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Tennis

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.

Basketball

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).

Football

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.

Football

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.

Football

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.

Football

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.

Tennis

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.

Football

The World Cup Final Is Upon Us. What Have We Learned?

Here we are. The final match of the 2018 World Cup has almost arrived, and it has been as thrilling a tournament as I can remember. As Maximus, Russell Crowe’s character in “Gladiator,” famously yelled, “Are you not entertained?”

Football

The World Cup Isn't About Football. It's About Everything.

THE PLANET’S GREATEST TRAVELING FESTIVAL IS ALMOST HERE. AND IT’S ABOUT A LOT MORE THAN WHAT HAPPENS ON THE PITCH.

Football

When Nationalists Don't Like the National Team

IN MY ADOPTED GERMAN HOME AND ACROSS EUROPE, XENOPHOBIA AND FOOTBALL EXCELLENCE ARE RUNNING UP AGAINST EACH OTHER.