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Alex Morgan, US women's soccer team honored at The ESPYS

Jul. 11, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. women's national soccer team celebrated its Women's World Cup victory on both coasts Wednesday, honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City before jetting to the West Coast and collecting trophies at The ESPYS. Alex Morgan won female athlete of the year and shared the...

Fans celebrate World Cup champs, rally for equal pay

Jul. 10, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adoring fans packed New York City's Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national soccer team as leaders on the field and advocates for pay equity off it. Crowds chanted "USA! USA!" and workers sounded air horns from a...

The Latest: Soccer federation head: Women deserve fair pay

Jul. 10, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a New York City parade and ceremony honoring the U.S. women's national soccer team (all times local): 12:35 p.m. U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro says female athletes "deserve fair and equitable pay." Fans of the World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer...

Witt Jr., Lynch win national prep athletes of year

Jul. 10, 2019 1:33 AM EDT

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Witt Jr. realized a childhood dream, getting selected No. 2 overall by the Kansas City Royals in the major league baseball draft. The younger Witt added another honor, too, when he and softball pitcher Kelley Lynch were named national prep athletes of the year on Tuesday...

US Women's World Cup champs arrive home ahead of parade

Jul. 9, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe stepped off the plane with champagne in hand — a fizzy souvenir from a most memorable trip overseas. "Thank you, France, for the hospitality," the U.S. soccer star said. "But wow, we are very excited to be back in America." The U.S. women's national team arrived in New...

Correction: WWCup-US Returns Home story

Jul. 9, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of a July 8 story about the women's soccer champions returning to the U.S., The Associated Press erroneously identified the city in the dateline. The team arrived in Newark, New Jersey, not Newark, New York. A corrected version of the story is below: US Women's World Cup...

The Latest: Rapinoe, US team shows off World Cup trophy

Jul. 9, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. win of the Women's World Cup (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. women's team showed off their World Cup trophy and took questions from cheering kids on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square. Nearly 15.6 million U.S. viewers watched...

Top Dems invite champion US women's soccer team to Capitol

Jul. 8, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Cup champion U.S. women's soccer team is being invited to the Capitol, Congress' top Democrats said Monday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote to colleagues Monday that "by popular demand on both sides of the aisle," she has invited the players to the Capitol "to celebrate their...

US Women win 4th World Cup title, eye gender equality

Jul. 8, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — After every goal celebration and all the confident posturing, the U.S. national team backed up its swagger at the Women's World Cup by winning it all. The Americans also took a swipe at gender inequity, too. The United States won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a...

Rapinoe fuses politics, pay and tech with World Cup win

Jul. 7, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — A Women's World Cup stirred by heated debates on politics, pay and technology saw the narratives fused in Sunday's final by the undisputed and outspoken star of the tournament: Megan Rapinoe. By opening the scoring with a penalty awarded after a video review, Rapinoe claimed a sixth...