50 Years After First Playing, Women’s Soccer Pioneers Volunteer At The World Cup

REIMS, France — In five minutes, she can get from her home to the René Tys Sports Complex, where a volunteer center is set up for the Women’s World Cup 2019. Another few minutes of walking brings her to the entrance of Auguste Delaune stadium, which hosted all six of the tournament’s matches that were played in Reims.  This is a route Ghislaine “Gigi” Souef, 66, knows very well. Before she made this walk to work as a volunteer greeter …

Megan Rapinoe Slams Decision To Put 2 Men’s Matches The Same Day As World Cup Final

Just a few hours after the United States and the Netherlands meet in the Women’s World Cup final in France, Brazil or Peru will celebrate winning the Copa America, South America’s men’s championship. And then at night, the United States or Mexico will win the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the men’s title of North and Central America and the Caribbean. “It’s ridiculous, and disappointing, to be honest,” said Rapinoe, the star American midfielder. “The scheduling of the different events has gone …

US briefing: Border facility conditions, Antarctic ice and Hong Kong

Tuesdays top story: Democrats describe horrifying conditions at Texas migrant detention facility. Plus, the rise of the CEO as social justice warrior horrifying conditions inside a migrant detention centre in Texas, which she visited on Monday with a group of Democratic representatives. The New York congresswoman said female detainees described their treatment as psychological warfare, and claimed the guards called them whores and told them to drink out of the toilets in their cells if they needed water. Facebook group. …

Megan Rapinoe strikes an epic pose after scoring against France in the Women’s World Cup. The internet goes wild

(CNN)Less than 24 hours have passed since Megan Rapinoe scored the only two goals against France in the Women’s World Cup quarter-final match, but her glorious goal celebration has already been hailed as an “iconic” moment in soccer and all sports. Her epic performance led some to suggest that the United States “tear down the Confederate monuments and put up Megan Rapinoe monuments.” Others pledged their allegiance to Rapinoe as their new President. But others, including President Donald Trump, have …

Norway break Australia’s hearts in Women’s World Cup last-16 shootout

The Matildas World Cup campaign was ended after 120 minutes finished 1-1 and Norway kept their composure in a penalty shootout Some games of football need only a single error, a single moment of brilliance to decide them. Others can feast on a cornucopia of chances yet never be sated. In Nice, Australia and Norway were two teams whose refusal to lose was only matched by an equally fervent reluctance to win. It was fitting perhaps that a winner was …

Team sport training ‘key to being fittest of all’

There were 87 endurance athletes, such as road cyclists, skiers and distance runners, 77 power athletes, such as sprinters, bodybuilders and throwers, and 64 team athletes involved in football, basketball and volleyball. All were from the Lithuanian Sports University in Kaunas, Lithuania, and aged 17 to 37. ‘Best of both’ The athletes were all tested on muscle power, how high they could jump vertically from a standing position, and their ability to use oxygen during intense exercise – a measure …

Miami Dolphins’ Kendrick Norton has arm amputated after car crash

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton has had his arm amputated after being involved in a car crash in the early hours of Thursday. Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton has had his arm amputated after a car crash in the early hours of Thursday. Florida police said the 22-year-olds Ford F250 overturned after hitting a concrete barrier. His injuries are not considered life-threatening but his agent, Malki Kawa, said the player had his arm amputated. malki kawa (@malkikawa) With …

The Tech Industry’s Latest Fitness Craze: Recovery

You know that brutal final climb in spin class, the one that seems to just not end? Don’t beat yourself up over loosening the resistance dial. And the planned six-mile run that ended after four and change? Not your fault. Your poor performance can be blamed on your underpowered clothes. Your tights, your shirts, your sports bras: all pathetic slackers! So implies Under Armour’s new line of workout gear, at least. UA Rush apparel is infused with a fiber that …

Beers, cheers and dashed hopes for England fans

ENGLAND 0 – USA 1 ⚽️ A post shared by Love Parks Wandsworth (@loveparkswandsworth) on Jul 2, 2019 at 12:11pm PDT Report Skip Instagram post 2 by loveparkswandsworth View this post on Instagram Report End of Instagram post 2 by loveparkswandsworth Image Copyright loveparkswandsworth loveparkswandsworth The warm night, filled with expectation and hope, was a reminder of last summer’s men’s World Cup for many. Ben Bezuidenhoit, a student from Essex, wrapped in his England flag recycled from last year, has …

Serena Williams, Andy Murray win Wimbledon mixed doubles opener

(CNN)The dream mixed-doubles partnership of Serena Williams and Andy Murray didn’t disappoint in their long awaited Wimbledon debut. “I always play the forehand side. If you want to play with me, I play forehand,” she said. And Murray did. READ: Michelle Obama tweets Cori Gauff The result was particularly important for him, since the 32-year-old lost in the men’s doubles earlier with Frenchman Pierre Hugues Herbert against sixth-seeds Franko Skugor and Nikola Mektic 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-2 6-3. Thank Roger …