Sports/Soccer

U.S. women’s national soccer team sues for equal pay

March 8, 2019

Three months before beginning their defence of their Women’s World Cup title, American players escalated their legal dispute with the U.S. Soccer Federation over equal treatment and pay. Players filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the federation Friday, alleging ongoing “institutionalized gender discrimination” that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men’s national team. […]

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Vegas police seek Ronaldo’s DNA in sexual assault case, soccer star’s lawyer says

January 10, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo is being asked by police in the U.S. to provide a DNA sample in an ongoing investigation of a Nevada woman’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009, the soccer star’s lawyer in Las Vegas said Thursday. Attorney Peter S. Christiansen downplayed the development, denied the […]

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1st women’s Ballon d’Or winner asked if she knows how to ‘twerk’ during ceremony

December 3, 2018

After asking the first woman to win the Ballon d’Or if she knew how to twerk, French DJ Martin Solveig then said sorry. Even though Ada Hegerberg said she hadn’t been offended by the twerking question during Monday’s award ceremony, Solveig still apologized on Twitter after his comment caused a social media stir. First female […]

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Leicester City soccer club says owner among 5 killed in helicopter crash

October 28, 2018

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Thai owner of English Premier League club¬†Leicester City, was one of five people killed after a¬†helicopter crashed next to the stadium, the club said on Sunday. The 60-year-old retail entrepreneur’s helicopter burst into flames shortly after taking off from the soccer field Saturday at the team’s King Power stadium which is named […]

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Leicester City soccer team owner’s fate unclear after helicopter crash

October 28, 2018

Flowers and wreaths were laid outside Leicester City’s stadium on Sunday as investigators looked into the circumstances behind a helicopter, belonging to the English club’s Thai owner, crashing in flames next to the ground. There has been no official statement about who was on board the helicopter that plummeted to the ground shortly after it […]

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