Megan Rapinoe

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United States forward Megan Rapinoe  might have made my top 10 list when it comes to influence and inspiration, but my winner was Julie Ertz or Lucy Bronze. Photograph: Getty Images

Awards season is always the most fun time of the year. It creates an unhealthy debate, statistics fly around, opinions are like arseholes and of cours(...)

 Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is announced winner of the men’s 2019 Ballon d’Or  at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Photograph:  Yoan Valat/EPA

Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth men’s Ballon d’Or award in Paris on Monday, beating Liverpool’s four leading nominees to claim soccer’s most pres(...)

Denise O’Sullivan with the 2019 PFA Ireland women’s senior International Player of the Year award at The Marker Hotel in Dublin. Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Momentum is a funny thing. It doesn’t always flow the way you imagined. In the glow of the women’s hockey team’s storybook qualification for the Ol(...)

Vlatko Andonovski at a news conference to announce his appointment as the new head coach of  the US  women’s national soccer team in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Just over six years have passed since FC Kansas City announced that someone called Vlatko Andonovski would be the head coach for their first season in(...)

Megan Rapinoe is presented with her Fifa women’s player of the year award from Fifa president Gianni Infantino at La Scala opera house in Milan. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

Barcelona star Lionel Messi beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to win the best Fifa player of the year awa(...)

US president Donald Trump presents Tiger Woods the medal of freedom during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House. Photograph: Getty Images

The morning after US president Donald Trump’s rally in North Carolina last week, Dan Le Batard took to the airwaves for his daily sports talk show on (...)

 The USA celebrate winning the Women’s World Cup  final  in Lyon. ‘The USA brought a new form of bravado to women’s sports.’ Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

What if I told you that sports and politics can intersect? That it’s possible to stand for something and dominate your respective field, and that one (...)

Megan Rapinoe has said she stands by her decision not to accept a potential White House visit after the USA’s World Cup win. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

The US women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe has delivered an uncompromising message to Donald Trump, amid ongoing controversy over a possible visit(...)

England celebrate Lucy Bronze’s goal against Norway. Photograph: Alex Grimm/Getty

Louise Taylor Match of the tournament England 1-2 USA. Yes, England lost and, on balance, they deserved to be defeated but it was tense and tight and(...)

The USA celebrate Rose Lavelle’s goal in their World Cup final win over the Netherlands. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty

Rose Lavelle was 9 and a half - the half is important, if you’re 9 - when the women that changed everything arrived in Cincinnati. It was October 200(...)

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