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Swedes top England to take third at Women’s World Cup

NICE, France – Kosovare Asllani set Sweden on its way to a 2-1 victory over England for third place in the Women’s World Cup on Saturday night but the midfielder almost didn’t play in the bronze...

DATE: July 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pelicans-Knicks game postponed by earthquake

The NBA Summer League game between the New York Knicks and the New Orleans Pelicans has been postponed because of an earthquake. Preliminary estimates by the U.S. Geological Survey say a 7.1...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Coco Gauff goes for more glory at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England – It was easy to forget that Coco Gauff is still just 15 as she stood on the grass of Centre Court, pounding her chest and shouting, “Let’s go! Come on!” to celebrate a 32-stroke...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

DeChambeau dominates 2nd round of 3M Open, leads at 14-under

BLAINE, Minn. – Bryson DeChambeau figured a score well into the double digits below par could win the inaugural 3M Open. He’s already there, halfway through. DeChambeau dominated the second round,...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NASCAR ready for 1 final round of Daytona summer fireworks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The midpoint of the NASCAR season is here, making one last holiday weekend run at its birthplace, trying as always to deliver a white-knuckled thrill fest on the high banks of...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado’s Lindsey Horan hopes World Cup successes boost NWSL

LYON, France – Midfielder Lindsey Horan hopes the attention on women’s soccer and the United States’ run at the World Cup boost the professional league back home. The National Women’s Soccer League...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

FIFA looks to expand Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 teams

LYON, France – FIFA will seek to expand the Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 teams and double the prize money while maintaining a significant financial gulf with funding for the men’s tournament....

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The final insult: Women’s World Cup Final competes with Copa America, CONCACAF

Megan Rapinoe considers Sunday to be the final insult. Just a few hours after the United States and the Netherlands meet in the Women’s World Cup final in France, Brazil or Peru will celebrate...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cycling’s new generation ready to deliver at Tour de France

BRUSSELS – No matter who wins, this year’s Tour de France will see a changing of the guard. And if the names of Wout Van Aert, Kasper Asgreen, Enric Mas or Caleb Ewan don’t ring a bell now, they...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff, 15, advances to round of 16 at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England – After being beaten down in the first set, 15-year-old American tennis prodigy Cori “Coco” Gauff fought her way back on Friday to win a nail-biting tiebreaker in the second set,...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Carli Lloyd says 2019 US team not a continuation of 2015

LYON, France – Carli Lloyd says the success the United States is having at the Women’s World Cup in France isn’t an extension of the 2015 title run. The so-called 2019ers are their own team. “We...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jailed former governor says he bought votes for Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – A jailed former governor of Rio de Janeiro state told a judge on Thursday that he paid about $2 million for the votes of International Olympic Committee members to award the...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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