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Zimmerman wins 2nd straight MLS Defender of the Year honor

Dec. 01, 2021 13:43 PM EST

Nashville's Walker Zimmerman has won Major League Soccer's Defender of the Year award for the second straight season. Zimmerman, who also plays for the U.S. national team, is the third player overall and first in more than a decade to earn the MLS award in consecutive...

Trail Blazers snap 3-game skid with 110-92 win over Detroit

Dec. 01, 2021 01:37 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ben McLemore found out when he came to the Moda Center on Tuesday afternoon that he'd likely be seeing playing time for the Trail Blazers. With Portland missing several players, McLemore had 17 points off the bench and the Blazers handed the...

NYC reaches Eastern Conference final after penalty shootout

Dec. 01, 2021 01:06 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sean Johnson saved Adam Buksa’s attempt during a shootout and all five of Johnson's teammates scored as New York City FC advanced to its first Eastern Conference final 5-3 on penalty kicks following a 2-2 playoff draw with the New England Revolution on Tuesday...

Gio Reyna returns to training with Borussia Dortmund

Nov. 30, 2021 19:42 PM EST

American midfielder Gio Reyna resumed training with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, nearly three months after injuring his right hamstring. Dortmund tweeted a photo of the 19-year-old at practice. Reyna, a son of former American captain Claudio Reyna,...

Live updates: Obama, Fauci encourage vaccinations at clinic

Nov. 30, 2021 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, visited a children’s vaccination clinic in Washington Tuesday to encourage kids to get a COVID-19 shot. Speaking to kids and parents at Kimball Elementary...

Sports bettors dream: 86 able to bet on game after it ended

Nov. 30, 2021 18:42 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It was every sports bettor's dream: Being able to bet on a game after it had already ended. But the 86 New Jersey gamblers who thought they were beating the system had their bets on a British soccer game voided, and the two betting companies...

Sam Mewis traded to Kansas City from North Carolina

Nov. 30, 2021 16:54 PM EST

The Kansas City Current have acquired midfielder Sam Mewis from the North Carolina Courage in exchange for defender Kiki Pickett and a first-round pick in the upcoming National Women's Soccer League draft. North Carolina also received the discovery rights to Malia...

Matildas score late to share spoils with US women

Nov. 30, 2021 07:08 AM EST

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — A late goal by Kyah Simon earned Australia a fortunate 1-1 draw against the world champion United States and denied the American women a second win in the two-game series on Tuesday. The U.S. scored early again through Ashley Hatch and...

Portugal probes local transmission of omicron at soccer team

Nov. 29, 2021 18:23 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of the omicron coronavirus variant among members of a professional soccer club and were investigating whether it was one of the first reported cases of local transmission of the virus outside of southern...

Rhian Wilkinson named coach of the Portland Thorns

Nov. 29, 2021 17:31 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Canadian national team player and two-time Olympic bronze medalist Rhian Wilkinson has been named coach of the Portland Thorns. Wilkinson, 39, replaces Mark Parsons, who stepped down at the end of the National Women's Soccer League season...