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(Reuters) - On the surface the U.S. team are ticking along nicely in the Women's World Cup in Canada, but a growing controversy over allegations surrounding goalkeeper Hope Solo are threatening to take the gloss off the team's performances.
(Reuters) - The National Football League came down hard on the New England Patriots on Monday for their role in Deflategate, suspending star quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games of next season and fining the franchise $1 million (0.64 million pounds).
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather prepares for his May 2 bout against Manny Pacquiao, women's advocates believe his history of domestic violence is merely a footnote to the biggest fight in years.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park near his Massachusetts home, concluding the first of two murder trials he faces this year.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reports of domestic violence increase significantly on days of certain football matches, according to a Scottish study published on Friday.
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is scheduled to appear in a Texas court on Tuesday to face a child abuse charge, amid a media report that he has reached a plea deal that would allow him to avoid jail time.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Of all the issues facing the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), the one that gives chief executive officer Scott Blackmun the greatest concern is making sure sport is free from domestic abuse and other violence.