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US faces greater challenges this time around at World Cup

May. 24, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

The U.S. women's national team is well aware the rest of the world is catching up. Long dominant on the international stage, the No. 1-ranked Americans are heading to France for the Women's World Cup with any number of teams potentially in position to topple the defending champions. Among the challengers are host...

Carli Lloyd helps US to 5-0 win over New Zealand

May. 17, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd left no doubt. She hates her role as a super sub for the U.S. women's national team. "If I liked coming off the bench there would be something wrong," Lloyd said. "That's not my mindset." Lloyd may not like it, but she does it quite well. The 36-year-old Lloyd scored twice and...

Allie Long makes US World Cup roster after challenging year

May. 11, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

Allie Long figured she'd earned her trip to the World Cup when she heard Jill Ellis' voice on the line and the U.S. national team coach sounded upbeat. Long was considered on the bubble for the team that will seek to defend its title this summer in France, because of limited call-ups to exhibition games and some...

Weah on Under-20 World Cup team; Sargent to Gold Cup

May. 10, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Weah will be with the U.S. at the Under-20 World Cup in Poland rather than with the full national team at the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of his lack of playing time in Scotland with Celtic. Weah and midfielder Alex Mendez headed Under-20 coach Tab Ramos' 21-man roster announced Friday....

The long wait: Liverpool looks to win elusive league title

May. 10, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

Celebrating their 10th English league title in 15 years, Liverpool players jumped joyously at Anfield on April 28, 1990, never suspecting a decades-long wait for the next. When they took a nine-point lead in late December, Kopites thought that elusive 19th English championship was just ahead. Not quite. Liverpool...

Villalba, Gressel score to lead Atlanta past Toronto 2-0

May. 8, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United is starting to resemble the team that won the MLS Cup five months ago. Hector Villalba and Julian Gressel scored to lead resurgent Atlanta to its third victory in a row, 2-0 over Toronto FC in a matchup of the last two MLS Cup champions Wednesday night. After a sluggish start...

Krieger, Long and Brian make US World Cup roster

May. 2, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

Experience was a factor in coach Jill Ellis' decision to include defender Ali Krieger and midfielders Allie Long and Morgan Brian on the U.S. team that will seek to defend its title at the Women's World Cup. All three were widely considered to be on the bubble for the 23-player roster for France that Ellis...

AP source: Chiefs get Clark from Seahawks for draft picks

Apr. 23, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract, as they continue to overhaul their much-maligned defense. The Chiefs sent the No. 29 overall pick in...

Ronaldo plays key role as Juventus wins 8th straight title

Apr. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the winning goal and Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. It's the first time in Europe's five major leagues — Italy, England, Spain, Germany and France — that a club has won eight...

Chiefs Draft Preview Capsule

Apr. 18, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

29. KANSAS CITY (13-5) LAST SEASON: Chiefs rolled to third straight AFC West title thanks to second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who shattered just about every franchise passing record while winning league MVP award. They also reached AFC championship game despite defense that ranked near bottom of league...