• Harry Gregg Feb 17

    Harry Gregg, Former Man United Player and Munich Hero, Dies at 87

    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Harry Gregg has died at the age of 87.

  • soccer Feb 12

    US Soccer Men’s Union Says Women’s Pay Should Be Tripled

    The U.S. men’s national team urged the U.S. Soccer Federation to sharply increase pay of the American women and accused the governing body of making low-ball offers in negotiations with the men

  • Tiger Woods Dec 25, 2019

    Karma Had a Hand in Top 5 ‘Feel-Good’ Sports Moments of 2019

    The top five ‘feel-good’ sports stories of the year had one thing in common — karma. Whether they happened on a manicured lawn at the Masters, or turning for home on a dirt strip at the Kentucky Derby, the moments that made you smile hinted somebody up there had a hand in the script.

  • Catalonia Dec 18, 2019

    Police, Protesters Clash Outside Barcelona-Real Madrid Game

    One of the world’s most-watched soccer matches was played Wednesday night amid heavy security as authorities sought to keep Catalonia’s separatist movement from disrupting the game between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

  • soccer Dec 3, 2019

    Rapinoe, Messi Win Ballon d’Or Awards

    After becoming the first six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi said he’s far from finished. “I hope to continue for a long time,” Messi said on Monday in Paris from behind a row of the trophies which honor the world’s best soccer player. “I realize that I am very lucky, even if, one day, retirement will come....

  • United States Oct 23, 2019

    Soccer Star Alex Morgan Is Pregnant With Her First Child

    Soccer star Alex Morgan has a lot to celebrate—and we’re not talking about the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s win from earlier this year (aka the Women’s World Cup). On Wednesday, she and her husband, Servando Carrasco, announced the sweet and special news that they’re expecting their first child together.

  • PRESIDENT Oct 14, 2019

    Prince William, Kate Reach Pakistan’s Capital on 5-Day Visit

    Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad on Monday on a five-day visit, which authorities say will help further improve relations between the two countries. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were accorded a red-carpet reception on their arrival at the airport, then were escorted to a hotel amid tight security. The British royal family...

  • PRESIDENT Oct 5, 2019

    Prince George Is a Soccer Fan on Family Outing With Prince William and Kate Middleton

    Like father, like son. Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge brought their two eldest kids, Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 4, to a soccer game to cheer on the Duke of Cambridge’s favorite team, the Birmingham club Aston Villa, as they beat Norwich City 5-1. This marks the first time the kids have been seen at such a...

  • Russia Sep 29, 2019

    American Sprinter Allyson Felix Breaks Usain Bolt’s Gold Medal Record

    Only moments after Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce zoomed past the finish line Sunday night, she scooped up something more precious than gold. Her 2-year-old son Zyon came down to the track to join her for the victory lap. What a fitting way to celebrate the Jamaican speedster’s fourth and hardest-earned 100-meter title at world championships. “A victory for motherhood!” Fraser-Pryce said. Sure...

  • The Associated Press 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...

  • Mayor Sep 15, 2019

    Mayor of Town in North Japan Bemoans Lack of Olympic Funds

    The mayor of a town in northeastern Japan that will host Olympic soccer games says his city has received no funding from the central government that has promised to use the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to help in the reconstruction of the region. The Japanese government and Tokyo 2020 organizers are hoping to use the Olympics to showcase Japan’s recovery from...

  • VMS Aug 12, 2019

    9-Year-Old Girl Joins UMD Women’s Soccer Team

    Mikayla Hirsch knows more than most people about challenges. She suffers from Crohn’s disease. But the 9-year-old is bringing her strength and resilience to the University of Maryland Women’s Soccer Team as part of Team IMPACT, a group that connects children facing serious illnesses with college athletic teams. News4’s Derrick Ward reports.

  • The Associated Press Aug 3, 2019

    Ronaldo Loses Bid to Dismiss or Fully Seal Vegas Rape Case

    Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has lost a bid for dismissal or complete secrecy in a federal lawsuit by a Nevada woman who accuses him of raping her at a Las Vegas resort in 2009. Attorney Larissa Drohobyczer, representing Ronaldo’s accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, said Friday she was satisfied with U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey’s ruling in Las Vegas. Ronaldo’s attorney, Peter...

  • Canada Jul 30, 2019

    Jill Ellis Stepping Down as Women’s National Team Coach

    National team coach Jill Ellis is stepping down after leading the United States to back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles. Ellis has been coach of the team since 2014 and has led it to eight overall tournament titles, including victories at the World Cup in 2015 in Canada and earlier this month in France. “The opportunity to coach this team and...

  • head Jul 24, 2019

    Tokyo Games: Russia Eyes 2020 Olympics After Doping Troubles

    Russia will become a force in the medals table at next year’s Tokyo Olympics despite its current doping problems, the country’s sports minister said Wednesday. Russia won just 19 gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, its lowest count since Soviet days. It was fourth in the medals table behind the United States, Britain and China.

  • head Jul 24, 2019

    1 Year: Tokyo Olympics Unveil Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals

    With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics open, organizers marked the day by unveiling the gold, silver, and bronze medals that will symbolize the 2020 Games. Thousands of politicians, sponsors, and fans jammed a massive exhibition hall in central Tokyo on Wednesday, piling on speeches, musical interludes, and dancing performances to celebrate the one-year mark. Japanese Prime...

  • 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 12, 2019

    Soccer Star Allie Long’s Key to NYC, Wedding Ring Stolen From LA Hotel Room

    After the NYC ticker tape parade celebrated the U.S. women’s national team World Cup win on Wednesday, the 31-year-old midfielder headed to the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles where someone stole the key to the city given to her by Mayor de Blasio, as well as her wedding ring, from her hotel room.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Pictures from the US Women’s World Cup Victory Parade

    Thousands of fans gathered in New York City to watch the festivities as the U.S. women’s soccer team was honored for another World Cup victory.

  • 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,...

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