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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2014 file photo, members of the U.S. Women's National team warm up during practice at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Pro soccer returns to the U.S. next month when the National Women's Soccer League starts a 25-game tournament in a pair of stadiums in Utah that will be kept clear of fans to protect players from the coronavirus. Players from the nine teams will train and live at two Salt Lake City-area hotels, the league announced Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

NWSL returning to play with summertime tournament in Utah

May. 27, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

Pro soccer returns to the U.S. next month when the National Women's Soccer League starts a 25-game tournament in a pair of stadiums in Utah that will be kept clear of fans to protect players from the coronavirus. Players from the league's nine teams will train and live at two Salt Lake City-area hotels, the...

In an otherwise empty ballpark, a grounds crew member continues to keep the Seattle Mariners' field in playing shape as the ballpark goes into its seventh week without baseball played because of the coronavirus outbreak Monday, May 11, 2020, in Seattle. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball owners have given the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Division II league in Calif suspends fall sports

May. 12, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The California Collegiate Athletic Association has suspended all fall sports for the upcoming year, the league announced on Tuesday. The NCAA Division II conference currently has 13 members but will lose one with UC San Diego...

FILE - In this Aug.11, 2019 file photo, Alex Morgan arrives at the Teen Choice Awards in Hermosa Beach, Calif.  The U.S. national soccer team star has become a mom just in time for Mother’s Day. Morgan announced Saturday, May 9, 2020, on social media that she gave birth to daughter Charlie Elena Carrasco on Thursday, May 7. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Alex Morgan gives birth to girl 3 days before Mother's Day

May. 10, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

U.S. national soccer team star Alex Morgan has become a mom just in time for Mother’s Day. Morgan announced Saturday on social media that she gave birth to daughter Charlie Elena Carrasco at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Charlie weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. “She made us wait longer than expected, but I should...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe, left, talks to her teammate Alex Morgan, right, after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match against Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Players for the U.S. women’s national team may have been dealt a blow by a judge’s ruling in their gender discrimination case against U.S. Soccer, but the case is far from over. On Friday a federal judge threw out the players' unequal pay in a surprising loss for the defending World Cup champions. But the judge allowed aspects of their allegations of discriminatory working conditions to go to trial. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

US women's team players have options after setback in court

May. 4, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

Players for the U.S. women’s national team may have been dealt a blow by a judge’s ruling in their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation but the case is far from over. The women have vowed to keep up the fight, encouraged by the likes of Joe Biden, Billie Jean King and...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo,  United States' Megan Rapinoe lifts up a 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. The  global players' association released its report on the state of  women's soccer, after warning that the coronavirus  outbreak could have a disastrous impact following the gains of last summer's Women's World Cup.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

Women’s soccer loses equal pay bid; other claims await trial

May. 2, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

A federal judge threw out the unequal pay claim by players on the U.S. women's national soccer team in a surprising loss for the defending World Cup champions but allowed their allegation of discriminatory working conditions to go to trial. Players led by Alex Morgan sued in March 2019, claiming they have not...

FILE - In this March 13, 2020, file photo, Paraguay's U20 women's soccer team members arrive at the airport in Luque, near Asuncion, Paraguay, after the tournament being played in San Luis, Argentina was suspended. The  global players' association released its report on the state of  women's soccer, after warning that the coronavirus  outbreak could have a disastrous impact following the gains of last summer's Women's World Cup.  (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)

FIFPro lauds growth of women's game but calls for support

Apr. 30, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

A report on the state of global women’s soccer lauded the growth of the game while calling for greater support for players, including better wages and industry labor standards. Based on surveys of players worldwide, the report released Wednesday by the international players union FIFPro showed club...

FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)

The Latest: Cape Cod League cancels season

Apr. 24, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Cape Cod League, the top summer competition for college baseball players, canceled its 2020 season. The 10-team league said Friday its executive committee made the decision in a unanimous vote “based on the health...

In this Sept. 5, 2019, photo, Washington State forward Morgan Weaver (6) competes for the ball with Gonzaga's Maddie Cooley (9) during a college soccer match in Spokane, Wash. Weaver was selected by the Portland Thorns with the second pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft, The league was supposed to start its season this weekend. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

NWSL had momentum heading into now suspended season

Apr. 18, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Morgan Weaver laughed it off when her agent told her she was going to be the second pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft. A four-year starter at Washington State, Weaver wasn't among the names getting a lot of buzz heading into the January draft. “He told me and I...