• October 23, 2014

Soccer

10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos
Posted: October 22, 2014

Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

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US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying
Posted: October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. women's soccer team completed Part I of its trip to the 2015 World Cup by doing the expected, dominating play Monday night in a 6-0 win over Haiti to finish unbeaten — and unscored upon — in group play in the CONCACAF championship.

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Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics
Posted: October 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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Alex Morgan to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle injury
Posted: October 18, 2014

Alex Morgan will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks because of a left ankle sprain and will miss the remainder of the CONCACAF Women's Championship.

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Morgan hurts ankle again as US beats Guatemala 5-0
Posted: October 17, 2014

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Star forward Alex Morgan left in the 37th minute after turning her left ankle, a blow to the United States in its 5-0 win over Guatemala in the CONCACAF Women's Championship.

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Serb police nab drone that triggered Balkan ruckus
Posted: October 16, 2014

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say they have found the drone that flew an Albanian nationalist banner over a soccer stadium in Belgrade, igniting a brawl on the field and fueling simmering political tensions between Balkan rivals Serbia and Albania.

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10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos
Posted: October 15, 2014

Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

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Garber calls Klinsmann comments 'damaging'
Posted: October 15, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has criticized U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann for not selecting Landon Donovan for his World Cup roster and for saying Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley damaged their career by returning to the league.

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A look at other abandoned international matches
Posted: October 15, 2014

The European championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania that erupted into violence after a drone flew an Albanian nationalist banner into the stadium was just the latest international match to be abandoned because of fighting.

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Italian tennis players face corruption accusations
Posted: October 15, 2014

ROME (AP) — Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed Wednesday in Italian media.

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Your Top Plays for Today
Posted: October 15, 2014

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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Neymar scores all 4 as Brazil beats Japan 4-0
Posted: October 14, 2014

SINGAPORE (AP) — Fans roared when Neymar's name was read during the pregame introductions, and the Brazilian star didn't disappoint.

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Drone, banner force end to Euro soccer qualifier
Posted: October 14, 2014

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A small drone dangling an Albanian banner and circling the soccer field touched off fighting between Serbian and Albanian players and fans Tuesday, forcing a European Championship qualifier to be called off.

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Diskerud aims for larger US role in next 4 years
Posted: October 13, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The first person Mix Diskerud saw when he scored against Ecuador last week was Landon Donovan, whose cross started the sequence that led to the goal.

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Tears & hugs but no goal for Donovan in US finale
Posted: October 11, 2014

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — He had come oh-so-close to scoring during his national team farewell, listened to fans repeatedly serenade him with his name, accepted presents and exchanged hugs.

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Donovan hits post in US finale, 1-1 vs Ecuador
Posted: October 10, 2014

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Landon Donovan ran onto a backheel pass from Jozy Altidore in the 25th minute, looked at the goal from 12 yards and drove in a right-footed shot in like he had so many times before.

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Landon Donovan reluctant to have US finale
Posted: October 10, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Landon Donovan says he was reluctant to return to the U.S. national team after he was cut from the World Cup roster.

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Klinsmann: Donovan 'could have done a bit more'
Posted: October 09, 2014

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Landon Donovan set U.S. national team and Major League Soccer records for goals and assists, scored in a signature stoppage-time moment that lifted America to a first-place finish in a World Cup group for the first time in 80 years and won five MLS titles — with a sixth still possible.

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German’s extra-time goal caps thrilling World Cup party in Brazil
Posted: July 14, 2014

Mario Goetze’s goal in the second period of extra time solidified him as a national sports hero and helped Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the 2014 World Cup Final on Sunday. 

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Germans most impressive of World Cup's final four
Posted: July 06, 2014

And then there were four.

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Area soccer coaches like job Klinsmann is doing
Posted: July 05, 2014

After the United States advanced out of the “Group of Death” and into the knockout round of the 2014 World Cup, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said, “I’m glad we were able to prove all of our doubters wrong.” 

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Area coaches see U.S. soccer as big winner despite exit in round of 16
Posted: July 02, 2014

The United States soccer team was defeated by Belgium 2-1 in the World Cup Round of 16 on Tuesday. 

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Area coaches hopeful for America’s chances in next round
Posted: June 27, 2014

It wasn’t exactly how the USA soccer team wanted to advance.

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US advances to World Cup knockout rounds despite 1-0 loss to Germany
Posted: June 26, 2014

RECIFE, Brazil — The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.

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