the World Cup

  • President Oct 31, 2019

    Order to ‘Stick to Sports’ Has Deadspin Site in Open Revolt, Staffers Quit En Masse

    Seven staff members at the popular website Deadspin quit on Wednesday as part of a dispute with management over its focus, a spokesman said. The resignations come after stories were posted on Deadspin in open defiance of management’s edict that its staff members stick to sports coverage and set aside other topics. “We’re sorry that they couldn’t work within this...

  • Twitter Oct 8, 2019

    Chicago Fire Star Bastian Schweinsteiger is Retiring

    Former Germany captain and current Chicago Fire star Bastian Schweinsteiger says he is retiring from soccer, ending an 18-year professional career.

  • Instagram Sep 28, 2019

    Felix, Other Top Stars, Fight Track’s Pregnancy Penalty

    For decades, the message to women in track and field was crystal clear: get pregnant, lose sponsorship money. A rebellion led by some of the sport’s top runners, Allyson Felix, Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano, is helping to change that. Two months after the U.S. women’s soccer players stated their case for equal pay, women in track and field come...

  • Florida Sep 14, 2019

    Popovich Defends Team, US Beats Poland for 7th at World Cup

    Their final game at the World Cup had been over for several minutes, and every member of the U.S. team and coaching staff were still lingering together on the court. They were ready to go home. They just weren’t ready to go their separate ways. For USA Basketball, summer ended Saturday with an 87-74 win over Poland in the seventh-place...

  • President Aug 15, 2019

    US Women’s Soccer Team Headed to Court After Equal Pay Talks Break Down

    Players for the World Cup champion women’s national team say mediation talks with the U.S. Soccer Federation over equal pay are over. USWNT player Christen Press said Thursday that the negotiations were stalled over the “concept of paying us equally” and the two sides “never got past that.” Press told NBC New’s Savannah Gutherie in an interview on the TODAY...

  • United States Jul 16, 2019

    ‘Late Night’: Megan Rapinoe Is Fighting for Equal Pay

    Megan Rapinoe talks about the pressure to win the World Cup, the fight for equal pay and the victory parade of the United States women’s national soccer team.

  • United States Jul 15, 2019

    Secret Brand Deodorant Donates $529,000 to US Women’s Soccer to Help Close Pay Gap

    Procter & Gamble, a sponsor of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, is now supporting its members’ fight for equal pay.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jul 10, 2019

    Megan Rapinoe Issues Challenge ‘to Everyone’: ‘We Have to Be Better’

    Megan Rapinoe, co-caption of the victorious U.S. Women’s National Team, issued a public challenge during her speech at the World Cup victory celebration. “This is my charge to everyone,” she said. “We have to be better.”

  • United States Jul 8, 2019

    US Women’s Team Returns Home After World Cup Win

    The 2019 World Cup champions returned to the U.S. on Monday after beating the Netherlands 2-0 in the World Cup Final Sunday.

  • United States Jul 7, 2019

    Women’s Soccer Enters New Era With Huge World Cup Audiences

    No longer a sideshow, women’s soccer has stepped into the spotlight. The sport will hope to further establish its growing appeal on Sunday as millions prepare to watch the reigning world champions, the United States, take on the reigning European champions, the Netherlands, in the World Cup final. This World Cup has been widely popular with fans and nonfans alike,...

  • United States Jul 7, 2019

    Women’s Soccer Enters New Era With Huge World Cup Audiences

    No longer a sideshow, women’s soccer has stepped into the spotlight. The sport will hope to further establish its growing appeal on Sunday as millions prepare to watch the reigning world champions, the United States, take on the reigning European champions, the Netherlands, in the World Cup final. This World Cup has been widely popular with fans and nonfans alike,...

  • United States Jun 23, 2019

    France Beats Brazil 2-1 in Extra Time, Reaches WCup Quarters

    France survived a tense extra-time knockout match against Brazil and advanced to the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals when captain Amandine Henry redirected Amel Majri’s free kick for a tiebreaking goal in the 107th minute of a 2-1 victory on Sunday night at Le Havre. The World Cup hosts, in the quarterfinals for the third straight time, will play the defending...

  • counsel Jun 22, 2019

    US Soccer, Women’s Team Tentatively Agree to Mediate Lawsuit

    U.S. Soccer and players for the women’s national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay. The federation and representatives for the players confirmed the agreement, first reported in the Wall Street Journal, to pursue mediation following the Women’s World Cup. “Here to win a World Cup, lawyers are...

  • United States Jun 22, 2019

    US Soccer, Women’s Team Tentatively Agree to Mediate Lawsuit

    U.S. Soccer and players for the women’s national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay. The federation and representatives for the players confirmed the agreement, first reported in the Wall Street Journal, to pursue mediation following the Women’s World Cup. “Here to win a World Cup, lawyers are...

  • Coach Jun 9, 2019

    England Beats Neighbor Scotland 2-1 to Open World Cup

    Ellen White got England off to a winning start at the Women’s World Cup, curling in a shot to give the 2015 semifinalists a 2-1 victory against tournament newcomers Scotland. In a dominant first half, Nikita Parris netted a penalty in the 14th minute before White struck in the 40th on the French Riviera. But there was no repeat of...

  • Captain Jun 9, 2019

    Italy Beats Australia 2-1 on Bonansea’s Stoppage Time Goal

    Barbara Bonansea scored twice, including the game-winner in stoppage time, as Italy upset Australia 2-1 in the Women’s World Cup on Sunday. Bonansea got past Australian captain Sam Kerr with a header that caught goalkeeper Lydia Williams off guard in the fifth minute of stoppage time. The Juventus player also had the equalizer in the 56th minute for the 15th-ranked...

  • United States May 7, 2019

    US Soccer Denies Discriminating Against Women’s Team

    The U.S. Soccer Federation has formally denied allegations of gender discrimination made by players of the U.S. women’s national team. Twenty-eight members of the current women’s player pool filed the lawsuit March 8 in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, alleging “institutionalized gender discrimination” that includes unequal...

  • United States Oct 26, 2018

    2014 Olympic Medalist Matt Antoine Retires From Skeleton

    Matt Antoine won his last race, one that came earlier than anyone around USA Skeleton anticipated. The 2014 Olympic bronze medalist announced his retirement Friday, moments after taking his final run at the team trials for the coming season. Antoine would have been USA-1 on the World Cup circuit again this year after winning those trials, but he hopped off...

  • social media Jul 15, 2018

    Pussy Riot Protests During World Cup, Upstages Putin

    Protest group Pussy Riot, long a thorn in Vladimir Putin’s side, claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms as the Russian president and a global audience watched. Stewards tackled the three women and one man who charged onto the field simultaneously in...

  • facebook Jul 15, 2018

    Russian Women Push Back at Shaming Over World Cup Dating

    Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women. Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for allegedly undermining the country’s morals and gene pool. The widespread, vehement criticism...

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