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Athlete union research aims to improve child protection

May. 11, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A world-wide network of athletes’ unions published research Tuesday aimed at better protecting young people in sports following sexual abuse scandals in gymnastics and soccer. About 300 international athletes, including some Olympians, shared their...

Canada's next 2 World Cup qualifiers moved to US

May. 10, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

Canada will play its next two World Cup qualifiers in the United States due to coronavirus travel restrictions. The Canadians' road game against Aruba on June 5 will be played at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, the Canadian Soccer Association said Monday. ...

Pulisic, McKennie, Adams, Dest on US Nations League roster

May. 10, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Christian Pulisic is among 29 Europe-based players on the 40-man U.S. preliminary roster announced Monday for the CONCACAF Nations League semifinal against Honduras on June 3. Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Sergiño Dest and Gio Reyna also are on what...

UEFA has issues with CL switch to London, Portugal a backup

May. 10, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

Playing the all-English Champions League final on home soil at Wembley is proving problematic. Instead, the players and fans of Chelsea and Manchester City could be headed to Portugal. UEFA's hopes of playing its club showpiece in Istanbul have been scuppered for a second...

US women to play Summer Series in Texas ahead of Olympics

May. 06, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

The U.S. women's national team will play Portugal, Jamaica and Nigeria during a five-match Summer Series next month in Texas. U.S. coach Vlatko Andonovski will use the matches as a final evaluation before he names an 18-player Olympic roster. The United States also plans...

Animal Crossing among 4 inductees to Video Game Hall of Fame

May. 06, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame on Thursday inducted the groundbreaking Microsoft Flight Simulator, franchise-inspiring Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? award-winning StarCraft and Animal Crossing, whose popularity has surged during the pandemic. ...

15-year-old sues for right to play in NWSL

May. 05, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 15-year-old has sued in federal court for the right to play in the National Women's Soccer League, which doesn't allow players under 18. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Portland, Oregon, on behalf of Olivia Moultrie alleges the league’s age rule...

Canadian MLS teams try to make best of relocation

May. 05, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

Vancouver Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos looks forward to the day when he can focus solely on the soccer. Dos Santos' attention must often turn to other logistics these days — even seemingly miniscule details like who takes care of players' pets — while the team is...

CBS commentator apologizes for remark about PSG's Di Maria

May. 05, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — CBS Sports commentator Jim Beglin has apologized for making “culturally insensitive remarks” about Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Angel Di Maria during the broadcast of Manchester City's 2-0 victory in the Champions League semifinals. Di...

US men's soccer to play Costa Rica in June 9 exhibition

May. 05, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will play Costa Rica in an exhibition on June 9 at Sandy, Utah, the Americans' fourth match in an 11-day span designed to simulate the compacted World Cup qualifying schedule. The team gathers in Europe and starts the run of...