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NWSL playoffs open busy time for women’s soccer

In this June 28, 2014, file photo, Seattle Reign's Sydney Leroux, left, and Sky Blue's Sophie Schmidt vie for the ball in the first half of an NWSL soccer game in Seattle. In the space of about a week, a group of players from the U.S. team wrapped up the regular season with their National Women’s Soccer League teams, got together for an international friendly against Switzerland, and now face off in the NWSL playoffs. The country’s top players are maintaining a delicate balance between supporting the NWSL at home while gearing up for a busy two years that include the women’s World Cup in Canada next summer and then 2016 Rio Olympics. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

In the space of about a week, a group of players from the U.S. team wrapped up the regular season with their National Women’s Soccer League teams, got together for an international friendly against Switzerland, and now face off in the NWSL playoffs.

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No act: Tom Hanks wants sod for Women’s World Cup

TORONTO (AP) — Tom Hanks takes his soccer seriously. And when the Women’s World Cup comes to Canada in 2015, he wants the games played on grass fields.

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