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U.S. women say soccer federation's assertion that men make less money is misleading

U.S. Soccer was misleading when it asserted some players for the women's national team made more money than their male counterparts, the women's team players said in court documents filed Monday.

Jill Ellis resigns as coach of U.S. women's soccer team

A person with knowledge of the situation says U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis is stepping down after leading the team to back-to-back Women's World Cup titles.

U.S. defeats the Netherlands for record 4th Women's World Cup title

The United States won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal.
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

It's just Rapinoe being Rapinoe: U.S. soccer star stands out for being herself

With a colourful vocabulary and manner to match her pinkish-purple hair, Megan Rapinoe stands out simply by being Megan Rapinoe.

U.S. Soccer, women's team tentatively agree to mediate gender discrimination lawsuit

U.S. Soccer and players for the women's national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay.
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

United States advances to round of 16 after blanking Chile

Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals for the United States in a somewhat subdued 3-0 victory over Chile that advanced the defending Women's World Cup champions to the round of 16.
WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

France off to dream start with dominant victory over South Korea

France got off to a perfect start in the women's World Cup as the hosts beat South Korea 4-0 in the opening game at the Parc des Princes on Friday.

Portland's Damian Lillard will play Game 4 despite rib injury

Portland's Damian Lillard says separated his ribs in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.
GAME 6

Trail Blazers stave off elimination, push series with Nuggets to 7

Damian Lillard had 32 points, including 17 in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers staved off elimination to force a decisive Game 7 in their series with Denver with a 119-108 victory on Thursday night.
Recap

Canadian Jamal Murray scores 34 as Nuggets even series with Blazers

Jamal Murray led all scorers with 34 points and made all 11 free throws for the Denver Nuggets, who handed the Portland Trail Blazers their first post-season loss at home this season. The series now heads back to Denver for Game 5.
WATCH

Blazers' Lillard waves goodbye to Thunder with impossible buzzer beater

Damian Lillard hit a 37-footer at the buzzer and finished with career playoff-high 50 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder from the playoffs in five games with a 118-115 victory on Tuesday night.

U.S. women's national soccer team sues for equal pay

Players for the U.S. women's national team have filed a federal class-action lawsuit seeking equal pay to their male counterparts.
Recap

Canada thrashes Panama to book FIFA Women's World Cup berth

Christine Sinclair scored twice and Canada went on to secure a spot in next year's World Cup in France with a 7-0 victory over Panama on Sunday in the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.
Recap

Timbers stymie TFC's playoff chase despite Altidore's return

Diego Chara scored his first goal of the season in the 64th minute and the Portland Timbers went on to snap a four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC on Wednesday night.
Preview

World Cup QF: England expects 'bloody difficult' match with Sweden

​Having intentionally steered England into what's widely considered the weaker half of the World Cup's knockout bracket, coach Gareth Southgate is now casting the upcoming quarter-final against Sweden as "bloody difficult."