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Podium no place for protests, says U.S. gold medallist

LIMA (Reuters) - The Pan Am Games medal podium is no place for politics, United States softball gold medallist Monica Abbott said on Sunday after two of her team mates used award ceremonies to stage protests.

Serena to fight for equality until 'the grave'

(Reuters) - Beaten Wimbledon finalist Serena Williams has said she has no plans to give up fighting for equality to focus solely on her tennis.

Engelbert bids to take WNBA to new heights

(Reuters) - Cathy Engelbert left her mark during a four-year stint as chief executive of Deloitte and now hopes to have a similar impact in her new role as commissioner of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

Soccer: U.S. women say lawsuit won't distract from title defence

(Reuters) - U.S. women's national soccer team players said their focus will be on the field when they start their World Cup title defence in Paris next week despite their high-profile lawsuit against their soccer federation.

Absent Hegerberg would have lit up the World Cup, says Rapinoe

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. captain Megan Rapinoe knows all about taking a stance for social equality and justice, and can understand why Norway's Ada Hegerberg has turned her back on the women's World Cup.

Sterling finally getting recognition he deserves - Oxlade-Chamberlain

(Reuters) - England and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling is finally getting the recognition he deserves for both his on-field performances and his work in fighting against racism, Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has said.

Sterling honoured with award for fighting racism

(Reuters) - Manchester City's England forward Raheem Sterling has been awarded The Integrity and Impact Award at this year's BT Sport Industry Awards for speaking out on a range of social issues, including racism.

Not for sale - U.S. Open's iconic venue names

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Open will not sell the naming rights to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Arthur Ashe or Louis Armstrong stadiums despite just completing an expensive 5-year, $600 million (461.47 million pounds)renovation project, tournament organizers told Reuters.