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National player alleges sexual abuse in Australian soccer

Oct. 06, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Soccer authorities in Australia have urged players to make formal complaints in any cases of sexual abuse or misconduct after one of the country’s leading international goal scorers alleged she’d been groomed and harassed by senior players early in her career. ...

Lavelle, Morgan shine as US women rout Paraguay again, 8-0

Sep. 21, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rose Lavelle thrilled her hometown fans with a goal and three assists in the first 15 minutes, Alex Morgan scored three goals and the United States women routed Paraguay 8-0 in an exhibition on Tuesday night. The U.S. topped Paraguay by a combined...

Supreme Court sets arguments in big abortion case

Sep. 20, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 1 in Mississippi’s bid to have the landmark Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion overturned. The court issued its arguments calendar for late November and early December on...

Carli Lloyd scores 5 goals, US women rout Paraguay 9-0

Sep. 16, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — No Carli Lloyd isn't reconsidering her retirement — even after a five-goal game. Lloyd hit a career high for goals in the U.S. national team's 9-0 rout of Paraguay on Thursday night. The 39-year-old forward has just three more games with the team...

Biden praises WNBA champs for social justice activism

Aug. 23, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden honored the 2020 WNBA champions Seattle Storm on Monday, celebrating their success on the court and hailing the four-time title holders for changing lives with their activism. The visit marked the first time that an NBA or WNBA team...

Bird savors trips home to New York, puts off retirement talk

Aug. 18, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Every trip to New York is special for Sue Bird because she's coming home. Those trips have become more meaningful lately with her career coming closer to the end. “It’s a chance to have my friends and family come watch,” Bird...

Goals: Megan Rapinoe launches 'The Call In' book club

Aug. 16, 2021 08:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe is such a fan of #MeToo pioneer Tarana Burke that the soccer star chose Burke's upcoming memoir, “Unbound,” for her new book club before she had even read it. “She is such an incredible person and whatever it is she's writing will be...

Olympic Latest: Bach declares Tokyo Olympics officially over

Aug. 08, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The Tokyo Olympics are officially over. IOC President Thomas Bach...

US rolls to women's hoops gold medal in Bird's last Olympics

Aug. 08, 2021 02:25 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi walked off the basketball court together, arm-in-arm, one last time at the Tokyo Games. They started their journey together five Olympics ago and ended it in the same fashion as always — with gold medals hanging around...

US women dissect the Olympics while Canada celebrates gold

Aug. 07, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For the U.S. women's national team, the soul-searching begins. The World Cup champions and overwhelming favorites going into the women's Olympic soccer tournament came away with a bronze medal after a disappointing run in Japan. The...