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Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 19, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Some information about the victims: HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack. They had split up to go to...

At low point after own goal, Gonzalez called Berhalter

Mar. 19, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — After the worst moment of his soccer life, after his own goal at Trinidad and Tobago helped cost the United States a World Cup, Omar Gonzalez called Gregg Berhalter. Gonzalez was 20 when he joined the LA Galaxy in 2009 and Berhalter was a 35-year-old fellow defender. "From that point...

Kreis to coach US U-23 team, tasked with reaching Olympics

Mar. 19, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Major League Soccer coach Jason Kreis has been hired to run the U.S. under-23 team and tasked with the challenge of reaching next year's Olympic tournament after the Americans failed to qualify for the London and Rio de Janeiro Games. He will coach the team for the first time in...

Building bridges: Soccer diplomacy in divided Cyprus

Mar. 19, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An initiative to build bridges between the Greek and Turkish speaking communities of ethnically split Cyprus faltered Tuesday after the leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots skipped a soccer match over a dispute of the game's location. Mustafa Akinci said he couldn't attend...

Berhalter shifting Adams to right back, Yedlin to midfield

Mar. 18, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — New U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter announced an intriguing position change after his first training session with the full American player pool Monday, moving Tyler Adams to right back and DeAndre Yedlin to wide midfield. Yedlin, at 25, is among the veterans retained after the failure to...

MLB '19: Returns for Harper, Machado highlight 2019 schedule

Mar. 18, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

Bryce, Manny and Ichiro. London calling, and Cleveland rocks. Lots of intrigue on the baseball schedule this summer. Here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics: Ichiro Suzuki returns to his native Japan when Seattle and Oakland open the season...

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 18, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Some information about the victims: HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack. They had split up to go to...

Marketing group fined $1 million in FIFA corruption case

Mar. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge ordered a sports marketing group on Monday to pay a total of $1 million in fines in the FIFA soccer scandal. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen fined Traffic Sports International and Traffic Sports USA at a hearing federal court in Brooklyn. The companies had been implicated in the...

FA Cup run hardens Wolves' status in English soccer

Mar. 18, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It has been abundantly clear for some time that Wolverhampton Wanderers wasn't going to be a typical promoted team in the Premier League this season. Funded by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International. Closely linked with "super-agent" Jorge Mendes. Owning players from...

Russell's late goal lifts Sporting KC to 1-1 tie with Rapids

Mar. 17, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Johnny Russell scored in the closing minutes to help Sporting Kansas City tie the Colorado Rapids 1-1 on Sunday night. Gianluca Busio drew a foul against defender Axel Sjoberg a few yards outside the area and Russell put away the ensuing free kick , lifting it over the leaping...