World Cup

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 30:  Kelley O'Hara #5 of the United States celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal in the second half against Germany in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

U.S. Women’s Team Beats Germany 2-0, Advances To World Cup Final

Celia Sasic picked a pretty bad time for Germany’s first missed penalty kick in the women’s World Cup.

06/30/2015

Forward Sydney Leroux of the USA (R) vies for the ball with Australian defender Servet Uzunlar during the Group D match of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup between the USA and Australia at the Winnipeg Stadium on June 8, 2015, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD

U.S. Overcomes Shaky Start, Rides Rapinoe Goals To 3-1 Win Over Australia

Megan Rapinoe scored twice and the United States overcame early defensive shakiness to beat Australia 3-1 Monday night in the Americans’ opener at the Women’s World Cup.

06/09/2015

Former FIFA official Chuck Blazer in 2004 (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Ex-FIFA Official Admits To World Cup Bribes

Chuck Blazer told a U.S. federal judge that he and others in soccer’s governing body agreed to receive bribes in the votes for the hosts of the 1998 and 2010 World Cups.

06/04/2015

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Sepp Blatter Survives As President Of Scandal-Marred FIFA

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.

05/29/2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and FIFA president Sepp Blatter attend the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 13, 2014. (Photo by Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin Accuses U.S. Of Meddling Into FIFA Affairs

The Russian president tried to portray the probe as an attempt to go after dissenters, likening the case to the persecution of U.S. whistleblowers Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.

05/28/2015

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch discusses charges in the FIFA corruption scandal on May 27, 2015. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Charges Against FIFA Officials Announced In Brooklyn Federal Court

Seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a U.S. corruption probe.

05/27/2015

FIFA director of communications Walter de Gregorio attends a press conference at the organization's headquarters on May 27, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss police on Wednesday raided a hotel to detain top FIFA officials as part of a U.S. investigation. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

FIFA Says It Embraces Blockbuster Arrests Of Top Officials

FIFA spokesman Walter de Gregorio says soccer’s governing body is the “damaged party” in the corruption probe and will cooperate fully with authorities.

05/27/2015

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5 Sports Events More Surprising Than Beck Winning Album Of The Year

Let’s take a look at five events in sports over the last year more surprising than Beck’s shocking GRAMMYs Album of the Year win.

02/09/2015

Fans hold a sign in support of Derek Jeter prior to the last game of the season against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Top 14 Sports Stories Of 2014

Our sports teams here in New York weren’t all that good this past year — except for the Rangers (and, OK, now the Islanders). Still, we found reasons — both good and bad — to keep tuning in.

12/31/2014

Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game 7 of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The 10 Most Memorable Sporting Events Of 2014

When we look back at 2014, these are some of the games — not to mention stock-car races, tennis finals and golf rounds — we’ll remember the most.

12/26/2014

The front of FIFA's head office in Zurich on September 26, 2014 (Photo by Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA Prosecutor Resigns In Protest Over World Cup Report

Michael Garcia, who led the probe into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process, cited a “lack of leadership” at the top of FIFA in his resignation statement.

12/17/2014

The front of FIFA's head office in Zurich on September 26, 2014 (Photo by Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA In Turmoil After Clearing Qatar, Russia In World Cup Probe

Hours after a FIFA judge cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption in their winning World Cup bids, the American who led the investigation said Thursday he would appeal the decision.

11/13/2014

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A Travel Guide To London, England

Read on for a visitor’s guide to transportation, dining, hotels and the top attractions in London.

08/05/2014

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6 Stars Of The World Cup, Where Are They Now?

That guy who bit that other guy, what’s he up to?

07/24/2014

Geoff Cameron of the United States challenges Marouane Fellaini of Belgium during the World Cup Round of 16 match at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

USMNT Falls To 15th In FIFA Rankings Following World Cup

The United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16 where they lost to Belgium. The Americans were overtaken by the Dutch, Chile and France.

07/17/2014

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