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Football 11 Jul 2019 | 5:17 AM

New York showers confetti, love on U.S. women's soccer team

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amid confetti and chants of "equal pay," New York honoured the U.S. women's soccer team on Wednesday with a ticker-tape parade up the "Canyon of Heroes," celebrating its World Cup triumph and hailing the players' emergence as icons of women's rights.

Football 11 Jul 2019 | 5:07 AM

Fans heckle U.S. Soccer president, demand 'equal pay' for World Cup winners

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Soccer Federation was overpowered by chants of "equal pay" and booed as he spoke at Wednesday's victory parade for the country's women's team who won a record-extending fourth World Cup in France last weekend.

Tennis 12 Jun 2019 | 3:33 AM

American politicians, athletes offer support to women's World Cup team

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the U.S. women's national team prepared to kick off their World Cup title defence, prominent figures from American politics, sports and even outer space flocked to social media on Tuesday to lend their support.

Gymnastics 09 Mar 2018 | 12:33 AM

U.S. House panel expands probe of sexual abuse of young athletes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee said Thursday it had sent requests for information to the U.S. Olympic Committee and 48 national governing bodies of various sports and Michigan State University, expanding the committee’s investigation into sexual abuse within organised sports.

Other Sport 01 Mar 2018 | 1:14 PM

U.S. Olympic chief resigns after sex abuse scandal, health cited

DENVER (Reuters) - U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Executive Scott Blackmun is resigning for medical reasons, the organisation said on Wednesday, following months of sustained criticism stemming from the sex abuse scandal involving former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.