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U.S. men’s soccer to play Uruguay in St. Louis on Sept. 10

The U.S. men’s soccer team will play Uruguay in an exhibition at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium on Sept. 10, four days after the Americans face Mexico at East Rutherford, New …


USA Basketball updates national team roster for World Cup

USA Basketball’s depth is already getting tested, weeks before the FIBA World Cup even starts. The Americans have released their updated national team roster, adding six players and deleting eight …


U.S. women’s soccer to play Portugal in pair of exhibitions

The world champion U.S. women’s soccer team will play a pair of exhibitions against Portugal on its victory tour, on Aug. 29 at Philadelphia and five days later at St. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Jane McManus: Megan Rapinoe delivers another goal for equality during USWNT’s Canyon of Heroes celebration

When the U.S. women’s national soccer team rolled up Broadway to celebrate its second straight World Cup championship, that stretch of black asphalt was once again transformed into the 10-deep, …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

‘I just want to be like them’: Fans celebrate with U.S players at parade honoring Women’s World Cup win

U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe and her teammates shared a float with Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro at a parade honoring them. Rapinoe …


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

U.S. men fail to follow women’s example, lose Gold Cup final to Mexico

The United States men failed to follow the example of American women, showing just how far they are from success. Jonathan Dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute, and Mexico …


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Oumar Ballo and Joel Ayayi make All-Star Five at FIBA World Cup

Gonzaga Bulldogs incoming freshman center Oumar Ballo and redshirt sophomore guard Joel Ayayi both were named to the All-Star Five team at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in Heraklion, …


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Back-to-back! Megan Rapinoe-led U.S. beats Dutch 2-0 for fourth World Cup title

The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

United States men also seek soccer title, face Mexico for Gold Cup

The U.S. men’s soccer team also tries to win a trophy on Sunday when it faces Mexico at Soldier Field in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

Larry Stone: As World Cup final nears, U.S. women don’t care what anyone thinks of them. Nor should they.

The USWNT is on the verge of winning another Women’s World Cup, and they’ve gotten to the final with a brash confidence that they shouldn’t need to apologize for. If …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Gonzaga commit Oumar Ballo powers Mali past France, into FIBA U19 World Cup title game

After missing the first two games of group play, Ballo has averaged 18.3 points and 13 assists in four contests.


Alex Morgan says tea-sipping celebration was nod to Sophie Turner

Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women’s World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner’s amusing Instagram posts. Some considered the celebration a dig at England, which …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Christian Pulisic leads U.S. to 3-1 Gold Cup semifinal win over Jamaica

The U.S. will attempt to complete its title defense Sunday night against Mexico at Chicago’s Soldier Field.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

Alex Morgan’s goal, Alyssa Naeher’s save lifts U.S. over England, into Women’s World Cup final

The top-ranked United States defeated England 2-1 on Tuesday in Lyon, France, and will face the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal between the Netherlands and Sweden in the Americans’ third straight …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Helene Elliott: U.S. win over France a testament of greater things to come for soccer

This was a chance to showcase some of the best athletes of a sport that is still seeking a wider audience and firmer financial base to support its development, a …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Megan Rapinoe has 2 goals and U.S. knocks France out 2-1 in Women’s World Cup quarterfinals

France was vying to become the first nation to simultaneously hold the men’s and women’s World Cup trophies, but the home-field advantage and the flag-waving crowd that belted out La …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Jozy Altidore’s goal leads United States past Panama at Gold Cup

Jozy Altidore scored on an overhead kick in his first start for the national team in 20 months, lifting the United States over Panama 1-0 Wednesday night as the Americans …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

It’s on: The World Cup clash between the U.S. and France

The United States and France are preparing for what many say is a final in the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup. The defending champion U.S. team will face the …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

US in the World Cup quarterfinals after 2-1 win over Spain

Megan Rapinoe converted a pair of penalty kicks and the United States set up a much-anticipated quarterfinal meeting with host France at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory …


Defending champion USA plays Spain to open knockout stage

Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren’t intimidated by the defending Women’s World Cup champions.


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Gyasi Zardes scores twice, United States routs Trinidad 6-0 in Gold Cup

The U.S. cruised to its second shutout this week and clinched a quarterfinal berth in Philadelphia on June 30.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Michelle Kaufman: Never a doubt U.S. women would keep foot on gas in grudge match against Sweden

Sandbagging? The U.S. Women’s World Cup team? No way.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

United States blanks rival Sweden 2-0, finishes atop group at Women’s World Cup

The defending champion U.S. national team faced its toughest test of the Women’s World Cup and remained dominant Thursday night, beating Sweden 2-0 to serve up a measure of revenge …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Women’s World Cup: U.S. soccer trashes any talk of tanking vs. Sweden

So by easing up and finishing second in its Women’s World Cup group – which would require losing, an outcome foreign to Jill Ellis’ squad – the U.S. national soccer …


UPDATED: Sun., June 16, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Carli Lloyd, a Women’s World Cup starter again, scores two as U.S. beats Chile

Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals for the U.S. national team in a more subdued 3-0 victory over Chile that sent the defending champions on to the round of …


United States’ Carli Lloyd adjusts to new role, but doesn’t accept it

Carli Lloyd, star of the World Cup in Canada four years ago, is playing a vastly different role at the event in France.


United States catches heat for Women’s World Cup goal celebrations in rout of Thailand

The U.S. women’s national team faced criticism following its record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand. The win set a World Cup record for goals and margin of victory. Alex Morgan alone …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Golden girls: US wins 3rd straight women’s hoops World Cup

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi shared a hug as the final seconds ran down on a third straight World Cup championship. The longtime USA Basketball teammates had accomplished another piece …


Breanna Stewart leads USA past Nigeria

Breanna Stewart scored 19 points and the United States rallied to beat pesky Nigeria 71-40 in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Basketball World Cup on Friday.


Neymar leads Brazil past U.S. before sparse crowd

Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored first-half goals, and Brazil overwhelmed the United States 2-0 before a sparse crowd of 32,469 at MetLife Stadium. Firmino scored in the 11th minute off …