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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(...)

 Michelle O’Neill (right) warms up with match referee Stephanie Frappart (centre) and Manuela Nicolosi (left) prior to the Women’s World Cup football final between the USA and the Netherlands. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish referee Michelle O’Neill, who lined out as an assistant referee in the Women’s World Cup final in Lyon on Sunday, has told of how she closed al(...)

Rosemary Kathleen Lavelle of the USA celebrates after scoring her team’s second goal in the  World Cup final. ‘She wouldn’t look out of place in downtown Ballyhaunis.’ Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

When he was chatting pre-match with Tony O’Donoghue and Ruth Fahy pitchside in Lyon, a wilting George Hamilton was reminded of the temperatures in the(...)

Megan Rapinoe  celebrates scoring the opening goal for the USA against the Netherlands in the Fifa Women’s World Cup final in France. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

It became clear after 13 minutes that this was going to be a different kind of game for the USA. The Netherlands, it turned out, were different from a(...)

The USA celebrate their World Cup final win over the Netherlands in Lyon. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

A coolly taken Megan Rapinoe penalty and beautifully worked goal from Rose Lavelle fired USA to their fourth Women’s World Cup title against a resilie(...)

 Megan Rapinoe (right)  of the USA celebrates with her team-mate Kelly O’Hara  after scoring her second goal  in the  Women’s World Cup quarter-final against France  at the Parc des Princes. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

France 1 USA 2 It was fitting that Megan Rapinoe, the focus of unwanted presidential attentions before the game, was the player to power the US into (...)

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