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United States face Chile with chance to advance in World Cup

Jun. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The United States gets back on the field at the Women's World Cup on Sunday, just as the uproar following its opening 13-0 win is quieting down. Criticized for both running up the score against Thailand and celebrating each of its record-breaking 13 goals, the Americans have dismissed the...

Canada advances with 2-0 victory over New Zealand

Jun. 15, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince each had second-half goals and Canada advanced to the knockout round at the Women's World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand on Saturday night. Fleming took a well-placed pass from Prince and scored in the 48th minute to break up a scoreless...

Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

Jun. 15, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire. Exactly two months after...

Cross-sports push at World Cup for gender pay equality

Jun. 15, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams joined retired soccer star Julie Foudy and ice hockey player Hilary Knight in the Eiffel Tower to highlight the push for pay equality for women athletes. The trio gathered Saturday night for a forum sponsored by LUNA bar and moderated by Catt Sadler, who quit E! in December 2017...

Lloyd adjusts to new role, but doesn't accept it

Jun. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd is not accepting her new role. Not at all. Lloyd was the star of the 2015 Women's World Cup four years ago in Canada, scoring three goals in the first 16 minutes of the final to help the U.S. national team win its third World Cup title. The hat trick earned Lloyd the nickname...

Neville's compassion for players shows new England culture

Jun. 15, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — In the celebratory moments after England advanced to the next round of the Women's World Cup, coach Phil Neville gently kissed the head of forward Fran Kirby in recognition of her personal journey. England's 1-0 victory over Argentina came on the 11th anniversary of Kirby's mother...

Canada inspired in World Cup by Toronto Raptors NBA title

Jun. 14, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Inspired by Canada's first NBA title, the country's national women's soccer team is aiming to emulate the Toronto Raptors' magical run. The fifth-ranked Canadians were fast asleep in France when the Raptors won early Friday morning. But the players copped to immediately checking the results...

Taylor puts England in World Cup last 16 with game to spare

Jun. 14, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — As roommates at the Women's World Cup, Jodie Taylor and Beth Mead have built a connection that helped lead England into the second round of the tournament. Mead delivered a low cross from the left flank and Taylor sneaked into a central location, nudging the ball into the net to...

Georgia WWII veterans gets French Legion of Honor

Jun. 14, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — A World War II veteran from Georgia has been bestowed with a high honor for his valor on the front lines in France. WXIA-TV reports the French Consulate on Thursday awarded Alan Hall with the French Legion of Honor, an award given to French citizens and foreign nationals who "served...

Grounding of Boeing plane hovers over big air show in Paris

Jun. 14, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

Uncertainty over a Boeing jet and apprehension about the global economy hover over the aircraft industry as it prepares for next week's Paris Air Show. That show and its alternating-years companion, the Farnborough International Airshow near London, are usually upbeat celebrations of the latest and greatest in...