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Atlanta Falcons owner signs contract to name new stadium

...2019 or 2020.In addition, Blank said he hopes the new stadium will be part of a possible U.S. bid for soccer's World Cup in 2026."It matters to all of them the name on the building," he said. "Mercedes-Benz is another tremendous draw...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-08-24/atlanta-falcons-owner-signs-c
Overtime

...the United States beat Costa Rica 7-2 in a Women's World Cup victory tour exhibition game that included an 83-minute...S. in its second friendly since winning the Women's World Cup six weeks ago.The Americans beat Costa Rica 8-0 on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-08-19/overtime
US women defeat Costa Rica in rout

...game since winning the Women's World Cup in Canada in July.The game marked...starters who did not start in the World Cup final. Forward Alex Morgan did not...undergone minor knee surgery after the World Cup. Goalkeeper Hope Solo and forward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-08-16/us-women-win-rout-over-costa-rica
USA Basketball looking to build foundation for future

...It just briefly seemed in jeopardy of weakening last summer.A series of player withdrawals before the Basketball World Cup, most notably Kevin Durant, and the Americans' first serious injury with Paul George's broken leg ? Colangelo called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-08-15/usa-basketball-looking-build-
Prince says FIFA cannot be credible until Blatter leaves

...team has added an October match against Brazil to its World Cup victory tour.Officials in Orlando announced Monday that...is the latest addition for a 10-game tour after the World Cup.The Americans will open the tour Aug. 16 against Costa...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-08-10/prince-says-fifa-cannot-be-credib
Organizers believe 2016 Olympics will show better side of Brazil

...Olympics that start Aug. 5, 2016, follow last year's World Cup, which ended with mixed results.A year of protests over lavish spending on soccer stadiums dissolved once the World Cup started. Fans from around the world embraced Brazil...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-07-28/organizers-believe-2016-
IOC faces stark differences in Olympic host hopefuls

...artificial snow) are possible. In ski jumping, it doesn't make any difference. In Alpine skiing, if you look at our World Cup races, we ski more or less 100 percent on artificial snow, because the snow is more compact."Almaty says 70 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-07-26/ioc-faces-stark-differen
US falls to Panama in third-place game of Gold Cup

...the Americans' two in regulation. WORLD CUP DRAW: The United States' road to the 2018 World Cup opens in November with a four-nation...Seeking its eighth consecutive World Cup appearance, the Americans will start...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-25/us-falls-panama-thir
Goalkeepers Tim Howard ready to return to US national team

...after taking a break since the 2014 World Cup.The 36-year-old Howard, who...draw in St. Petersburg for the 2018 World Cup will be the 79-year-old Blatter's...in New Zealand for the under-20s World Cup and presenting the Women's World...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-22/goalkeepers-tim-howa
US men reeling after their biggest upset loss in history

...the knockout round at last year's World Cup in Brazil. But in this what-have-you-done-for-me-lately...important warm-up for the next World Cup in Russia.As the 2013 Gold Cup...the national team after the 2014 World Cup.Howard is ready to return, targeting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-23/us-men-reeling-after-thei-biggest