The U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Had Boycotted For Fair Pay. Now They’re World Champs

The U.S. women’s national hockey team became the world champions Friday at the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Women’s World Championship in Plymouth, Michigan. U.S. forward Hilary Knight scored the winning goal in overtime, ending the game with a 3-2 lead over Canada. The team’s stunning victory came less than two weeks after it won a more personal battle against […]

14 Senators Back U.S. Women’s Hockey Team’s Fair Pay Boycott

The U.S. women’s national hockey team’s ongoing boycott of the upcoming women’s world championship gained new supporters on Monday, when 14 members of the U.S. Senate sent a letter to the sport’s American governing body demanding fair treatment for female players. The boycott began on March 15, when members of the team announced they would […]

U.S. Wins First World Baseball Classic Title With 8-0 Rout Of Puerto Rico

Glory, achieved. https://t.co/OZAdjFwysD #WBC2017 pic.twitter.com/2IhVTHugPs — MLB (@MLB) March 23, 2017 March 22 (Reuters) – The United States broke through to win their first World Baseball Classic title with an emphatic 8-0 victory over Puerto Rico in Los Angeles on Wednesday behind the stellar pitching of Marcus Stroman and a 13-hit attack. Puerto Rico came […]

Former U.S. Rhythmic Gymnast Pens Powerful Essay On ‘Crippling’ Sexual Abuse

Former U.S. rhythmic gymnast Jessica Howard is fighting to end what she calls “crippling” abuse plaguing USA Gymnastics, which she said she experienced nearly 18 years ago. In an essay for The New York Times published Wednesday, Howard, the U.S. champion of rhythmic gymnastics from 1999 to 2001, railed against the sport’s national governing body […]

FIFA: Trump’s Travel Ban Could Hurt U.S. Efforts To Host The 2026 World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Thursday warned the United States and President Donald Trump that banning travelers from six Muslim-majority countries could negatively affect the country’s chances of hosting the 2026 World Cup. The U.S. Soccer Federation, the sport’s American governing body, has been considering a bid ― whether by itself or in a joint effort […]

U.S. Soccer Orders All Players To ‘Stand Respectfully’ For National Anthem

A recent amendment to U.S. Soccer Federation regulations requires all players to “stand respectfully” when the national anthem is played at games. The change came after Megan Rapinoe, currently a U.S. Women’s National Team member, protested inequality in America by kneeling while the song played before at least three matches last year. The new regulation […]

Weekend Roundup: U.S. Founders Entrusted Elites To Save Democracy From Itself

The word “democracy” does not appear in the U.S. Constitution. Nor in the Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence. That is because, as most Americans today would likely be surprised to discover, America’s Founding Fathers not only distrusted democracy but, based on their close reading of Greek and Roman history, were actually hostile to […]

MetaPack Study Shines a Light on the Shortfall Between Consumers’ eCommerce Delivery Expectations and Reality in the U.S. and Europe

Following a Negative Delivery Experience 38% of Consumers Say They are Likely to Never Shop With That Retailer AgainAtlanta – November 2, 2016 – Today’s consumers say their online purchasing decisions are directly influenced by delivery and returns and the experiences they encounter. As the findings of this year’s MetaPack 2016 State of eCommerce Delivery […]