A soccer team of grannies have defied the odds in the Grannies International Football Tournament in Limpopo. South Africa’s Vhakhegula Vhakhegula Football Club is made up of women aged 55 and up, and this adoring crowd erupts in awe as they score the deciding goal against a U.S. team. Buzz60…
Ricardo Pepi scored on his first touch of the match in the 62nd minute, and the United States beat El Salvador 1-0 to reach the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals. The 13th-ranked U.S. extended its unbeaten streak against No. 32 El Salvador to 22 matches since 1992, including 16 wins. The Am…
Gio Reyna started in his first match with the U.S. after his parents disparaged then-coach Gregg Berhalter for his lack of playing time at the World Cup, a 7-1 rout of 173rd-ranked Grenada in the CONCACAF Nationals League at St. George’s. Ricardo Pepi and Weston McKennie had two goals each, …
Ali Krieger has decided to retire at the end of this season after a professional soccer career that has stretched some 16 years.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been re-elected by acclaim to another four-year term after suggesting the financial results under his leadership would keep an industry CEO in the job for life.
The Women’s World Cup is getting an increase in prize money of more than 300% for this year’s tournament.
The U.S. Soccer Federation says Gregg Berhalter remains a candidate to stay on as men’s national team coach after a report by a law firm concluded he did not improperly withhold information about a 1992 domestic violence allegation involving the woman who later became his wife. The report al…
The U.S. Soccer Federation says Gregg Berhalter remains a candidate to stay on as men’s national team coach after a report by a law firm concluded he did not improperly withhold information about a 1992 domestic violence allegation involving the woman who later became his wife. The report also concluded that Berhalter’s conduct “likely constituted the misdemeanor crime of assault on a female” but that it was an isolated event.
Research by players' union FIFPRO claims most players from last year's World Cup do not want the tournament to be held again in November and December.
The 100-minute matches that became routine at the World Cup in Qatar are set to become routine in club soccer. FIFA's rule-making panel known as IFAB met Saturday. It stresses the need for accurate calculation of time added on for stoppages in play because of injuries, substitutions, time-wasting and goal celebrations.
Federal jurors in New York are preparing to start deliberations on the fates of two former Fox executives accused of paying millions of dollars in bribes to gain broadcasting rights to soccer's biggest matches, including the World Cup. From the start, U.S. prosecutors depicted the case as about "the corruption of international soccer." The case centered on the actions of Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez — and whether they bribed soccer officials to secure lucrative broadcasting rights.
World Cup winner Lionel Messi has won FIFA's Best Men's Player award for 2022. Spain's Alexia Putellas won FIFA's Best Women's Player award for the second straight time. Messi won the voting over Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema. Putellas won the women's voting over Alex Morgan of the United States and England's Beth Mead. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has been voted FIFA men's coach of the year after leading his team to the World Cup title in December. The women's coach award went to Sarina Wiegman after she led England to the title at the Women's European Championship.
The 10-year, $2.5 billion partnership between Apple TV and MLS kicked off on Feb. 1 with the launch of Season Pass. Starting Saturday, every match — regular season, postseason, Leagues Cup, the All-Star game, and developmental leagues — can be accessed on the Apple TV app, allowing fans to watch without local blackouts or restrictions. The MLS/Apple model abandons the traditional framework where most games are available through a national or regional network. Even though MLS had some favorable local agreements, most teams struggled for visibility when they weren't on either Fox, FS1 or ESPN.
The biggest winner in the Major League Soccer offseason transfer market ended up being the rumor mill. Whether it was the apparent flirtation between Lionel Messi and Inter Miami, or the interest that Los Angeles FC had for Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, neither materialized and the MLS offseason was devoid of a splashy international move. Still, there are numerous players to watch this season, including World Cup winner Thiago Almada in Atlanta and Chicharito at the Galaxy.
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Beaver Dam, Baraboo, Columbus, Horicon, Reedsburg and Wisconsin Dells could be in contention for a conference title.
Wisconsin's leading girls basketball scorer chose not to wait for Division I schools to pick college
Reedsburg's Sydney Cherney planned to collect offers during the AAU season, but the junior visited a college campus and made up her mind over the weekend.
A Waupun sophomore champion takes home Gymnast of the Year honors while a third straight team appearance at state helped Reedsburg's leader secure the Coach of the Year award.
The sophomore was the Badgers' leading scorer in the NIT semifinal loss to North Texas despite his last field goal at 8:16 in the first half.
Fran Fraschilla is a former college basketball coach and he questioned the Badgers coach's decision making in the loss to North Texas.
The program's worst offense in two-plus decades ended its season by going the final 9:07 without a point.
The Badgers' collapse in the NIT semifinals to North Texas left fans with plenty to complain about as the season ended.
Mallory Swanson scored a pair of first-half goals and the United States beat Canada 2-0 in a SheBelieves Cup match clouded by a labor dispute between the Canadian players and their federation. The Canadian women wore purple shirts during the pregame national anthems that read "Enough Is Enou…
U.S. Soccer has introduced a Safe Soccer program that will require comprehensive vetting of individuals involved in the sport as the federation continues to address the abuses uncovered in its investigation of coach misconduct in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Sean Johnson kept his sixth career clean sheet, and four more U.S. players made their senior international debuts as the men's senior team wrapped up its annual January training camp with a scoreless draw with Colombia. Interim head coach Anthony Hudson's young U.S. squad couldn't find the n…
U.S. Soccer Federation sporting director Earnie Stewart is leaving to join PSV Eindhoven following the departure of American general manager Brian McBride. The management shakeup leaves men’s coach Gregg Berhalter in uncertainty.
An outside investigation has found that the husband of U.S. women's team defender Crystal Dunn illegally distributed a controlled substance to Portland Thorns players in his role as the team's athletic trainer. The National Women's Soccer League announced the findings Tuesday.
Few women are coaching at the top of American soccer — a result of how the sport offers scarce opportunities for female players and imposes a high price on coaching licenses. The shortage of qualified women was highlighted by a glut of vacancies created by men who were pushed out of the sport.
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Embattled Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder could very well sell the franchise before an investigation into his organization’s conduct can be complete. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said even if that’s the case, any report will be made public. Goodell said Tuesday at the league's annual meetings that the NFL is “committed to releasing the findings.” Snyder and the Commanders are still under investigation by former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White.
Lamar Jackson’s frustration over contract negotiations reached a boiling point when he announced Monday that he has requested a trade from the Baltimore Ravens. Staying in Baltimore might be his best and only option.
Several prospects from the NBA Academy in Africa are playing in the new season of the Basketball Africa League. The league was created by the NBA in partnership with FIBA to help grow the sport in Africa and is now in its third season.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will announce its class of enshrinees for 2023 this weekend. Among the finalists: Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Dwyane Wade, Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich.