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US without Ertz against Sweden because of hip contusion

Jun. 20, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Julie Ertz was not in the lineup for the U.S. national team's match against Sweden on Thursday night because of a hip contusion. The defensive midfielder started and scored her first World Cup goal in the team's 3-0 victory over Chile on Sunday. U.S. Soccer did not reveal how or...

Dutch overcome Sinclair's 182nd goal, beat Canada, win group

Jun. 20, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

The Netherlands overcame Christine Sinclair's 182nd international goal to beat Canada 2-1 on Thursday at Reims and earn a round of 16 matchup against Japan at the Women's World Cup. Lineth Beerensteyn scored the tiebreaking goal in the 75th minute. The European champions won Group E with a 3-0 record while Canada...

Rift grows over FIFA placing Samoura in Africa clean-up role

Jun. 20, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

FIFA and Europe are in another rift, this one over the hasty decision to send secretary general Fatma Samoura to lead an attempted clean-up of the scandal-plagued African confederation. In an unprecedented move, Samoura is due to move to Cairo as FIFA General Delegate for Africa for an initial six-month period...

Scudamore takes place on newly formed Ryder Cup committee

Jun. 20, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The executive who led the extraordinary growth of the English Premier League is joining a new Ryder Cup committee aimed at enhancing the commercial value of golf's biggest team event. Richard Scudamore was chief executive then executive chairman of the Premier League from...

Guardado scores 2 as Mexico beats Canada 3-1

Jun. 20, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Mexico coach Gerardo Martino held out one of his best players against Canada in the Gold Cup. But when an injury left the team short-handed, he subbed in Andres Guardado. The captain came through to lead his national team to victory. Guardado had two goals in the second half, Roberto Alvarado...

Tokyo Olympic tickets: Be prepared to be disappointed

Jun. 20, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? Prepare to be let down. Millions were disappointed starting Thursday when applicants in a ticket lottery — for Japan residents, only — began learning if they landed tickets. The answer is going to be overwhelmingly — no. The...

Press isn't dwelling on past miss against Sweden

Jun. 19, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — A devastating missed penalty kick by Christen Press in a loss at the Olympics could have been the lowest point of her career. Instead, it was a motivator and defining moment for the American forward. "I think when I look back on my career, all the moments that I'm most proud of have...

England beats Japan 2-0 to clinch top spot in Group D

Jun. 19, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — For the first time since Bryan Robson, Peter Shilton and Glenn Hoddle, an England team finished a World Cup group stage with a 3-0 record. Ellen White scored both goals, and the Lionesses roared into the round of 16 with a 2-0 victory over Japan on Wednesday night to win the group. Phil...

Argentina overcomes late 3-goal deficit, knocks out Scotland

Jun. 19, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Florencia Bonsegundo converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time on her second attempt, and Argentina overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 30 minutes for a 3-3 draw against Scotland on Wednesday night that eliminated the Scots from the Women's World Cup....

United States and Sweden highlight final group stage day

Jun. 19, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — The United States will finally face a tough opponent in the Women's World Cup, and it's a team that embarrassed the Americans in their last significant tournament. The defending champions wrap up the group stage Thursday with a match against nemesis Sweden. Which U.S. team shows up...