Women's soccer

In this Nov. 16, 2017 photo, Bibiana Steinhaus, the first female referee to officiate in the soccer Bundesliga, smiles during an interview with The Associated Press at the German soccer federation’s headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Ciaran Fahey)
November 19, 2017 - 10:28 am
Having made the breakthrough, the first woman referee in any of Europe's top soccer leagues is asking how long it will take for other countries to follow Germany's example. Bibiana Steinhaus is savoring her first season among the Bundesliga's 24-member elite group, reward for her performances as a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, Abby Wambach, left, of the United States is presented the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year award by Hope Solo, center, goalkeeper of the U.S. team, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right, during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala held at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland. Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Blatter sexually assaulted her at the ceremony. In an interview published Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in the newspaper Expresso, Solo said Blatter “grabbed” her inappropriately on her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the awards event. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt, File)
November 10, 2017 - 5:55 pm
Hope Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony in 2013. In an interview published Friday in the newspaper Expresso, Solo said Blatter grabbed her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the annual...
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The Danish national women's soccer team huddle together before training in Dragor, outside Copenhagen Wednesday Oct. 18 2017. A pay dispute involving the Danish women's national team has forced the country's soccer federation to cancel the upcoming Friday World Cup qualifying match against Sweden. (Finn Frandsen/AP via ritzau)
October 18, 2017 - 3:12 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A pay dispute involving the Danish women's national team has forced the country's soccer federation to cancel a World Cup qualifying match against Sweden. The DBU said Wednesday it has informed UEFA and FIFA and "expects now a disciplinary decision," including being...
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In this Sept. 15, 2017 photo, U.S. forward Alex Morgan (13) moves the ball against New Zealand during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Commerce City, Colo. The U.S. Women's National Team Players Association is donating $16,000 to help get the union for players in the National Women's Soccer League off the ground. The NWSL Players Association represents more than 160 players who are not paid by the U.S. and Canadian soccer federations. Those federations pay the salaries of several national team players who are allocated across the five-year-old women's professional league.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
September 28, 2017 - 10:04 am
The U.S. Women's National Team Players Association is donating $16,000 to help get the union for players in the National Women's Soccer League off the ground. The NWSL Players Association represents more than 160 players who are not paid by the U.S. and Canadian soccer federations. Those...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2013, file photo, Miami's athletic director Blake James speaks to the news media during an NCAA football media day in Coral Gables, Fla. No. 16 Miami canceled its game at Arkansas State, in part out of concern that the Hurricanes may get stranded away from home if Hurricane Irma strikes South Florida. "This is about what's best for our students, coaching staff and their families," Miami athletic director Blake James said, after telling Arkansas State about the decision that wasn't exactly warmly received. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 06, 2017 - 3:26 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes decided to take the weekend off, the Miami Dolphins were given the weekend off, and many other teams around the state of Florida kept a very cautious eye Wednesday on powerful and destructive Hurricane Irma as it churned across the Atlantic on a path...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. American goalkeeper Hope Solo is looking to resume playing and says she had had offers to play overseas. Solo was handed a six-month suspension and her contract with U.S. Soccer was terminated following the Rio de Janeiro Olympics last year, after she called Sweden's team "cowards" for their defensive style of play against the Americans. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)
August 07, 2017 - 6:40 pm
AMSTERDAM (AP) — American goalkeeper Hope Solo is looking to resume playing and says she has had offers to play overseas. Solo was handed a six-month suspension and her contract with U.S. Soccer was terminated last year following the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after she called Sweden's team "cowards"...
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The team of the Netherlands celebrate after defeating Denmark to win the final of the Women's Euro 2017 final soccer match between Netherlands and Denmark in Enschede, the Netherlands, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
August 06, 2017 - 1:22 pm
ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (AP) — Striker Vivianne Miedema scored twice Sunday as the Netherlands beat Denmark 4-2 to win its first Women's European Championship title and set off a huge party among thousands of orange-clad fans. The success of the Dutch women's team is in stark contrast to the country'...
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United States defender Julie Ertz (8) scores a goal past Brazil goalkeeper Barbara, left, as Brazil defender Adnressinha (17) defends during the second half of a Tournament of Nations women's soccer match Sunday, July 30, 2017, in San Diego. The United States won, 4-3. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
July 30, 2017 - 11:15 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Julie Ertz came in off the bench and scored in the 89th minute and the United States overcame a late two-goal deficit to beat Brazil 4-3 on Sunday night in the Tournament of Nations. The United States was in danger of losing for the fourth time this year before the three-goal...
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FILE - In this Feb 12, 2010 file photo, North Korea's Song Chol Ri carries the flag during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Seven months ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics, many in South Korea, including new liberal President Moon Jae-in, hope to use the Games as a venue to promote peace with rival North Korea. To do so, the North’s participation is essential, but an ongoing nuclear tension and a lack of winter sports athletes in North Korea could ruin the attempts at reconciliation. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
July 08, 2017 - 11:45 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tears and hugs after North and South Korean women won the 1991 team table tennis world championships. A standing ovation when athletes from the two Koreas marched together to open the 2000 Sydney Olympics. A selfie taken by a South Korean gymnast with her North Korean...
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FILE - In this Feb 12, 2010 file photo, North Korea's Song Chol Ri carries the flag during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Seven months ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics, many in South Korea, including new liberal President Moon Jae-in, hope to use the Games as a venue to promote peace with rival North Korea. To do so, the North’s participation is essential, but an ongoing nuclear tension and a lack of winter sports athletes in North Korea could ruin the attempts at reconciliation. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
July 08, 2017 - 9:40 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tears and hugs after North and South Korean women won the 1991 team table tennis world championships. A standing ovation when athletes from the two Koreas marched together to open the 2000 Sydney Olympics. A selfie taken by a South Korean gymnast with her North Korean...
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