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Helen Alfredsson appointed player president of Ladies European Tour

Helen Alfredsson appointed player president of Ladies European Tour

Former British Open champion and Solheim Cup captain Helen Alfredsson has been appointed the first player president of the Ladies European Tour . The 51-year-old Swede registered 21 worldwide victories including one major at the 1993 Nabisco Dinah Shore Championship. Alfredsson also won the British Open in 1990, before […] Click here to view original web page at www.skysports.com

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Women’s sports are sending a message, loud and clear

Women’s sports are sending a message, loud and clear

  Who to call? With the UConn women’s basketball team nearing another national championship, I wanted to talk hoops with someone. So, I dialed up Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy during Tuesday night’s final. Yes, the same Dan Shaughnessy who drew the ire of UConn coach Geno Auriemma, the entire state of Connecticut and women’s sports fans everywhere when he tweeted …

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Prize money row: how do major sports compare between men and women?

Prize money row: how do major sports compare between men and women?

  Novak Djokovic has sparked controversy by claiming that men should be awarded more prize money than women after similar comments from the chief executive of Indian Wells, Raymond Moore. The world No1 and 11-time grand slam winner said women deserved the money they got, but men should be rewarded with more because their game attracted more viewers. Tennis was …

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GB Women’s handball squad for UK-based players announced

GB Women’s handball squad for UK-based players announced

  The 19-strong squad includes 10 players from north-west side NEM Hawks. The players on the UK programme form part of a 28-woman overall squad which also includes nine non-UK-based players. British Handball Director Stephen Neilson said: “We have announced this squad following trials held in Manchester last month. “These are exciting times for the GB team and it is …

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End of glamour girl Maria Sharapova? Nike, TAG Heuer suspend ties

End of glamour girl Maria Sharapova? Nike, TAG Heuer suspend ties

  Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said on Monday she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she was taking for health issues, leading longtime sponsor Nike to announce it was suspending ties during the investigation. The 28-year-old Sharapova, a five-time grand slam champion and the highest paid woman in sports, will be provisionally …

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Fifa reforms passed: Salary disclosure, limit on president’s term, women’s football

Fifa reforms passed: Salary disclosure, limit on president's term, women's football

  Fifa reforms passed: Salary disclosure, limit on president’s term, women’s football The Fifa president will be limited to three terms in office, in a raft of reforms passed by world football’s governing body as it aims to recover from a corruption crisis. A new council will replace the current executive committee, featuring a female representative from each confederation. Later …

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AFL to poach women from other sports to play in new national televised competition to be launched next year – but they may have to play for FREE

AFL to poach women from other sports to play in new national televised competition to be launched next year - but they may have to play for FREE

  The AFL is set to launch a televised national women’s competition next year on the back of signing a record $2.5 billion television deal and have already identified a number of potential stars from other sports including soccer and ultimate frisbee. The new national competition comes after a highly successful televised match last year between Melbourne Demons and the …

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USWNT kicks off Olympic qualifying with 5-0 win over Costa Rica

USWNT kicks off Olympic qualifying with 5-0 win over Costa Rica

  Yes, the United States women’s national team had gotten ensnared in a rapidly decaying collective bargaining agreement standoff with U.S. Soccer on the eve of Olympic qualifying, which will likely result in an acrimonious court case, but it took Alex Morgan just a few breaths to convert any frustration into goals. And after a quarter of an hour, the …

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Dean Widders says women’s rugby league could surpass W-League, WBBL in Aussie mainstream

Dean Widders says women’s rugby league could surpass W-League, WBBL in Aussie mainstream

  RUGBY league traditionalists often say the game has lost its heart. Indigenous women’s coach Dean Widders is not one of those people. “(The women’s game has) all the good things about rugby league at the moment,” he tells foxsports.com.au. “They throw the ball around, take risks and try to put on big hits. “It’s part of the game that …

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England’s Ama Agbeze named Sportswoman of the Month

England's Ama Agbeze named Sportswoman of the Month

  The England and Loughborough Lightning netballer claimed a whopping 71 per cent of the public vote to finish ahead of Richmond hooker Emma Croker, with tennis star Johanna Konta coming in third. “I always say I never win anything so it’s bit of a surprise but I just think it’s fantastic for netball because it shows netball has a …

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