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GB Deaf women’s football captain named Sportswoman of the Month

GB Deaf women's football captain named Sportswoman of the Month

You have voted for Claire Stancliffe as your Sportswoman of the Month for July. The captain of GB’s Deaf women’s football team claimed almost three-quarters of the public vote to finish ahead of second-placed Serena Williams (eight per cent), with British tennis star Johanna Konta coming home in third (seven per cent). Northampton Town Ladies footballer Stancliffe guided GB to …

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The U.S. women’s soccer star who has gone largely unnoticed

The U.S. women's soccer star who has gone largely unnoticed

Imagine being the best in the world at your job. Now imagine nobody recognizing you as being the best in the world at your job. That’s more or less the predicament Becky Sauerbrunn, the rock of the United States women’s national team’s defense, finds herself in. Except she doesn’t seem to really care all that much. Not that she is …

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Africa Women Cup of Nations: Zimbabwe qualify for finals

Africa Women Cup of Nations: Zimbabwe qualify for finals

  Zimbabwe are the first team to qualify for the finals of the Africa Women Cup of Nations with a 4-2 overall win over Zambia. The second leg of the final round tie finished 3-2 to visiting Zimbabwe after Zambia had twice came from behind. It means Zimbabwe’s women have two major tournaments this year after they qualified for the …

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U.S. women soccer champs demand equal wages, conditions

U.S. women soccer champs demand equal wages, conditions

  CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Five top players for the World Cup champion U.S. women’s soccer team have filed a federal wage discrimination complaint claiming they are paid less than male players even though they generate more income for the United States Soccer Federation. The athletes, including star scorer Carli Lloyd and goalkeeper Hope Solo, claim some of them earn …

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Excitement building ahead of new Women’s Super League season

Excitement building ahead of new Women's Super League season

  Representatives of the FA Women’s Super League’s (FAWSL) 19 clubs gathered at St George’s Park on Wednesday ahead of the new season, which gets underway on March 23. The sixth season of the competition will see Chelsea defend their Super League 1 crown, although they have to wait a day before taking on Doncaster Rovers Belles, who will be …

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Mark Sampson says England women benefited from SheBelieves Cup

Mark Sampson says England women benefited from SheBelieves Cup

  Manager Mark Sampson says the England women’s team have benefited from competing in the SheBelieves Cup despite not winning a game. The Lionesses completed the round-robin tournament in Florida with a 0-0 draw against France which saw England finish third overall, behind winners USA and Germany. Narrow defeats earlier in the tournament to World Champions United States and European …

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Uniforms For Afghanistan Women’s Soccer Team Now Include An Integrated Hijab

Uniforms For Afghanistan Women’s Soccer Team Now Include An Integrated Hijab

  Thanks to the Danish sportswear brand Hummel, Afghanistan’s women’s soccer team is the first national team ever to have a hijab built into its official uniform. “Our core value,” Hummel owner Christian Stadil told the Associated Press, “is to change the world through sports.” Stadil said the company’s focus was to make something “cool and fashionable” that was more …

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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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Reigning women’s football champ US and Canada qualify for Olympics

Reigning women's football champ US and Canada qualify for Olympics

  Miami (AFP) – Three-time defending Olympic champion United States and 2012 bronze medalists Canada qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic women’s football tournament Friday with victories in a North American regional tournament. Alex Morgan’s hat trick powered the US women over Trinidad and Tobago 5-0, while Christine Sinclair’s two goals sparked the Canadians over Costa Rica 3-1 in …

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Casey Stoney unsure high-profile male footballers will come out

Casey Stoney unsure high-profile male footballers will come out

    Arsenal Ladies and England footballer Casey Stoney is not sure a high-profile male player will come out in the near future but thinks it would be a positive experience for anyone who did. The issue of homosexuality in English football was on the agenda at the LGBT In Sports Conference in London, where Stoney was among the speakers …

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