists at the DICK'S Sports Matter Panel Event in New York. Jon Gruden, Larry Fitzgerald and Alex Morgan have reached the summit of their professions. They all recognize the need for strong grass-roots sports programs, and they are doing something about it. Working with DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation, that trio announced a pledge to provide access to sports for one million youngsters over the next five years. DICK’S will match up to $1 million in donations made by customers to its foundation. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for DICK'S Sporting Goods, File)
July 22, 2019 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of a July 19 story about the Sports Matter initiative, The Associated Press erroneously identified the RAND Corp. as the RAND Institute. A corrected version of the story is below: NFL 2019: Camps set to open in sweltering conditions As teams settle in at sweltering...
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July 14, 2019 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble, a sponsor of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, is now supporting its members' fight for equal pay. The company, which supports U.S. soccer through its Secret deodorant brand, says it will donate $529,000 — $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the U.S...
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In this combination of file photos Carli Lloyd smiles prior to the women's soccer World Cup France 2019 draw, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, on Dec. 8, 2018 and Jennifer Lopez attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on June 3, 2019, in New York. Lloyd of the U.S. women's national soccer team celebrated her recent World Cup victory with a lap dance from J. Lo. Lopez pulled Lloyd from the audience to the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York on Friday, July 12, 2019, working her sensual moves on the soccer star. (AP Photo)
July 13, 2019 - 2:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Carli Lloyd of the U.S. women's national soccer team celebrated her recent World Cup victory with a lap dance from J. Lo. Jennifer Lopez pulled Lloyd from the audience to the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York on Friday, working her sensual moves on the soccer star. After...
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