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Carli Lloyd wins FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year

Carli Lloyd wins FIFA Women's World Player of the Year

It took 16 minutes for Carli Lloyd to deliver a long-overdue Women’s World Cup title for the U.S. women’s national soccer team this summer in Canada. But Lloyd had a message for everyone after she was named the 2015 Women’s World Player of the Year award Monday in Zurich. […] Click here to view original web page at www.foxsports.com

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The Women’s Sports Foundation Celebrates Top Female Athletes at 36th Annual Salute to Women in Sports

The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF)—the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in #sports— celebrated the biggest night in female sports at its 36th Annual Salute to #Women in Sports Awards gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. WSF Founder #Billie Jean King and WSF President Angela Hucles were among the high-profile attendees who honored the …

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Meet the Brit aiming to be the fastest woman on water – Telegraph

White says it’s all linked to sexism around #sailing, although she hasn’t experienced it directly herself. She tells me that it’s obvious in competitions, such as the recent #America’s Cup – the world’s largest and most famous sailing event – where there were six teams but not one female sailor.   “He always says, ‘no it’s hers’ and they can’t …

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The New Female Role Models: 10 Of The Most Inspirational Women In Sport Today

“With less than a year to go until Rio 2016 and the country’s sportswomen a real driving force behind elite success in so many sports, now is an incredibly exciting time for women’s sport in the UK. From the launch of This Girl Can in January to the current Netball World Cup, women’s sport may never have been higher on …

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Some People Think Women Shouldn’t Be Sports Reporters, And That’s Stupid

In July, Carli Lloyd scored a magnificent hat-trick to lead the US to a World Cup title, for which her and her teammates were celebrated during a ticker-tape parade in New York.   We were supposed to meet up for a drink during a big work event, but he kept changing the subject away from work to my personal life …

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Government wants to fast track promotion of women in sport

There has been a jump from 27 per cent average [female board members] to 38 per cent average on the boards of the top 21 national sports organisations since the diversity quota was introduced in 2013. Seventeen of those 21 sports have increased the number of females on their boards in that period.   It became mandatory for Australia’s top …

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Sportswoman of the Year: Where Are They Now?

Largely considered one of the best female soccer players in history, Mia Hamm played with the US Women’s National Soccer Team for 17 years starting at the age of 15. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she helped lead her team to four consecutive NCAA women’s championships between 1989-1993, except in 1991 when she …

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Sunday explainer: why women’s sport is big right now

Fairfax Media revealed last week that the AFL has big plans for the development of women’s footy, with up to six women’s teams in the pipeline and a women’s all-stars game as soon as next year.   There are no professional women’s AFL teams, but the women’s exhibition game between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs last week drew more viewers …

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Long, Steffens Up For Sports Woman Of The Year Awards

Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin won the award in 2003 and Missy Franklin was among those nominated in 2012.  This year’s awards ceremony is being held on October 20th, with the winners being decided via 50-50 joint voting between the foundation’s awards committee and the public.  You can cast your vote here.   The Women’s Sports Foundation was founded in 1974 …

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Girl Power: Women take lead roles in power sports

MMA fighter Brogan Walker practices her punches at IFit Guam Gym in Tamuning on Aug. 1. She is part of a new wave of Guam women leading the way into once traditionally male-dominated sports.   MMA fighter Brogan Walker practices her punches at IFit Guam Gym in Tamuning on Aug. 1. She is part of a wave of Guam women …

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