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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, official Kathryn Nesbitt watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC in Harrison, N.J. When the Portland Timbers play Orlando City in the MLS is Back tournament championship on Tuesday night, Aug. 11, assistant referee Nesbitt will become the first woman to work a Major League Soccer title game. Nesbitt and Felisha Mariscal are the only two women among more than 40 officials that have been sequestered — just like the teams — in Florida for the monthlong tournament. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Kathryn Nesbitt breaks ground as MLS is Back final referee

Aug. 11, 2020 2:35 AM EDT

When the Portland Timbers play Orlando City in the MLS is Back tournament championship on Tuesday night, assistant referee Kathryn Nesbitt will become the first woman to work a Major League Soccer title game. Nesbitt and Felisha Mariscal are the only two women among more than 40 officials that have been...

Portland Thorns FC midfielder Rocky Rodriguez, left, and North Carolina Courage midfielder Samantha Mewis, right, battle for the ball during the second half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match at Zions Bank Stadium Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Sam Mewis signs with Manchester City ahead of WSL season

Aug. 10, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

Midfielder Sam Mewis has signed with Manchester City ahead of the Women's Super League season. Mewis, who was on the U.S. national team that won the World Cup last summer in France, comes to Manchester City from the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League. “What I’m excited...

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holds the trophy celebrating with team mates players celebrate with the trophy after the FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London, England, Saturday, Aug.1, 2020. (Catherine Ivill/Pool via AP)

Aubameyang goals clinch FA Cup for Arsenal, beating Chelsea

Aug. 1, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang clinched a record-extending 14th FA Cup for Arsenal on Saturday, scoring twice in a 2-1 victory against Chelsea at an empty Wembley Stadium. Christian Pulisic had become the first American man to score in an FA Cup final but his fifth-minute opener was canceled out...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Lions place five players on COVID-19 list

Jul. 29, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an...

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 U.S. and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner told the players and the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, that jurors were not available during the coronavirus pandemic. He informed the sides if they wanted to stick with their Sept. 15 trial date, they would have to agree by Aug. 6 to a bench trial in which he would decide the verdict.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

US women's soccer told to wait until 2021 for jury trial

Jul. 29, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If American women's soccer players want a jury trial on their claim of discriminatory working conditions, they must wait until next year. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner told the players and the U.S. Soccer Federation on Wednesday that jurors were not available during the novel...

The Latest: Texas has zero active coronavirus infections

Jul. 28, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas has no active coronavirus infections on the football team or among the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball team players on campus, athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday. The football team...

Houston Dash forward Rachel Daly holds the trophy alongside teammates as they celebrate their Challenge Cup championship win over the Chicago Red Stars, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Upstart Dash win the Challenge Cup 2-0 over the Red Stars

Jul. 26, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — As the underdog Houston Dash celebrated winning the Challenge Cup title, forward Rachel Daly was asked if she could define the team's identity after the month-long tournament. “Winners,” the Dash co-captain simply said. Sophie Schmidt scored on an early penalty kick and...

Chicago Red Stars' Bianca St. George (29) celebrates with teammate Savannah McCaskill (9) after scoring against the Sky Blue during the first half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer semifinal match Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Red Stars play upstart Dash in Challenge Cup final

Jul. 25, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

Even though its under dramatically different circumstances, the Chicago Red Stars are getting another chance at a National Women's Soccer League title. Last season, the Red Stars got into the NWSL championship game but were routed 4-0 by the North Carolina Courage. On Sunday, they'll play for the Challenge Cup...

Houston Dash forward Rachel Daly (3) celebrates with her teammates after scoring against the Portland Thorns during the second half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer semifinal match Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

NWSL's virus protocols successful as tournament final nears

Jul. 24, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

As Portland Thorns coach Mark Parsons got ready to head home after his team was eliminated from the Challenge Cup, he said he was honestly surprised the National Women's Soccer League pulled off the tournament. “I was one who, when I first heard it, I was like, 'No chance. This is impossible,'” he...

Sky Blue goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan is scored upon by the Chicago Red Stars in the first half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer semifinal match Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Red Stars down Sky Blue 3-2, head to Challenge Cup final

Jul. 23, 2020 1:16 AM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Bianca St. Georges and Rachel Hill scored early and the Chicago Red Stars held off determined Sky Blue 3-2 on Wednesday night to earn a spot in the Challenge Cup final. The Red Stars, who played last year in the National Women's Soccer League championship game but fell to the North...