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Ex-school official accused of stealing from Arizona district

Dec. 7, 2019 12:14 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A former business manager for a rural Arizona school district is accused of stealing nearly $40,000 from the district and a youth soccer organization. A 21-count grand jury indictment filed late last month in Pinal County Superior Court charged Amanda Dawn Holcomb with fraud, theft, computer...

UNC downs Washington St. 2-1 in NCAA women's semifinal

Dec. 7, 2019 12:13 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alexis Strickland scored the go-ahead goal on a header in the 38th minute and North Carolina held off Washington State 2-1 on Friday in the semifinals of the NCAA Women's College Cup. The top-seeded Tar Heels (24-1-1) advanced to Sunday's championship game against Stanford, which...

Stanford women beat UCLA 4-1 in NCAA semifinal

Dec. 6, 2019 11:56 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sophia Smith scored three goals and Stanford advanced to the NCAA Women's College Cup championship with a 4-1 victory over UCLA on Friday night. The Cardinal (23-1-0) will face North Carolina in Sunday's title game at Avaya Stadium. The Tar Heels beat Washington State 2-1 in the...

Elon Musk cleared of defamation in 'pedo guy' tweet trial

Dec. 6, 2019 10:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk defeated defamation allegations Friday from a British cave explorer who claimed he was branded a pedophile when the Tesla CEO called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet. Vernon Unsworth, who participated in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for...

U.S. Soccer president takes issue with image of organization

Dec. 6, 2019 9:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro took issue with the image of a leaderless organization with no CEO and a poor work environment, though he acknowledged room to improve. “I think it's unfair to characterize us as being leaderless and in crisis,” he said following...

Male video takes on viral feminist anthem stir ire in Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 9:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Born in Chile, the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U.S. and Europe staging public performance to denounce violence and human rights abuses against women. Almost as...

Kids hurt in Albanian quake meet footballers Ronaldo, Buffon

Dec. 6, 2019 5:32 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Two Albanian boys who jumped from their apartments during an earthquake that killed relatives got a small reprieve from the tragedy Friday when they met their football idols. Aurel Lala, 7, and Alesio Cakoni, 10, jumped from the balconies of their apartments to escape the collapsing...

Chelsea gets January transfer ban overturned by winning appeal against FIFA at Court of Arbitration for Sport

Dec. 6, 2019 6:00 AM EST
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Chelsea gets January transfer ban overturned by winning appeal against FIFA at Court of Arbitration for Sport.

MLS hopes to put 30th team in Charlotte, North Carolina

Dec. 5, 2019 6:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer will try to reach an agreement for ïts 30th team to be Charlotte, North Carolina, which could start play as soon as 2021. Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper made a presentation to MLS owners Thursday when they met in a hotel near the Brooklyn Bridge. Tepper would...

Arsenal endures worst run since 1977; Newcastle wins in EPL

Dec. 5, 2019 5:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Not since 1977 have things been this bad at Arsenal. The struggling Gunners slumped to a 2-1 home loss to Brighton in the Premier League on Thursday, taking the team's winless streak to nine games in all competitions — its worst run in 42 years. Interim coach Freddie Ljungberg...