Carli Lloyd and Julie Ertz Named to U.S. Olympic Soccer Team

Lloyd and the injured Julie Ertz and Tobin Heath had been among the few question marks for the scaled-down roster for the Tokyo Games. All three made the team.

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The N.F.L.’s Carl Nassib Broke a Barrier. Will Others Follow?

The number of publicly out L.G.B.T.Q. athletes in men’s biggest pro leagues lags far behind that in women’s sports. Will Carl Nassib’s announcement change that?

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Victoria’s Secret Swaps Angels for ‘What Women Want.’ Will They Buy It?

The embattled lingerie giant is attempting the most extreme brand turnaround in recent memory: an effort not just to redefine itself but also the very idea of what “sexy” is.

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USWNT’s Catarina Macario Is Just Getting Started

Born in Brazil, developed in the United States and now a pro headed to an important pre-Olympic camp, the 21-year-old forward is proving she belongs alongside the world’s best players.

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From Marcus Rashford to Megan Rapinoe: What Our Stars Say About Us

Only a handful of soccer players attain what might be best described as mainstream cultural relevance. That kind of fame now comes with responsibility.

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USWNT and US Soccer Settle Workplace Claims

Both sides claimed victory with the agreement, which clears the way for the women’s team to appeal a court ruling that had rejected its equal pay claims.

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Megan Rapinoe Publishes New Memoir ‘One Life’

Don’t expect the usual bromides about hard work and resilience in “One Life.” The soccer star’s memoir gets into her political awakening as much as it does her sports career.

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The Anthem Debate Is Back. But Now It’s Standing That’s Polarizing.

As games return and dozens of players drop to one knee, leagues that once tried to tiptoe around the issue won’t be able to avoid it.

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Coronavirus Leads Some Athletes to Opt Out, if They Can Afford It

The decision on whether to participate in restarting seasons is exposing the haves and have-nots of the sports world.

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She Took a Knee in College. She’ll Do the Same as a Pro.

Kaiya McCullough plans to continue to kneel during the national anthem when the N.W.S.L. restarts its season. On Saturday, dozens of other players did the same.

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U.S. Soccer Repeals National Anthem Policy

A rule created after Megan Rapinoe took a knee was rescinded as the federation, like the N.F.L. and FIFA, reconsidered its views on athletes who choose to peacefully protest.

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For USWNT and U.S. Soccer, Equal Pay Ruling Offers a Way Out

A federal judge’s rejection of the players’ equal pay claims cost the team their leverage, but it is in the federation’s interests to find a settlement both sides can embrace.

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Coffee, Stretching, Epsom Salt Baths: Life in Megan Rapinoe’s Skin

And how the soccer star became something of a skin care fanatic.

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