Latest Megan Rapinoe News

Appreciation: Sue Bird gives basketball lasting assist

Sep. 07, 2022 01:40 AM EDT

Sue Bird just knows how to win. That's what she does. It's what she has always done. Few in sports can rival the success the point guard has had in women's basketball. Bill Russell and Serena Williams come to mind. Still, despite decades of success the G-O-A-T narrative is relatively...

Lavelle's goal gives the US women a 2-1 victory over Nigeria

Sep. 06, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rose Lavelle scored the go-ahead goal and the U.S. women's national team won its 13th straight match with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria on Tuesday night. The United States also benefitted from an own goal to extend the team's unbeaten streak on American soil to 71...

NWSL's 1st free agency period opens with controversy

Aug. 26, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

The National Women's Soccer League opened its first free agency period Friday amid a dispute over which players are qualified. Players with expiring contracts and at least six years of service and are eligible for free agency for the first time under the collective bargaining...

Dunn to train with US women ahead of games against Nigeria

Aug. 22, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

Defender Crystal Dunn will return to practice with the U.S. women's national team as it prepares for the 2023 Women's World Cup with a pair of exhibition matches next month against Nigeria. Dunn is not quite match fit after the birth of her son in May, but she'll join the team to...

Column: One last salute to four of our greatest athletes

Aug. 12, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

To call them four of the greatest athletes in the history of women's sports is a bit of a slight. Let's just call them four of the greatest. Period. In what should be a melancholy, reflective time for all sports fans, Serena Williams, Sue Bird, Sylvia...

Equal pay deal for US women's soccer approved by judge

Aug. 12, 2022 01:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The proposed $24 million settlement between U.S. women soccer players and the sport’s American governing body was given preliminary approval Thursday by a federal judge, who scheduled a Dec. 5 hearing for final approval. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner...

WNBA's Griner convicted at drug trial, sentenced to 9 years

Aug. 04, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and smuggling and was sentenced to nine years behind bars in a politically charged case that could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between Washington and Moscow. ...

Russian expert at Griner's trial discusses medical cannabis

Jul. 26, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — The drug trial of American basketball star Brittney Griner in a Russian court focused Tuesday on testimony that cannabis, while illegal in Russia, is regarded in other countries as having legitimate medicinal use. Griner acknowledged in court earlier this...

US women's team has new vibe, work to do before World Cup

Jul. 25, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

The transformation of the U.S. women’s national team has been significant in the year since the Tokyo Games. The defending World Cup champions have a new look with young talent, and coach Vlatko Andonovski has tweaked the team's traditional straightforward and speedy attack to take...

Rapinoe, King urge freedom for Brittney Griner at The ESPYS

Jul. 21, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Soccer player Megan Rapinoe admonished her fellow athletes for not doing enough to speak out and encouraged them to support detained WNBA star Brittney Griner at The ESPYS on Wednesday night. Griner was arrested in Russia in February after customs officials said...