Posts Tagged Soccer

Timbers, Real Salt Lake play to 0-0 draw

Real Salt Lake forward Robbie Findley,left, and Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell (24) battle for a ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Facing a team with a lot more on the line, Nick Rimando may have just decided the Western Conference playoff picture.

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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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