CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation and Mexico Football Federation submitted a joint bid Friday to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup, competing against an expected proposal from Brazil and a joint Germany-Netherlands-Belgium plan. No proposed stadiums were announced by the USSF and Mexico’s governing body. The USSF said the bid envisioned taking advantage of efficiencies from the 2026 men’s World Cup, which will be co-hosted by the U.S., Mexico and Canada. “The U.S. and Mexico are in a uniqu
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Shawn Smart scored his second goal of the season, Joseph Andema recorded his fourth straight shutout of the NCAA Tournament and No. 9 seed Clemson advanced to its sixth national championship match in school history with a 1-0 victory over No. 5 West Virginia on Friday night. Clemson (14-3-5) has reached the championship game for the second time in three seasons — after winning the trophy in 2021. Last Saturday, the Tigers downed Stanford 2-0 to earn the program’s 10th Coll
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Lens stretched its unbeaten run to 10 games in the French league after a lackluster 0-0 draw away to Montpellier on Friday. The point took Lens above Reims into fifth in Ligue 1, although Reims has a game in hand against second-placed Nice on Sunday. Visiting Lens had two thirds of possession and slightly more chances but neither side sparkled on France’s southern coast. The result will concern Montpellier coach Michel Der Zarkarian and in particular his forwards’ lack
Spurs have failed to win any of their last five matches despite taking the lead in each fixture.