The U.S. defeated the Netherlands 2-0, winning the Women’s World Cup Final. The team never lost and never tied during their run to clinch their fourth title overall.
The St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. The Blues had the worst record in the NHL in January before making a historic turnaround, and eventually making it to the playoffs.
The U.S. women’s soccer team is off to a great start, winning their first game of the World Cup against Thailand, 13-0. Some criticized the brutal rout and the celebrations that followed each goal.
Two days after being shot in the back in his native Dominican Republic, David Ortiz was flown to the US to undergo exploratory surgery. The shooter has not been captured by Dominican authorities.
One of the most globally watched sports finals, the Champions League Final, crowned its 2019 winner, Liverpool F.C. Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 2-0 in the hotly contested final.
The world’s largest sporting event, FIFA’s World Cup, will host only 32 teams in 2022. Serious discussions were previously held on whether to allow 48 teams to compete.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver would like to see more women coaching in the NBA and would like to see women make up 50 percent of the league’s referees as well. A woman still has never head the position of head coach in the NBA.
On Monday, President Trump presented professional golfer Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in honor of his Masters victory last month, a stunning personal comeback that put him back on top of the sports world at age 43, after a decade-long championship drought. It marks the latest example of Trump seizing Woods’ moment, as he has done numerous times throughout Woods’ career.
Country House, a 65-to-1 long shot, was declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby after the post-time favorite, Maximum Security, was disqualified in the 145th running of the race. It is the first time a horse has won the Derby via disqualification. The stewards ruled that Maximum Security caused interference and as a result was disqualified from first place, awarding the race to Country House.
Years of injuries and fighting inner demons left many to wonder if one of the most dominant athletes in a single sport could make a comeback. Against all odds, Tiger Woods came back and won the Master’s, a fitting return for golf’s “prodigal son”.
The Trump administration has stepped in and canceled an agreement between Major League Baseball and Cuba that allowed Cuban players to play in the MLB without undertaking risky defections and giving up their Cuban citizenship.
America’s pastime begins another season today. The 162-game season begins with the Boston Red Sox seeking to defend their World Series title.
A month after being charged with solicitation of prostitution, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has made his first public comments on the matter. In a statement released to ESPN, Kraft did not claim his innocence. He offered an apology to his family, friends, and Patriots fans: “I am truly sorry. I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans, and many other who rightfully hold me to a higher standard.”
President Trump told aides that he wants Patriots owner Robert Kraft to come with the team on the celebratory White House visit, despite the bad optics of a president cozying up to a man allegedly caught in a high-profile prostitution sting. At this point they are probably banking on the public’s short attention span and the hope that Kraft will ultimately not be convicted, both of which are likely.
Prosecutors in the Florida sex trafficking case have offered a deal to Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The deal would drop the charges against Kraft in exchange for community service, to agree that the state would have found him guilty if the case went to trial, and to be screened for sexually transmitted diseases among other things.
Fifty-one women are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee for its failure to prevent sexual abuse at the hands of former coaches and team doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit is asking for an unspecified amount in damages.
On International Women’s day, the US women’s soccer team filed a lawsuit against the US soccer federation over disparities in pay, medical treatment, and travel arrangements among other things. The lawsuit comes only a few months before the US women’s team sets out to defend their world cup title.
A recent lead of emails from Joe Ricketts, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs and who poured millions into the 2016 race to first oppose, then support Donald Trump, reveal shocking bigotry, particularly aimed at Muslims. He even shared Trump’s racist and absurd belief that Barack Obama was not an American citizen.
In the latest example of foreign governments abusing the INTERPOL “red notice” system of arresting criminals, Erdogan’s government is claiming N.Y. Knicks star Enes Kanter is a terrorist. The absurd claim is based on Kanter’s connection to an exiled dissident cleric under asylum in the U.S. — the same cleric indicted Trump adviser Michael Flynn took money from Turkey to extradite.