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U.S. men’s soccer loses shot at World Cup

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/11/17, 11:07 am

The U.S. men’s soccer team fell out of World Cup contention Tuesday night with a surprising 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago, ending a run of seven straight appearances in the international soccer showcase. The U.S. team, ranked 28th in the world by FIFA, only needed to tie the game against its 99th-ranked opponent to win a World Cup berth, but scoring in its own goal in the 17th minute sent the Americans down the path to defeat. “You can go around in circles a million times over again, but the reality is that it was all there for us and we have nobody to blame but ourselves,” U.S.

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U.S. Soccer scorns player who knelt

Protest | Rapinoe’s protest in international game was an unwelcome gesture
by Jae Wasson
Posted 9/16/16, 04:39 pm

The U.S. Soccer Federation publicly denounced the actions of star player Megan Rapinoe on Thursday after she knelt during the national anthem before an international friendly game against Thailand in Columbus, Ohio.

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U.S. women win sixth consecutive basketball gold

Sports | Brazil soccer team redeems World Cup loss to Germany with gold-medal win
by Jae Wasson
Posted 8/20/16, 07:30 pm

The U.S. women’s basketball team crushed Spain this afternoon, 101-72, to win their sixth consecutive Olympic gold.

Forty years ago, the U.S. Olympic Committee didn’t even expect the women’s basketball team to qualify for the games. Today, the Americans are one of the greatest teams in the world, on a winning streak of 49 Olympic games.

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