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US women's football probe uncovers 'systemic' abuse and sexual misconduct
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US women's football probe uncovers 'systemic' abuse and sexual misconduct

The probe uncovered verbal and emotional abuse and sexual misconduct, including a pattern of "sexually charged comments, unwanted sexual advances and touching and coercive sexual intercourse."

National Women's Soccer League: Washington Spirit, Gotham FC players halt play in 'solidarity' moment
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National Women's Soccer League: Washington Spirit, Gotham FC players halt play in 'solidarity' moment

NWSL games resumed on Wednesday with three fixtures after the league called off games last weekend following the latest revelations to hit the top professional women's league in the United States.

NWSL team owner apologises, regrets 'systemic failure' in handling abuse
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NWSL team owner apologises, regrets 'systemic failure' in handling abuse

Paulson said the Thorns conducted an internal investigation into Riley after then-players Sinead Farrelly and Mana Shim made the alleged accusations.

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.

US football federation to introduce concussion substitutions in MLS and NWSL as focus shifts to player safety
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US football federation to introduce concussion substitutions in MLS and NWSL as focus shifts to player safety

The move, pending FIFA approval, will see two concussion substitutions allowed per game no matter how many have been used in a match

Naomi Osaka credits Serena Williams, Billie Jean King for inspiring her to invest in US soccer team North Carolina Courage
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Naomi Osaka credits Serena Williams, Billie Jean King for inspiring her to invest in US soccer team North Carolina Courage

Osaka, who is in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, said she had noticed other sportspeople making similar commitments and "I always thought it was really cool".

NWSL footballers Julie Ertz, Casey Short open up on vulnerable moment while kneeling during national anthem
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NWSL footballers Julie Ertz, Casey Short open up on vulnerable moment while kneeling during national anthem

Short sobbed as she was held by Ertz before Chicago's match against the Washington Spirit on Saturday night, the second game of the NWSL tournament in Utah.

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.

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

Amanda Duffy to step down from role as National Women's Soccer League boss to become Orlando Pride vice president
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Amanda Duffy to step down from role as National Women's Soccer League boss to become Orlando Pride vice president

Duffy will take over the front office and technical duties for the Pride and represent the team on the NWSL board

Sam Kerr scores brace as Australia beat Chile in front of record crowd of 20,029 people
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Sam Kerr scores brace as Australia beat Chile in front of record crowd of 20,029 people

Kerr scored in each half and has 40 goals in her past 40 games for Perth in the W-League, Chicago in the NWSL, and Australia

Spanish giants FC Barcelona in talks to field team in American National Women's Soccer League
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Spanish giants FC Barcelona in talks to field team in American National Women's Soccer League

FC Barcelona's women's team will consider playing in the United States from next year, as a part of the immensely successful NSWL, and are expected to compete out of Los Angeles.