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How Soccer Players Restarted Spain’s #MeToo Movement

A journalist describes the history of feminist activism in Spain and why the World Cup controversy marks a new phase.

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​Serena’s savage text after four-year ban ​

Serena Williams is claiming an eighth Wimbledon title after the woman who defeated her in the final in 2019 was sensationally banned.

Blunder proves Spain just don’t get it ​

After the scandal which has engulfed Spanish football since the World Cup, the government has made another massive blunder.

​ Manager of Spain's footy team sacked ​

The manager of Spain’s women’s football team has been dumped after he enthusiastically backed the man at the centre of the “kissgate’ scandal.


​Ben Simmons truth no one wants to hear ​

The Boomers have been urged to pick Ben Simmons for the Paris Olympics after their disappointing World Cup campaign ended in a whimper.

Simone Biles wins record eighth US all-around title as comeback continues

Simone Biles broke a 90-year record by winning her eighth all-around title at the US Gymnastics Championships.

Opinion: Sha’Carri Richardson says she’s now embracing the most important cause of all

But make no mistake, Richardson is still boisterous.

Spain Women's football team refuse to play until boss is fired over kissing scandal

Spanish Women’s World Cup winning midfielder Jenni Hermoso said she did not consent to being kissed by the country’s federation chief Luis Rubiales, after he refused to resign Friday following worldwide outcry over the incident.

FIFA opens case against Spanish football chief who kissed player on lips

FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Luis Rubiales on Thursday after the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president kissed Spain star Jenni Hermoso on the lips following the Women’s World Cup final last weekend.

Richardson impresses as she begins 200m world title quest

Budapest (AFP) – Sha'Carri Richardson coasted into the 200m semi-finals on Wednesday as she bids to become only the fourth woman and first American to achieve the sprint double at the World Athletics Championships

NBA fines James Harden $100,000 for comments about Daryl Morey

That body of work wasn’t enough for Harden to land a suitable long-term contract from the 76ers, so he was left with the choice of entering unrestricted free agency or picking up his player option. 

Luis Rubiales: Spanish FA president apologises for kissing Jenni Hermoso after Spain's World Cup win

Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales has apologised for kissing Jenni Hermoso on the lips after Spain won the Women's World Cup.

​Praise as England star ‘blanks’ FIFA boss ​

England defender Lucy Bronze was devastated by the loss to Spain, but still made her feelings towards FIFA boss Gianni Infantino clear.


Tony Parker enters basketball’s Hall of Fame: 10 key moments in his career

Tony Parker will on Saturday become the first French basketball player to be inducted into the NBA’s Hall of Fame, one of the greatest honours the sport has to offer. For Parker, the accolade is a crowning moment in an extraordinary career. FRANCE 24 looks back on 10 key moments.


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