Venezuela's coach Rafael Dudamel attends a practice session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Venezuela will face Argentina at a quarter-final Copa America soccer match, on June 28. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 27, 2019 - 7:47 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel almost left his job for political reasons after his team beat Argentina 3-1 in March in a friendly game in Madrid. One day before he faces Lionel Messi again — this time in the quarterfinals of the Copa América — Dudamel was more relaxed Thursday...
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Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka, centre, teaches young fans during a private Baseball Clinic in London, Thursday, June 27, 2019. The Yankees are hosting for approximately 100 youth in the London community in conjunction with the London Meteorites Baseball and Softball Club this private Baseball Clinic. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 27, 2019 - 6:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — An array of retired All-Stars and Hall of Famers conducted a youth clinic. Workers put final touches on new clubhouses, batting cages and bullpens. No ducks on the pond quite yet — not so soon after flying across it. Having landed in London, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox...
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England's Ellen White celebrates after scoring her team's second goal during the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Norway and England at Oceane Stadium in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 27, 2019 - 6:27 pm
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Lucy Bronze helped set up the first two goals before completing England's 3-0 victory over Norway with a powerful shot of her own Thursday night, sending the team into its second straight Women's World Cup semifinal. After finishing third at the last tournament four years...
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U.S. women’s national team soccer player Megan Rapinoe speaks at a news conference on Thursday, June, 27, 2019, in Paris, France. Rapinoe apologized for using an expletive in an interview in which she said she would not visit the White House if the team wins the Women’s World Cup. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson).
June 27, 2019 - 1:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — Megan Rapinoe apologized Thursday for using coarse language in saying she would not visit the White House if the United States wins the Women's World Cup. She otherwise said she stands by her statement about not going, with the exception of the expletive. Her comments at a previously...
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England players celebrate at the end of the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. England beat Cameroon 3-0. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
June 27, 2019 - 6:13 am
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Facing his biggest match as a first-team manager, England's Phil Neville seemed remarkably relaxed with a day to go. Unlike the former Manchester United and England player's wife, Julie. "She worries like mad, prays, lights candles," he said. "She is struggling with the...
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Panama goalkeeper Jose Calderon (12) blocks a shot against the United States as defender Francisco Palacios (2) watches during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
June 27, 2019 - 1:01 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jozy Altidore made an impression in first return to the United States' starting lineup. Altidore scored on an overhead kick in his first start for the national team in 20 months, lifting the U.S. over Panama 1-0 Wednesday night as the Americans finished first in their...
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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres reacts after hitting a walk-off RBI single during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 8-7. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 26, 2019 - 8:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, the pubs and the double-decker buses, there's plenty to see in London. To Aaron Judge, there's an even more enticing sight: The 385-foot fence in center field at the soccer stadium where his New York Yankees will play this weekend. "I don't...
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Referee Melissa Borjas, center, consults with VAR after awarding a penalty to the Dutch team during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Lieke Martens scored from the spot and the Netherlands won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 26, 2019 - 5:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — Video review has created confusion and brought questions at the Women's World Cup. The Video Assistant Referee, or VAR, was integrated into the men's World Cup in Russia last year, leading to calls for it to also be used for the women's tournament in France. But it certainly hasn't...
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United States'Megan Rapinoe, front, celebrates at the end of the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Spain and US at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. US beat Spain 2-1. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 26, 2019 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called out U.S. women's national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe after a months-old video was posted on social media in which she used profanity when she said she wasn't going to the White House if the team wins the Women's World Cup. "Megan should never...
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Italy's Elisa Bartoli, right, jumps over China goalkeeper Peng Shimeng, second right, just before Italy's Valentina Giacinti scored the opening goal during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Italy and China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 25, 2019 - 4:27 pm
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women's World Cup after a convincing 2-0 win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that...
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