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US players 'horrified' by report of abuse in women's soccer

Oct. 04, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

As the United States was preparing for its game Friday against England at Wembley Stadium, players were trying to process an investigation that found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct are systemic in women's soccer. “We are horrified and heartbroken and frustrated and exhausted...

USA Curling: CEO prioritized athlete safety as head of NWSL

Oct. 04, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — USA Curling says CEO Jeff Plush “acted in accordance with prioritizing the safety of athletes” during his tenure as leader of the National Women's Soccer League, where an investigation uncovered years of systemic emotional abuse and sexual misconduct. The...

Donovan, Dempsey to broadcast World Cup in US for Fox

Oct. 04, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Landon Donovan is teaming with Clint Dempsey again at a World Cup. The pair, who share the American record of 57 international goals, will work for Fox at this year’s tournament in Qatar. Donovan is paired with Ian Darke on one of five play-by-play teams. He...

Paris joins big screen boycott of World Cup games from Qatar

Oct. 04, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris will not broadcast World Cup matches on giant screens in public fan zones amid concerns over rights violations of migrant workers and the environmental impact of the tournament in Qatar. It follows similar moves by other French cities, despite France going in as...

Source: Ukraine to join Spain-Portugal 2030 World Cup bid

Oct. 04, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is set to join Spain and Portugal in a combined bid to host the 2030 World Cup. A person familiar with the project told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Ukraine is being added to the Spain-Portugal bid. The revitalized bid, which has been in the works for...

Ukraine set to join Spain-Portugal bid to co-host 2030 World Cup, person familiar with decision tells AP

Oct. 04, 2022 10:34 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine set to join Spain-Portugal bid to co-host 2030 World Cup, person familiar with decision tells AP.

Gonzalo Higuaín to retire at end of MLS season at age 34

Oct. 03, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín says he will retire from soccer after Inter Miami's Major League Soccer season ends. The 34-year-old striker joined Miami in September 2020. He has 14 league goals this season, including 12 in his last 15 matches, and 27 goals in 65...

World Cup Watch: Ronaldo's game time a concern for Portugal

Oct. 03, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

By the time Cristiano Ronaldo arrives in Qatar, the Portugal star might be straddling a fine line between being fresh and simply being not sharp enough to make a telling contribution in what is likely his final World Cup. Make that one start in seven Premier League games for Ronaldo...

French NOC boss starts lawsuit over 'psychological violence'

Oct. 03, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Turmoil at the French Olympic Committee is casting yet another shadow on French sports in the buildup to the Paris Olympics. Since the committee removed secretary general Didier Seminet last month, president Brigitte Henriques has started suing him for “psychological...

Stadium tragedy exposes Indonesia's troubled soccer history

Oct. 03, 2022 03:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Gaining the right to host next year’s Under-20 World Cup was a major milestone in Indonesia’s soccer development, raising hopes that a successful tournament would turn around long-standing problems that have blighted the sport in this country of 277 million people. ...