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National Women’s Hockey League founder Dani Rylan Kearney stepping down as commissioner

National Women’s Hockey League founder Dani Rylan Kearney is stepping down as commissioner as part of a restructuring of the league’s governing model, the Associated Press reported.

According to the AP, Rylan Kearney will remain involved as president of an ownership group that controls four of the NWHL’s six teams, and Tyler Tumminia will be appointed interim commissioner.

The league was scheduled to announce the moves on Tuesday.

The restructuring is a result of the NWHL’s forming an incorporated association that will be overseen by a board of governors, with one representative per team. This is a departure from the past, when the NWHL oversaw control of all teams.

Tumminia joined the NWHL as chairman of the league’s Toronto Six expansion team, which was founded in April. The Six and the NWHL’s Boston Pride are operated by independent ownership groups.

Rylan Kearney will oversee the league’s four remaining teams, which

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Sue Bird and rest of league dedicated 2020 to more than basketball

It’s officially been over for almost a week, but it’s never too late to give the WNBA its flowers for an incredible 2020 season, one that will be remembered far more for the leadership and impact players made off the court than for the games on the court — though those were amazing too.

Before entering the “wubble,” confined to courts and housing at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, to minimize the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 (something else they did quite successfully, by the way), players decided to dedicate the shortened season to racial justice and particularly Breonna Taylor, the young Black woman killed in her own home by Louisville Police officers in March.

Say her name, they demanded. Not just in the opening days or after the first couple of games, but for the entirety of the three months they held the regular season and playoffs: it

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Women’s Super League: Chelsea 3-1 Manchester City – Mjelde, Kerr & Kirby earn win

Chelsea's Maren Mjelde's scores from the penalty spot against Manchester City
Maren Mjelde’s first-half penalty was her second goal of the season

Maren Mjelde’s controversial first-half penalty set reigning Women’s Super League champions Chelsea on their way to victory in a lively tussle with last season’s runners-up Manchester City.

Mjelde slotted home after City’s Ellen White was penalised for handball, although the ball struck Demi Stokes.

But fortunate as their opener was, Chelsea dominated the second half.

Sam Kerr tapped in a second and, after Chloe Kelly’s penalty gave City hope, Kirby’s composed finish made it 3-1.

England striker Kirby, playing wide on the right, was the standout performer in a stylish win that extends Chelsea’s unbeaten WSL run to 25 games and takes them up to third in the table after four games.

A thrilling first league meeting between the two sides this season went the same way as Chelsea’s 2-0 Community Shield success in August.

City, who are fifth

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Women’s Super League: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-5 Arsenal

Arsenal recorded a convincing 5-0 win at Brighton to maintain their 100% start and return to the top of the Women’s Super League.

Two goals from Vivianne Miedema plus strikes from Danielle van de Donk, Jen Beattie and Lotte Wubben-Moy gave them a fourth win in four.

Miedema opened and rounded off the scoring for the Gunners to take her tally for the season to seven goals.

Right-back Wubben-Moy netted her first senior goal for the club.

The Gunners returned to the top of the table, having been displaced by Manchester United’s win at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Miedema’s double also took her to 49 career Women’s Super League goals, taking her level with all-time record holder Nikita Parris.

Despite the comfortable nature of the win for Joe Montemurro’s side, they were given a couple of early scares by Brighton before Miedema’s opener.

Denise O’Sullivan fired narrowly wide from inside

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Watch FA Women’s Super League Soccer Live

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Australian women’s league moves north to Queensland

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Women’s National Basketball League is moving to northern Queensland state for a shortened season starting next month.

Queensland state managed to control COVID-19 outbreaks better than most in Australia. As a result, many of the country’s professional sports leagues moved teams and matches to the so-called Sunshine State over the past six months in order to complete their pandemic-interrupted seasons.

On Friday, the WNBL decided to do the same — to start and finish its season over a six-week period in three hubs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 20.


The Australian Football League and the National Rugby League also moved matches and relocated teams to Queensland, where the coronavirus was mostly contained because of a stringent policy of closing the state borders.

The WNBL said the northern Queensland cities of Cairns, Townsville and Mackay would host the 56-game regular season and four-game finals series.

Players

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Women’s Super League highlights weekend TV during FIFA break



Alex Morgan with a football ball: Alex Morgan could make her Tottenham debut when the club plays Manchester United on Saturday. (Andrew Yates / AFP / Getty Images)


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Alex Morgan could make her Tottenham debut when the club plays Manchester United on Saturday. (Andrew Yates / AFP / Getty Images)

With Europe’s major leagues pausing for the FIFA international break, the focus in club soccer will change to the women’s game. A pair of big clashes from the Women’s Super League highlights the menu of televised matches this weekend:

WSL: A handful of stars from the World Cup-champion U.S. women’s team figure to be involved in two of the weekend’s marquee matchups, but you’ll have to wake up early to watch live. On Saturday, Alex Morgan could make her debut for Tottenham when the Spurs (0-2-1) tackle unbeaten Manchester United (2-0-1), whose roster includes Christen Press and Tobin Heath (NBCSN, 4:30 a.m.). Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis will join unbeaten Manchester City (2-0-1) when it travels to London to play

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Women’s Continental League Cup: ‘Stream games live as standard’, says Arsenal boss

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Broadcast rights for Women’s Super League coverage from 2021-22 were recently put out to tender

Arsenal boss Joe Montemurro has called for more broadcast coverage of women’s football, after their League Cup game against Chelsea was not streamed live.

Covid-19 rules mean fans cannot attend elite football matches in England.

But many supporters were frustrated they could not watch from home on Wednesday, with most of the 11 group stage games not available online.

“The more we have women’s football on television the more we expose the great sport that it is,” Montemurro said.

“All games should be streamed. [Our game] was a great footballing match. It should be as standard, that these games are shown on television.”

The Gunners were beaten 4-1 by holders Chelsea at Kingsmeadow in a repeat of last season’s final, which was attended by a competition-record crowd of 6,743 in Nottingham in February.

While they

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‘No style points in this league’

As the saying goes, “a win’s a win.” For the Rams, that couldn’t be truer of their Week 4 victory over the winless New York Giants, who made this game much tougher than many people expected.

That’s not to say the Rams were overlooking Joe Judge’s squad – Sean McVay always has his players motivated no matter the opponent – but with a betting line that approached a two-touchdown margin, it was easy to think this would be an easy win for the Rams.

Even though the game came down to the wire with the Rams only winning 17-9, it still counts the same as their 18-point victory over the Eagles in Week 2. As McVay so eloquently put it, “there’s no style points in this league.”

Here’s what he said about the Rams’ slow start and the adjustments he made throughout the game.

“Yeah, I mean, you just have

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Women’s Super League: West Ham United 0-1 Reading: Lauren Bruton scores winner for visitors

Reading registered their second Women’s Super League win of the season as a goal by Lauren Bruton proved enough to beat West Ham at Dagenham.

Burton forced the ball home from Natasha Harding’s cross after Reading had lost Fara Williams to injury.

West Ham went close to an equaliser after the break when Adriana Leon’s effort was tipped onto the post.

Keeper Grace Moloney excelled again by saving Kenza Dali’s penalty after she was adjudged to have fouled Leon.

The home side brought in Kate Longhurst and Emily van Egmond after a 9-1 home defeat by Arsenal in their most recent game on 12 September.

And they made a bright start with Maz Pacheco, Leon and Longhurst all trying their luck in the early exchanges.

But Danielle Carter went close in reply and, after Williams went off to be replaced by Brooke Chaplen, they took the lead when Bruton scored

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