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  1. 10 fast facts for Algarve Cup

    espnW

    On Wednesday, the top-ranked U.S. women's soccer team opens play at the 2014 Algarve Cup in Portugal against familiar foe Japan (7:45 a.m. ET). The rivals famously met in the gold-medal game at the 2012 Olympics and the final of the 2011 Women's Worl...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  2. South Korean who showed political banner to get Olympic medal bac...

    A South Korean soccer player who displayed a political banner at the London Olympics will get his bronze medal back, the IOC announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  3. Many African competitors stay behind in Britain; Weynay Ghebresil...

    Thousands of Olympians have returned to their homelands with the end of the London Games -- but more than a dozen African competitors have not.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  4. 2012 Olympics -- Julie Foudy's Self-Professed Bloody Brilliant Bl...

    Julie Foudy

    From The Women's Games to those big, heavy medals, Julie Foudy wraps up the London Games in her Self-Professed Bloody Brilliant Blog Finale!

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  5. 2012 Olympics -- Will U.S. women's success in London be springboa...

    Jackie MacMullan

    The London Olympics were a benchmark for women, especially U.S. women. But what does that mean beyond the Games? For two team sports, the hope and expectation is their accomplishments in London will be a springboard to something more.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  6. 2012 Olympics -- One of Bryshon Nellum's biggest supporters on ha...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Four years ago, few people believed Bryshon Nellum would become an Olympian, but one man who did followed him here and will see the runner carry the U.S. flag into Olympic Stadium at closing ceremonies.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  7. 2012 Olympics - Defense, team chemistry key to Mexico's gold-meda...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Jorge Arangure Jr. writes that, for El Tri's star-less Olympic roster, team chemistry and defense were key in beating Brazil in Saturday's gold-medal match.

    Blog | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Connor Fields takes this one on the chin

    Alyssa Roenigk

    One day you might dash through the field. The next you return home bloodied and bruised. That's what makes BMX racing so great.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  9. 2012 Olympics -- Julie Foudy on US women's soccer team's gold-med...

    Julie Foudy

    En route to Olympic gold, the U.S. women's soccer team performed on that mystical stage with an unwavering sense of purpose, finishing a script it began writing after its heartbreaking Women's World Cup final loss.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  10. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Abby Wambach hopes to keep playing

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Abby Wambach isn't done yet. The 32-year-old forward and heart of the U.S. women's soccer team wants to play in the 2015 Women's World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  11. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Carli Lloyd delivers legendary performanc...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    When the London Games opened, Carli Lloyd wasn't even in the U.S. women's starting lineup. But the midfielder was right where she needed to be Thursday, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over Japan that gave the Americans redemption and a third consecutive Olympic gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  12. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Women's boxing a huge success

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Katie Taylor gave her vociferous Irish fans a thrill, and Claressa Shields beat down someone twice her age. Yes, the women boxers proved they belong on the biggest stage.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  13. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Abby Wambach drew ref's attention to Cana...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    That rarely called whistle on Canada's goalkeeper didn't come out of nowhere. U.S. forward Abby Wambach had been pointing out the delay tactics all game Monday.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  14. 2012 Olympics - Semifinal win over Japan serves as benchmark for ...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Jorge Arangure Jr. writes that Tuesday's semifinal win over Japan serves as a benchmark for Mexico's soccer program.

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  15. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women reach semifinals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Canada came out with a great game plan, trying to slowing down games with a deliberate offense. Trouble was, it didn't make any difference against the U.S. women, who put the clamps on Canada's top scoring threats.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  16. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Canada cries foul over whistle on goalkee...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    After a rare call on Canada's goalkeeper that eventually led to a U.S. penalty kick, the Canadian coach and players felt they were robbed in Monday's semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012