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Griffin twins trade jabs long before 1st game as opponents

Jul. 30, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Griffin twins are already talking trash, and there’s still nearly three months to go before they’re on opposite sidelines for the first time in their lives. Teammates at every level of football growing up in St. Petersburg, Shaquill and...

Fast day at pool, track on Day 7 of Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 30, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games got their first swimming individual world record and a fast start to the track competition on Day 7 of the Olympics. Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds,...

Juventus targets capital increase of up to $475 million

Jul. 30, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, Serie A club Juventus expects to receive a capital injection of up to 400 million euros ($475 million) by the end of the year. “Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan AG, Mediobanca - Banca di Credito...

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.” ...

US men ask appeals court to reinstate women's wage suit

Jul. 30, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. men’s national team asked a federal appeals court to reinstate wage claims against the U.S. Soccer Federation filed by women’s national team players. “The men stand with the women in their fight to secure the equal pay they...

Gyasi Zardes lifts US over Qatar 1-0, into Gold Cup final

Jul. 30, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gyasi Zardes scored in the 86th minute and the United States beat Qatar 1-0 on Thursday night to reach the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Zardes, one of the few first-line U.S. players on a mostly junior varsity roster at the tournament, replaced...

Caeleb Dressel goes for more gold on Day 7 of Tokyo Games

Jul. 29, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Caeleb Dressel is expected to be the star of Day 7 at the Tokyo Games as he seeks his third gold medal in Friday night coverage of the Olympics. The U.S. women's soccer team plays Netherlands in a rematch of the World Cup final, and Allyson Felix can...

Austin signs midfielder Driussi as 3rd designated player

Jul. 29, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — First-year MLS team Austin FC has signed Argentinian midfielder Sebastián Driussi as its third designated player, the club announced Thursday. Driussi, 25, has been with Zenit St. Petersburg since 2017 and exercised a buyout clause in his contract...

Libyan indoor soccer player dies in malaria outbreak in team

Jul. 29, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A malaria outbreak among Libya’s national indoor soccer team has claimed the life of one player while several others have been sickened following the team’s participation in the African Minifootball Cup in Nigeria, Libya’s sports ministry and its minifootball federation...

US to play World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Cincinnati

Jul. 29, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play its home World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Cincinnati, ending a streak of five straight in Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday that the Nov. 12 match will be at TQL Stadium, the 26,000-capacity venue...