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Megan Rapinoe: ‘We’re everything Trump loves – except that we’re powerful women’

Fresh from World Cup victory, the US football star on politics, pay and the power of calling out injusticeIt is two weeks since the US women’s football team shut down midtown Manhattan on their World Cup victory parade and Megan Rapinoe, the team’s co-…

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Donald Trump: ‘I’d love to see Colin Kaepernick come in, if he’s good enough’

Trump says Kaepernick should be employed by NFL teamVeteran quarterback ready to compete to play, source saysFree-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be employed by an NFL team, US president Donald Trump told reporters outside of the White House …

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Carl Lewis backs equal pay in sports and attacks ‘racist’ Donald Trump

Olympic legend supports US women’s team lawsuitCalls US president ‘prejudiced, and misogynistic’Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis said on Monday that female athletes deserve fair and equal pay and criticized Donald Trump for being “racist” and…

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UFC’s Colby Covington, the athletic embodiment of Trump’s politics

The American fighter needs little excuse to profess his support for the US president. But more interesting is what his actions tell us about the first familyOn Saturday night, Colby Covington dominated former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler en …

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Megan Rapinoe ‘not sure she’s qualified for office’ but vows to fight for equal pay

Soccer star has said she would not go to White House if invitedOpinion: Rapinoe ‘egotism’ is the perfect antidote to TrumpThe World Cup-winning football star Megan Rapinoe does not think she is qualified for public office, as some have suggested since …

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Megan Rapinoe takes the game to her rightwing critics

Conservatives wanting to carry the culture wars to the sports field have a new and discomfiting adversaryMegan Rapinoe stood on a parade float on a sun-splashed morning in lower Manhattan, the World Cup trophy in one hand and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot…

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‘You’re excluding people that look like me’: Megan Rapinoe’s message to Trump – video

Megan Rapinoe, the co-captain of the World Cup-winning USA team, has told Donald Trump that he needs to ‘do better for everyone’ in America. Rapinoe delivered her uncompromising message in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, adding: ‘You’re exclud…

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Megan Rapinoe tells Trump: ‘Your message is excluding people’

US soccer captain again rejects White House visit, saying team does not want to be ‘corrupted’ The US women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe has delivered an uncompromising message to Donald Trump, amid ongoing controversy over a possible visit to the…

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Megan Rapinoe for president? USA star would beat Trump in 2020, poll finds

Public Policy Polling puts Rapinoe at 42% and Trump at 41%Poll conducted ‘by popular demand’ for hypothetical match-upMegan Rapinoe may not visit Donald Trump in the White House but she might throw him out of it, according to a poll released on Tuesday…

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Trump congratulates USA on World Cup win despite confrontation with Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe, a goalscorer in Lyon, said she would not visit the White House if the team won the title and was invitedAfter the USA claimed their fourth World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Netherlands in the final in Lyon on Sunday, Donald Trump tweeted…

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Trump congratulates USA on World Cup win despite confrontation with Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe, a goalscorer in Lyon, said she would not visit the White House if the team won the title and was invitedAfter the USA claimed their fourth World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Netherlands in the final in Lyon on Sunday, Donald Trump tweeted…

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In praise of the mighty Megan Rapinoe: ‘I felt her defiance and I revelled in it’

The US footballer’s celebration after scoring against France showed a woman proud to defend her team, her ability, her gender and her sexuality against Donald TrumpIt was after she scored the second of two goals against France that the image of the US …

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Megan Rapinoe refuses to back down over Donald Trump and White House

• USA midfielder urges teammates to ‘think hard’ about a visit• Administration ‘doesn’t fight for the same things we fight for’Megan Rapinoe has urged her USA teammates to “think hard” about associating themselves with Donald Trump. The 33-year-old fou…

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Donald Trump warns Megan Rapinoe not to ‘disrespect’ US flag at World Cup

Player says she will not visit White House if US win World CupOther American teams and players have refused trip in pastOn Monday, Megan Rapinoe scored two goals to send the US through to the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup. On Wednesday, the P…

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Trump fetes sumo champ in Japan before grappling with trade

Visit to sumo wrestling’s spiritual home followed by golf and burgers as Abe tries to keep president on sideOn one side of the sumo ring stood a tall, hefty man with an unconventional hairstyle, bowing and smiling as the crowd applauded; opposite Donal…

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Donald Trump is a horse racing expert – who knew? Now cricket awaits his input | Marina Hyde

After his insistence political correctness interfered with the Kentucky Derby the US president’s UK visit during the Cricket World Cup is an opportunity not to be missedGiven that his online trophy cabinet already includes accolades like “most tweets s…

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Tiger Woods receives highest civilian award from Donald Trump – video

Donald Trump has awarded golfer Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honour. The US president described Woods as a “true legend, an extraordinary athlete who has transformed golf and achieved new levels of domina…

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If athletes like Nick Bosa support Trump they should at least be honest

During my days as an NBA player, I found that teammates appreciated my views even when they disagreed with meIn a democracy, everyone has the right to support whomever they want. They also have the right to speak out on whatever cause they choose, no m…

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Donald Trump blames political correctness for Kentucky Derby chaos

Maximum Security disqualified as winner after stewards’ review65-1 outside Country House declared winner of raceDonald Trump has expressed his displeasure at the result of this year’s Kentucky Derby, blaming the chaos at the end of the race on politica…

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Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Golfer won first Masters title in 14 years last monthWoods and Trump are long-time golf and business partnersTiger Woods’s rehabilitation continues with the news that he will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony next week at the Whit…