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Ballon d'Or: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo in contention; Megan Rapinoe misses out
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Ballon d'Or: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo in contention; Megan Rapinoe misses out

Messi and Ronaldo face competition that includes Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Karim Benzema, Jorginho and N'Golo Kante who are also considered as leading runners in the list unveiled by France Football magazine.

NWSL's weekend matches postponed, commissioner sacked for mishandling of sexual misconduct charges against coach Paul Riley
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NWSL's weekend matches postponed, commissioner sacked for mishandling of sexual misconduct charges against coach Paul Riley

US media also reported late Friday that Lisa Baird has been removed from her role as National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) commissioner.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Favourites US Women thumped by Sweden while Dutch score 10 against Zambia in football
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Favourites US Women thumped by Sweden while Dutch score 10 against Zambia in football

The US have won four of six Olympic titles since women's football was introduced to the programme in 1996, but suffered a heavy defeat by the same team that knocked them out on penalties in the quarter-finals in Rio.

Victoria's Secret attempts brand turnaround by swapping angels for achievers like Megan Rapinoe, Priyanka Chopra
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Victoria's Secret attempts brand turnaround by swapping angels for achievers like Megan Rapinoe, Priyanka Chopra

For decades, Victoria’s Secret’s scantily clad supermodels with Jessica Rabbit curves epitomised a certain widely accepted stereotype of femininity. Now, with that kind of imagery out of step with the broader culture and Victoria’s Secret facing increased competition and internal turmoil, the company wants to become a leading global “advocate” for female empowerment.

US women's football stars Megan Rapinoe, Margaret Purce join President Joe Biden to promote closing pay gap
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US women's football stars Megan Rapinoe, Margaret Purce join President Joe Biden to promote closing pay gap

Biden and his wife, Jill, hosted a roundtable with Margaret Purce and Megan Rapinoe of the US women's national football team, and other members of the squad who attended virtually. The president then signed a proclamation honouring the day.

Leeds United condemn social media abuse of Karen Carney after club mocks pundit on Twitter
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Leeds United condemn social media abuse of Karen Carney after club mocks pundit on Twitter

Leeds United, however, did not delete the tweet that took exception to Karen Carney suggesting the club benefited from a three-month pause in play last season due to the pandemic as it secured promotion back to the top division after a 16-year exile.

LeBron James, Magic Johnson and Megan Rapinoe lead American athletes' celebrations over Joe Biden win
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LeBron James, Magic Johnson and Megan Rapinoe lead American athletes' celebrations over Joe Biden win

Donald Trump has sparred numerous times with American athletes over the past four years, especially LeBron James, who called on Black Americans to get out and vote.

'Discouraging', 'Devastating': American athletes decry charges in Breonna Taylor shooting
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'Discouraging', 'Devastating': American athletes decry charges in Breonna Taylor shooting

A grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky charged detective Brett Hankison with three counts of "wanton endangerment" over shots fired into adjoining apartments.

Players in USA's National Women's Soccer League kneel during the national anthem, don Black Lives Matter T-shirts
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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
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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
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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.

US Soccer repeals rule banning kneeling during anthem, federation says it can do 'more' on racism
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US Soccer repeals rule banning kneeling during anthem, federation says it can do 'more' on racism

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

World Cup champion US women's football team pushed on equal pay: Could they beat German men?
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World Cup champion US women's football team pushed on equal pay: Could they beat German men?

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
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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
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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

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Protests or not, politics and the Games have always been intertwined
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Protests or not, politics and the Games have always been intertwined

Protests or not, politics and the Olympics have always been intertwined.