• UNM soccer coach suspended for 1 week over hazing

    August 22, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico women's soccer coach Kit Vela has been suspended for a week without pay and most of the team is suspended for one game over a hazing incident.Athletic director Paul Krebs tells the Albuquerque Journal ( he expects Vela's suspension to begin immediately, but university policy dictates she has 10 days to appeal.

  • NWSL playoffs open busy time for women's soccer

    August 22, 2014

    In the space of about a week, a group of players from the U.S. team wrapped up the regular season with their National Women's Soccer League teams, got together for an international friendly against Switzerland, and now face off in the NWSL playoffs.The country's top players are maintaining a delicate balance between supporting the NWSL at home while gearing up for a busy two years that include the women's World Cup in Canada next summer and the 2016 Rio Olympics. And it's just the beginning of a schedule that's guaranteed to become more challenging.

  • European soccer body snubs Crimean games in Russia

    August 22, 2014

    GENEVA (AP) - European soccer's governing body won't recognize any matches played by Crimean clubs in Russian competitions, but it stopped short of issuing sanctions against 2018 World Cup host Russia.Three clubs from Crimea, a region annexed by Russia in March, debuted in Russian league and cup competitions this month.