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Rapinoe converts and US gets past Netherlands on penalties

Jul. 30, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — When Megan Rapinoe stepped up to take her penalty, she was just trying to stay as calm as possible in the moment. “You can either take one and lose it, or take one and win it,” she said. “It’s going to go one of two ways.” ...

Simone Biles makes mental health the talk of the Tokyo Games

Jul. 29, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Brittney Griner has long been open about her ongoing battle with depression, an ailment that triggered suicidal thoughts when she was younger and last year drove her out of the WNBA bubble because the isolation was too much to handle. Her own struggles...

US rebounds from opening loss with 6-1 win over New Zealand

Jul. 24, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — After a stunning loss in the opener, the U.S. women's soccer team vowed to be ruthless against New Zealand. And they rebounded in a big way. The Americans cruised to a 6-1 rout of New Zealand in front of First Lady Jill Biden...

Lindahl is a steadying force in goal for Sweden at Olympics

Jul. 23, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

Sweden's anchor is a 38-year-old mother of two who has taken it upon herself to make sure athletes at the Olympics are environmentally conscious. Hedvig Lindahl is the longtime goalkeeper for Sweden's national team, a veteran of four World Cups and five Olympics. ...

US women's soccer regroups after stunning loss to Sweden

Jul. 22, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — While it certainly wasn’t the Olympic start the U.S. women’s soccer team had anticipated, a rare loss didn’t skewer the squad’s hopes for gold. The United States fell to Sweden 3-0 Wednesday night in the team’s opener in Tokyo, snapping a 44-match...

Sweden stuns US 3-0 in women's soccer at Olympics

Jul. 21, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sweden didn't have to bunker down on defense against the Americans this time. Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and the Swedes stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday in the women's soccer tournament. ...

US women shut out the noise in quest for 5th gold medal

Jul. 20, 2021 05:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. women's national soccer team is in a bubble of its own making for the Tokyo Olympics, and it's not just because of coronavirus restrictions. The World Cup champions have become adept at shutting out all the outside noise — the seemingly endless...

Press scores 2, Mewis sisters find net, US tops Mexico 4-0

Jul. 01, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Christen Press scored a pair of goals, Samantha Mewis and Tobin Heath also scored, and the U.S. women beat Mexico 4-0 on Thursday night. The U.S. extended its unbeaten streak to 43 games, matching the second-longest undefeated run in team...