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Bengals will try to extend recent domination of Steelers

Sep. 08, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (9-8-1) at CINCINNATI (13-8) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS BETTING LINE: Bengals by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Steelers 8-10 (2021); Bengals 14-7 (2021). SERIES RECORD: Steelers lead 67-38. ...

Klopp to 'reinvent' Liverpool amid early-season struggles

Sep. 08, 2022 06:38 AM EDT

The final whistle had just sounded on Liverpool’s biggest away loss in Europe in more than a half-century when Jurgen Klopp made his way across the field to salute his team’s away fans. Typically, Klopp’s post-match routine sees him repeatedly punch the air in front of...

Sophia Smith scores twice, US women defeat Nigeria 4-0

Sep. 03, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sophia Smith scored a pair of first-half goals and the U.S. women's national team defeated Nigeria 4-0 Saturday as both teams prepare for next summer's World Cup. The United States has a 70-game unbeaten streak on American soil — 63 wins and seven draws....

Team: Thorns owner disclosed coach was fired for cause

Sep. 02, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Portland Thorns owner Merritt Paulson was contacted in 2019 about former coach Paul Riley's interest in becoming coach of the U.S. women's national team, he disclosed Riley had been fired by the team for cause but Paulson didn't try to shape a decision, the team said. ...

Expansion Wave top the table with stout defense, Alex Morgan

Aug. 31, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

San Diego Wave players knew from the beginning that they weren't going to let their status as an expansion team define them. The aim was to "set a precedent that we can come in the league in year one and compete," Wave defender Kristen McNabb said. “I think...

Dunn to train with US women ahead of games against Nigeria

Aug. 22, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

Defender Crystal Dunn will return to practice with the U.S. women's national team as it prepares for the 2023 Women's World Cup with a pair of exhibition matches next month against Nigeria. Dunn is not quite match fit after the birth of her son in May, but she'll join the team to...

Alex Ferguson called as character witness for Giggs in trial

Aug. 19, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United coaching great Alex Ferguson was called Friday as a character witness for Ryan Giggs in a court case involving the former soccer star. Giggs is on trial on charges of assault and use of coercive behavior against an ex-girlfriend. ...

Equal pay deal for US women's soccer approved by judge

Aug. 12, 2022 01:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The proposed $24 million settlement between U.S. women soccer players and the sport’s American governing body was given preliminary approval Thursday by a federal judge, who scheduled a Dec. 5 hearing for final approval. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner...

Bengals' Joe Burrow still healing, no timetable for return

Aug. 10, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is still on the mend from an appendectomy two weeks ago, and there is no timetable for his participation in training camp. The third-year quarterback, who last season led Cincinnati to its first Super Bowl in 33 years, has...

How England's national team became a power in women's soccer

Jul. 27, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

There have been messages of support and praise from the royal family and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The coverage is widespread, across the rolling news channels and both the front and back pages of the nation's newspapers. The “Football’s Coming Home” chant is...