women's sport

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Transfer News: Brighton bring in AC Milan star

Brighton have brought in Finland international Nora Heroum from AC Milan on a one-year deal.

The midfielder is manager Hope Powell's third summer signing ahead of the new Women's Super League season, joining Charlton goalkeeper Katie Startup and Bristol City striker Katie Robinson.

"She has played at the top level in what is a really strong domestic set-up in Italy for three...

women's sport, women's basketball, WNBA

WNBA star "risking life" after league refused medical exemption

One of the biggest stars in women's basketball has been given the choice of playing this season knowing her life is at constant risk or walking away from the sport after being refused a medical exemption by the WNBA.

Elena Delle Donne was the league's Most Valuable Player last season, having helped the Washington Mystics win the title. She suffers from Post-Treatment Lyme Disease...

tennis, women's tennis, women's sport

Burrage and Boulter confirm semi-final places

British stars Katie Boulter and Jodie Burrage continued their unbeaten runs at the Progress Tour Women's Championships in London to confirm their places in the semi-finals.

The pair will meet this afternoon in their final round-robin match to decide who will finish top of Group Anne Keothavong.

Boulter beat Emily Arbuthnott 6-1 6-3 as she continues to manage her way back...

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Katie Glynn appointed England assistant coach

Great Britain and England Hockey have announced Katie Glynn has joined the set up as assistant coach for the women's international programme.

She joins following on from her role in the same position in the New Zealand's senior women's team.

Katie arrives with a great pedigree as both a coach and player. On the field she amassed 134 caps and scored 77 goals for New Zealand....

Football, women's football, women's sport

Transfer News: Aston Villa sign Sporting Lisbon star

Aston Villa have strengthened ahead of the new Women's Super League season with the arrival of Portugal international Diana Silva.

The striker joins from Sporting Lisbon and is Villa's third summer signing alongside Chloe Arthur and Anita Asante. The club gained promotion to the WSL in June after winning the curtailed Champions season on points-per-game.

"We've picked up a...

gymnastics, women's sport

Tinkler still waiting to hear from British Gymnastics over complaint

Former Team GB gymnast Amy Tinkler is the latest athlete to criticise the governing body over negative experiences in the sport.

Tinkler, who announced her retirement from the sport earlier this year due to ankle surgery, won bronze at the Rio Olympics in 2016 at the age of 16.

But she now says her injuries had nothing to do with her decision to quit the sport.


Premier League, women's football, women's sport, Women's Super League

Premier League WSL takeover fails to find support

Most Women's Super League clubs would prefer to remain independent rather than be run by the Premier League.

The Guardian reports there are fears the focus under Premier League control would be on maximising commercial revenues rather than developing players, coaches and grassroots football.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has previously stated his personal...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Coronavirus testing bonus for Women's Super League

The Football Association has announced just one person tested positive for coronavirus out of 802 samples in the first week of testing on Women's Super League and Championship sides.

Although the FA has kept the individual's identity anonymous along with their club, it will be a relief for the WSL to have had only a single positive test as they push for the season to start on the...

tennis, women's tennis, women's sport

Konta confirms comeback in Palermo Open

Johanna Konta will compete in the Palermo Open in August, the first WTA event to be held since lockdown.

The British No.1 will be joined in the main draw by the 2019 Wimbledon champion Simona Halep.

So far, five of the world's top 20 have confirmed they will take part.

The event on clay will be Konta's first appearance since reaching the semi-finals of the Monterrey...

tennis, women's tennis, women's sport

Boulter and Burrage impress on Day 1 of Progress Tour Championships

Katie Boulter and Jodie Burrage were the big winners on the opening day of the Progress Tour Championships in London.

World No.85 Boulter was too strong for Alice Gillen in her first round-robin match in Group Anne Keothavong, winning in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.

Still feeling her way back from the injury issues which have hampered her over the past year, Boulter was relieved...