Belichick ensures everything with the Patriots is always different. Except winning

The most fearsome franchise in US sports won it all again last year and, based on early evidence, theyve somehow managed to improve Another year, another week, walks away before he even turns 30, or if big-time contributors from last years championship team leave during free agency, or if the quarterback They can be sluggish through the early months of the season. Bill Belichick likes to experiment, always with an eye towards December and January: hes not playing for October. …

Alejandro Bedoya on US gun violence: ‘People get stuck in their American ways of thinking’

The Philadelphia Union captain went viral on Sunday when he grabbed a field microphone after scoring and urged Congress to act to prevent gun violence Alejandro Bedoya was at home in the French city of Nantes in the fall of 2015, tuned to Germanys friendly at the Stade de France against Les Bleus. Like much of the viewing public, he knew something was amiss in the first half, when the broadcast picked up loud noises emanating from outside the stadium. …

Fuzzy numbers are muddying the waters in the USWNT’s equal-pay fight

As the USWNTs equal-pay lawsuit moves toward mediation, both sides are using numbers subject to interpretation and spin US Soccers attached to an open letter from federation president Carlos Cordeiro, was comprehensive, and the numbers were also reviewed by an unnamed independent accounting firm. The top-line from US Soccer that the US women earned $34.1m from 2010 to 2018, compared to $26.4m for the men is startling. But these numbers included the salaries US Soccer pays players for participating in …