Confident USA riding high entering Women’s World Cup knockout stage

A win over Sweden may not have done much to settle concerns over the defense, but the US are brimming with confidence as the business end of the tournament comes into view Its onto the knockout round of the Womens World Cup for the defending champions, and the US looked convincing enough in a looked shaky against Chile in the matchs only real threatening moment, but her decision-making was on point against Sweden. Still, it wasnt enough to wash away fears that the USWNT can avoid conceding goals against a top team. More suspect injury reports show the USAs confidence First it happened in the opener against Thailand: Becky Sauerbrunn was left out of the starting lineup for a mild …

Gyasi Zardes hits twice as USA exact revenge against Trinidad in Gold Cup

The US mens soccer team earned a small sample of revenge with a 6-0 blowout over Trinidad and Tobago, which handed the Americans a nightmarish loss in 2017 Gyasi Zardes scored two goals in a three-minute span in the second half and the US mens soccer team earned a small sample of revenge with a 6-0 blowout in the Concacaf Gold Cup on Saturday night over Trinidad and Tobago, which handed the Americans a nightmarish loss two years ago. Aaron Long scored his first two international goals, and Christian Pulisic and Paul Arriola had one each during a five-goal barrage in the second half. The US cruised to its second shutout this week and clinched a quarter-final berth in Philadelphia …

A leftward shift: Communist party USA sees chance as progressives surge

In Chicago, an American party derided and feared for 100 years looked eagerly to a brighter future As the Communist party USA kicked off its 100th anniversary celebration, Jarvis Tyner called for delegates and guests at the national convention in Chicago to set the record straight about one of American politics biggest historical bogeymen. The truth is the communist party isnt out to hurt you, Tyner, vice-chair of CPUSA and its candidate for vice-president in 1972 and 1976, told a large and diverse crowd. It will set you free. The remarks, met with applause, came on the first day of CPUSAs 31st national convention and at a moment in American politics in which democratic socialism and progressive ideas are increasingly …

USA edge past gritty Spain to set up mouthwatering quarter-final with France

The hype around the US womens national team finally appears to be waning, even as the Americans beat a resilient Spain side 2-1 The hype around the US at this World Cup finally appears to be waning, even as the Americans beat a resilient Spain side 2-1 on Monday with the help of two penalties. Both spot kicks were scored by Megan Rapinoe to put the Americans through and negate a mistake in the American back line that gifted Spain their goal. The reigning champions now move on to the quarter-finals, where they will face hosts France on Friday in a clash of arguably the two strongest teams left in the tournament. We showed a lot of grit and experience …

Andy Murrays new doubles partner Feliciano Lpez denies match-fixing

Feliciano Lpez, who partners the returning Andy Murray in the doubles at Queens Club, has denied involvement in an alleged betting scam at Wimbledon in 2017 Feliciano Lpez sought to restore some injured pride on Wednesday when he denied any suggestion that he and his regular doubles partner, Marc Lpez, had been involved in an alleged betting scam at Wimbledon in 2017. The Spaniard, who partners Andy Murray in his comeback at Queens Club on Thursday, beat the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4, in the first round of the singles at the Fever-Tree Championships on a rain-marred day three and then faced some tough media questions about the claims, which first appeared on Tuesday in the Spanish digital …

Royal Ascot: A day in the life

(CNN)Royal Ascot may be known for its glitz and glamor but plenty of work goes on behind the scenes to make it such a spectacle. Now, with Royal Ascot in full swing, CNN Sport met some of the characters who make the event so special. READ: Meet the trainer to royals, rulers and billionaires Visit CNN.com/horse racing for more news, features and videos

Couple says ‘I do’ minutes before their baby’s delivery

(CNN)A New Jersey couple expecting their first baby had plans to get married in a small civil ceremony two weeks before their child arrived. Their baby, however, had other plans. Gallardo, 45, said they rushed to Morristown Medical Center and were given paperwork to sign listing Gallardo as Margaritondo’s fiance, not her husband. “What really sparked it is when they had brought in the paperwork and said because you weren’t married he wouldn’t be able to be my proxy,” Margaritondo, 44, said.

Sadiq Khan hits back at Trump, calling him ‘six-foot-three child’

Comment is latest retort in long-running feud after US president called London mayor a loser Sadiq Khan has described Donald Trump as a six-foot-three child in the White House in an ongoing war of words with the US president. The mayor of London made the comment in a room of teachers at the Together for Education event at Central Hall in Westminster on Saturday. Khan joked that he had made sure to switch his phone off. He said: For those of you that have your phones on, if somebody starts tweeting about me a 6ft 3 child in the White House can you let me know? It is the latest insult to be fired between Khan and Trump, in what …

Its Juneteenth, and a White Nationalist Is President

With the South rising again on the watch of President Donald Trump, who plans to turn the Fourth of July this year from a celebration of America to a celebration of himself, its time for Americans who champion equality to begin celebrating Juneteenth. June 19, 1865 Juneteenth being a combination of June and nineteenth should remind all Americans of the long and complex fight required to end slavery here. On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act ending slavery in the District of Columbia by paying slave owners up to $300 for each slave they set free. The federal government allocated $1 million (the equivalent of $30 million today) to compensate D.C.s slave-owners. The Act also …

Author Lisa Taddeo: I wanted to explore desire, not sex

In her extraordinary book Three Women Lisa Taddeo charts the intimate lives of real American women. Below, we print an extract In 2010, a young American writer called Lisa Taddeo published Gay Taleses notorious 1981 exploration of sex culture in 1970s America (Talese, a pioneer of new journalism, ran a massage parlour as part of his research; during the writing of the book, he stayed at a clothing-optional resort). Taddeo, conscientious but curious too, went to see Talese, by then in his late 70s, at his home in New York. It was the first of what would turn out to be several false starts. He said the only way I could come close to matching his so-called masterpiece would be …

Carls Jr. Is Introducing New Classic Floats During Its 100 Days Of Summer

Courtesy of Carl’s Jr. Carl’s Jr.’s “100 Days Of Summer” 2019 Promo Includes Happy Hour Deals & Prizes By Lara Walsh a day ago I know it’s hard to believe, but the official start of summer is just days away. To kick off the promise of warmer days ahead, Carl’s Jr. is celebrating by gifting customers special deals on its bites and sips, the addition of brand new classic floats, and the chance to win prizes. Here’s everything you can score with Carl’s Jr.’s “100 Days of Summer” 2019 promo, because you don’t want to sleep on making the rest of patio season a little tastier without breaking the bank. Starting on Wednesday, June 19, hungry patrons can head to …

Here’s How To Find Instagram’s Colorful Pride Features

Instagram Why Don’t I Have Pride Features On Instagram? Here’s How To Find The Colorful Updates By Lara Walsh a day ago With Pride month in full swing, chances are that you’ve seen friends or followers on social media decorating their feeds in ever hue of the rainbow. If you’ve tried to put a rainbow ring around your Instagram Stories profile or attempted to experiment with colorful filters to no avail, you might be wondering: Why don’t I have Pride features on Instagram and how can I get them? Here’s how to start bringing some Pride to your Instagram account. In a blog post shared on June 10, the social media platform first announced that it was working with GLAAD …

Katherine Schwarzenegger Shares Adorable Celebration Collage For Chris Pratt’s Birthday! – Perez Hilton

Katherine Schwarzenegger is celebrating her new man! Chris Pratt turned 40 years old on Friday, and it’s very clear by seeing his new wife’s celebration that she is all about loving it up for her guy on his big day! Ch-ch-check out the adorable and loving pic collage to celebrate Pratt’s birthday and the newlywed couple’s love for each other (below): The couple has moved very quickly for pretty much the entire time they’ve been together, first being spotted side-by-side just a year ago, to now having gotten hitched and making everything official earlier this month. So fast!!! Chris only actually popped the question in January, too, so it’s not like they’ve had a ton of lead time to plan that …

California Raises First Pride Flag At Its Capitol, Defying Trump

California Gov. pride flag raised at the state Capitol on Monday for the first time in state history, sending a message of resistance against the Trump administration’s policy forbidding the The Democratic governor tweeted out the news with a photo showing the pride flag flying beneath the American flag midway through LGBTQ Pride Month. It will stay up until July 1.  Trump administration rejected U.S. embassies’ requests to fly the rainbow pride flag in June. vocal opponents to LGBTQ equality efforts, supporting so-called gay conversion therapy, fighting to stop marriage equality and defending people seeking to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Wisconsin and In defiance of the Trump administration policy, some U.S. embassies and diplomats have RELATED COVERAGE Some U.S. Embassies, Diplomats …

30 Creepy Disappearance Cases That Will Give You Chills

By Simon Buchou Ask Reddit has some horrifying stories for you. By Simon Buchou 1. A young girl went missing, I think she was around 5 years old. Young enough to still be using training wheels at least. She was last seen riding her bike in her backyard. Where I lived, the media would talk about her every day, any new evidence they found they presented because this happened just a mile or two from where I lived and in the county where my brother worked. It turned out that this girl’s neighbor had been the one to kill her and his wife turned him in. I’ll always applaud this woman for this, you always hear about spouse’s trying to …

Trump Is Repeating Obama’s Mistakes On Trade

For well over a year now, experts have been predicting disaster from President wreck Christmas shoppingruin the board game industryfancy sweatersNew York Federal Reserve are , is just a relic of the 1680s a 5 percent tariff applied to most importsHarmonized Tariff Schedule roseup very modestly Behind all of his bluster and bravado, Trump is essentially pursuing the same international economic agenda as his recent predecessors. Trade between the United States and China is, like all international commerce, a political arrangement. There is no “natural” or “free” way for two nations with different laws and political systems to conduct their affairs together, and the relationship between the United States and China was strained long before Trump’s inauguration. It is not a …