July 29, 2015

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Soccer: Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA — The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team. None of it prevented Jamaica from handing the Americans their biggest upset defeat. The Reggae Boyz stunned the U.S. with a pair of first-half goals, one off a blunder by goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and held Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, July 14

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Landmark nuclear deal reached with Iran The agreement includes a compromise between Washington and Tehran that will allow U.N. inspectors to press for visits to Iranian military sites, a senior diplomat says. 2. Who faces dissent on Read More…

Journal article says banning headers only part of solution to concussions in soccer

AURORA, Colo. — A group of scientists checked a decade’s worth of data about what causes concussions in high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact. A paper published Monday by a Read More…

Interest is nil, so Black River dropping girls soccer this year

SULLIVAN TWP. — Almost seven years ago, Tina Wagner worked feverishly to get a girls club soccer team going at Black River. It eventually blossomed into a full varsity sport and was around the last two years. Now, it appears all that work is for naught, as Pirates athletic director Josh Calame has suspended the Read More…

World Cup champs to get Canyon of Heroes parade

NEW YORK — Lower Manhattan will be swirling with confetti as thousands attend a parade celebrating the win by U.S. women’s soccer team at the Women’s World Cup. Team members will be on a float that will travel along the Canyon of Heroes, a stretch of Broadway where the nation’s largest city has honored its Read More…

Disgraced FIFA executive Blazer banned for life for corruption

GENEVA — Chuck Blazer was banned for life by FIFA’s ethics committee on Thursday for widespread corruption, finally ending the career of the longtime most senior American in world football. The ban from all football-related duties was a formality after Blazer, a former FIFA executive committee member, pleaded guilty to racketeering and tax evasion charges Read More…

Lloyd’s hat trick leads U.S. to win in World Cup Finals

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night — and gave the United States its record third Women’s World Cup title. Lloyd scored three times as the U.S. jumped to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan Read More…

Women’s World Cup: U.S. looking for redemption in another finals matchup with Japan

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women’s World Cup title match in Germany. The Americans get a rematch today when the teams meet again in the final, this time in Canada. The U.S. women are Read More…

Women’s World Cup: Japan reaches final against U.S. with lucky late goal versus England

EDMONTON, Alberta — Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time, giving Japan a 2-1 victory over England in a Women’s World Cup semifinal. The decisive goal Wednesday came when Japan’s Nahomi Kawasumi drove up the right side and sent a cross into the middle for Yuki Ogimi. Bassett reached out with Read More…

Women’s World Cup: U.S. shuts out No. 1 Germany, heads to final

MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans. Then she blasted that ball into the back of the net. Lloyd’s penalty kick got the United States on the board, and the Americans went on to a 2-0 victory over top-ranked Germany Read More…