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U.S. Soccer Federation sporting director Earnie Stewart is leaving to join PSV Eindhoven following the departure of American general manager Brian McBride. The management shakeup leaves men’s coach Gregg Berhalter in uncertainty. 

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As writers covering the Cowboys, we don’t run the risk of tearing an ACL or leaving the press box on a stretcher for any reason beyond having eaten too many nachos. But we do bang our head against the wall a lot. And this is another day where we mostly settle for that. Some columns sound a call to action. Last summer when the Rangers fired Chris Woodward, a man most local sports fans wouldn’t ...

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ATLANTA — The University of Georgia said Tuesday it is investigating events that preceded a late-night car crash that killed a football player and a member of the team’s recruiting staff. The head of the UGA Athletic Association said the investigation could lead to policy changes. His statement said the individuals involved in the crash were not engaged in university-sanctioned activities. “We ...

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Few women are coaching at the top of American soccer — a result of how the sport offers scarce opportunities for female players and imposes a high price on coaching licenses. The shortage of qualified women was highlighted by a glut of vacancies created by men who were pushed out of the sport. 

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Brian McBride is out as general manager of the U.S. men's soccer team. U.S. Soccer Federation sporting director Earnie Stewart told the governing body’s board of directors about the move. Stewart informed the board during his presentation near the end of the board’s executive session on Thursday, a person familiar with the discussion told The Associated Press. 

Vincent Kriechmayr won the first of two downhills on the classic Streif course. Co-favorites Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Marco Odermatt only narrowly avoided high-speed crashes. Kriechmayr mastered the demanding course in cloudy conditions as the world champion from Austria sped to his third win of the season and 15th overall. 

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A conversation with Kansas football coach Lance Leipold is 15 minutes old, most of it rehashing a recently completed breakthrough season, when the topic turns to the man most responsible for it. He is sitting behind a desk, a mural of KU players decorating the windows over his shoulder and a pair of oversized white, red and blue Adidas shoes stashed on the table in front. ...

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A long-running corruption probe surrounding FIFA, the world governing body for soccer, has culminated in a trial that got underway in Brooklyn Federal Court.

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Conflict. It’s the principle at the heart of Kyle Shanahan’s offense. The 49ers’ head coach and offensive play-caller isn’t simply calling plays at random — he’s isolating certain players on the opposing defense and calling plays that put them in unwinnable positions. To be great on defense, you have to be incisive. Save for generational players, there’s not enough time to think and attack. So ...

The Patriots need to sort out their issues with Matt Patricia and Joe Judge as the primary offensive brain trust. That’s clearly the top offseason priority, and the wheels are already turning in Foxboro to fix and clarify that situation, according to reports. But there’s also another issue that goes hand in hand with numero uno: Mac Jones. Specifically, can the Patriots resurrect their 2021 ...

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