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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2012, file photo, United States' Kelly O'Hara (5) fights for control of the ball with Costa Rica's Daniela Cruz (8) during the first half of CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer game action at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. A group of players from the U.S. women’s national team, who will vie for a spot in the World Cup in October qualifying, have joined with several international players in protesting the turf surfaces for next summer’s big event in Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward, File)

Women’s World Cup turf war heats up

Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women’s World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass. A group of players from the U.S. women’s national team, who […]

08/27/2014

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 file photo UEFA President Michel Platini  speaks during a press conference. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Platini prepares to announce FIFA election plan

  GENEVA (AP) — Michel Platini is set to announce Thursday if he will challenge former mentor Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. The UEFA president will meet the leaders of his 54 member federations […]

08/26/2014

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NFL, FIFA, other officials meet about concussions

  NEW YORK (AP) — Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions. The “think tank,” funded by an […]

08/25/2014

United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard gets ready to kick the ball during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

  CHICAGO (AP) — Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a “commitment” to his family. The three-time World Cup veteran asked U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann […]

08/21/2014

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