Posts Tagged Soccer

Morgan hurts ankle again as US beats Guatemala 5-0

United States' Alex Morgan is checked by team trainer during the first half of a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer game against Guatemala on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Bridgeview, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Star forward Alex Morgan left the game after spraining her left ankle in the 37th minute, a blow to the United States in its 5-0 win over Guatemala in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship on Friday night.

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South Africa reluctant to host 2015 African Cup

Egypt's Amr Gamal, left, scores his side's opening goal against Botswana during their African Cup of Nations group G qualifying soccer match at  Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Egypt won 2-0. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is reluctant to step in as a last-minute host for next year’s African Cup of Nations because the sport ministry fears Ebola and unplanned staging costs.

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British footballer convicted of rape out of jail

In this March 17, 2012 file photo, Sheffield United's Ched Evans runs on the pitch during a soccer match in Sheffield, England. Evans, a former Premier League footballer who was convicted of rape was released from jail on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 amid a national debate about whether he should be allowed to play professionally again. (AP Photo/PA, Nick Potts, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — A former Premier League player who was convicted of rape has been released from jail amid a national debate about whether he should be allowed to play professionally again.

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Motion hearing set in fatal punching of referee

DETROIT (AP) — A court hearing is scheduled in the case of a Detroit-area recreational soccer player charged in the one-punch killing of a referee who was about to eject him from a game.

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FIFA rules out full publication of ethics probe

FIFA-president Sepp Blatter and the Norwegian football president, Yngve Hallen, at the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match between Norway and Bulgaria at Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo, Monday Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo / Vegard Wivestad Groett, NTB scanpix) NORWAY OUT

LONDON (AP) — FIFA’s ethics chairman will release his findings into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests next month, without making the investigation report public.

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