The U.S. women’s national team defeated Australia 6-2 in an international friendly Wednesday night, but the victory was overshadowed by a bittersweet parting with coach Pia Sundhage, who is set to return home to coach Sweden starting December 1.

September 20 2012 3:36 PM

At South Plantation High School in Florida, the football team’s third-string quarterback is an unusual pick for the position at only 5 feet, 5 inches and weighing in at 140 pounds.

September 10 2012 9:14 PM

It has been quite the newsworthy summer for gay women in American soccer. Star midfielder Megan Rapinoe came out as a lesbian back in July and just this week openly gay USWNT head coach Pia Sundhage, who led the U.S. women to Gold at the London Olympics, announced she would be leaving the team in order to coach for her home country of Sweden. Now, Olympic alternate Lori Lindsey tells Autostraddle that she, too, is a lesbian.

September 05 2012 6:07 PM

Fresh off leading the U.S. Women’s soccer team to a gold medal in the London Summer Olympic Games, head coach Pia Sundhage has stepped down. A native Swede, Sundhage will be returning home after signing a four-year contract to coach the Swedish national team.

September 04 2012 2:26 PM

15-year-old Lydia Ko cemented her victory at the Canadian Women’s Open Sunday, making her the youngest winner in LPGA tour history. The record had been previously held by Lexi Thompson, who was 16 when she won the Navistar LPGA Classic in Alabama last September.

August 27 2012 6:29 PM

Distance swimmer Diana Nyad was pulled from the water Tuesday morning during her fourth attempt to swim 100 miles from Cuba to Florida. She started the swim late Saturday night and would have been the first person ever to complete the journey without a shark cage.

August 21 2012 3:53 PM

Dominance: it’s a term that’s been used to describe teams like John Gooden’s UCLA Bruins, or the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s; but after these Olympics, another team has unequivocally cemented itself as a legendary basketball powerhouse.

August 13 2012 6:15 PM

How did the gay athletes fare at the London 2012 games?

August 13 2012 2:34 PM

Congratulations to the Dutch field hockey team for beating Argentina 2-0 to take the gold medal at the Olympics. One quarter of the women on the winning team in orange are out lesbians, making the them the most out team at the London Games. The Dutch team’s out athletes include Marilyn Agliotti, Kim Lammers, Maartje Paumen, and Carlien Dirkseke van den Heuvel.

August 10 2012 7:03 PM

Talented midfielder and 2012 Gold medalist Megan Rapinoe was the subject of a profile that ran on NBC Nightly News this week, and during a two minute long news report, Rapinoe discussed why she made the decision to come out this summer.

August 10 2012 3:40 PM