November 14, 2012 |
FORMER SEAHAWKS tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested in a Seattle suburb on suspicion of assaulting U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo a day before their planned wedding day, according to police and court records. A Kirkland Municipal Court judge released Stevens after a court appearance Tuesday, saying there was no evidence connecting Stevens to any assault, according to news reports. He was arrested early Monday for fourth-degree domestic violence assault but wasn't charged.
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.
August 1, 2008
When: Aug. 6-21. Where: Qinhuangho, Shenyang, Tianjin, Shanghai and Beijing, Aug. 6-15; Shanghai and Beijing, semifinals, Aug. 18; Beijing, finals, Aug. 21. TV: MSNBC, NBC Olympic Soccer Channel, USA, CNBC. Format: Three four-team pools play a round-robin series with the top two teams advancing to the quarterfinals, along with the two top third-place finishers. A knockout format then begins and runs through the gold-medal game. Semifinal losers play for the bronze. Philly file: Midfielder Carli Lloyd is from Delran, N.J. . . . Nicole Barnhart, of Gilbertsville, Berks County, is the backup goalkeeper behind Hope Solo.
July 18, 2011 |
There were a few smiling faces in Fado's Irish Pub in Center City yesterday after the United States lost the women's World Cup title game to Japan after a tense series of penalty kicks. But none of those celebrating were American. "We are feeling happy. I'm almost crying," said Ikuo Hayashi, 31, from Yokosuka, Japan, who was watching with a small group of fellow countrymen. Hayashi, who was clad in a Japanese jersey and scarf, admitted that some of the American fans weren't all that welcoming.
August 7, 2008 |
Norway jumped on the United States from the opening whistle, getting two goals in the first 4 minutes to beat the U.S. women's soccer team, 2-0, in an opening-round Group G game in Qinhuangdao, China. Leni Larsen Kaurin outjumped and outmuscled U.S. defender Lori Chalupny to head the ball over charging goalkeeper Hope Solo and into an open net in the 2nd minute. Two minutes later, Melissa Wiik latched onto a deep pass on the right side after the United States lost the ball in midfield.
February 3, 2003 |
The Philadelphia Charge made goalkeeper Hope Solo, from the University of Washington, its first of three first-round selections in the Women's United Soccer Association draft yesterday in Atlanta. The Charge also selected forward Deliah Arrington, from Clemson, and midfielder Mary McVeigh, of Dartmouth, in the first round. McVeigh, from Northampton, Mass., has relatives in the Philadelphia area, and interned for a Center City law firm last summer. "I am feeling nothing but 100 percent excitement right now," McVeigh said yesterday from her aunt's home in Ivyland, Bucks County.
November 16, 2012
Atlanta police say former WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw is in custody at the Fulton County Jail after being accused of shooting into a woman's car after using a bat to break its windows. She faces one charge each of aggravated assault, second-degree criminal damage and reckless conduct. Police said Thursday that Holdsclaw followed the woman, Jennifer Lacy , to her car on Tuesday afternoon. WNBA spokesman Ron Howard said the 29-year-old Lacy plays for the Tulsa Shock.
July 11, 2012 |
With Dwyane Wade out, U.S. players think Russell Westbrook can inherit his role on the Olympic basketball team. Wade was the leading scorer for the Americans in 2008, playing an attacking style off the bench. LeBron James said Westbrook can do the same types of things. "Absolutely, because he's that type of player," James said. Wade is unavailable this summer after having knee surgery Monday in Miami. No Saudi women A Saudi-owned newspaper said no women from the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom have qualified for the London Olympics.
December 21, 2011 |
ABBY WAMBACH, whose thunderous header in the final seconds of the Women's World Cup quarterfinals led the U.S. to an improbable victory and sparked a nationwide frenzy rarely seen for women's sports, has been voted the 2011 Female Athlete of the Year. The 31-year-old forward won the award handily, receiving 65 of the 214 votes cast by members of the Associated Press. Teammate Hope Solo (38 votes) was a distant second and UConn basketball player Maya Moore (35) was third.
September 22, 2012 |
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - On her final victory lap, Pia Sundhage hopped and high-stepped her way around the field. As the U.S. women's national soccer team coach soaked in the cheers from the capacity crowd, her team began serenading her by belting out, "You Are My Sunshine. " It was a fitting tribute, since Sundhage has had the squad in harmony for five years. It was a fitting way to go out, too. Abby Wambach broke a tie early in the second half, and Alex Morgan added two goals and two assists, helping the U.S. team beat Australia, 6-2, Wednesday night in an international friendly that was Sundhage's farewell game.