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Shannon Boxx, Christie Pearce Rampone, Linda Hamilton headline National Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Former U.S. Women’s National Team players Shannon Boxx, Linda Hamilton and Christie Pearce Rampone headline the National Soccer Hall of Fame's Class of '22.
Jessie Diggins, with front-row seat to climate change, lobbies Congress to take action
U.S. cross-country star Jessie Diggins shares her first-hand knowledge of climate change with members of Congress, urging them to act.
USWNT to receive equal pay in landmark agreement with U.S. Soccer
The U.S. Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men’s and women’s teams equally. Going forward, the USWNT and USMNT will split World Cup prize money.
Brittney Griner’s detention in Moscow extended for one month
The lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner said Friday her pre-trial detention in Russia has been extended by one month.
Destanni Henderson puts draft-night expectations in rearview mirror as part of Fever’s new-look lineup
Indiana guard Destanni Henderson is investing in herself while seizing her opportunity to help turn around a flagging Fever franchise.
Fifty years later, Title IX slogan ‘Give women a sporting chance’ still propels advocates
Fifty years after Title IX was passed into law, its complicated legacy and persistent issues of inequity college sports still require closer examination.
Annika Sorenstam enjoying the journey ahead of 77th U.S. Women’s Open
A new documentary about Annika Sorenstam takes a closer look at 10-time major champion and World Golf Hall of Famer ahead of the 77th U.S. Women’s Open.
Tami Bobo ready for second shot at Kentucky Derby with Simplification
Tami Bobo, the owner of 2022 Kentucky Derby contender Simplification, had a unique foray into horse racing and the Thoroughbred industry.
Bianca Smith ready to put ‘first’ title away in second season as Red Sox coach
Bianca Smith's new position as a full-time coach for the Florida Complex League Red Sox is another milestone in her trailblazing career path in baseball.
The NWSL’s first ever CBA raises the bar for women’s sports
The NWSL CBA sets a new standard for women's sports. On Her Turf caught up with Meghann Burke (executive director of the NWSL players' association) to get a better understanding of what some of the fine...
Bianca Belair – the ‘EST of WWE’ – never imagined being a WWE superstar
On Her Turf caught up with WWE superstar and RAW women's champion Bianca Belair, who will be attending this year's Kentucky Derby.
Diana Taurasi still has ‘a lot to do’ ahead of 18th WNBA season with Phoenix Mercury
Diana Taurasi says she's still "got a little bit left, and lot to do" ahead of her 18th WNBA season with the Phoenix Mercury.
Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger enjoying life in Gotham’s ‘fast lane’ with USWNT in rearview mirror
Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger - plus daughter Sloane - are adjusting to life in the "fast lane" after making the move to the NWSL club Gotham FC.
Mixed messages after Layshia Clarendon waived by Lynx
After Layshia Clarendon was waived by the Minnesota Lynx, head coach Cheryl Reeve implied Clarendon's injury status was to blame. But on Wednesday, Clarendon tweeted that they are "100% cleared to practice...
Fifty years after Title IX, girls and women in sport still have fewer opportunities
Fifty years after Title IX, girls today have fewer opportunities to participate in high school sports than boys did in 1972. That is one of the key findings from a new report published by the Women's Sports...
Layshia Clarendon and Crystal Dangerfield waived amid Lynx roster shakeup
The Minnesota Lynx cut six players (Layshia Clarendon, Crystal Dangerfield, Yvonne Turner, Rennia Davis, Kayla Jones, Hannah Sjerven) and signed one (Odyssey Sims) on Tuesday.
Brittney Griner ‘wrongfully detained’ in Russia, U.S. officials say
Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. This designation means the United States will more aggressively work to secure her release even as the legal case...
Brittney Griner to receive full salary, be honored with WNBA floor decal
The WNBA will honor Phoenix’s Brittney Griner with a floor decal and allow the Mercury to pay her without it counting against the team’s cap.
Angel City FC vs. North Carolina Courage: NWSL preview, how to watch
Angel City FC vs. North Carolina Courage: How to watch the 2022 NWSL regular season opener. Plus, live updates and highlights from the game.
Taylor and Serrano meet in most significant women’s boxing match ever
Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano will meet in what has been called the most significant women’s boxing match ever, the first to headline Madison Square Garden.
Will Brittney Griner’s case be impacted by U.S.-Russia prisoner exchange?
Brittney Griner remains detained in Russia and it’s unclear how an unexpected prisoner exchange between the United States and Russia will affect the status of the WNBA star.
How adding an ‘M’ highlights sexism and gender bias in sports
The omission of the "M" in men's sports is even more problematic when the organization leaving the letter out is the same one overseeing both the men's and women's sports.
Las Vegas Aces owner Mark Davis puts money where his mouth is
Las Vegas Aces owner Mark Davis says his investment in the WNBA franchise is simply a classic case of putting your money where your mouth is.
Houston Dash suspends head coach James Clarkson amid NWSL harassment investigation
The Houston Dash suspended head coach James Clarkson after the NWSL team received a report related to the league investigation into alleged discrimination, harassment and abuse.
Reagan Carey appointed as new commissioner of Premier Hockey Federation (PHF)
The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) announced that Reagan Carey has been hired as new league commissioner. Carey previously worked for USA Hockey.
PHF Chairman addresses commissioner search, Digit Murphy hiring, expansion and more
On Her Turf interviewed Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) Chairman John Boynton about the timeline for announcing a new commissioner, league expansion, the decision to hire Digit Murphy, and the role of BTM...
Mya Hollingshed aims to impact Aces as rookie following standout career at Colorado
Las Vegas Aces first-round draft pick Mya Hollingshed isn’t giving herself any free passes just because it's her first week as a WNBA professional.
‘Natural-born leader’ Angel McCoughtry steps into veteran role as Lynx chase fifth WNBA title
Five-time All-Star and two-time Olympian Angel McCoughtry says she comfortable stepping into a leadership role as the Lynx aim for their fifth WNBA title.
Lindsay Schanzer makes history as first woman to produce Kentucky Derby telecast
NBC Sports' senior producer Lindsay Schanzer will be the first woman to produce the Kentucky Derby telecast in the race's 148-year-old history.
Two months after arrest, Brittney Griner’s case still surrounded in mystery
Details surrounding WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner’s arrest case in Russia remain a mystery as a crucial court date approaches next month.
Simona de Silvestro leads all-female IndyCar team for three-race schedule, no Indy 500
The all-female IndyCar team piloted by Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro will compete in a three-race schedule with a goal of runing a full-time program.
Ash Barty trades tennis for golf, signs up for global exhibition golf series
Ash Barty has signed on to play in an international golf exhibition just weeks after retiring from tennis while ranked No. 1 in the world.
Video: Thrilling Boston Marathon women’s race determined in final seconds
When Peres Jepchirchir pulled away from Ababel Yeshaneh in the final mile of the 2022 Boston Marathon, she seemed the clear winner. Not so fast, said Yeshaneh.
2022 Boston Marathon: Mary Wacera Ngugi running for more than fast time
Kenyan runner Mary Wacera Ngugi aims to shine a light on East African athletes who are victims of domestic violence in her second Boston Marathon start.
2022 Boston Marathon celebrates 50th anniversary of official women’s division
This year’s 126th Boston Marathon celebrates the 50th anniversary of the official inclusion of women in the race, as well as the pioneers who paved the way.
2022 NCAA Gymnastics Championships: Schedule, results, how NCAA gymnastics works
2022 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships: TV schedule, overview of how NCAA gymnastics works, and the differences between elite and collegiate gymnastics. 
2022 Boston Marathon: World’s top women marathoners set for showdown
Look for a showdown between the best marathoners in world on Monday at the 126th Boston Marathon, which features the most decorated women's field to date.
Oklahoma advances to NCAA Gymnastics Championships finals for the ninth straight time
Oklahoma posted the top score during the first session of the NCAA Gymnastics Championships semifinals, moving into the finals for the ninth straight time.
Differences between Olympics, NCAA gymnastics explained ahead of national championships
The narrative has changed recently in NCAA gymnastics, where the number of elite athletes who make their way to the college level has grown.
Olympians Sunisa Lee, Jade Carey, Grace McCallum, Jordan Chiles carry extra burden into NCAA championships
Olympians Sunisa Lee, Jade Carey, Grace McCallum and Jordan Chiles carry the weight of outsized expectations into the NCAA gymnastics championships.
Allyson Felix confirms she will run in 2022, then retire: ‘This season I’m running for women’
Allyson Felix confirmed that she will compete during the 2022 track & field season, and then retire from the sport. Felix is the most decorated U.S. athlete in Olympic track & field history.
USWNT extends home-soil unbeaten streak with victory over Uzbekistan
The U.S. women’s national team beat Uzbekistan 9-0 on Tuesday to extend its unbeaten streak to 67 games on American soil.
Alyssa Nakken feels ‘great sense of responsibility’ as first female MLB coach on field
Alyssa Nakken made history as the first female coach on field in a regular-season MLB game when she took her spot at first base for San Franscisco.
WNBA Commissioner on Brittney Griner: ‘She continues to have our full support’
“I want to take a moment to reiterate the WNBA’s support for Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said before the 2022 WNBA Draft started.
2022 WNBA Draft: Round-by-round picks, highlights and quotes
2022 WNBA Draft: Live updates, highlights, quotes, and round-by-round picks from the WNBA Draft at Spring Studios in New York.
2022 WNBA Draft: How the draft works, No. 1 pick predictions, and more
2022 WNBA Draft: How to watch the WNBA draft, predictions for the No. 1 draft pick, how the WNBA draft works, which players declared, and more.
The sad reality of the WNBA Draft
Being a WNBA draft pick doesn't mean you'll play in the WNBA. In the last five years, about one-third of each year's draft class was waived prior to the first WNBA game of the season.
‘Just chill’ Naomi Girma could make USWNT debut vs. Uzbekistan
San Diego Wave defender Naomi Girma could earn her first national team cap when the USWNT returns to action with two friendlies vs. Uzbekistan.
Three-time Olympian, new mom Resi Stiegler set for quasi-comeback at World Pro Ski Tour event
Three-time U.S. Olympian and new mom Resi Stiegler will make a quasi-comeback this weekend at the World Pro Ski Tour’s championship races in Taos, N.M.
South Carolina’s Dawn Staley slides naturally into ‘champion’ role, on and off the court
Hot off her second national title win, South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley is embracing her role as champion of her sport, both on and off the court.

Hockey is for Her


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.


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.



Diggins uses platform to combat climate change

American cross-country skier Jessie Diggins explains how her love for outdoor sports created her passion for fighting to protect our planet.


Coyne Schofield pursuing gender equity in hockey

Kendall Coyne Schofield is out to prove that women deserve a place in the sport of hockey all the way up to the professional level.

On the Tee


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.


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.