Brazil unsure if Marta will play against Australia
PARIS (AP) — Brazil played coy on the status of star player Marta ahead of its Women's World Cup match against Australia, a team reeling from a first-round upset and unsure if it will face the...
GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Marta has been ruled out for Brazil's opening match at the Women's World Cup because of a left thigh injury.
The six-time women's world player of the year was hurt in...
PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP) — Brazil forward Marta has returned to training after recovering from a left thigh injury, five days before the team plays its opening match at the Women's World...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil star Marta is optimistic she will fully recover from a left thigh injury before the women's World Cup starts in France next month.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian Football Confederation says star forward Marta has injured her left thigh and is undergoing physical therapy.
One of the best players in women's soccer history, Brazil's Marta has chased titles in every tournament with the national team since 2002.
But recent history suggests she may want to focus...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Six-time world player of the year Marta and the unretired Formiga will spearhead Brazil in the Women's World Cup in France, probably for the last time in their...
Cafu to present Copa America draw in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former World Cup winner Cafu will present Friday's Copa America draw in Rio de Janeiro.
Tournament organizers said on Tuesday the Brazilian will be assisted by countrymen Zico, Ze Roberto and Marta, Argentina's Javier Zanetti, Uruguay's Diego Lugano, Colombia's Francisco Maturana and Paraguay's Romerito.
Tony Sanchez returning for fifth season at UNLV
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Sanchez will return for a fifth season coaching at UNLV.
Rebels athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois issued a statement Thursday announcing Sanchez's return after she and acting university President Marta Meana evaluated the football program.
Sanchez made the jump directly from high school when he was hired to replace Bobby Hauck after coaching at nearby Bishop Gorman High School.
Modric, Mbappe in running for Ballon d’Or
PARIS (AP) — Luka Modric and Kylian Mbappe are in the running to break Lionel Messi's and Cristiano Ronaldo's 10-year dominance of the Ballon d'Or.
The World Cup finalist and champion, respectively, are nominees for this year's award, alongside Brazilian forward Marta. For the first time, France Football magazine is awarding the individual trophy to a woman and a man on Dec. 3 in Paris.
Ronaldo, Salah, Modric make FIFA shortlist, Messi doesn’t
LONDON (AP) — Lionel Messi failed to make the world player of the year shortlist Monday for the first time since 2006, with Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah making their first appearance in the final three alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi and Ronaldo have been the only winners of world soccer's main individual award from FIFA since 2008.
Modric made the FIFA Best shortlist after helping Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League title in May and then leading Croatia to the World Cup final.
ZURICH (AP) — Six players from European and French champion Lyon are among 10 candidates to win FIFA's best women's player award.
The Lyon group includes captain Wendie Renard of France, plus Dzsenifer Marozsan and Saki Kumagai, the captains of Germany and Japan.
Three candidates who play in the National Women's Soccer League are United States international Megan Rapinoe, five-time FIFA winner Marta of Brazil, and Australia forward Sam Kerr.
U.S. national soccer team striker Alex Morgan and Brazil forward Marta were among the players chosen for the FIFPro Women's World XI, released Thursday to coincide with International Women's Day.
The University of Georgia Bulldogs will bring more to Atlanta than a potential college football title today.
Traffic is expected to be one of Atlanta’s biggest traffic problems of 2018, according to WSB traffic radio manager Doug Turnbull.
Brazil great Marta to stay on national soccer team
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil great Marta will remain on the national soccer team despite growing player discontent after the firing of coach Emily Lima.
The five-time FIFA player of the year said Thursday night she will not follow the actions of teammates Cristiane, Fran and Rosana.
Like many young soccer players in Brazil, Camila grew up idolizing Marta.
Now her hero is her mentor.
Marta, the five-time FIFA World Player of the Year, has developed a close bond with 22-year-old Camila, who just scored her first international goal. The duo plays for both the Brazilian national team and the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League.
NWSL’s Orlando Pride sign Brazilian star Marta
The Orlando Pride have signed five-time FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Marta to a multi-year deal.
The deal for one of the game's biggest stars had been rumored weeks before the Pride made it official Friday.
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA player of the year Carli Lloyd is one of four Americans in a World XI team voted on by fellow players.
The team announced on International Women's Day by global players' union FIFPro includes goalkeeper Hope Solo, Ali Krieger in defense, Lloyd in midfield and Alex Morgan in attack.
US forward Carli Lloyd wins 2nd FIFA best player award
ZURICH (AP) — Carli Lloyd of the United States won her second FIFA's best woman player award, even if an Olympic gold medal eluded her.
Lloyd seemed surprised to retain the prize she first won after an outstanding 2015 Women's World Cup on the title-winning U.S. side.
Still, Melanie Behringer of the Germany team that won the Olympic title in Rio de Janeiro, placed third in the voting totals, and five-time winner Marta of Brazil was runner-up.
Athlete Of The Week: Melissa Herrera, Crestwood Girls Soccer
Hometown: Mountain Top
Family: Mother, Mariana; father, Hubert; brother, Hubert Jr.; sister, Mariana
Accomplishment: Herrera scored three goals in Thursday’s District 2 Class 3A championship match, helping the Comets beat Abington Heights, 5-1, and advance to the state tournament.
Athlete Of The Week: Melissa Herrera, Crestwood Girls Soccer
MELISSA HERRERA Crestwood Sophomore, Soccer Hometown: Mountain Top Age: 15 Family: Mother, Mariana; father, Hubert; brother, Hubert Jr.; sister, Mariana Accomplishment: Herrera scored three goals in Thursday’s District 2 Class 3A championship match, helping the Comets beat Abington Heights, 5-1, and advance to the state tournament. Getting to KNow MELISSA Favorite subject: History Favorite television show: “Modern Family” Favorite movie: “The Fast and the Furious” Favorite athlete: Marta...
It's an all-European women's final for the first time in Olympic history as Germany takes on Sweden.
Funny thing is, most figured the World Cup champion U.S. national team would be cruising to its fourth straight gold medal. But the Americans were ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals.
And with the U.S. out, many figured host Brazil and national star Marta would be playing for gold. But Sweden knocked off the Brazilians, too.
Rio de Janeiro — Tuesday is a day most Brazilian sports fans probably would like to forget.
In the span of less than 12 hours — about an hour in the case of two — three of Brazil's shining gold medal beacons were snuffed out.
* The two-time defending champion women's volleyball team hadn't been tested much.
Until China in the quarterfinals.
The Chinese rallied from one set down to take a 2-1 lead before the Brazilians forced a fifth and deciding game.
US meets Sweden and former coach; Brazil-Australia rematch
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The top-ranked team in the world will likely be the undercard in women's Olympic soccer on Friday.
The United States, the three-time defending champions, will take on Sweden in Brasilia. But the late game in Belo Horizonte between Australia and host Brazil may be the more intriguing match.
The Aussies and Brazilians met at the Women's World Cup last year, and it was Australia that advanced by beating Marta and Co. 1-0 in the round of...
Call from Scolari helped Brazil avoid soccer elimination
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil didn't need Marta to win at the Rio Games. All it took was a speech from its ex-coach and a couple of goals from its latest wonder kid.
A call of support from Luiz Felipe Scolari and goals by promising youngster Gabigol helped put Brazil back on track at the Olympic tournament — the hosts defeated Denmark 4-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals and keep alive their hopes of winning the gold medal for the first time.
Brazil’s other No. 10 _ Marta _ is getting respect
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Known simply by her first name, Marta Vieira da Silva is one of the best women ever to play soccer.
And with the Olympics in Brazil, people in her home country are finally getting familiar with her.
While Brazil's other No. 10 — Neymar — is struggling with the men's team, Marta is seeing success. And the locals are noticing.
For her two goals in a 5-1 victory over Sweden, Marta was showered with cheers. And it wasn't just her...
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The frustration with Brazil's soccer team is so great that fans are jeering Neymar and wishing women's star Marta could come to the rescue.
While Marta has been thriving with the women's team, Neymar has disappointed at the men's Olympic tournament, where Brazil is facing early elimination in a scenario that once seemed unthinkable in the soccer-obsessed host country.
Fans watching Brazil struggle in a 0-0 draw against Iraq on Sunday...