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U.S. women’s soccer team, Alex Morgan keep on winning at 2019 ESPY Awards

U.S. women’s soccer team, Alex Morgan keep on winning at 2019 ESPY Awards

Entertainment
July 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. women's soccer team kept their victory party going Wednesday night during the 27th annual ESPY Awards 2019 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles adding Best Team to their recent FIFA Women's World Cup championship. The team had just landed in Los Angeles a few hours after completing their victory parade in New York City when they beat out the NFL's New England Patriots, the Toronto Raptors of the NBA, baseball's Boston Red Sox and NCAA football's Clemson Tigers for the award. "We literally just got off a plane a couple of hours ago," said Carli Lloyd on accepting the award from actress Sandra Bullock. "Got hair and makeup in the plane and we look pretty fabulous." She then thanked their worldwide fans for their support. "It's been an incredible journey. Super ...
Women’s World Cup soccer: How to watch USA vs. Netherlands, betting odds

Women’s World Cup soccer: How to watch USA vs. Netherlands, betting odds

Sports
July 6 (UPI) -- The United States Women's National Team is one win away from capturing its fourth Women's World Cup title. The U.S. plays the Netherlands in the final Sunday in Lyon, France. The Americans are making their record third consecutive trip to the final. The United States, playing in its fifth final, has reached more Women's World Cup finals than any other country. The U.S. is the reigning world champion, while European champion Netherlands will make its first appearance in the final. "I think the legacy that even the players want to leave is that it's bigger than within the team," U.S. coach Jill Ellis told reporters. "I hope the players feel they were put in an environment where they were encouraged to perform and to grow and give back. I think that's the bigger legacy of th...
Women’s World Cup soccer: Megan Rapinoe leads USA over France

Women’s World Cup soccer: Megan Rapinoe leads USA over France

Sports
June 28 (UPI) -- The United States Women's National Team escaped with a 2-1 win against France on Friday in the quarterfinals to advance to the semifinals of the Women's World Cup. The U.S. jumped out to a 2-0 lead before facing a furious attack from France in the second half. The Americans held off the rally to defeat the host French squad, setting up a semifinal matchup against England on Tuesday. "You have to give it up to the French team. I think they for sure outplayed us with the ball today," U.S. star Megan Rapinoe told reporters. "But we were so good defensively and we hit them where it hurt. This team has an unreal amount of heart." Rapinoe scored from a free kick to give the U.S. an early 1-0 lead. After Alex Morgan was fouled on the wing, Rapinoe capitalized on a free kick jus...
Bidders get chance to own Goals Soccer Centres

Bidders get chance to own Goals Soccer Centres

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor The UK's second-largest five-a-side football venue owner‎ is being circled by potential bidders after its lender drafted in advisers to explore a review of its options.Sky News has learnt that Goals Soccer Centres, shares in which have been suspended since March amid an accounting probe, is preparing to launch a sale process within months. The review has been instigated by Lloyds Banking Group, which has hired Deloitte to advise on Goals' future, City sources said this weekend.The review is expected to take place over the medium-term, rather than being launched immediately.Among the prospective bidders for the business, which trades from nearly 50 sites in the UK and US, is Mike Ashley, the high street tycoon who is its b
Women's national team sues U.S. Soccer, wants equal pay

Women's national team sues U.S. Soccer, wants equal pay

Sports
March 8 (UPI) -- All 28 members of the United States women's national team are plaintiffs in a gender discrimination suit filed Friday against the United States Soccer Federation -- on International Women's Day. The filing comes just three months before the team is to begin its title defense at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. Team players accuse U.S. Soccer of years of "institutionalized gender discrimination" in the lawsuit, which they say impacted their wages and the way they train and compete. The lawsuit was filed under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. "The USSF discriminates against Plaintiffs, and the class that they seek to represent, by paying them less than members of the MNT [men's national team] for subs...