VAL DI FIEMME, Italy | Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins gave the United States its first gold medal in cross-country skiing at the Nordic world championships Sunday with a victory in the women's team sprint.
The RailCats open the season at U.S. Steel Yard in this 2010 file photo.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | When soccer riots broke out in Egypt in February, Bob Bradley did not hesitate to speak out despite having only just arrived as the new coach of the national team.
DOHA, Qatar | Qatar has embarked on a campaign to silence critics who claim the tiny desert nation is too hot to host the 2022 World Cup, relying on an expensive effort that supporters say could one day expand the reach of the soccer's premier event into other arid regions.
DRESDEN, Germany | The U.S. is the No. 1 team in the world, a two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist.
WOLFSBURG, Germany | The Americans can't do things the easy way.
LEVERKUSEN, Germany | Sweden picked a good time to beat the Americans at the women's World Cup for the first time, winning 2-1 Wednesday to avoid Brazil and five-time FIFA player of the year Marta in the quarterfinals.
HEIDELBERG, Germany | When 11-year-old Lauren Cheney and her teammates went to watch the United States play Nigeria at the 1999 World Cup, they brought along playbooks so they could write down what they would do when it was their turn on soccer's biggest stage.
FRANKFURT, Germany | Brazil and Norway became the latest tournament favorites to run into stubborn opposition at the women's World Cup on Wednesday, as both escaped with 1-0 wins.
RAMALLAH, West Bank | For years, Palestinian soccer was disorganized, underfunded and hindered so much by Israeli travel restrictions that games were often forfeited because players couldn't arrive for kickoff.
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NEW YORK | Tiger Woods' humbling return to the public eye, from his televised confession to a winless season on the golf course, was voted the sports story of the year by members of The Associated Press.
When Carlos Rivero was asked how much he had been biting his nails throughout Spain's bruising battle with the Netherlands, the Valparaiso resident could only let out a relieved laugh.
This weekend Illiana Christian will trim its traditional green and white school colors with orange
JOHANNESBURG | Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley scored in a furious second-half comeback, giving the United States a 2-2 tie against Slovenia on Friday that kept alive the Americans' chances of advancing in the World Cup.
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