NO QUALIFIERS FOR HIM
Irregular heart beat sidelines Dempsey from WCQs, Sounders game
Clint Dempsey won't be scoring goals for the U.S. national team in the next set of World Cup qualifiers due to an irregular heart beat, which has sidelined him for the Sounders' game in Portland.
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You can scratch Clint Dempsey from participating with the United States national team for its next two World Cup qualifying games.
STILL NO. 1
No Olympic medals, but USA women top FIFA rankings
Despite not reaching the medal round at the Rio Olympics, the United States women still lead the latest FIFA world rankings, which were released Friday morning. Complete
VENGEANCE IS GOLDEN
Brazil, Neymar capture Olympic Games title
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Neymar and Brazil got their gold medal and gained some revenge along the way, taking a penalty kicks victory over Germany in the Olympic Games final at Estadio do Maracana Saturday. Complete
OFFSIDE REMARKS The most devastating result in U.S. women's soccer history
Sooner or later, it was going to happen. Sooner or later, the United States women were going to slip and not reach the final four of a major FIFA tournament for the first time. Well, sooner happened Friday afternoon. Complete
CUTTONE'S CONCEPTS With a voice, WNT players can do greater good
On Saturday, the WNBA rescinded a fine it had issued to several teams and players because the players used pregame warm-up gear to promote social causes.
It wasn't that the league objected to the players taking a social stance, hence the rescinding of the fine. The players in question wore shirts that said #BlackLivesMatter and #Dallas5.
PLAYING WITH ATTITUDE Akers hopes to translate her style to kids camp
Michelle Akers built her reputation as the greatest-ever women's soccer player, by playing every game in a take-no-prisoners mode. Akers, who was named the FIFA Player of the Century, has never translated that playing attitude into a full-fledged soccer camp before, but this June, she'll be part of a group of soccer players/trainers offering an all-girls camp at her Powder Spring, Ga. horse farm and adjacent soccer field.