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  • McIlroy suffers ankle injury ahead of British Open

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy's defence of golf's British Open and a keenly-anticipated contest with American Jordan Spieth was thrown into doubt on Monday when he revealed he had ruptured an ankle ligament while playing football with friends. "Total rupture of left ATFL (ankle…

    Reuters
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  • Japan football fans turn to drink as 'Nadeshiko' sink

    Madoka Kataoka was on her third beer of the morning on Monday even before Japan kicked off against the United States in the women's World Cup final. A quarter of an hour later, a little after eight in the morning, she had switched to something stronger after a Carli Lloyd wonder goal from the…

    AFP
  • Enveloped in controversy, Solo leaves as World Cup winner

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Hope Solo walked out of BC Place on Sunday night with two pieces of coveted hardware and for the time being, more focus on her skill as a goalkeeper and less on her off-field travails.

    Associated Press
  • 'Pearl Harbor' trends on Twitter after U.S. soccer victory over Japan

    (Reuters) - The Twitterverse lit up with references to the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor after the 5-2 U.S. victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup championship match but other Twitter users called those comments offensive. "Hey Japan, that one was for Pearl Harbor. U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A,"…

    Reuters
  • Japan emotional after World Cup loss

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Japan clearly was not ready for Carli Lloyd.

    Associated Press
  • Klinsmann warning for US as football CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off

    Jurgen Klinsmann says the United States will have to defend their CONCACAF Gold Cup crown the hard way as the tournament kicks off on Tuesday with the region's governing body still reeling from the FIFA corruption scandal. "We are under the expectations of winning this tournament," Klinsmann said.…

    AFP
  • Tears in Tokyo as Japan thumped in World Cup final

    Japanese soccer fans were left wiping away Monday morning tears in Tokyo sports bars as their beloved 'Nadeshiko' were smashed 5-2 by the United States in the Women's World Cup final in Vancouver. Supporters had gathered early for the 8 a.m. kick-off, hopeful of seeing Japan retain the title won…

    Reuters
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    Fans celebrate US Women's World Cup win

    Fans of the U.S. women's soccer team celebrate a 5-2 victory over Japan in the World Cup final. Julie Noce reports.

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  • Liverpool appoint coaches O'Driscoll and Lijnders

    (Reuters) - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers moved to reinforce his depleted coaching set up with the left field appointment of Sean O'Driscoll and the promotion of Pepijn Lijnders from the academy. O'Driscoll, sacked by second tier Bristol City 18 month ago, leaves his head coach position with…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Watford sign Capoue from Spurs for club record fee

    Newly-promoted Watford have signed France midfielder Etienne Capoue from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed club record fee, they said on Monday. Watford announced the deal on their website (watfordfc.com) and said Capoue, 26, had signed a four-year contract. Capoue joined…

    Reuters
  • Women's World Cup Final Live: United States vs. Japan

    The Americans shoot for their third world title against defending champion Japan in a rematch of the 2011 World Cup final.

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  • Soccer-Gold Cup group stage fixtures

    July 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the Gold Cup Group stage matches on Monday Group stage - Group A Tuesday, July 7 (GMT)Panama v Haiti (2300) Group stage - Group A Wednesday, July 8 (GMT)United States v Honduras (0130) Group stage - Group A Saturday, July 11Honduras v Panama United States…

    Reuters
  • Fenerbahce signs Nani from Manchester United

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Fenerbahce says it has reached an agreement with Manchester United to sign Portugal winger Luis Nani on a three-year contract.

    The Associated Press
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    Major inequality wage gap between men's and women's soccer

    With record crowds, FIFA is billing the Women's World Cup one of the best ever, but there remains a large gender divide

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  • CONCACAF details rebuilding plans after FIFA bribery scandal

    Plunged into crisis by a second FIFA bribery scandal in four years, the CONCACAF soccer body wants to pass sweeping new leadership rules to help rebuild. The North and Central American and Caribbean governing body published anti-corruption proposals Monday after its past two presidents and general…

    The Associated Press
  • Jewsbury scores in stoppage time as Timbers beat Earthquakes

    During their recent run of success, the Portland Timbers have talked about how important it has been to get contributions from everyone on the team. In their latest win, it was Jack Jewsbury's turn to come through again. Jewsbury scored in second-half stoppage time to give the Timbers a 1-0 victory…

    The Associated Press
  • Martinez to take over as Spain Davis Cup captain

    Conchita Martinez will take over as Spain's Davis Cup captain for the Group I tie away to Russia in two weeks following Friday's dismissal of Gala Leon, the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) said on Sunday. A former Wimbledon champion who turned to coaching after she retired in 2006 Martinez, who's…

    Reuters