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FIFA: No Equal Pay For Women Any Time Soon

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2015 | Sports

By Steve Keating OTTAWA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Women should not expect to be paid the same as men for many World Cups to come, said FIFA se...

The Way the Ball Bounces

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Now is the first time that a woman has been named a coach in the National Basketball Association. This column addresses some significant women's accomplishments in sports that involve a ball: tennis, soccer, football, basketball and golf.

Sport and Society for Arete: The NFL, Women and Sport

Richard Crepeau | Posted 11.05.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Roger Goodell is the commissioner of the most popular professional sports league in the United States. This week he demonstrated just how much he learned at the feet of his predecessors, Paul Tagliabue and especially Pete Rozelle.

Tom Hanks Joins FIFA Turf War

AP | ANNE M. PETERSON | Posted 10.27.2014 | Sports

Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass. A...

Julie Foudy: I'm Taking a Stand for My Friend Amy, Who Taught Me the Value of Different

Julie Foudy | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Julie Foudy

My experience as a woman in sports and my relationship with Amy have both taught me so much about seeing the value of different, whether or not society is ready to acknowledge or embrace it.

Some Good News Out of the Women's Sports World

Katie Groke Ellis | Posted 05.13.2012 | Denver
Katie Groke Ellis

In a time when men's and women's sports teams feel like they are competing against each other for a fan base, it is refreshing to see the new Rapids coach embracing the game as a whole and encouraging fans of all genders.

Another Step Back for Women's Sports

Katie Groke Ellis | Posted 04.02.2012 | Denver
Katie Groke Ellis

This week, news came out that the Women's Professional Soccer League had cancelled their 2012 season. This country has to do a better job at supporting women's athletics both financially and in spirit.

FIFA Bans North Korea From 2015 Women's World Cup

AP | Posted 10.25.2011 | Sports

ZURICH -- FIFA banned North Korea from the 2015 Women's World Cup after five players tested positive for steroids from traditional musk deer gland the...

Jordan Schultz

US Women Soccer Stars Excited To Run Chicago Marathon | Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.25.2011 | Sports

As if they weren't tired enough from running in the World Cup, US soccer stars Hope Solo, Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach have signed up for just a littl...

U.S. Women's Soccer League Still Struggling After World Cup Heroes Return

Posted 10.09.2011 | Sports

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Three weeks after losing in the final of the Women’s World Cup, the players on the United States national team have returned to...

Global Spotlight Shines on Women's Sports

Laurel J. Richie | Posted 09.27.2011 | Sports
Laurel J. Richie

The WNBA is firmly entrenched on the global sports landscape. Games are broadcast in more than 200 countries and territories, the league trends strongly on Twitter on game nights, and it has become the destination for the most talented female players in the world.

Finally, A Foosball Table With Female Figurines

Laura Stampler | Posted 09.19.2011 | Women
Laura Stampler

The foosball playing field is on its way to being leveled. Spanish company RS Barcelona has released the first ever mass-produced female table footba...

WATCH: Women's World Cup Motivates Inner-City Team

Posted 09.20.2011 | Impact

A Philadelphia young girls' soccer team plays on small urban patch that's littered with trash and even drug paraphernalia. But it doesn't deter 9-yea...

Women as Civilizing Agents

Andrei Markovits | Posted 09.19.2011 | Home
Andrei Markovits

The real winner of the Women's World Cup has been the wonderful atmosphere of genuine competition accompanied by a civility and congeniality among the thousands of fans in the stands.

Learning From the Girls

Christopher Holshek | Posted 09.18.2011 | Sports
Christopher Holshek

Last Sunday's Women's World Cup final was a triumph, regardless of the outcome. You can tell a lot about a country and a culture by its sports.

PHOTOS: The Unforgettable Women Of The 2011 World Cup

Posted 09.18.2011 | Sports

In addition to unbelievable moments, the 2011 World Cup in Germany was full of unforgettable women. With this in mind, we compiled a slideshow of ...

USA Women's World Cup Team Receives Warm Welcome Home

AP | By IRA PODELL | Posted 09.18.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK -- One by one, tired and disappointed members of the U.S Women's World Cup team trudged off the bus and were greeted with cheers and waves fr...

The Team of Women Who Brought Hope to Japan

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 09.17.2011 | Women
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

What was by far most striking was the reaction of the Japanese women when they won. There was no shoulder carrying, no shirts removed, no grand gestures. They lay on the ground, they hugged one another, and they seemed genuinely humbled by their victory.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 09.17.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The NBA fired 11 percent of its work force. Then they issued a press release saying, "The layoffs are not a direct result of the lockout." I have to check the rule book. I think that's the definition of double drivel.

Women's World Cup Final Breaks Twitter Record

AP | Posted 09.17.2011 | Sports

LONDON — The Women's World Cup final between Japan and the United States set the record for tweets per second, eclipsing the wedding of Prince W...

WATCH: Highlights From Women's World Cup Final

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.16.2011 | Sports

Japan has won the Women's World Cup, stunning the United States 3-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after coming from behind twice in a 2-2 tie. ...

Twitterverse Reacts To Japan's Upset Victory Over USA

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 09.16.2011 | Sports

From Alex Morgan's first goal, to the kid who lifted his shirt, to the final defeat of the USA team, twitterers chronicled every emotion. Despite ...

Japan Wins 2011 Women's World Cup

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 09.16.2011 | Sports

FRANKFURT, Germany — Amid the sorrow that lingers throughout Japan, perhaps a little joy – courtesy of the determined women on its World C...

Women's World Cup Final Live Blog

Posted 09.16.2011 | Sports

The USA women's soccer team takes on Japan on Sunday in the Women's World Cup final. The game will begin at 2:45 p.m ET on ESPN. In the quarterfina...

Obama Cheers On USA Women In Tweet

AP | x | Posted 09.16.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is cheering on the U.S. women's soccer team as it competes in the Women's World Cup final against Japan Sund...