World Cup

PARIS | US draws Sweden again for 2019 Women’s World Cup

PARIS — The defending champion United States is again placed in a group with Sweden for the Women’s World Cup next summer in France. The draw for soccer’s premier tournament was held Saturday at a gala event in Paris amid a backdrop of unrest in the country. There were widespread clashes between police and demonstrators … Continue reading PARIS | US draws Sweden again for 2019 Women’s World Cup

FIFA undertakes global initiative to grow the women’s game

FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women’s game in advance of next year’s World Cup in France. Soccer’s governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women’s side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged … Continue reading FIFA undertakes global initiative to grow the women’s game

April Heinrichs to step down as US soccer youth director

Former national team coach and player April Heinrichs will step down as director of the women’s youth national teams for U.S. Soccer at the end of this year. Heinrichs was a forward on the national team that won the first Women’s World Cup in 1991. She served as head coach of the team from 2000-2004, … Continue reading April Heinrichs to step down as US soccer youth director

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain | The Latest: US reaches gold medal game again at World Cup

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain — The Latest on the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup semifinals (all times local): 8 p.m. Diana Taurasi scored 26 points, including hitting five 3-pointers, to help the U.S. beat Belgium 93-77 in the semifinals of the Women’s Basketball World Cup. Breanna Stewart added 20 points while Brittney Griner … Continue reading SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain | The Latest: US reaches gold medal game again at World Cup

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Cambage dominates in Australia win at World Cup

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain — The Latest on the FIBA Women’s World Cup Day 3 (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Liz Cambage scored 24 of her 25 points in the first half, hitting her first 11 shots, to help Australia rout Turkey 90-64 on the final day of group play at the FIBA World … Continue reading SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Cambage dominates in Australia win at World Cup

TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: China beats Latvia in Women’s World Cup opener

TENERIFE, Spain — The Latest on the FIBA Women’s World Cup (all times local): 1 p.m. Ting Shao scored 15 points and China beat Latvia 64-61 in the opener of the FIBA Women’s World Cup on Saturday. China (1-0) jumped out to an early 11-point lead on Latvia, which struggled from the field missing 15 … Continue reading TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: China beats Latvia in Women’s World Cup opener

TENERIFE, Spain | Women’s World Cup gets underway in Spain

TENERIFE, Spain — The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup gets underway on Saturday with eight games. The U.S. will tip off against Senegal in its quest for a third consecutive championship, something the Americans have never done in their storied history. While the U.S. has been the dominant force in the sport for the past … Continue reading TENERIFE, Spain | Women’s World Cup gets underway in Spain

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic | Team Americas leads Continental Cup ahead of Europe

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic— The athletes from the Americas lead after the first day of the Continental Cup in Ostrava on Saturday. After the first 19 of 37 events, Team Americas led with 135 points, 12 more than defending champion Team Europe. Team Asia-Pacific followed with 89, while Team Africa trailed by another 15 points. The … Continue reading OSTRAVA, Czech Republic | Team Americas leads Continental Cup ahead of Europe