Posts Tagged Women’s soccer

Official: World Cup will be on artificial turf

TORONTO (AP) — A FIFA official visiting Canada in advance of the Women’s World Cup next summer says there are no plans to reconsider playing the premier tournament on artificial turf.

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All-women sports show debuts with perfect timing

This Aug. 10, 2010, file photo shows retired Los Angeles Sparks basketball player Lisa Leslie waving to the crowd during a ceremony to retire her jersey at halftime of a WNBA basketball game between the Indiana Fever and the Sparks in Los Angeles. "We Need to Talk," an all-women sports talk show that is the first of its kind, premieres Tuesday amid NFL turmoil over the league's handling of domestic violence cases. The challenge is drawing viewers to CBS Sports Network, which is in fewer than half the country's homes with TVs. The panel will feature a core of CBS Sports announcers: Lesley Visser, Amy Trask, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson and Allie LaForce. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — What perfect timing.

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Time running out for Women’s World Cup turf fight

FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter listens to journalist's questions at a press conference following a FIFA Executive Committee meeting, on Friday, Sept.26, 2014, at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter has confirmed he will stand for a fifth term as Fifa president.  (KEYSTONE/Steffen Schmidt)

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will send an independent team to Canada to survey playing surfaces for the women’s World Cup next year amid fierce protests over the tournament being played on artificial turf.

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