US Soccer Announces Equal Pay Deal

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The U.S. Soccer Federation announced collective agreements on Wednesday to pay its men’s and women’s football teams equally, including World Cup prize money. The U.S. Soccer Federation, the U.S Women’s National Team Players Association, and the U.S. National Soccer Team …

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Netflix to Roast NFL Superstar Tom Brady in New Comedy Special

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Netflix announced on May 17 that it will roast National Football League (NFL) quarterback Tom Brady in a planned series of new Comedy specials called “Greatest Roasts of All Time: GROAT.” “We can’t wait to burn three-time Super Bowl-losing quarterback …

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Jake Daniels Becomes First UK Male Footballer to Come Out as Gay Since 1990

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Blackpool forward Jake Daniels has become the first active male professional football player in the United Kingdom to come out publicly as gay since Justin Fashanu in 1990. Daniels told Sky Sports, which first reported the news, that he knew …

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Wimbledon Bans Russian and Belarusian Players

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The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced that it was banning Russian and Belarusian tennis players including Daniil Medvedev over the Ukrainian invasion.  “We share in the universal condemnation of Russia’s illegal actions and have carefully considered the situation …

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Manchester United Confirm Two Leading Scouts Left the Club

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Premier League has confirmed on Wednesday that Manchester United’s chief scout, Jim Lawlor, and Marcel Bout, their head of global scouting, have both departed the club. Lawlor was promoted to United’s chief scout in 2014, while Bout was a member …

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Manchester United Star Involved in Car Crash but Unhurt

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Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has escaped serious injury after a car crash on Monday. Bruno Fernandes, 27, was unharmed after an incident involving his Porsche near the Carrington training base when he was on his way to training. The …

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Tunisian Olympic Sailor Eya Guezguez, 17, Dies in Training Accident

Fourth EstateTunisian Olympic sailor Eya Guezguez died at the age of 17 after a training accident at sea on April 10.

Tunisian Olympic sailor Eya Guezguez died at the age of 17 after a training accident at sea on April 10. The Tunisian Olympic Committee said in a statement on its Facebook page that Eya died while training for upcoming regional …

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U.S. Olympic Figure Skater Alysa Liu Retires at Age 16

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United States Olympic figure skater Alysa Liu announced on Instagram on April 9 that she was retiring from the sport at the age of 16. “I feel so satisfied with how my skating career has gone. Now that I’m finally …

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British Cycling Halts Transgender and Non-binary Participation Policy

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British Cycling suspended its transgender and non-binary participation policy on Wednesday after Emily Bridges’ failed attempt to enter a women’s event at the British National Omnium Championships.  Bridges, a transgender cyclist, was allowed to compete in women’s events after proving …

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