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US Women’s National Team granted class action status in equal-pay lawsuit

US Women’s National Team granted class action status in equal-pay lawsuit

Members of the US women’s soccer team scored one of their goals Friday when a federal judge allowed their gender discrimination lawsuit to proceed as a class action. The US Women’s National Team’s lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation was filed in March in US District Court in California, with 28 members of the team…MORE

Toxic soccer matches: Stabbings, fascist salutes and banners mocking Mussolini

Toxic soccer matches: Stabbings, fascist salutes and banners mocking Mussolini

Stabbings, fans appearing to make Nazi salutes as well as supporters mocking former Italian leader Benito Mussolini combined to produce a toxic atmosphere in a leading European football game Thursday. The Europa League match between Italian club Lazio and Scotland’s Celtic in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico was decided by French midfielder Olivier Ntcham’s 95th-minute winner in…MORE

Brescia fans criticize Mario Balotelli after he was racially abused

Brescia fans criticize Mario Balotelli after he was racially abused

Fans of Brescia have criticized Mario Balotelli after the Italian international was racially abused during last Sunday’s match against Hellas Verona. Balotelli threatened to leave the pitch during his side’s 2-1 loss, picking up the ball in the second half and kicking it towards the fans that were directing monkey chants at him. The 29-year-old…MORE

Horse survives wildfire, sets speed record and then sells for $1.5 million

Horse survives wildfire, sets speed record and then sells for $1.5 million

They say there is a story behind every champion, but not many narratives can compare to the incredible journey taken by this one special horse. From escaping the flames and furnace of a wildfire to breaking records at the recent Breeders’ Cup world championships at Santa Anita, Belvoir Bay’s “emotional” tale is the stuff of…MORE

LeBron James and Trae Young set the NBA alight

LeBron James and Trae Young set the NBA alight

There are only 10 older players than LeBron James in the NBA. There are not many younger players than the 21-year-old Trae Young. At the age of 34, some people thought elder NBA statesman James might be slowing down. Aged 21, people thought young gun Young might suffer a “sophomore slump.” Turns out though that…MORE