• Native Texan Dempsey starts for US in home state vs Ecuador

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Clint Dempsey is starting up front with Gyasi Zardes in the U.S. national team’s exhibition against Ecuador in Dempsey’s home state of Texas.

  • Goal-line technology to be used at Copa America

    CHICAGO (AP) — Hawk-Eye will be installed for next month’s Copa America, marking the first use of goal-line technology by the soccer’s governing bodies for South America and for North and Central America and the Caribbean.

  • In this March 21, 2016, file photo, U.S. soccer goalkeepers Tim Howard, left, and Brad Guzan, warm up during a training sesson at Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla. Guzan is set to start ahead of veteran Tim Howard for the U.S. national team in the upcoming Copa America tournament, coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)

    Guzan pushes struggles aside, puts focus on starting for US

    DALLAS (AP) — Brad Guzan wants to put a rough Premier League season behind him and take a break from uncertainty over his club future.

  • In this April 7, 2016 file photo, a worker collects floating trash from Guanabara Bay during the inauguration of the renovated Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Andy Hunt, the head of World Sailing, met with city, state, and organizing committee officials on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, pushing for what amounts to a superficial cleanup of Guanabara Bay. Rio state officials have acknowledged a real cleanup of Guanabara will take 20 years, with the city still pouring at least half of its untreated sewage into its surrounding waters including Guanabara. "We don't want to have any stories of sailors with plastic bags, or what every it might be, that in anyway impact performance," said Hunt. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    Sailors’ nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If you’re the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare.

  • This photo taken Thursday, May 12, 2016, shows mosquito larvas breeding in a plastic pot with standing water, outside a home in Rio, Fla. The dengue fever outbreak that infected 28 people in August and September of 2013 caught Florida's Atlantic coast by surprise. The mosquito-borne disease many associate with crowded, third-world conditions had spread among the pink plastic flamingoes in their modest suburban yards. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Brazilian health minister updates IOC on anti-Zika measures

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Brazil’s health minister briefed IOC officials Tuesday on the steps being taken to combat the Zika virus ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • In this Oct. 11, 2008 file photo, Telefonica Black skipper Fernando Echavarri from Spain takes his son onto the yacht before the start of the Volvo Ocean race in Alicante, Spain. Spain's Olympic gold-medal winning sailor says he's "lucky to have survived" after being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro as he and two fellow Spaniards were walking to breakfast. Echavarri spoke the Associated Press on Monday, May 23, 2016, three days after the assault, and says "we were confident, but being confident in Rio is not a good thing." Echavarri and members of the Spanish team have been training in Rio for almost two weeks, preparing for South America's first Olympics. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz, File)

    Olympic gold-medal sailor tells of gunpoint robbery in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Spain’s Olympic gold-medal winning sailor Fernando Echavarri said he was fortunate to have escaped with his life after being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro as he and two fellow Spaniards walked to breakfast.

  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez, next to Lionel Messi, reacts as he leaves the pitch during the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Sunday, May 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Suarez expected to make Copa America trip despite injury

    MADRID (AP) — Luis Suarez is expected to travel to the United States to join Uruguay’s national team for the Copa America, though he is likely to miss the start of the tournament because of a hamstring injury.

  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez, next to Lionel Messi, reacts as he leaves the pitch during the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Sunday, May 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Luis Suarez in tears after injury, could miss Copa

    MADRID (AP) — Luis Suarez’ participation in the Copa America Centenario is in doubt after the Uruguay striker left Spain’s Copa del Rey final with an apparent muscle injury and in tears on Sunday.

  • United States attacker Tony Azevedo passes the ball during a men's exhibition water polo match against Australia, Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    US water polo captain Azevedo preps for record 5th Olympics

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Azevedo is a speed boat in a pool full of aircraft carriers. And 16 years after he burst onto the international scene, he remains one of the world’s most dangerous scorers.