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These Unnecessary Comments About Female World Cup Pundits Will Leave You Speechless

Football fan or not, you cannot avoid the World Cup. It is everywhere. The UK is sharing the broadcast coverage between the BBC and ITV Sport, meaning there are lots of opportunities for sports pundits to make a bit of coin and get a name for themsel…
By Aoife Hanna

8 Things To Watch & Read Post-Olympics

The Olympics are over. Let us now mourn, put away our national flags, and daydream about women taunting world records with their amazing feats of strength and athleticism. But wait! Rio 2016 doesn't mean the end of the fun. If you've just discovered …
By JR Thorpe

Lindsey Vonn's Book Coming Soon

World Cup and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn's book, Strong Is the New Beautiful , isn't your average health-nut title. Instead, Vonn has written a fitness motivation guide, which not only "chronicles [her] life story," but also "empower[s] ... anyone h…
By Kristian Wilson

What The U.S. National Team Complaint Means To Me

As you may have heard on this joyous morning, several U.S. Women's National Team players filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Thursday, March 31, alleging wage discrimination based on their gender. In a stateme…
By Emma Cueto

Female Soccer Players Say They Requested Equal Pay

On Thursday, The New York Times reported that five key players from the U.S. women's national soccer filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) on the basis of wage discrimination. The move marks an historic effort to close the sports …
By Hillary E. Crawford

What Brandi Chastain's Donation Means For Women

Debate over how sports-related injuries impact the brain in the long-term continue to dominate men's sports; after all, dozens of NFL players have been posthumously diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CT…
By Morgan Brinlee

8 Ways Our Country Changed For The Better In 2015

A lot has happened in the past 12 months. Between the first few excited murmurings of the 2016 election roster to the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency potentially bookending the month of December, it sometimes feels like 2015 was the year of …
By Melanie Schmitz

Abby Wambach's 5 Best Quotes

Big news, sports fans: Longtime U.S. women's soccer star Abby Wambach is retiring after tonight's game against China in New Orleans. It truly is the end of an era, and the world of women's soccer will never be the same without her as a player. She wi…
By Emma Cueto

Remembering Abby Wambach's Best Moments

It was a big day for women's soccer, what with visiting President Obama and the news that U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach will be retiring. Wambach, who's a leading international scorer, isn't just one of America's best female players — she's one of th…
By Hope Racine

Obama Awesomely Redefines "Play Like A Girl"

President Obama met with the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Tuesday, and he offered some powerful words of encouragement for female athletes. Obama praised the team, who won the FIFA Women's World Cup in July, for proving the haters wrong. (OK, he…
By Meghan DeMaria

Abby Wambach Is Retiring From The USWNT

After President Obama honored the U.S. Women's national soccer team Tuesday, top scorer Abby Wambach announced she is retiring at age 35, after an incredible career. Wambach, who is the leading scorer in the history of international soccer (she has m…
By Celia Darrough

Dress Up As The U.S. Women's Soccer Team This Year

It's finally Halloween Month — I mean, October — so it's officially time to start planning your costume. Unfortunately, 13 Nights of Halloween doesn't mean we get to wear 13 costumes, so it can be a challenge to narrow down the infinite possibilities…
By Cate Carrejo

FIFA 16 Is A Win For Women

On Thursday, video game and soccer fans were finally able to purchase FIFA 16, from EA Sports. The game has been highly anticipated by fans of the FIFA series, and a major change to the composition and player options for this game are coming at a gre…
By Elizabeth King

Who Does Putin Think Should Win The Nobel Prize?

Russia President Vladimir Putin has a lot of opinions and he's not afraid to give 'em to you. On Monday, the Russian president's delivered perhaps his most bewildering statement yet: Putin thinks Sepp Blatter should receive the Nobel Prize. And he's …
By Lauren Barbato

6 Amazing Female Athletes In American History

Female sports in America seem, superficially, to be on the ascendant. The U.S. women's soccer team kicked butt incredibly memorably this year, Mo'ne Davis nabbed the Sports Illustrated cover as a Little Leaguer, and Serena Williams appears basically …
By JR Thorpe

Heckler Interrupts Sepp Blatter In The Perfect Way

As the much-anticipated FIFA press conference got underway in Switzerland on Monday, British comedian Lee Nelson interrupted disgraced FIFA head Sepp Blatter in the most perfect way: by throwing money at him. There's perhaps no better way to get Blat…
By Lauren Barbato

'Sports Illustrated' Celebrated This Win Right

Sports Illustrated's covers have historically been overwhelmingly male, with the exception of its notorious swimsuit edition — because the moment you introduce women into the equation, sports apparently become irrelevant even in a sports magazine. Bu…
By Suzannah Weiss

American Women Athletes Are Breaking Down Walls

To quote former late-night host Craig Ferguson, "It's a great day for America." Scratch that — it's a great week for America. The U.S. women's national soccer team won its third FIFA World Cup, the Confederate flag waved its final hurrah with help of…
By Lauren Barbato

Wimbledon Highlights Sexism In Women's Sports

The Wimbledon women's singles final came down to a stunning match-up between Serena Williams and Garbiñe Muguruza, a 21-year-old Spanish star who was determined to stop Williams from winning her 21st Grand Slam title. Williams, however, was unstoppab…
By Lauren Barbato

Right Now, I Can't Wait To Return To America

Right now, I'm 5,385 miles away from my home in New Orleans, watching the sun set from a workspace in the capital of Slovenia. There's a seven-hour time difference between my shotgun house in the Ninth Ward and Ljubljana, where I'm living for the mon…
By April Siese