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Baird thrives as NWSL commissioner despite challenging times

Lisa Baird assumed her role as commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League on March 10. Two days later, she had to shut down the league because of the coronavirus. It's certainly not the way she imagined her first 48 hours on the job would...

 

Dallas defender Hollingshead fosters baby amid pandemic

With two children of their own, FC Dallas defender Ryan Hollingshead and his wife, Taylor, wanted to add to their young family in a way that would align with a desire to help others. Guided by that faith, last year the couple went through the...

 

MLS goalkeeper moonlights as children's book author

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jeff Attinella is unique in that he's the only MLS goalkeeper who can also say he's a children's book author, a side job that has helped earn him the nickname "Dadtinella" from the Portland Timbers faithful. He's already writt...

 

MLS 25th anniversary remains quiet milestone amid pandemic

Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes is cautiously optimistic that Major League Soccer can still have a full season. But what that might look like is anyone's guess. MLS was supposed to be celebrating its 25th year, but for now it remains a quiet...

 

Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder, 136-119

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is feeling more at home with the Portland Trail Blazers, especially now that he's seen the appreciation of the hometown fans. With the crowd chanting his name, Anthony finished with 19 points in his Moda...

 

Oklahoma State opens with 52-36 victory over Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders says his first-game jitters were calmed by teammate Chuba Hubbard. Sanders made the most of his debut for Oklahoma State, throwing for 203 yards and three scores in a 52-36 victory over...

 

Oklahoma St starting QB still a mystery for Oregon St game

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oklahoma State's quarterback situation is still somewhat of a mystery — at least publicly. Redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders and Hawaii graduate transfer Dru Brown have been competing for the starting nod since spring....

 

US looks to complete its French summer with a final win

LYON, France (AP) — The United States is about to conclude its summer in France with an opportunity to further cement its place as the best team on the international stage. The U.S. faces the Netherlands on Sunday for the Women's World Cup...

 

US wins 4th World Cup title, 2nd in a row, beats Dutch 2-0

LYON, France (AP) — The United States women's soccer team was as good as American players promised — maybe even better. Especially Megan Rapinoe, the pink-haired captain who emerged with the Golden Ball as top player, the Golden Boot as top...

 

Women's national soccer team players sue for equitable pay

Three months before beginning their defense of their Women's World Cup title, American players escalated their legal dispute with the U.S. Soccer Federation over equal treatment and pay. Players filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the...

 

Canada goalkeeper Labbe candid about her depression

When Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe returned home from the Rio Olympics last summer, everyone wanted to see her bronze medal. It became a constant refrain: Where's the medal? Can I see the medal? Show us the medal! But after a while the pride...

 

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