NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. women’s national soccer team players pushed back in a court filing on Monday against claims by the U.S. Soccer Federation that some members earn more than their male counterparts, as they argued for class action status in the latest chapter of their closely-watched legal fight.All 28 member of the U.S. women’s national soccer team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender discrimination in March in a lawsuit that included complaints about wages and working conditions.Mediation between the two parties broke down in August, weeks after U.S. Soccer’s President Carlos Cordeiro said in an open letter that the organisation has paid more to the women’s team than the men’s in recent years.A week ago, the organisation said it opposed the women’s players bid for class action status in their suit. “Over the class period, the (Women’s National Team) has played far more games than the (Men’s National Team) and amassed a far higher win percentage, including earning two World Cup championships,” the suit’s plaintiffs said in Monday’s court filing. “This is the only reason why the four (Women’s National Team) class representatives were able to earn more total compensation than members of the (Men’s National Team).” Those four players – Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and Becky Sauerbrunn – would have earned far more under the men’s team’s pay rate policy, the plaintiffs argued in the filing.A spokesman for U.S. Soccer said members of the men’s national team have the chance to earn larger bonuses, but they do not receive guaranteed money in their “pay-for-play contract structure.”“Our men and women’s national teams have different pay structures, not because of gender, but because each team chose to negotiate a different compensation package with U.S. Soccer,” the spokesman said.The U.S. women’s team successfully defended its World Cup title in July in France, defeating the Netherlands in the final. The team has four women’s World Cup titles, more than any other nation. Players from the U.S. men’s squad threw their support behind their female counterparts in July and accused U.S. Soccer of not paying a fair share of generated revenue to national team players.The dispute has attracted international attention, with numerous celebrities, athletes and politicians backing the women’s players amid renewed conversation over pay equity in the United States.
Connolly unlikely to play against Mayo
It’s highly unlikely Diarmuid Connolly will play after the central appeals committee rejected his case however the Dubs can still take it to the disputes resolution authority.Former Dublin forward Mossie Quinn expects Jim Gavins side to have learned more from the first game
Lakers-Clippers Highlights: LeBron James chasing Michael Jordan on all-time scoring list
Jordan is fourth on the all-time scoring list with 32,292 career points. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kobe Bryant (33,643) round out the top three spots on the list.Update 7:06 p.m.Brandon Ingram is officially out for the Lakers in tonight’s Western Conference showdown against the Clippers.The starting lineups:Lakers: Rajon Rondo, Reggie Bullock, LeBron, Kuzma and Javale McGeeClippers: Landry Shamet, Danilo Gallinari, Zubac, Patrick Beverley and Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderUpdate 7:45 p.m.The Staples Center crowd showing some love for the Zubac tonight. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions The Los Angeles Lakers host the L.A. Clippers at Staples Center. The Clippers won back-to-back games and are seventh in the Western Conference standings. The Lakers are 10th in the West after losing the last two games.Pregame:Ivica Zubac of the Clippers is all smiles prior to tonight’s game against his former team.The 21-year-old center said he’ll use what he learned in practices against the Lakers, whose games he’s regularly tuned in to watch since the trade, which sent Mike Muscala (who was acquired two days earlier from Philadelphia as part of the deal for Tobias Harris) to the Lakers for Zubac and Michael Beasley, who was waived. According to SCNG reporter Mirjam Swanson, Luc Mbah a Moute of the Clippers has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Lakers.There have been signs of Mbah a Moute returning to the court after missing 61 consecutive games.This morning he was listed on the team’s injury report as questionable with a sore left knee. When he does return to the court, he will likely play a limited role. “Obviously, even when he can play, he can’t play a lot, he’s not played all year,” Rivers said Sunday night after the victory over the New York Knicks. “So my guess is he’ll have a very low-minute thing. But you can always put him in to guard someone, Luc can do that anytime. And we need him down the stretch, so it would be great to get him back.”Update 6:56 p.m.LeBron James is 40 points away from passing Michael Jordan on the league’s all-time scoring list. Update 9:24 p.m.Kyle Kuzma goes to the Lakers’ bench in pain. Related Articles Southern California News Group reporter Kyle Goon tweeted that Ingram is listed as questionable with a shoulder issue. While Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Reggie Bullock were dialed-in as they entered the arena, LeBron James flashed a smile on his way in. Update 8:09 p.m.Kuzma has 11 points and three rebounds as the Lakers finish the first quarter in front of the Clippers 34-26. LeBron contributed with seven points. Beverley leads the Clippers with eight points and two rebounds. Post game comments from the Lakers: Update 8:19 p.m.Beverley reportedly wanted the responsibility of guarding LeBron tonight and he is making the most of it. Update 7:59 p.m.The Lakers lead Clippers 23-18 with 3:30 left in the first quarter. Rondo has six points, three rebounds and three assists, including this bounce pass to Kuzma for the easy bucket. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Gallinari has 20 points as the Clippers lead the Lakers 91-86 at the end of the third quarter. Gilgeous-Alexander has 14 points and four assists while Beverley and Williams each have 13 points.Rondo is closing in on a triple-double with 20 points, nine assists and eight rebounds after three quarters of play. LeBron has 20 points with five assists and five rebounds.RELATED: Clippers respond to post-trade challenge to keep chasing playoff berth.Update 9:53 p.m. – FINALWith his first triple-double as a Los Angeles Lakers player, Rajon Rondo joins Mark Jackson as the only players in NBA history to record a triple-double with five different teams.He played for the Lakers, Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks during his 12-year career.Rondo finished the game with 24 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for the Lakers in the 113-105 loss to the Clippers. HALFTIME: 8:42 p.m.LeBron James finished the first half with 17 points, four rebounds and three assists as the Clippers lead the Lakers 61-57. LeBron is 23 points away from passing Jordan on the league’s all-time scoring list.Rondo added 11 points, six rebounds and six assists as Kuzma recorded 11 points and four rebounds.Danilo Gallinari leads the Clippers with 14 points and three rebounds in the first half. Beverley scored 10 points.Update 9:11 p.m.Was this something Luke Walton put together during halftime or was LeBron just trying something new on the fly? While the Lakers try to avoid playoff burial against the Clippers, Southern California News Group columnist Mark Whicker writes about Lonzo Ball’s defense gets better in absentia. Read more on the Clippers’ victory over LeBron and the Lakers.Clippers knock out Lakers, likely ending their playoff dreams https://t.co/XrcvdSW8mB— Inside SoCal Sports (@InsideSoCalSpts) March 5, 2019 Beverley guarding LeBron tonight. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Beverley scores the first basket of the game at Staples Center.From the [email protected] | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/WPOLT8Y2Bx— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 5, 2019 Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years LeBron finished the night with 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists. He remains 13 points behind Michael Jordan for fourth on the league’s all-time scoring list.The Lakers fall to 2-5 since the NBA All-Star break.Danilo Gallinari finished with 23 points and six rebounds in the Clippers’ victory. Lou Williams had 21 points, five rebounds and three assists.Update 10:26 p.m.According to Kyle Goon of the Southern California News Group, Kyle Kuzma’s x-ray was negative.Update 11:21 p.m.It was no secret that the Clippers were happy to knock down the Lakers at Staples Center.Walking out of STAPLES Center like: pic.twitter.com/ZXy0vEWBui— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) March 5, 2019 The Clippers have cut into the Lakers’ lead and made it a one-point game in the second quarter. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Huge blow for Donegal as Eoghan Ban Gallagher ruled out of Kerry game
Donegal star Eoghan Ban Gallagher has been ruled out of Sunday’s vital game against Kerry at Croke Park.The Killybegs man suffered a serious ankle injury in training last night and will miss the All Ireland Super Eights tie at GAA headquarters.He was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital where he was treated. Gallagher’s loss is a huge blow for Declan Bonner against the Kingdom who easily overcame Mayo last weekend.It is hoped that the defender will not be out for long but the extent of the injury has not been confirmed.Paddy McGrath, who missed last week’s game against Meath, is still a doubt for this weekend’s game.Huge blow for Donegal as Eoghan Ban Gallagher ruled out of Kerry game was last modified: July 18th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalEoghan Ban GallagherGAAinjuredOUT
Turns out Stephen Curry omitted a couple details regarding his “free” party on Friday
When is a free party not free? When the host’s sponsor requires would-be revelers to reach for their wallets.That was the case Tuesday night, when on Instagram, Steph Curry invited, well, everyone to a party Friday night at the Fox Theater in downtown Oakland, featuring local performers. The event, he said, was because “obviously it’s our last year playing in Oakland as a Warriors organization. This is a great opportunity for me to be able to share a little bit of my 10-year journey here in …
2010: Inzalo staff are ready!
10 March 2010Inzalo Communications is not planning to miss the 2010 Fifa World Cup train. The Johannesburg-based company got out their football gear on 2 March to celebrate the start of the 100 days countdown with the rest of South Africa.Inzalo Communications getting into the South Africa 2010 spirit of things. (Photo: Inzalo Communications)The Inzalo team show off their readiness for the first Fifa World Cup on African soil. (Photo: Inzalo Communications)Football Fridays News Desk
9 months agoMan Utd willing to allow Valencia to join Inter Milan
Man Utd willing to allow Valencia to join Inter Milanby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are ready to allow captain Antonio Valencia to run down his contract this season.The Mirror says United have no intention of triggering a 12-month extension option in Valencia’s current deal, which will expire this summer.With this in mind, Valencia’s representatives have begun negotiating a move to Inter Milan for the Ecuadorian right-back, who has played just eight times this season.Inter reportedly want to sign the 33-year-old during the January transfer window but United don’t want to weaken Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad without bringing in a replacement.Valencia has played just once under Solskjaer having fallen out of favour under the Norwegian’s predecessor, Jose Mourinho. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
18 days agoLiverpool hopeful Salah avoided serious injury
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool hopeful Salah avoided serious injuryby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are hopeful Mohamed Salah has avoided a serious injury after a challenge from Hamza Choudhury in the win over Leicester City on Saturday.Salah limped off the Anfield turf after Choudhury chopped him from behind.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was fuming over the incident, insisting the midfielder should have been sent off instead of cautioned.The Mirror says Liverpool are confident Salah will return to full fitness by the end of the international break.There were fears the Egyptian had suffered an Achilles injury.
Lisa Ann Recounts How She Met Notre Dame WR Justin Brent, “I Love My Little 19 Year Old”
SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: A general view of the opening kick-off between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Last October, Notre Dame freshman wide receiver Justin Brent went to a New York Knicks game with Lisa Ann. The now-retired adult film star posted a couple pictures of the pair on Instagram and, later that evening, a selfie of them in bed together. This might have gotten Brent in trouble with Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly, who said the freshman was in his “doghouse” and “gets distracted easily” near the conclusion of the 2014 season. We haven’t seen any photos of Brent and Ann together since the Knicks game. It’s unclear if they still keep in touch. In an interview with GQ‘s Myles Brown, Ann recounted how she met the Notre Dame wide receiver. You were with Justin Brent recently…. I love my little 19 year old.How’d that start?I met him at a restaurant. We exchanged numbers. He was going to be on break from school and I was like, “Hey, why don’t you come to the city and we’ll go to a Knicks game.”I like these new friendships in a weird mentor kinda way. I don’t have children. Because I did porn, guys are just so honest with me, asking me sexual questions they might not want to ask their friends.Those answers came from a lengthy interview with GQ in which Ann describes her relationships with athletes. It’s a fascinating read. [GQ]