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Red Stars owner to sell team after report of abuse in NWSL

Dec. 05, 2022 16:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Red Stars owner Arnim Whisler announced Monday he is selling his stake in the team following an investigation that found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the National Women’s Soccer League. Whisler's decision comes two months after the...

Neymar scores, Brazil beats South Korea 4-1 at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 16:19 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It was the same old Neymar out there, looking fit and scoring a goal to move closer to Pelé’s all-time record and lead Brazil into the World Cup quarterfinals. Neymar returned from injury and converted a first-half penalty in Brazil’s 4-1 win over South...

Croatia going deep again at World Cup after shootout win

Dec. 05, 2022 16:16 PM EST

AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — Croatia is going deep at another World Cup, and the team is taking the long route once again. Goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic saved three penalty kicks in Croatia's 3-1 win over Japan in a shootout on Monday, securing a return to the quarterfinals for the...

Japan national team loses again in round of 16 at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 15:54 PM EST

AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — After making it back to the round of 16, Japan is headed back to the drawing board. The Japanese reached the knockout stage of the World Cup for the fourth time, and then lost for the fourth time. This one came in a penalty shootout against 2018 runner-up...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: 2 quarterfinals places left

Dec. 05, 2022 15:09 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The final day of the round of 16 concludes Tuesday at the World Cup when Morocco faces Spain, and Portugal goes head-to-head with Switzerland for the final two spots in the quarterfinals. The results will be decided on the field, but for Spain and Morocco, the...

Neymar returns to Brazil’s lineup, scores at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 14:39 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Neymar started against South Korea in the round of 16 of the World Cup on Monday and scored in the first half to move one goal shy of Pelé's all-time scoring record with Brazil. Neymar converted a 13th-minute penalty kick to help Brazil build a 4-0 lead in the...

Image of Pelé shines bright for Brazilian fans at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 14:26 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The image of a young Pelé celebrating goals and lifting trophies with Brazil’s national team appeared brightly on the shirts, flags and banners of Brazilian fans gathering before the Seleçao’s World Cup match against South Korea on Monday. The 82-year-old...

Pelé to watch Brazil's World Cup match from the hospital

Dec. 05, 2022 14:21 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé will be cheering on his country's national team on Monday in its World Cup game against South Korea from the hospital, where he is being treated for a respiratory infection aggravated by COVID-19. “In 1958, I walked the streets...

UAE leader makes surprise visit to Qatar following boycott

Dec. 05, 2022 13:38 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The leader of the United Arab Emirates made a surprise visit Monday to Qatar as it hosts the World Cup — his first since leading a yearslong four-nation boycott of Doha over a political dispute that poisoned regional relations. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al...

Ronaldo looks to shine like Mbappé, Messi at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 11:49 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was the usual hot topic at Portugal’s pregame news conference at the World Cup on Monday — though the issues were hardly positive for his veteran coach to handle. Rumors of the star player sealing a transfer to a Saudi Arabian club. Fallout...