Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Europe

Notebook: Woe, Canada - or maybe not

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 5:57 PM
MONTREAL, Quebec - Canada gave everything it had in Saturday's 2-1 quarterfinal loss to England. But the host nation - and most of the 54,000 fans who packed Vancouver's BC Place - went out of the tournament disappointed. "It's not how we imagined it to end," a chastened coach John Herdman said afterward... Read more

Notebook: Ali Krieger in ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue

Friday, June 26, 2015, 6:28 PM
United States right back and Penn State product Ali Krieger is one of the many professional athletes who have posed nude for the seventh annual edition of ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue." The photos don't reveal anything sensitive, and the participants include men and women across a wide range of... Read more

Notebook: Eagles' Zach Ertz traveling to U.S. games

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 8:27 PM
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz and former 76ers guard Jrue Holiday are in Ottawa for Friday's United States-China quarterfinal showdown, and not just because they're soccer fans. Ertz is the boyfriend of U.S. defender Julie Johnston, who's been one of the breakout stars of the tournament. Holiday, who... Read more

Notebook: Philadelphia tunes in for U.S.-Colombia

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:44 PM
OTTAWA, Ontario - The United States' 2-0 win over Colombia in the round of 16 was a big hit with Philadephia sports fans. Fox Sports 1's broadcast of the game drew a 5.3 local rating, according to Nielsen, making it by far the most-watched program on broadcast or cable TV in the region Monday night... Read more

Notebook: Canada can set sights on final

Monday, June 22, 2015, 6:50 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta - Canada coach John Herdman has spent much of this World Cup - and indeed much of the time leading up to it - trying to manage expectations. Many close observers of Herdman's team set the bar for success in the tournament at making the quarterfinals. Now that Canada has done so,... Read more

Notebook: FIFA takes a shot, and shoots itself

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 3:50 AM
EDMONTON, Alberta – Norway's players teamed up with national television network NRK to produce a great video lampooning stereotypes about women's soccer. It hits a wide range of subjects, from female players' lack of athleticism to women not understanding the game as well as men do. The punch... Read more

Notebook: Pia Sundhage's future is now

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 6:11 PM
EDMONTON, Alberta - Much of the conversation about Pia Sundhage's recent attention-grabbing interview in the New York Times centered around her remarks about her former United States players. But buried in there was another news item that also has big ramifications. Sundhage's contract as Sweden's... Read more

Notebook: France is fine - for now

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 12:59 AM
EDMONTON, Alberta - France coach Philippe Bergeroo took a bit of a gamble by leaving midfield catalyst Louisa Nécib on the bench in Wednesday's game against Mexico, so that she could rest and recover from some minor injuries. That gamble paid off just 34 seconds after kickoff, when Marie Laure... Read more

Notebook: Lionesses drown out Bachmann's opus

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7:46 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Switzerland striker Ramona Bachmann has delivered on expectations that she could be a breakout star at the World Cup, registering three goals, one assist and 18 shots in the group stage. But that wasn't enough to overcome a true Cinderella performance by Cameroon, which... Read more

2014-15 UEFA and CONCACAF tournament TV schedule

Monday, June 15, 2015, 8:31 PM
Here's your viewer's guide to this season's TV coverage of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, and the CONCACAF Champions League. Almost all UEFA tournament broadcast rights in English and Spanish are held by Fox Sports. The network has sub-licensed some Champions League and Europa League... Read more
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