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U.S. women's pro soccer league suspended amid legal disputeupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 13:05:00

Top-level female football in the U.S. was dealt a severe blow on Monday when it was announced the 2012 Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) season had been suspended. Another Dancing with the Stars Contestant Goes Homeupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 10:51:00

The showbiz icon promises to attend the show if her son survives another week

Jon Voight turned down 'Dancing With the Stars'updated: Mon Sep 19 2011 15:12:00

As much as you may want to see Jon Voight dance, don't count on it happening on TV. Dancing with the Stars Pairs Revealedupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 12:51:00

Cheryl Burke and Rob Kardashian team up - but who is Maksim's partner? Grant Wahl: Post-World Cup, U.S. women to focus on Olympics nextupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 14:23:00

What comes next for the U.S. women's soccer team? That's the question I'm hearing from several precincts after the dramatic end to the Women's World Cup on Sunday. The short answer is this: the 2012 Olympics come next. Women's soccer has a strange schedule, since its two main events (the World Cup and Olympics) take place in consecutive years, followed by two years in which women's soccer largely drops off the radar.

Solo on U.S. Women's fight for victoryupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 10:53:00

Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the U.S. Women's soccer team, previews Sunday's final game for the World Cup title.

U.S. goalie draws inspiration from '99 team, strength from fansupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 10:53:00

Everyone remembers the iconic image of Brandi Chastain on her knees after the U.S. women's soccer team won the 1999 World Cup Championship. Hope Solo was only 17 then, inspired by the American women on the field. Maksim Chmerkovskiy Wants Hope Solo as His Next DWTS Partnerupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 10:34:00

"I'm waiting. And please don't hurt your legs," he urges the American soccer goalie

World Cup victory inspires a nationupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 09:45:00

Japan's victory in the Women's World Cup gives a disaster-weary nation a boost. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Maiden World Cup crown for Japan's womenupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 09:45:00

Japan won the Women's World Cup for the first time on Sunday, denying the United States a record third title after twice coming from behind in the final and then winning a penalty shootout in Germany. Ann Killion: Even in defeat, U.S. women make progress, establish legacyupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 20:57:00

From the White House to baseball press boxes to screens large and small around the globe, millions followed Sunday's Women's World Cup final between Japan and the United States. Grant Wahl: U.S. stars Abby Wambach, Hope Solo talk gnarliest soccer momentsupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 16:39:00

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Abby Wambach's sore Achilles? So bothersome that it keeps her from training full-speed. Hope Solo's surgically-repaired shoulder? So painful that it requires injections.

Solo aims to emulate 'inspirational' team of '99updated: Fri Jul 15 2011 13:23:00

Goalkeeper Hope Solo tells CNN the current United States women's team want to emulate the achievements of the 1999 World Cup-winning squad.

U.S. to face 'sentimental' favorite Japan in World Cupupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 17:33:00

Though the U.S. women's soccer team twice defeated them earlier this year, Japan remains a formidable opponent as they're the sentimental favorites in Sunday's World Cup, American players said Thursday.

U.S. women beat France 3-1, make World Cup finalupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 16:14:00

The U.S. women's soccer team advanced to the World Cup final by beating France 3-1 Wednesday on a rain-soaked field in Moenchengladbach, Germany.

Sundhage hails 'unbelievable' U.S. victoryupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 12:16:00

U.S. women's soccer coach Pia Sundhage has praised the "unbelievable" attitude of her players after their dramatic penalty-shootout victory over Brazil saw them reach the semifinals of the 2011 women's World Cup.

United States defeat Brazil in shoot-outupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 19:53:00

The United States are through to the semifinals of the women's World Cup after a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Brazil in Dresden on Sunday. Grant Wahl: Three quick postgame thoughts on U.S.-Brazilupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 15:26:00

DRESDEN, Germany -- Three thoughts after the U.S. advanced to the Women's World Cup semifinals on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie against Brazil: Grant Wahl: Biggest stars in women's soccer on collision course at World Cupupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 10:58:00

DRESDEN, Germany -- The Brazilian journalists came running toward Hope Solo here on Saturday morning. As soon as the U.S. goalkeeper had finished an interview with me in the lobby of the team hotel, a top Brazilian TV network asked Solo if she would "send a kiss" on video to a male sports anchor back home who has become infatuated with her during the Women's World Cup. Grant Wahl: Three postgame thoughts on U.S.-Swedenupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 17:52:00

Three thoughts after the U.S.'s 2-1 loss to Sweden gave the Americans second place in Group C and set up a U.S.-Brazil Women's World Cup quarterfinal on Sunday: Jeff Kassouf: On the field, Freedom could be specialupdated: Sat Mar 05 2011 14:37:00

For five months the future of the club formerly known as the Washington Freedom has been one big question mark. New owner Dan Borislow has changed the name of the club to magicJack's Washington Freedom, promoting his Internet telephone company, Magic Jack, a la Red Bull New York. The Freedom will play the majority of its home games at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. Jeff Kassouf: Hope Solo involved in tweeting controversyupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 19:07:00

Social media is at the center of Women's Professional Soccer's marketing strategy, which seeks to take advantage of almost 250,000 Twitter followers with innovative ideas such as "tweet on the Twenties" during national broadcasts. But last week, Twitter was at the center of a controversy when Atlanta Beat goalkeeper Hope Solo accused Boston Breakers fans of racism after her team's 2-0 loss at Harvard Stadium. Ann Killion: Women's sports has seen its ups and downs in the 2000supdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 18:23:00

This was going to be the decade of deliverance for women athletes. Instead, the "aughts" have been naughts in many ways. Andrea Canales: Ten years later, can WPS recapture the glory of 1999?updated: Mon Jun 15 2009 15:30:00

Women's soccer would love to party like it's 1999. Ten years ago, the U.S. national team won its second Women's World Cup in front of a sold-out crowd at the Rose Bowl.

Free for all: Who should be FIFA player of the year?updated: Tue Jan 06 2009 06:33:00

Will it be Ballon d'Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo? Or what about Euro 2008 winner Fernando Torres? Grant Wahl: Soccer's Moment of the Yearupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 13:41:00

Spain's 1-0 win over Germany in the Euro 2008 final in June gave the Spaniards their first European championship since 1964 (and second major trophy in their country's history). George Dohrmann: Hope Solo is my Sportsmanupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 14:35:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 2. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. For more essays, click here.

Back-to-back goldupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 00:11:00

The U.S. women's soccer team defends their Olympic title. Larry Smith wraps up Thursday's competition. Grant Wahl: U.S. women put in the work for hard-fought gold medalupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 17:49:00

BEIJING -- Five thoughts after the U.S.'s gold-medal-winning 1-0 triumph over Brazil in women's soccer: Grant Wahl: The greatest on-field feat?updated: Wed Aug 20 2008 09:21:00

BEIJING -- If the U.S. women's soccer team can upset Brazil in Thursday's gold-medal game (USA, 9 a.m. ET), would it be the greatest on-field accomplishment in the history of the storied U.S. program? Grant Wahl: U.S. women get a wakeup call in opening loss to Norwayupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 10:04:00

QINHUANGDAO, China -- Who said amateurism was a dying concept at the Olympics? Grant Wahl: What I'm looking forward to at the 2008 Gamesupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 11:51:00

Lost in the sturm und drang over the Hope Solo affair at last year's Women's World Cup was a painful truth: The U.S. was playing ugly soccer. Grant Wahl: Solo is U.S. goalie once again -- and still trying to figure it outupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 14:12:00

"If you truly expect to realize your dreams, abandon the need for blanket approval. If conforming to everyone's expectations is the number one goal, you have sacrificed your uniqueness, and therefore your excellence." -- Hope Solo's MySpace page Mark Bechtel: What we learned in Chinaupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 00:42:00

SHANGHAI, China -- A few final thoughts from the World Cup:

German women win titleupdated: Sun Sep 30 2007 23:18:00

Germany's female national soccer team wins the World Cup in China. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports

Germany retain women's World Cupupdated: Sun Sep 30 2007 23:18:00

Germany became the first team to successfully defend the women's World Cup when they beat Brazil 2-0, with goals from Birgit Prinz and Simone Laudehr in Shanghai. Mark Bechtel: Hope for the future?updated: Fri Sep 28 2007 23:16:00

Nothing livens up a World Cup like a little infighting. The big story in 2002 was Ireland captain Roy Keane lashing out at his coach and his federation, complaining about what he perceived was an amateurish setup for the team in Korea. In one of the best rants in the history of rants, Keane-o berated manager Mick McCarthy, telling him, "Mick, you're a liar.... I didn't rate you as a player, I don't rate you as a manager, and I don't rate you as a person. You're a f---ing wanker and you can stick your World Cup up your arse. The only reason I have any dealings with you is that somehow you are the manager of my country! You can stick it up your bollocks." Keane walked out, and Ireland, after a surprisingly strong run, bowed out on penalties to Spain in the round of 16. Grant Wahl: As Brazil emerges as a power, is U.S. on way down?updated: Fri Sep 28 2007 05:20:00

Got a text from my buddy J.C. right after the best women's soccer player I've ever seen (Brazil's Marta) scored her breathtaking, Maradona-at-the-height-of-his-powers goal to sink the U.S. 4-0 in Thursday's Women's World Cup semifinals.

Brazil stun the U.S. in semifinalupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 10:29:00

Brazil marched into the final of the Women's World Cup for the first time after thrashing the United States 4-0 in the semifinals in Hangzhou on Thursday. Mark Bechtel: U.S. readies for a physical semi showdown vs. Brazilupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 00:43:00

HANGZHOU, China -- If World B. Free had been a soccer player (and a South American woman), he would've fit right in the Brazilian national team. It doesn't really matter where they are on the field or what the situation is -- the Brazilians are going to shoot the ball. And there's a pretty good chance it's going in.

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