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Hope Solo Has Choice Words Before Women's World Cup

The former goalkeeper criticizes Jill Ellis

(Newser) - Nothing like starting the Women's World Cup on a positive note. Hope Solo, the US team's former goalkeeper, trashed the team's coach just three days before their Tuesday opener against Thailand, Reuters reports. "Jill—she's not the leader I wish her to be," said... More »

Hope Solo Accuses Ex-FIFA Head of Sexual Assault

She says Sepp Blatter groped her backstage during a 2013 awards show

(Newser) - Soccer player Hope Solo says she was sexually assaulted by the former president of FIFA during the 2013 Ballon d'Or awards ceremony, the New York Daily News reports. The goalkeeper for the US Women's National Team tells Portuguese newspaper Tribuna Expresso that she "had Sepp Blatter grab... More »

'17 F---ing Years and It's Over!': Solo on Suspension

Soccer star didn't take news well in documentary clip

(Newser) - Hope Solo didn't react well to her team losing to Sweden during the Rio Olympics, earning her a six-month suspension from US Soccer for her remarks that the Swedes were "a bunch of cowards." Her reaction upon finding out about her suspension was similarly explosive, and USA ... More »

Hope Solo's Name-Calling Leads to a Suspension

Goalkeeper suspended from national team for 6 months

(Newser) - Goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by US Soccer for making disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics. Solo called the Swedes "a bunch of cowards" for focusing on defense rather than attacking the three-time defending champion US team, the... More »

Hope Solo Proves Herself a 'Pure Loser and Lout'

After calling Team Sweden 'a bunch of cowards'

(Newser) - Goalkeeper Hope Solo had some thoughts on the Swedish team that knocked the US women's soccer team out of the Rio Olympics on Friday. "A bunch of cowards," she tweeted. Sally Jenkins at the Washington Post had some thoughts of her own. She calls out Solo for... More »

Rio Crowd Really Doesn't Like Hope Solo

Nothing like playing to chants of 'Zika!'

(Newser) - The opening ceremonies air Friday at 8pm ET in the US, but the 2016 Summer Olympics actually started Wednesday with a slate of six women's soccer games . The US women's team—2012 gold medalists gunning for their fourth gold in a row—played New Zealand and won 2-0,... More »

Report: Hope Solo Threatened to Attack Cops

Police report surfaces at start of World Cup campaign

(Newser) - The USA plays its opening match in the Women's World Cup today, but goalie Hope Solo's personal life is getting more press than the soccer tournament. An ESPN Outside the Lines report yesterday looked into Solo's arrest on domestic violence charges last year , exposing some new details,... More »

More Trouble for Hope Solo

US Soccer suspends her after husband's suspected DUI

(Newser) - Hope Solo may have seen her domestic violence case dropped , but she's far from out of the woods. Last night, US Soccer announced that she's been suspended for 30 days from the US women's national team, the AP reports, and though no reason was specified, the move... More »

Hope Solo's Assault Case Dropped

Domestic violence charges dismissed after her family refuses to talk

(Newser) - The domestic violence charges against Hope Solo have been dismissed after her attorney told a judge that the alleged victims refused to allow defense attorneys to depose them. Solo's attorney said the soccer star's nephew and half-sister, who say Solo assaulted them at a June party , avoided their... More »

Kim Kardashian Among Celebs in New Nude Photo Hack

Actress Gabrielle Union says she'll contact the FBI

(Newser) - Celebrity hackers have unleashed another round of nude photos on the Internet, including apparent images of Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Emily Ratajkowski, and Hayden Panatierre—as well as more pics of Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence, the BBC reports. The images appeared briefly yesterday morning on the websites 4chan and Reddit,... More »

Jennifer Lawrence Among Dozens in Nude Photo Hack

Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst among those hit in possible iCloud breach

(Newser) - A huge number of nude photos of celebrities were leaked online over the weekend, but it's not clear just how big the leak is. Some celebs say the photos are fakes, while at least one has confirmed their authenticity and threatened legal action, TMZ reports. "This is a... More »

Hope Solo Ordered Away From Half-Sis, Nephew, Booze

She pleads not guilty to domestic assault

(Newser) - Soccer star Hope Solo has been ordered to stay away from alcohol—and the half-sister and nephew she is accused of assaulting —as a condition of release after her arrest on domestic violence charges. The 32-year-old US goalkeeper pleaded not guilty to two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault... More »

Hope Solo Accused of Domestic Violence

Police say soccer star hit her sister and nephew

(Newser) - Soccer star Hope Solo is involved in another domestic violence case, but this time as the one facing charges. Police say the 32-year-old hit her sister and her nephew last night during an "out-of-control" party at Solo's home in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, reports the Seattle Times... More »

Hope Solo's Fiance Busted for Domestic Violence

On the day before their wedding

(Newser) - Olympic soccer star Hope Solo and former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens were supposed to get married yesterday—instead, they were in a Washington state court after Stevens, 33, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting Solo, 31, the day before. Trouble erupted at a party at Solo's Washington home,... More »

News Flash: The Olympics Start Today

Soccer, archery kick off early

(Newser) - The Opening Ceremonies aren’t until Friday, but the Olympics actually start today, 400 miles away from London. Soccer and archery start early, so as not to wear out the athletes with the number of games that are required, the Detroit Free Press explains. The US women’s soccer team... More »

Full DWTS Lineup Revealed

Nancy Grace, David Arquette among contestants

(Newser) - Someone other than the devil may be dancing tonight, and Nancy Grace might have to play nice with judges for a change now that she's signed on to Dancing With the Stars. She met with her partner in Atlanta this week for the first time, causing TMZ to... More »

Bad Girl Goalie Can Save Woman's Soccer League

(Newser) - St. Louis' showboating, self-proclaimed "loudmouth goalkeeper" is somebody fans love or hate and that's exactly what women's soccer needs, Jason Zengerle writes in the Atlantic. Hope Solo—who refused to wear the "girly" pink outfit provided when the Women's Professional Soccer League kicked off earlier this year—can... More »

Norway Rolls Over US, 2-0

Scores 2 goals in first 4 minutes, hangs on to win

(Newser) - Norway jumped on the United States from the opening whistle, getting two goals in the first four minutes today to beat the US women's soccer team, 2-0, at the Beijing Olympics. The US occassionally looked dangerous, but seemed to miss injured leading scorer Abby Wambach. It was America's first loss... More »

Solo Saga Quieted, Women's Soccer Eyes Beijing

After US goalie's outburst, team rethinks the need for unity

(Newser) - Hope Solo's infamous criticism of her coach got her booted from practice and competition at the end of last year's World Cup, and depression almost kept the 26-year-old from returning to soccer at all. But now the US team has a new coach, a rejuvenated Solo, and a fresh plan... More »

Axe Finally Falls on Women's World Cup Coach

U.S. Soccer looks to replace Ryan after Solo debacle

(Newser) - In a demonstration of the high expectations of the U.S. women's soccer team, coach Greg Ryan was fired after his team crashed out in the semifinals of last month's World Cup. Ryan sustained just two losses in two and a half years, but his questionable handling of the goalkeeper... More »

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