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US Women’s National Team’s equal-pay lawsuit is set for a May trial

US Women’s National Team’s equal-pay lawsuit is set for a May trial

A gender discrimination lawsuit filed by members of the US women’s soccer team against the US Soccer Federation has been scheduled for trial starting May 5, a spokeswoman for the players said. “We are pleased with the expeditious schedule that has been set by the court and we are eager to move forward this case,”…

Gone but not forgotten: Union Berlin remembers deceased fans in moving tribute

Gone but not forgotten: Union Berlin remembers deceased fans in moving tribute

There’s a special bond between German football club Union Berlin and its fans and the closeness of that relationship was honored in a poignant way over the weekend as the team made its Bundesliga debut. Ahead of Saturday’s match against RB Leipzig, Union supporters held up placards of deceased loved ones with the inscription “Endlich…

Amanda Anisimova, 17, withdraws from US Open after her father’s death

Amanda Anisimova, 17, withdraws from US Open after her father’s death

American teenager Amanda Anisimova has withdrawn from the US Open after the sudden death of her father and coach Konstantin Anisimov. One of the most talented tennis players in the world — she became the youngest woman to reach the French Open semifinals for 13 years earlier this season — the 17-year-old Anisimova had been…

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool star warns opponents VAR will win him more penalties

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool star warns opponents VAR will win him more penalties

Mohamed Salah has warned Liverpool’s opponents that VAR’s introduction will lead to him winning more penalties — despite insisting he’s no fan of the video assistant refereeing system. Salah believes VAR takes the element of chance out of football and should only be used to protect players from dangerous challenges. While VAR was used at…

Mo Salah on women’s rights in the Middle East and the Amr Warda controversy

Mo Salah on women’s rights in the Middle East and the Amr Warda controversy

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah says his teammate on the Egyptian national football team Amr Warda requires “treatment or rehabilitation” after the player was alleged to have sexually harassed a woman on social media. Warda, who was originally dropped from the Egypt squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in June following the alleged harassment, was…

Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic among Puskas award nominees

Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic among Puskas award nominees

Long-range screamers, mazy solo runs and stunning acrobatic strikes, this year’s Puskas Award has it all. The prize is given by FIFA to the best goal of the year and this year’s candidates include ever-present Lionel Messi, previous winner Zlatan Ibrahimovic and some lesser known names such as Billie Simpson of Northern Ireland Premiership side…

Mohamed Salah is ‘happy at Liverpool’; less so with the Egyptian FA

Mohamed Salah is ‘happy at Liverpool’; less so with the Egyptian FA

Mohamed Salah could scarcely be happier. A Champions League winner with Liverpool, a Premier League and international superstar and a hero to millions across the world, Salah’s popularity continues to soar. So much so that this year he was one of six TIME 100 cover stars, the magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential…

Steve Smith’s concussion raises troubling memories for Australian cricket

Steve Smith’s concussion raises troubling memories for Australian cricket

The ball crunched against the Australian cricketer’s forearm. Soon after, another rocketed into Steve Smith’s neck — just below his left ear — poleaxing the Aussie batsman. Unflappable, unwavering and unflustered — as he had been throughout this Ashes series — Smith had looked on course for tis third straight century on Saturday before, under…

Europe’s next generation of football stars shine across the continent

Europe’s next generation of football stars shine across the continent

With Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the twilight of their careers, football fans are fretting about the gaping hole the pair will leave in the game once they retire. But despite their inevitable departure appearing on the horizon, the sport looks to be in safe hands as several of the world’s most promising stars…

A daredevil broke a 24-year cycling speed record, hitting 174 miles per hour

A daredevil broke a 24-year cycling speed record, hitting 174 miles per hour

A British man has broken a cycling speed record, hurtling down a runway at over 174 miles per hour (280 km/h) on a custom-made bike in what he called the “biggest rush you’ll ever experience.” Neil Campbell, 45, broke the men’s record for fastest bicycle speed in a slipstream by seven miles per hour at…

Josh McCown agrees to contract with Philadelphia Eagles

Josh McCown agrees to contract with Philadelphia Eagles

Josh McCown, a 40-year-old quarterback who had retired and was going to be an analyst with ESPN this season, agreed to contract terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, the team announced. McCown has played in games for eight different teams in 16 seasons, and has been on the roster of two other teams. He…

Liverpool holds on for win against Southampton despite Adrian howler

Liverpool holds on for win against Southampton despite Adrian howler

Goalkeeper Adrian’s Liverpool career is proving quite a roller coaster. The Spanish shot-stopper only joined the club on August 5 to provide cover for Alisson Becker, but was immediately thrown in at the deep end after the Brazilian keeper sustained a calf injury in Liverpool’s opening day Premier League victory over Norwich. In his second…

US Open 2019: Naomi Osaka frets over knee injury

US Open 2019: Naomi Osaka frets over knee injury

With the US Open just days away, Naomi Osaka is fretting over a knee injury after she was forced to retire from the Cincinnati Masters on Friday. Osaka, who is the first player from Japan to win a major and climb to the No. 1 ranking, quit in the third set of her quarterfinal match…

Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona stunned by Athletic Bilbao in La Liga opener

Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona stunned by Athletic Bilbao in La Liga opener

Missing Lionel Messi, La Liga champion Barcelona stumbled to a 1-0 defeat by Athletic Bilbao on Friday as the Spanish league season got underway in thrilling fashion. Messi sustained a calf injury during pre-season and without the Argentine, Barca looked distinctly ordinary as substitute Aritz Aduriz’s stunning acrobatic volley in the game’s closing minutes sealed…

Real Madrid heads into the new season with more questions than answers

Real Madrid heads into the new season with more questions than answers

Zinedine Zidane‘s second coming at Real Madrid proved the Frenchman is no miracle worker. When he returned to the club for a second spell as coach, he was supposed to provide solutions to a crisis-ridden season. By the time Zidane had been reappointed in March, two other managers — Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari —…

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian injured in bizarre incident with celebrating fan

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian injured in bizarre incident with celebrating fan

Liverpool is facing a possible goalkeeping crisis this weekend after back-up keeper Adrian was injured in a bizarre incident with an overenthusiastic fan. The Spanish shot-stopper only joined the club two weeks ago but was the hero as Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win the UEFA Super Cup Wednesday. However, as the team celebrated…