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2021 NWSL Timeline: Five male coaches ousted due to misconduct, abuse allegations
During 2021, five of the NWSL's 10 teams have had head coaches been fired or forced to resign as a result of misconduct, including alleged sexual coercion and verbal abuse.
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Dames resigns amid abuse allegations, players point to U.S. Soccer failure
Dames is the latest NWSL coach to face allegations of misconduct. “Things were happening that were inappropriate,” Christen Press told The Washington Post.
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IOC call with Peng Shuai raises questions, WTA remains concerned
Some critics say the IOC’s handling of the call with Peng Shuai makes it an active partner in delivering Beijing’s message - while not providing Peng with an open forum to discuss her allegations
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Washington Spirit wins 2021 NWSL championship (video highlights)
Following a season of turmoil, the Washington Spirit defeated the Chicago Red Stars 2-1 (extra time) to win the 2021 NWSL Championship Title.
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Video: Vlhova defeats Shiffrin, wins reindeer at Levi World Cup
Skier Petra Vlhova beat Mikaela Shiffrin at the Levi World Cup, the first slalom of the 2021-22 season. Vlhova's prize? A reindeer she named Michal.
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Erin Jackson emerges as Olympic favorite with third straight World Cup win (video)
Less than 100 days until the start of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, speed skater Erin Jackson has established herself as a pre-Games favorite.  
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Missing tennis player Peng Shuai known for grit
Throughout her playing career, missing tennis star Peng Shuai has refused to give up regardless of the challenges she faces.
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South Carolina’s Dawn Staley advocates for Black female coaches
While Dawn Staley has seen the number of Black female coaches increase throughout her career, she hopes to see that number continue to grow.
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WNBA nixes “one-and-done” playoff games, moves to 3-5-5 bracket
The WNBA announced playoff format changes ahead of the 2022 season. The postseason will consist of three rounds: best-of-three games for the first round and best-of-five games for the semifinals and finals...
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One of the factors Shiffrin weighs in ski racing future? Climate change
As Mikaela Shiffrin considers her eventual retirement, she isn't just thinking about back pain or long term goals. She is also concerned about her environmental impact.
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Why were the WNBA’s LA Sparks left out of Crypto.com partnership?
According to Staples Center/ Crypto.com arena owner AEG, the LA Sparks are currently in negotiations on a new lease extension ahead of the 2022 WNBA season.
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Where is Peng Shuai? WTA says email raises safety concerns
The WTA chairman questioned the authenticity of an email in which Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai says she is safe and her assault allegation is untrue.
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EXPLAINER: How will the IOC’s framework impact transgender athletes?
The IOC announced a framework that will impact the inclusion of transgender and intersex athletes in sport. But it isn't a definitive set of rules.
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NCAA constitution called out for failing to include non-discrimination policy
The NCAA's revised constitution doesn't include a non-discrimination policy. On Friday, Athlete Ally and the Human Rights Campaign called for that to change.
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Speed skater Erin Jackson sprints to first career World Cup win (video)
In 2018, speed skater Erin Jackson qualified for the Olympics after only 4 months of on-ice training. On Friday, she won her 1st career World Cup race.
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NCAA Women’s Basketball: Top storylines for the 2021-22 season
Will Stanford repeat as NCAA women's basketball champion? Can any team challenge No. 1 South Carolina? Will we see progress on issues of gender equity?
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Crystal Dunn announces pregnancy, baby due May 2022
USWNT star and Portland Thorns midfielder Crystal Dunn announced that she is pregnant on Thursday. The baby is due in May 2022.
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Crystal Dunn embraces union role, says USWNT won’t “settle for anything other than equality”
With her USWNT union role, Crystal Dunn is learning to navigate a new challenge. The team's current collective bargaining agreement expires on Dec. 31.
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Tradition continues: Dawn Staley sends piece of net to every Black women’s basketball coach
Earlier this week, envelopes began arriving on the desks of coaches around the country. Contained inside? A piece of Dawn Staley's 2017 championship net.
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San Diego Wave Fútbol Club: NWSL’s newest team gets a name
The National Women Soccer League's 12th and newest team announced its name on Tuesday: The San Diego Wave Fútbol Club. The team will join the NWSL in 2022.
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More WNBA players sign on for inaugural Athletes Unlimited season
More WNBA players have signed on for first ever Athletes Unlimited basketball season, including Jantel Lavender, Tianna Hawkins, and Courtney Williams.
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Simone Biles on what’s next: “finding out what I really want to do”
Following the Olympics and GOAT shows, Simone is intent on using her platform to become an advocate for mental health and well-being.
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Abby Wambach gets surprise at finish line after NYC Marathon
An unexpected face approached Abby Wambach when the retired soccer star crossed the finish line of the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday.
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Shalane Flanagan isn’t the only athlete running six marathons this fall
Shalane Flanagan and Tatyana McFadden are both running six marathons this fall. Why is only one of them receiving extensive media coverage?
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Oksana Masters reflects on Tokyo success: 'Most emotional journey'
Oksana Masters won two cycling gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics. In May, the multi-sport star dealt with "the scariest experience of my life."
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Abby Wambach ready for her first marathon
Abby Wambach started running, sans soccer ball, shortly after retiring from the sport in 2015. On Sunday, she will attempt the 2021 New York City Marathon.
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The impact of climate change? These winter Olympians have seen it
Winter athletes have a front row seat to climate change. Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson used to train on a glacier... until it melted.
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Gender inequity report: NCAA spends far less on women’s championships, hindering their growth potential
A new report shows how the NCAA has historically undermined its own women's championships, denying them of promotion and limiting their potential growth.
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Olympian roundtable: What’s pro life like for women in softball, volleyball and water polo?
A roundtable discussion with Rachel Garcia (softball), Jordan Larson (volleyball), and Maggie Steffens (water polo) about how female pro athletes finance their careers.
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Beijing Winter Olympics: The top storylines in women’s sports
With 100 days until the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, here are some of the biggest storylines to follow in women's sports.
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Lloyd bids farewell following final USWNT match
The living legend, 39, choked back tears as she looked around the pitch for the final time in her storied international career.
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An NWSL first, Racing Louisville FC to provide fertility services
Racing Louisville FC is partnering with Kentucky Fertility Institute to provide players with "a modern health benefit." It is the first NWSL club to offer fertility services.
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Sue Bird says playing in new Climate Pledge Arena is “very tempting”
Could Climate Pledge Arena sway Sue Bird's thoughts on retirement? The Seattle Storm guard said playing in the renovated facility is "very tempting."
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USA-Canada Rivalry: Led by Sarah Fillier, Canada wins fourth straight
The second game of the "My Why" Tour had everything fans have come to expect from the best USA-Canada women's hockey rivalry games.
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Weekend Recap: Shiffrin wins, USA-CAN women’s hockey rivalry, and more
Highlights/video from the World Cup season opener, Skate America, and Gymnastics Worlds. Also: the USA-CAN rivalry continues and NWSL playoffs take shape.
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French teen Tess Ledeux wins big air season opener (video)
Tess Ledeux made a statement at the first big air World Cup of the 2021-22 season. In her second run, the 19-year-old from France threw down a massive double cork 1260.
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International Friendly: USWNT, South Korea draw 0-0 in Kansas City
The draw snapped a 22-match home soil win streak for the USWNT. The Americans were one win away from matching the longest home streak in team history.
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Video: Melnikova snaps U.S. all-around streak at 2021 Gymnastics Worlds
Entering this year's World Gymnastics Championships, the U.S. had claimed gold in the women's individual all-around at every Olympics and Worlds since 2010.
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Chicago Sky parade featured door broken by Diana Taurasi
During the celebration and parade celebrating the Chicago Sky's first WNBA title, a special guest was spotted: the door reportedly broken by Diana Taurasi.
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What’s next for the WNBA? “Expansion is on the horizon”
Which players will make big moves? Will there be a new playoff format? How far away is expansion? Here are a few ways the 2022 WNBA season could look different.
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Kahleah Copper: How a girl from North Philly helped Chicago win its first WNBA title
After helping the Chicago Sky win its first WNBA title, 2021 WNBA Finals MVP Kahleah Copper shouted out her hometown: North Philly.
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Athletes call for domestic violence awareness after Tirop’s killing
Following the killing of Agnes Tirop, runners Mary Wacera Ngugi, Aliphine Tuliamuk, and Tianna Madison called for greater awareness of domestic violence.
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2021 WNBA Finals: How to watch, full schedule, TV channels, and results
2021 WNBA Finals: How to watch, results, schedule, upcoming games, full bracket, TV channel guide, and how the WNBA Playoffs work.
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WNBA Finals: Phoenix Mercury avert crisis ahead of pivotal game 3
The Phoenix Mercury were in danger of falling behind 0-2 in the WNBA Finals, but Diana Taurasi sent a reminder why she's the league's all-time leading scorer.
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Unsure if she’ll compete again, Allyson Felix has big plans for the future
Allyson Felix is currently weighing an important decision: whether she wants to compete at track & field's 2022 World Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
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Women’s Sports TV Guide: How to watch the WNBA, NWSL and more (October 2021)
From the WNBA to the LPGA to the NWSL, it's a busy month for women's sports. Follow along with On Her Turf's TV guide (schedules, start times, TV channels).
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Tanisha Wright hired as new head coach of Atlanta Dream
The Atlanta Dream hired longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as its new head coach. During her career, Wright played 14 seasons with the Seattle Storm, New York Liberty and Minnesota Lynx.
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Athletes Unlimited gives WNBA players an at-home option
Natasha Cloud will play in the new Athletes Unlimited basketball league, which launches in 2022. The league gives WNBA players a domestic "off season" option.
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Tatyana McFadden: Two marathon podiums in 24 hours
One day after winning the women’s wheelchair division at the Chicago Marathon, Tatyana McFadden finished second at the Boston Marathon.
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2021 Wrestling Worlds: Helen Maroulis wins third world title (video)
Competing in the 57kg weight class at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships, Helen Maroulis defeated India's Anshu Malik to claim her third world title.
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Hockey is for Her

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Engel-Natzke showing the way for women in hockey

From club hockey to the University of Wisconsin to the AHL's Hershey Bears, Emily Engel-Natzke has been blazing a trail and helping to show girls and women everywhere that hockey is for everyone.

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NHL, Isles fostering growth for women in hockey

Alexis Moed gives an inside look at her role as founder and president of the Islanders Girls Elite Hockey Program and talks about how the NHL Female Coaches Association Program is supporting women in the league.

On the Tee

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Lewis excited for future of golf, women in sports

Mom, golfer and advocate Stacy Lewis spoke with Troy Mullins at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship about her daughter Chesnee and the future of golf.

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Mariah Stackhouse inspiring on the golf course

Ahead of the KPMGGolf Women’s PGA Championships, LPGA golfer Mariah Stackhouse talks about being able to use her platform to help encourage diversity in golf.