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Warriors won’t let injuries hamper finals push, says Jerebko

29 May 2019

STOCKHOLM The Golden State Warriors will not be letting injuries to Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins come between them and a third straight NBA title, the club’s power forward Jonas Jerebko told Reuters on Wednesday.

Soccer - Players hear of match-fixing risks ahead of Women's World Cup

29 May 2019

STOCKHOLM Norway's preparations for the Women's World Cup in France took a turn last week when the players were given a presentation about what to do if they are approached to fix a match.

World Cup shines spotlight on gender pay disparity

15 May 2019

STOCKHOLM The players set to light up the Women's World Cup in France next month may play for big-name clubs like Barcelona, Arsenal and Juventus but, although salaries are improving, they earn a fraction of the money paid to their male counterparts.

Game needs to embrace knowledge of female coaches, says Sundhage

15 May 2019

STOCKHOLM With the majority of the 24 teams at the Women's World Cup coached by men, the game needs to embrace the wealth of experience that female soccer coaches have to offer, former United States and Sweden coach Pia Sundhage told Reuters.

Song-loving Schough hopes to hit the right note for Sweden

15 May 2019

STOCKHOLM A positional switch from midfield and a new focus on scoring goals is music to the ears of Sweden's Olivia Schough as they prepare to face Thailand, Chile and the United States at next month's World Cup in France.

FIFA seeks a billion World Cup viewers to boost women's game

15 May 2019

STOCKHOLM FIFA is hoping that over a billion viewers tune in to the Women's World Cup in France as it continues strategic efforts to grow the game around the globe, but the governing body is still subject to criticism over gender equality.

Dutch need to step up to deliver on World Cup potential

15 May 2019

Lieke Martens and her Netherlands team mates will be among the favourites to lift the World Cup in France, but their struggles since being crowned European champions on home soil in 2017 show how quickly the game is developing.

Martens now the role model as Dutch learn to love women's game

15 May 2019

With few female role models to look up to as a young footballer, winger Lieke Martens grew up idolising Ronaldinho, but now she has become a role model for a new generation of Dutch kids who saw her score in a European Championship final.

Soccer-Martens now the role model as Dutch learn to love women's game

15 May 2019

May 15 With few female role models to look up to as a young footballer, winger Lieke Martens grew up idolising Ronaldinho, but now she has become a role model for a new generation of Dutch kids who saw her score in a European Championship final. Dutch national team goalkeeper Lize Kop described her team mate's new-found fame as insane. "At training, you hear people shouting 'Lieke! Lieke!', but then when I walk by, it's crickets chirping," she joked.

U.S. favourites in toughest-ever Women's World Cup field

15 May 2019

The United States may be favourites to retain their Women's World Cup title but the rapid development of the game globally means they will face a tougher field than ever before when the tournament gets underway in France on June 7.

World News

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities.