GENEVA -- FIFA President Gianni Infantino is open to a 40-team World Cup in 2026, with several countries serving as co-hosts.With key World Cup talks due next month, Infantinos comments Tuesday show that FIFA will consider co-hosting by the United States, Canada and Mexico.The North American neighbors have long been expected bidders for 2026, even competing against each other, because the CONCACAF region is favored to host for the first time since 1994. Then, 24 teams played in the U.S.In his presidential election campaign, Infantino supported expanding the tournament and hosting across a region.These two topics will certainly be on the table for discussion, Infantino said, looking ahead to a meeting of the FIFA Council he will chair on Oct. 13-14 in Zurich.Asked about a potential U.S.-Canada-Mexico project for 2026, the former UEFA general secretary noted that his previous organization chose to hold the 2020 European Championship in 13 different host nations.So, there is, I would say, no limit to NEW YORK -- The Ogwumike sisters are back together again.Nneka and Chiney are now part of the WNBA players union executive council. Nneka Ogwumike is the new president and her younger sister is a vice president. They played together at Stanford for two years.Im thrilled to team up with my sister again, this time representing the best interests of the best womens basketball players in the world, both on and off the court, said Chiney Ogwumike in a text message to The Associated Press. Our league is a sisterhood, and our goal is to continue to expand our unique platform from the locker room to the greater community.Nneka Ogwumike ran unopposed for the position and will hold it for three years. She was vice president for the previous two years and succeeds Tamika Catchings, who was president since 2004 before retiring from the league at the end of this past season.I am looking forward to serving as Executive Committee President and having a voice that will be heard, while representing, collaborating with, and leading our players union, said the WNBA MVP, who will try and lead Los Angeles to its first title since 2002 when the Sparks face Minnesota in Game 5 on Thursday.The sisters are joined on the executive committee by Layshia Clarendon (first vice president), Monique Currie (vice president) and Monica Wright (secretary-treasurer). All were elected based on voting that occurred on Oct. 14.Former committee members Swin Cash and Jayne Appel Marinelli also retired this past year, opening up three spots on the board.I would like to thank Tamika Catchings, Swin Cash, Jayne Appel Marinelli and Tanisha Wright for their service on our Executive Committee, said WNBAPA director of operations Terri Jackson. Their contributions to the WNBPA have been instrumental in our growth and we will be forever grateful.The WNBA and the union agreed to a new eight-year CBA in 2014. The agreement does allow for an opt out after the 2019 season.I have faith that the union is in good hands, Cash said last month. Were only a phone call away if needed. Air Force 1 Alte Gore-Tex . Despite the cost, effort and an improved steroid test, its possible that very few -- if any -- positives will be detected, Dr. Richard Budgett told The Associated Press in an interview. "We just dont know what the results from Torino will be," Budgett said. Air Force 1 Uomo Saldi .H. -- Matt Kenseth made it 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. http://www.airforce1outletitalia.it/scontate-lunar-force-1.html . "Four now," Carl Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report proudly following a 5-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night, the clubs fifth straight at home. Air Force 1 Doernbecher . Ibaka equaled a career high with 20 rebounds, adding four blocked shots and 15 points as the Thunder smothered the Milwaukee Bucks offence in a 92-79 victory Saturday night. Air Force 1 Mid Bianche . -- Brandon Jennings made the most of his first game with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Watford enjoyed a 3-1 victory against Everton in a thrilling encounter at Vicarage Road in Saturdays early kickoff.A well-contested first half saw both sides share plenty of half-chances, but it wasnt until Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring with a cool finish that the game really gained tempo. Watford grew into the first half and deservedly leveled the standings before the break, Okaka netting his first goal for the club with an ingenious backheel.Everton enjoyed a positive start to the second half, but, after a couple of spurned chances, fell behind when Sebastian Prodl nodded home. A little shellshocked, Everton cconceded again just moments later, Okaka doubling his tally with a neat header.dddddddddddd.The result looked set in stone until Lukaku pulled one back five minutes from time. His headed goal made for a nervy few minutes for the home contingent, but after a couple of heart-in-mouth moments, the Hornets held on for the three points.That win sees Watford shoot up to seventh place, while Everton slip to ninth, and with the weekends upcoming fixtures, the Toffees could slump as low as 12th. ' ' ' whatever is good for football, Infantino said on the sidelines of a meeting of European clubs. We will see, but its true that CONCACAF did not have the World Cup for a long time.FIFA rules currently bar back-to-back hosting by continents, ruling out Asian bidders for 2026 after Qatar hosts in 2022, and has previously weighed requiring confederations to sit out two bidding contests.Infantino declined to suggest if UEFA could encourage its members to skip the 2026 process with Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup.The 2026 World Cup hosting vote is set for 2020, with FIFA member federations choosing from a shortlist drafted by the ruling council.For the moment I think everything is open. My opinion on the 40 teams has not changed, Infantino said after meeting the European Club Association, many of whose members oppose releasing more of their players to an expanded World Cup.While at UEFA, Infantino also helped oversee an expanded Euro 2016 with 24 teams for the first time instead of the 16-team formatWe have seen it again at the Euro in France with eight more teams, what kind of enthusiasm this generated in many, many countries, he said. We need to realize that these kinds of events are more than just a competition, they are real social events in the whole world.In Zurich next month, Infantino will lead the first meeting of a FIFA Council being expanded to include 36 members elected by the six confederations.Two European members have been scrutinized in recent weeks by the FIFA ethics committee.Wolfgang Niersbach of Germany cannot attend in Zurich while he serves a one-year ban, imposed for failing to report suspected wrongdoing by 2006 World Cup organizers. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko was implicated by a World Anti-Doping Agency inquiry report in covering up soccer players doping cases. FIFA ethics investigators said it would get the report and examine it thoroughly.I have no concerns at all with the council, Infantino said. It is our job not to let ourselves be distracted from what we have to do, which is implement the reforms and show we are a new FIFA. Nike Air Vapormax Soldes . 1 position. The Mustangs (6-0), who beat Queens 50-31 last weekend, earned 17 first-place votes and 287 points in voting by the Football Reporters of Canada. Western was last ranked first in the country in October 2011. Vapormax Pas Cher Soldes . 8 Iowa State on Saturday, sending the Cyclones to their third consecutive loss. The Longhorns (14-4, 3-2) got their biggest win of the season with their third in the row in the Big 12. http://www.vapormaxpaschersoldes.fr/vente-air-vapormax-flyknit-2.html . 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Jozy Altidore and Bobby Wood were up front.Tim Howard was in goal, regaining the No. 1 job after Brad Guzan was benched by Middlesbrough.The match was the opener of the final round of qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean.Three players didnt dress for the U.S.: goallkeeper Ethan Horvath, defender Cameron Carter-Vickers and midfielder Caleb Stanko.ddddddddddddMexico started an offense-minded 4-5-1 formation with Alfredo Talavera in goal; Diego Reyes at right back; Rafa Marquez and Hector Moreno in central defense; Miguel Layun at left back; Hector Herrera and Andres Guardado in defensive midfield; Carlos Vela, Giovani dos Santos and Jesus Corona in advanced midfield; and Javier Hernandez up front.The U.S. entered with four straight 2-0 wins over Mexico in home World Cup qualifiers, all at home. ' ' '
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