Report: Suicide Bomber Tried To Enter France-Germany Game And Was Turned Away By Security

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, one of the attackers who detonated a suicide bomb outside of the Stade de France during last night’s France-Germany friendly had a ticket to the match and attempted to enter the stadium, when stadium security discovered his bomb vest. From the report: »11/14/15 2:15pm11/14/15 2:15pm


Obama Honors U.S. Women's Soccer Team: 'Playing Like a Girl Means You're a Badass'

The World Cup-winning U.S.women’s national soccer team was honored in a ceremony today at the White House. The ceremony was chummy, and the President was at his most compelling. “This team taught all of America’s children that ‘playing like a girl’ means you’re a badass,” he said. »10/27/15 9:30pm10/27/15 9:30pm

Iranian Soccer Star Can't Travel To Championship Because Her Husband Won't Let Her

Niloufar Ardalan, the 30-year-old captain of the Iranian women’s soccer team who is widely considered to be the best player in the country, will not be competing in the Asian Football Federation Women’s Futsal Championship in Malaysia on Thursday because her husband refuses to give her permission. »9/17/15 1:45pm9/17/15 1:45pm

Here’s Your Open Thread for Women’s World Cup Final: USA vs. Japan

It’s kickoff time for the big rematch between the United States Women’s National Team and Japan. In 2011, the U.S. lost to Japan when they blew two leads and missed three penalty kicks. It’s time for these ladies to avenge their loss! Here’s The Rock taking some time out of his sweaty workout with an encouraging… »7/05/15 7:00pm7/05/15 7:00pm

An Ode to Sydney Leroux's Eyelashes

Everywhere I go, people are talking trash about Sydney Leroux’s fake eyelashes. To be fair, I’ve been in Canada, where she’s particularly reviled. I get it, she turned her back on you, Canada. You’re hurt. But through the pain, I beg you, do not bring her eyelashes into this. Because let’s be real: those eyelashes are… »6/30/15 5:18pm6/30/15 5:18pm

If Anything, The USWNT Might Be Too Stacked

When the United States Women’s National Team takes the pitch, they’ll be tasked with navigating the largest and deepest World Cup field ever. Though the Olympic gold medal more or less belongs to the USWNT—remember this?—they have tended to come up short on the sport’s biggest stage. They’ve advanced to at least the… »6/05/15 2:25pm6/05/15 2:25pm

Hope Solo Shouldn't Be Playing Professional Sports, Either

The NFL's handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case has opened a belated discussion on how professional sports enable crap behavior in their athletes, and the private horror of domestic violence for its victims. But in the flurry of firings and bannings and panel appointings in the NFL, one professional sports… »9/19/14 12:20pm9/19/14 12:20pm