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PHF to receive largest one-time investment in women’s pro hockey
The PHF’s announcement is considered a major step in attempting to thaw its relationship with United States and Canadian national team players, who have balked at joining North America’s lone professional...
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Olympic champs Goggia and Moioli are inspiration for hometown Bergamo
Italian Olympic gold medalists Sofia Goggia (skiing) and Michela Moioli (snowboarding) both hail from Bergamo, the first epicenter of COVID-19 in Europe.
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Meyers Taylor and Humphries lead U.S. women’s bobsled team for Beijing
Meyers Taylor and Humphries headline the U.S. Olympic bobsled team, while three decorated push athletes - Lolo Jones, Lauren Gibbs, Aja Evans - were left off the roster.
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Meet the 49-year-old speed skater set to become the oldest female Winter Olympian
Claudia Pechstein will become the oldest woman to compete at a Winter Olympics and the 2nd athlete — and only woman — to compete in eight Winter Games.
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The Olympic monobob medal favorites? They didn’t want an Olympic monobob event
Elana Meyers Taylor and Kaillie Humphries weren't particularly happy when women's monobob was added to the Olympic program for 2022.
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Chloe Kim solidifies Olympic favorite status with Laax win (video)
Snowboarder Chloe Kim secured her status as the Olympic gold medal favorite by winning the women's halfpipe competition at the Laax World Cup.
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Olympic favorite Kimberley Bos wins Netherlands’ first WC sliding title
Kimberley Bos is the first athlete from the Netherlands in any sliding sport — bobsled, skeleton or luge — to win a season-long World Cup title.
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Two-sport star Ester Ledecka will lead Czech team at Beijing Olympics
Ester Ledecka made history at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games by becoming the first person to win Olympic gold medals in both skiing and snowboarding.
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Kristen Santos dared to embrace a bigger dream – and it’s paying off
Four years after a gruesome hand injury and a narrow miss at 2018 U.S. Olympic Trials, short track speed skater Kristen Santos shares how her dreams changed from wanting to go to the Games to something so...
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Lindsey Jacobellis qualifies for record-tying fifth Olympics
Lindsey Jacobellis - who competes in snowboard cross - is set to tie the record for most Winter Olympic appearances by a U.S. woman.
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Erin Jackson will compete at Olympics after teammate Bowe gives up spot (video)
Speed skater Erin Jackson will compete at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics after her U.S. teammate Brittany Bowe decided give up her own 500-meter spot.
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Vlhova solidifies status as Olympic slalom favorite as Shiffrin DNFs (video)
Mikaela Shiffrin defeated Petra Vlhova to win her home race in Killington, Vermont, in November, but all other slaloms this season have gone to Vlhova.
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Olivia Giaccio becomes first woman to land moguls cork 10 (video)
In a cork 1080, the athlete completes three rotations, one of them off-axis. American moguls skier Olivia Giaccio is the first woman to land the trick.
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Non-binary figure skater Timothy LeDuc wins U.S. pairs’ title with Cain-Gribble
Timothy LeDuc is expected to become the first publicly out non-binary athlete to compete at a Winter Olympics. "We've always been a part of sports. We just haven't always been able to be open," they said.
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Which three women will make the U.S. figure skating team for Beijing?
It would be shocking if the three-woman U.S. figure skating team for the 2022 Winter Olympics doesn't include Mariah Bell, Karen Chen, and Alysa Liu.
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Erin Jackson, after Trials slip, will need teammates’ help to get to Olympics
Speed skater Erin Jackson - after a slip in her best event at Olympic Trials - will need help from teammates to get to the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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WNBA legend Sue Bird is ready for 'one more year'
Seattle Storm fans (and Diana Taurasi), take note. Those Sue Bird "one more year" chants worked. The four-time WNBA champ indicated she will return for 2022.
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U.S. Women’s Open doubles purse with new presenting sponsor
The USGA announced on Friday that it is nearly doubling the purse of the U.S. Women’s Open – from $5.5 million to $10 million – ahead of the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open, which will be...
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Gracie Gold’s remarkable comeback continues at U.S. Championships
On Thursday night at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Gracie Gold delivered a clean short program that earned her a standing ovation.
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Timothy LeDuc and Ashley Cain-Gribble are breaking figure skating’s heteronormative mold
Figure skater Timothy LeDuc, who competes with Ashley Cain-Gribble, could become the first publicly out non-binary athlete to compete at a Winter Olympics.
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Becky Sauerbrunn opens up about freezing embryos, ending stigma
USWNT captain Becky Sauerbrunn opens up about freezing her embryos. "Broaching the subject with the national team, that was kind of terrifying."
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Michelle Kwan gives birth to daughter Kalista Belle
Michelle Kwan is a mom. The two-time Olympic figure skating medalist announced the birth of her daughter, Kalista Belle Kwan, via Instagram.
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Jessie Diggins knows she is capable of doing things that are “crazy hard”
Ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, cross-country skier Jessie Diggins knows that "controlling the controllables" is crucial to her potential success.
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2022 US women’s Olympic hockey roster led by Knight and Coyne Schofield
The U.S. women's hockey team for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will be headlined by Hilary Knight, Kendall Coyne Schofield, and Brianna Decker.
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Six times women’s sports led the way in 2021
From Naomi Osaka speaking about mental health to NWSL players calling for change, On Her Turf revisits the ways women's sports led the way in 2021.
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By returning to golf, Hailey Davidson wants to inspire transgender kids
In a first-person essay about her goal to qualify for the LPGA Tour, golfer Hailey Davidson describes why she wants to be a role model for transgender kids.
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Video: Goggia wins Val d’Isere super-G, Shiffrin and Johnson ski into top-10
VAL d’ISÈRE, France (AP) — Sofia Goggia has been unbeaten in downhill for an entire year. Now the Olympic champion from Italy is starting to dominate in super-G, too. Goggia won the last women’s World Cup...
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Rettke’s final kill leads Wisconsin to first ever NCAA women’s volleyball title
All-American Dana Rettke's final kill gave Wisconsin a victory over Nebraska and the Badgers’ first national championship.
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Washington Mystics get big boost with WNBA draft lottery win
The Washington Mystics have won the WNBA draft lottery for the first time in franchise history.
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Santos, Biney will lead U.S. short track team at 2022 Winter Olympics
The U.S. women's short track team for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics includes Kristen Santos, Maame Biney, Corinne Stoddard, Julie Letai and Eunice Lee.
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Kristen Santos qualifies for first Olympic team
On the second day of U.S. Olympic Trials in short track speed skating, Connecticut native Kristen Santos clinched a spot on the 2022 U.S. Olympic team.
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Goggia and Johnson’s downhill dominance leaves little room on podium
Alpine skiers Sofia Goggia and Breezy Johnson have been remarkably consistent since 2020, an impressive feat given the volatile nature of downhill skiing.
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NCAA will equalize pay for men’s and women’s basketball referees
One of the many disparities between the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments? Game officials aren't paid equally. That will change in 2022.
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Ahead of Winter Olympics, Ester Ledecka remains threat in both skiing and snowboarding
Ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Ester Ledecka is the most dominant snowboard racer in the world. She also remains a top threat in her other sport: alpine skiing.
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New fund will help NWSL players cover living expenses, mental health services
The NWSL Players Association (NWSLPA) launched a new fund that will help professional women's soccer players - past and present - cover basic living expenses and mental health services.
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US wheelchair basketball team hires new coach after players alleged emotional misconduct
Christina Schwab will serve as head coach of the U.S. women's wheelchair basketball team after players alleged "emotional misconduct" by their former coach.
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Kristen Hayden becomes first Black woman to win US diving national title
"You watch Serena Williams, Simone Biles, Simone Manuel, but when it’s yourself it’s insane," Kristen Hayden said of being the first Black woman to win a US national diving title.
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Shiffrin rival Petra Vlhova reduces World Cup load ahead of Olympics
Ahead of the Olympics, alpine skier Petra Vlhova of Slovakia has abandoned the all-race strategy that helped her win the 2021 overall World Cup title.
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Nassar survivors reach $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics, USOPC
A federal bankruptcy court approved a $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics, the USOPC, and more than 500 survivors.
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Alex Morgan is heading home to Cali, will play for San Diego Wave FC
USWNT star Alex Morgan is joining the San Diego Wave, which will begin play in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) for the 2022 season.
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US Soccer, USWNT players extend CBA, end NWSL salary allocation system
U.S. Soccer and the USWNT Players Association announced an end to the current USSF-supported NWSL allocation system, which was used to pay player salaries.
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Mikaela Shiffrin tallies back-to-back super-G podiums (video)
U.S. alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin recorded back-to-back super-G podium finishes at this weekend's World Cup stop in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
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U.S. wheelchair basketball coach resigns after players allege emotional misconduct
After the U.S. women's wheelchair basketball coach was re-hired by the NWBA, multiple current and former players spoke out on social media, alleging emotional misconduct.
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Raven Saunders opens up about mother’s death, managing grief
Less than 36 hours after she won shot put silver and demonstrated on the Olympic podium, Raven Saunders found out that her mother Clarissa had died.
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“NHL 22” to include women’s teams, first time in video game’s history
For the first time ever, the NHL video game series will include playable women's teams, featuring Team USA stars Hilary Knight and Brianna Decker.
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Soccer player Sam Kerr body checks field invader, gets yellow card
Soccer player Sam Kerr body checked a field intruder who walked onto the pitch during Wednesday's match between Chelsea and Juventus.
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Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris want to win NWSL championship with Gotham FC
In their 1st NWSL press conference since being traded from Orlando, Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger explained what excites them most about joining Gotham FC.
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Paige Bueckers suffered tibial plateau fracture, may miss up to 2 months
STORRS, Conn. — UConn star Paige Bueckers suffered a fracture just below her left knee and will be sidelined for up to two months, the school said Tuesday. Last season’s women’s college...
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2022 Women’s Hockey World Championship gets dates, host city assignment
The women's hockey world championship has never been played in an Olympic year, but that will change in 2022 when Denmark hosts the event in August.
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Report: Cheryl Reeve will be USA basketball coach through 2024 Olympics
Cheryl Reeve (Minnesota Lynx) is expected to be named head coach of the U.S. women's basketball team through the 2024 Paris Olympics.
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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.