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Marla Messing named interim CEO of the NWSL

Oct. 18, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

The National Women's Soccer League has named Marla Messing as its interim chief executive officer as the league contends with the fallout from allegations of player abuse and harassment. Messing was president and CEO of the 1999 Women's World Cup and helped land the 2028...

Jags turn to quick-hitter called 'slider' to end epic slide

Oct. 18, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars call it “Slider,” a somewhat fitting name for the play that helped end the NFL’s longest skid in more than four decades. Coach Urban Meyer and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell switched to the quick-hitting...

Ellis says biennial Women's World Cup can help grow the game

Oct. 18, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Former U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis is now leading a group that is exploring a biennial Women's World Cup as a way to grow the game, but insists the controversial plan isn't a foregone conclusion. FIFA revealed aspirations last month to redraft the calendar...

FIFA, Qatar team up with WHO for World Cup health promotion

Oct. 18, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA and Qatari organizers of next year's World Cup teamed up with the World Health Organization on Monday to use soccer’s marquee event for promoting public health. The move follows years of scrutiny on Qatar and criticism of conditions for hundreds of...

Gauld, Teibert score, Whitecaps beat Sporting KC 2-1

Oct. 18, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ryan Gauld and Russell Teibert scored in the first half and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Sunday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. Eighth-place Vancouver (10-9-10) remained a point outside of a Western...

The Latest: Pats-Cowboys becomes NFL's 10th OT game

Oct. 17, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT): 7:40 p.m. For the fourth time this season there have been two overtimes in a week. The Cowboys and Patriots headed to OT tied at 29 after Minnesota beat Carolina 34-28 in extra time...

Cristian Casseres Jr. scores, Red Bulls beat NYCFC 1-0

Oct. 17, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Cristian Casseres Jr. scored in the third minute and the New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC 1-0 on Sunday. New York (11-11-7) moved into an eighth place tie in the Eastern Conference with NYFC with 40 points, with NYCFC (11-11-7) holding the...

Tagovailoa 'not 100%' as Dolphins lose 5th consecutive game

Oct. 17, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa didn't expect to be the star quarterback talking about a losing streak. The Miami Dolphins QB made his first start in a month, returning from fractured ribs though he said he's "not 100%” yet. Still, the Dolphins were...

Jags end 20-game skid with 53-yard FG to beat Dolphins 23-20

Oct. 17, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have a championship pedigree at coach and quarterback. However it took a software engineer-turned-kicker to finally end the misery of a 20-game losing streak. Matthew Wright’s 53-yard field goal as time...

Hope, conflicted morality as Newcastle fans welcome Saudis

Oct. 17, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Wearing a mock Arab headdress, Chris Greenslade, between swigs from a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale, was proudly embracing his club’s new status as one of the richest in world sports. “We’re Saudis,” the 41-year-old Newcastle fan said....