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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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Why Megan Rapinoe is America’s badass sweetheart

In the week since leading the US to World Cup victory, she has gone from football star to global sensation. Ed Helmore looks at the Pinoe phenomenonWhen the celebrations die down, Team USA will disperse to their regular season teams in the National …

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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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‘They’re icons’: US women’s champion team honored with New York parade

Women’s World Cup winners to go down ‘Canyon of Heroes’USA beat Netherlands 2-0 to capture second straight titleThe US women’s soccer team, fresh from its second straight World Cup triumph, will return to Manhattan’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Wednesday mor…

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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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Daniel Sturridge pleads for return of stolen dog in emotional video

• Former Liverpool player had pet stolen in Hollywood burglary• Sturridge had Pomeranian taken after house was broken intoThe former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is appealing for the return of his dog after he said the pet was stolen from a house…

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Duane Pipe and the sorely missed loo roll | Brief letters

Women’s football | Loo roll | Rare names | Kim Darroch | HeadlinesOne likely outcome of England’s performance in the World Cup (What will be the legacy of England’s Success?, 6 July) is that we will no longer be able to watch them live and free on TV a…

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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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USA v Netherlands: Women’s World Cup final – live!

Hope Solo: players can’t kid themselves the final is a normal gameEmail Beau with your thoughts or tweet @duresport 3.30pm BST Great day to be a US Soccer fan!@USWNT playing for World Cup Title at 10am. @USMNT playing for Gold Cup Final at 8pm. pic.twi…

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Miami Dolphins’ Kendrick Norton has arm amputated after car crash

Twenty-two year-old’s car turned over after crash in FloridaDefensive tackle also played for Carolina PanthersMiami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton has had his arm amputated after a car crash in the early hours of Thursday. Florida police sai…

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Megan Rapinoe says she is ‘extremely American’ despite Trump criticism

USA winger says she would not attend White House visitAmericans will play for World Cup title on SundayA week after being warned by the President of the United States not to “disrespect” her country, Megan Rapinoe says her willingness to speak out make…

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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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Prodigy Cori Gauff, 15, ready to make her Wimbledon mark

The hotly tipped American faces Venus Williams after qualifying without losing a setOn Monday at Wimbledon, a teenage hopeful will take centre stage against one of the greats of the game, dreaming of one day emulating their achievements. It is somethin…

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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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Colorado police looking for man in brawl at baseball game involving 7-year-olds

Authorities investigating fist fight during youth baseball gameFour people involved have been cited for disorderly conductColorado authorities say they are investigating a fist fight between adults over a teenage umpire’s calls during a youth baseball …

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‘Drake curse’: Canadian star vindicated after Raptors’ NBA championship win

Prior to the victory over the Golden State Warriors, many had fallen victim to the music star’s reputation for bringing bad luckHis repeated interactions with athletes before critical games – and their subsequent losses – have earned Drake the unfortun…