Posts tagged "soccer"

America Wins The Women’s World Cup!

America won against Japan 5-2 last night; in other news, Edomex is losing two women a day to violence and kidnappings, beer enthusiasts are waking up to craft beer’s sexism…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 6, 2015 - 5:22 pm

Abby Wambach’s Post-World Cup Kiss Will Melt Your Heart

So, first of all: USA! USA! USA!
If you didn’t watch the Women’s World Cup final last night, America bested Japan 5-2 after scoring our first four goals in…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 6, 2015 - 11:36 am

British Soccer Fans Chant “We Are Racist” While Blocking Black Metro Passenger From Boarding

French prosecutors and British police are investigating an incident on Paris’ Metro in which British soccer fans blocked a Black passenger from boarding, chanting “We’re racist.” [The Guardian]

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 18, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Iranians Break Taboo To Watch World Cup Together In Public

Breaking a cultural taboo, men and women in Iran have been watching the World Cup together in public. The genders are not supposed to mingle in public (and women…

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Soccer Star Hope Solo Arrested For Domestic Violence

Friday night, United States women’s national soccer team star Hope Solo, 32, was arrested on two counts of domestic violence in Kirkland, Washington, and being held without bail. According to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm

More Men Than Usual Are Buying Sex Toys This Week Thanks To The World Cup

On any typical day, sex toy sales are divided pretty equally between men and women buyers. But not today, my friends… today is different.

With the 2014 FIFA…

Katie Oldenburg | June 11, 2014 - 5:00 pm

A Little Boy Without Feet Skills Us All In Soccer

Some days, you’re like “I really can’t deal with working out, I’m so tired.” And then you read about kids like Brazilian boy Gabriel Muniz, who was born without feet…

Julie Gerstein | September 3, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Muslim Women Now Allowed To Wear Headscarves In Professional Soccer

FIFA, the organization that governs professional soccer, has reversed its ban on Muslim athletes wearing the hijab after FIFA’s medical committee approved two types of headscarves which won’t pose…

Jessica Wakeman | July 5, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Headed To The World Cup Final

The U.S. women’s soccer team is headed to the World Cup final! Let’s have a repeat of 1999! Goooooaaaaaal! [AP]
Oprah Winfrey named herself the CEO of OWN, her…

Jessica Wakeman | July 13, 2011 - 6:40 pm

WTF: Iran To Ban Female Soccer Fans From Live Broadcasts

Women in Iran are already banned from watching soccer matches in stadiums, and pending government approval, Iranian women may soon be banned from watching soccer games aired live in movie…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2011 - 6:40 pm

How I Learned To Play Soccer And Love The Ball

I am not what you call graceful and athletic. When I told my friends/parents/significant other that I was joining a co-ed soccer team they laughed. I mean, my mom laughed.

Julie Gerstein | August 25, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Dolce & Gabbana To Outfit Chelsea Soccer Team

Soccer players are so in right now. Though the World Cup definitely deserves the brunt of the credit for that, we have no idea why it took so long for…

Lily Q | July 28, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Spain’s Goalie Can’t Resist Sharing His World Cup Winning Joy With Sportscaster GF

So, Spain won the World Cup yesterday. Yay! Boo! Whatever! What? Anyway, Spain’s goalie, Iker Casillas, gave a post-game interview to Spanish sportscaster Sara Carbonero, who just happens to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 12, 2010 - 11:40 am

Landon Donovan May Be A Baby Daddy

When Landon Donovan kicked that penalty shot in the World Cup match against Ghana on Saturday to tie up the game, I have a feeling most women in the U.S.

Kate Torgovnick/ | June 28, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Girl Talk: What Female Competition Has To Learn From World Cup Soccer

I am by no means a sports fan. In fact, if I’m being honest, it took me eight full days to bother turning on ESPN to tune into the World

Lucy Bankhead | June 23, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Quickies: The Dark Side To The World Cup & Jamiroquai Makes A Comeback

Behind the World Cup scene, some players are being subjected to human trafficking. Check out tonight’s episode of “Vanguard” on Current TV to see the dark side of…

Lauren Gold | June 16, 2010 - 9:00 pm

What Is “Header Face”?

If you were watching the World Cup this weekend, then you definitely saw your fair share of “header face.” I know it sounds oh-so-dirty, but really it’s just what happens…

Ami Angelowicz | June 14, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Today’s Lady News: South African Women Get 30,000 Free Condoms For World Cup

A South African doctor is giving away 30,000 free “Rape-aXe” condoms for women in South Africa before the start of the World Cup soccer games. The “Rape-aXe” condom has tiny…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2010 - 8:30 pm

What Will You Do During The World Cup, Ladies?

Starting June 9, the World Cup soccer matches will dominate TV for the next month and it looks like their ad folks have a solid idea of their target audience.

Jessica Wakeman | June 8, 2010 - 11:10 am

A Cheap Way To Celebrate The World Cup

With the 19th World Cup tournament quickly approaching, soccer fans have South Africa and their favorite “football” teams on their mind. While a lucky few will travel down to see…

Bianca Posterli | April 23, 2010 - 2:50 pm