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April 15, 2008 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When the inevitable question came, the seven tiny females on stage at a Palmer House Hilton news conference yesterday shivered with unease as if a frosty breeze had just swept in from nearby Lake Michigan. How were these American gymnasts prepared to deal with some of the volatile political issues - Tibet, Darfur, China's human rights record - that are beginning to flare in the run-up to the much-anticipated Summer Games in Beijing? "There's not anything that's going to change how we feel about the Olympics," said Shawn Johnson, the 16-year-old who won a gold medal at the 2007 world championships.
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January 12, 2013
The National Women's Soccer League announced the allocation of U.S. National Team players on Friday for the 2013 season. Boston Breakers: Sydney Leroux, Heather Mitts, Heather O'Reilly. Chicago Red Stars: Shannon Boxx, Amy LePeilbet, Keelin Winters. Also: Canada's Erin McLeod (Penn St.) FC Kansas City: Nicole Barnhart (Gilbertsville), Lauren Cheney, Becky Sauerbrunn. Portland Thorns FC: Rachel Buehler, Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan. Seattle Reign FC: Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez, Hope Solo.
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August 4, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
BOYDS, Md. - Abby Wambach scored two goals late in the first half tonight as the Washington Freedom beat the Independence, 2-0, in a Women's Professional Soccer match at the Maryland Soccerplex. The Independence (8-6-3) remain in second place, two points ahead of the Boston Breakers, who beat Atlanta, 2-0, tonight. Wambach had a penalty kick blocked by Independence goalkeeper Val Henderson in the 17th minute. Washington (5-8-5) was in command throughout the game in finishing 2-2 this season against the Independence.
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May 15, 2011 | Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Abby Wambach scored and assisted on Amy Rodriguez's goal in the first half to lead the United States to a 2-0 win against No. 4 Japan in an exhibition Saturday. Wambach's 118th career goal came in the 29th minute off a header from 8 yards after a 40-yard free kick by Ali Krieger. Eight minutes later, Wambach took a pass on the right flank from Heather O'Reilly and found Rodriguez at the near post for a left-footed redirect. Japan played its first match since devastating earthquakes and a tsunami hit the northeastern part of the country March 11. A moment of silence was held before the game.
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January 5, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
The Independence re-signed their offensive MVP, Natasha Kai, who led the team in goals with nine, a total that tied for second in the league with Abby Wambach. Kai also scored the game-winning goal in the 2-0 semifinal victory over magicJack that propelled the Independence into the 2011 WPS championship game. "I'm very happy to re-sign and be back with such a great organization and to be part of an amazing family and team," Kai said. "Being here in Philly not only made me grow as a person but also as a player.
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September 18, 2011 | The Inquirer Staff
Arsenal's poor start to the English season worsened Saturday with a 4-3, Premier League loss to host Blackburn Rovers despite leading twice in the first half on goals by Gervinho and Mikel Arteta. Blackburn's Ayegbeni Yakubu scored twice in his club debut, and the Gunners' hapless defense allowed own goals off Laurent Koscielny and Alex Song in the Rovers' first victory of the season. Inter, Roma stay winless. Inter Milan and visiting Roma did little to relieve the pressure on their managers with a 0-0 draw.
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July 20, 2011 | Associated Press
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Abby Wambach is coming home to an anticipated full house in Rochester in the U.S. women's soccer star's first game since a World Cup final loss to Japan last weekend. The Sahlen's Stadium ticket office reported yesterday morning that there are about 100 tickets left for the Women's Professional Soccer league game tonight between Wambach's South Florida-based magicJack and the Western New York Flash. The downtown Rochester stadium's capacity is 13,500, though temporary bleachers have been added that would boost the total to about 15,000.
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June 20, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
The United States women's soccer team's friendly on Thursday against South Korea at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., has some compelling story lines. Goalkeeper Hope Solo - back with the squad after injury - may get the start; striker Abby Wambach has another chance to supplant Mia Hamm as the Americans' all-time leading goal scorer; midfielder Carli Lloyd can continue her strong comeback from injury; and there's a couple of win streaks on the line. The Americans have a 33-game unbeaten streak and a 71-game home unbeaten streak.
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June 29, 2011 | From Inquirer Wire Services
DRESDEN, Germany - The top-ranked United States had to dig deep for its opening victory at the Women's World Cup on Tuesday. The Americans were held scoreless for almost an hour by North Korea before Lauren Cheney and Rachel Buehler scored in the second half for the 2-0 win. Cheney scored in the 54th minute, taking a long cross from Abby Wambach right in front of the box and nodding the ball past goalkeeper Hong Myong Hui to set off a...
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May 10, 2011 | Associated Press
CHICAGO - The U.S. women say they are ready for anything in the upcoming World Cup. With Hope Solo and Heather Mitts healthy, the roster coach Pia Sundhage released yesterday contained few surprises. Star scorer Abby Wambach warns the rest of the soccer world to not be surprised by anything the Americans accomplish as they go after their first world title since 1999. "I will do everything I can to make sure we will be standing on top of the podium," Wambach said. "It will be the most difficult championship to win, World Cup or Olympics, and I am excited to get started.
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October 29, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
AS IT TURNED out, Jill Ellis didn't need to answer why, in the biggest game of her short tenure as U.S. women's national team coach, she chose to make the greatest goal-scorer in USA history a healthy scratch from the starting lineup last night against Mexico in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Championship. With Abby Wambach and her world-record 173 international goals sitting on the bench for 61 minutes, the United States got two early goals from Delran native Carli Lloyd and a second-half goal from Christen Press on its way to a comfortable 3-0 victory at PPL Park.
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October 28, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
That'll teach U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis to start a game with Abby Wambach on the bench. The 34-year-old forward and all-time leading goal scorer in international play was not in the starting lineup for Friday's CONCACAF soccer semifinal. Instead she came on as a substitute, replacing Sydney Leroux in the 62d minute. But Wambach returned to the starting 11 in Sunday's CONCACAF final, and her impact was felt immediately as the veteran netted four goals en route to a 6-0 win over Costa Rica.
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June 22, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
HARRISON, N.J. - A buzz encompassed Red Bull Arena even before Abby Wambach stepped onto the pitch. It only grew every time the striker, who entered Thursday night's friendly against South Korea two goals from Mia Hamm's all-time international record of 158, touched or even came near the soccer ball. The buzz got even louder when Wambach made history during the U.S. women's national team's 5-0 victory. She finished with four goals, for a career international total of 160. "I don't think about how I sit in history and the books," Wambach said.
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June 20, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
The United States women's soccer team's friendly on Thursday against South Korea at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., has some compelling story lines. Goalkeeper Hope Solo - back with the squad after injury - may get the start; striker Abby Wambach has another chance to supplant Mia Hamm as the Americans' all-time leading goal scorer; midfielder Carli Lloyd can continue her strong comeback from injury; and there's a couple of win streaks on the line. The Americans have a 33-game unbeaten streak and a 71-game home unbeaten streak.
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February 14, 2013
Swedish golfer Daniela Holmqvist said she was bitten by a spider and used a tee to squeeze out what she thought was potentially fatal venom before finishing her round Tuesday during qualifying for the LPGA Tour's season-opening Women's Australian Open in Canberra. Holmqvist continued her round, under the supervision of medical staff, but finished with a 74 and missed out on qualifying. A tournament official said Thursday that Holmqvist more than likely was bitten by a redback, a species of widow spider.
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January 12, 2013
The National Women's Soccer League announced the allocation of U.S. National Team players on Friday for the 2013 season. Boston Breakers: Sydney Leroux, Heather Mitts, Heather O'Reilly. Chicago Red Stars: Shannon Boxx, Amy LePeilbet, Keelin Winters. Also: Canada's Erin McLeod (Penn St.) FC Kansas City: Nicole Barnhart (Gilbertsville), Lauren Cheney, Becky Sauerbrunn. Portland Thorns FC: Rachel Buehler, Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan. Seattle Reign FC: Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez, Hope Solo.
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January 8, 2013 | Daily News staff and wire reports
LIONEL MESSI became the first four-time winner of the FIFA Player of the Year award after shattering the world record with 91 goals last year for Barcelona and Argentina. The 25-year-old won for the fourth straight time, beating Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta in voting announced Monday. Messi received 41.60 percent of the points in votes by national-team coaches and captains plus selected media. Ronaldo got 23.68 percent and Iniesta 10.91 percent.
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January 8, 2013
Defending champions Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus are the top-seeded players for the Australian Open announced Monday. The year's first Grand Slam tournament starts next week. Djokovic is followed by Roger Federer of Switzerland, U.S. Open champion Andy Murray of Britain, and David Ferrer . He replaces fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal , who withdrew because of a stomach ailment. On the women's side, French Open champion Maria Sharapova of Russia is seeded second.
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October 24, 2012 | Associated Press
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Abby Wambach scored for the 23d time this year, but the U.S. women's soccer team had to settle for a 2-2 tie with Germany on Tuesday, the teams' second draw in four days. Dzenifer Marozsan scored twice for the Germans, including the equalizer in the 85th minute. Tobin Heath gave the U.S. a 2-1 lead in the 67th minute on an assist from Alex Morgan, who had two in the match. Goaltender Hope Solo made six saves for the Americans, who are on a celebration tour after their Olympic victory.
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September 21, 2012 | By Pat Graham, ASSOCIATED PRESS
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Abby Wambach broke a tie early in the second half, and Alex Morgan added two goals and two assists, helping the U.S. women's national soccer team beat Australia, 6-2, on Wednesday night in an international friendly that was coach Pia Sundhage's farewell game. Sundhage announced earlier this month she was stepping away after leading the squad to back-to-back Olympic gold medals. She will return home to coach the Swedish national team. Heather O'Reilly, Shannon Boxx, and Sydney Leroux also scored for the Americans, who are 21-0-2 against Australia.
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