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United States advances to round of 16 after blanking Chile

Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals for the United States in a somewhat subdued 3-0 victory over Chile that advanced the defending Women's World Cup champions to the round of 16.

France off to dream start with dominant victory over South Korea

France got off to a perfect start in the women's World Cup as the hosts beat South Korea 4-0 in the opening game at the Parc des Princes on Friday.

Portland's Damian Lillard will play Game 4 despite rib injury

Portland's Damian Lillard says separated his ribs in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.

Trail Blazers stave off elimination, push series with Nuggets to 7

Damian Lillard had 32 points, including 17 in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers staved off elimination to force a decisive Game 7 in their series with Denver with a 119-108 victory on Thursday night.

Canadian Jamal Murray scores 34 as Nuggets even series with Blazers

Jamal Murray led all scorers with 34 points and made all 11 free throws for the Denver Nuggets, who handed the Portland Trail Blazers their first post-season loss at home this season. The series now heads back to Denver for Game 5.

Blazers' Lillard waves goodbye to Thunder with impossible buzzer beater

Damian Lillard hit a 37-footer at the buzzer and finished with career playoff-high 50 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder from the playoffs in five games with a 118-115 victory on Tuesday night.

U.S. women's national soccer team sues for equal pay

Players for the U.S. women's national team have filed a federal class-action lawsuit seeking equal pay to their male counterparts.

Canada thrashes Panama to book FIFA Women's World Cup berth

Christine Sinclair scored twice and Canada went on to secure a spot in next year's World Cup in France with a 7-0 victory over Panama on Sunday in the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.

Timbers stymie TFC's playoff chase despite Altidore's return

Diego Chara scored his first goal of the season in the 64th minute and the Portland Timbers went on to snap a four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC on Wednesday night.

World Cup QF: England expects 'bloody difficult' match with Sweden

​Having intentionally steered England into what's widely considered the weaker half of the World Cup's knockout bracket, coach Gareth Southgate is now casting the upcoming quarter-final against Sweden as "bloody difficult."

Senegal 1st team eliminated from World Cup on obscure tiebreaker

Colombia's Yerry Mina thumped home a second-half header to secure a dramatic 1-0 victory over Senegal on Thursday that catapulted the South Americans into the World Cup last 16 and dumped their African opponents out of tournament.

Unbeaten Uruguay awaits Round of 16 opponent after winning Group A

Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani scored a goal each and Uruguay went on to defeat Russia 3-0 on Monday, finishing undefeated in group play and handing the host nation its first loss of the World Cup.

Jedinak's penalty kick helps Australia draw with Denmark in crucial Group C game

Australia captain Mile Jedinak slotted his second penalty at the World Cup to help Australia draw 1-1 with Denmark on Thursday and keep their hopes of reaching the knockout rounds alive.

Serbia's Kolarov the difference-maker in win over Costa Rica

Aleksandar Kolarov's curling free kick in the 56th minute has helped Serbia to a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in its World Cup opener on Sunday in Russia.

Celtics' Kyrie Irving to have surgery on sore knee

The Boston Celtics say all-star point guard Kyrie Irving is set to have surgery Saturday to alleviate pain in his left knee.