Players in USA's National Women's Soccer League kneel during the national anthem, don Black Lives Matter T-shirts
National Women's Soccer League is the first professional team sport in the United States to return amid the coronavirus outbreak. The month long Challenge Cup is being played without fans at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah.
USA president Donald Trump says he will stop watching NFL, soccer matches if players continue to kneel during national anthem
Trump has been a vocal critic of players kneeling during the anthem, previously tweeting that NFL players who did so were “disrespecting our Country & our Flag”.
US Soccer Federation president Cindy Parlow Cone apologises for lack of leadership in fight against racism
US Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone apologised for the federation's lack of leadership in the fight against racism as she addressed its decision to repeal a policy that required players to stand during the national anthem.
The US Women's National Team Players Association also called for an apology from US Soccer and a plan to substantively address racial inequality.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Football returns to USA with National Women's Soccer League matches in empty stadiums
Players from the nine teams will train and live at two Salt Lake City-area hotels, the league announced Wednesday
US women’s national soccer team's Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe vow to push forward after legal setback to equal pay case
US women’s national soccer team co-captains Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe said they were shocked after their team’s claims for equal pay were dismissed by a court.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Credit card company Visa extends sponsorship of athletes till 2021 after Tokyo Olympics postponement
The credit card giant's Team Visa scheme features 96 athletes across 27 sports, including football star Megan Rapinoe, gymnast Simone Biles and David Rudisha.
US Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro resigns amid outcry over offensive comments in gender discrimination lawsuit
The USSF sparked a backlash when its legal papers in a gender discrimination lawsuit claimed the women's national team players had less physical ability and responsibility than their male counterparts
Lawyers for the US Soccer Federation are trying to show it's OK to pay the women differently than the men because the competition is different. The sides made excerpts of depositions public in court filings.
Laureus World Sports Awards 2020: Tiger Woods, Eliud Kipchoge in fray for men's award; Simone Biles, Megan Rapinoe headline women's contenders
Tiger Woods, champion marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton are the top contenders to grab the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Football union FIFPro pledges support to players who break IOC ban on political protests
Describing the ban as hypocritical, FIFPro secretary general Jonas Baer-Hoffmann said that football players had played a key role in raising issues such as racism and gender equality and it would be unacceptable to sanction them
Protests or not, politics and the Olympics have always been intertwined.
Laureus Sports Awards 2020: Rafael Nadal, Lewis Hamilton and Lionel Messi among nominees for World Sportsman of the Year
Tennis stars Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka along with teen sensation Coco Gauf are competing for this year's Laureus Awards after being nominated in different categories.
After helping the Americans clinch a second consecutive World Cup title, Megan Rapinoe is setting her sights on helping the 2020 presidential field.
Rapinoe is the first individual football player to receive the honour since the award was first given out in 1954
Ballon d'Or 2019: Lionel Messi beats Virgil Van Dijk for record sixth award, Megan Rapinoe wins women's prize
At a glittering ceremony in Paris, Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe took top honours to win the male and female Ballon d'Or Awards. Matthijs de Ligt was adjudged the best U-21 player and Alisson Becker as the best keeper.
Ballon d’Or 2019: Barcelona's Lionel Messi wins award for record sixth time, Megan Rapinoe bags her first
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was second in the polling this year, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo, who shared the record of five Ballon d’Ors with Messi until Monday.
Carli Lloyd scores twice to help US Women's National Team hold off Sweden in Vlatko Andonovski's first game as coach
Playing without some of its most high-profile players, including Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, USWNT beat Sweden thanks to Carli Lloyd's brace in coach Vlatko Andonovski's first game in charge.
Andonovski, a coach in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), takes over from Jill Ellis who, after leading the team to a second back-to-back World Cup title in July, announced that she would step down
Megan Rapinoe enjoys spotlight after helping US women's team clinch second World Cup title, focuses on football pay fight
"It's very surreal to say the least," Rapinoe said. "Downtime? When I sleep, that's my only rest time. It's mostly good stuff, so hard to complain."