Nancy Armour, USA TODAY

Nancy Armour


Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Nancy:

USWNT's Megan Rapinoe gets ultimate honor: a LEGO figurine

Megan Rapinoe is one of four women soccer players in LEGO's new Icons of Play set, designed to empower young girls and break down stereotypes → Read More

FIFA approves rainbow-colored captain's armband for 2023 World Cup, along with 7 others

FIFA approves eight captain's armband, including one similar in design and color to the OneLove band forbidden at the men's World Cup last year. → Read More

Simone Biles returning to competition three years after Tokyo Olympics

Simone Biles in the field for the U.S. Classic, a qualifying meet for the U.S. gymnastics championships. It will be her first competition since Tokyo. → Read More

The World Cup begins in a month. Here's everything you need to know.

The World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the first women's tournament to be played in two countries, begins in a month and runs through Aug. 20. → Read More

FIFA needs to step up, take real action against Mexico fans for homophobic slur

If FIFA and Concacaf don't take strong action now to end the slurs once and for all, their cowardice is as contemptible as the chant itself. → Read More

Becky Sauerbrunn is nearly indispensable for USWNT. Can they win World Cup without her?

Becky Sauerbrunn is not only one of the best center backs in the world, she's the consummate leader for the USWNT. → Read More

Like it or not, bringing Gregg Berhalter back makes sense for U.S. men's soccer team

Anyone surprised, or angry, Gregg Berhalter will return as coach of the USMNT hasn’t been paying attention, columnist Nancy Armour writes. → Read More

New WNBA owners are shaming others into treating their players better. Good.

Treating women's sports like charity projects will no longer fly, thanks to some owners who recognize the value of their franchises. → Read More

U.S. Center for SafeSport was created to protect athletes from abuse. But is it working?

Tasked with protecting athletes at Olympic and youth levels, U.S. Center for SafeSport criticized for delayed investigations, lack of transparency. → Read More

States' laws hostile to women's rights not a barrier to hosting sports events

This year, more than two dozen NCAA championship, pro or Olympic-level sports events will be in states with restrictive laws on reproductive rights. → Read More

Tony Dungy shows his true values with hateful tweet that puts transgender kids at risk

Tony Dungy echoed the conspiracy theory targeting transgender youth that's been spread by right-wing extremists and opportunistic politicians. → Read More

Argentina, Lionel Messi win wild World Cup final on penalty kicks against France

The Argentines claim their third world championship on Sunday in wild final against France, the first World Cup of Lionel Messi's storied career. → Read More

USMNT finally looks its age in World Cup loss to the Netherlands

US men exit in the round of 16 again. Since returning to the World Cup in 1990 after a 40-year absence, they have won just one knockout round game. → Read More

Netherlands knocks off USMNT in World Cup round of 16 with dominating 3-1 win

Christian Pulisic played but was not in top form after suffering an injury and the USMNT missed too many chances to score. → Read More

Three keys for the USMNT to beat the Netherlands in World Cup Round of 16

Standout defense, Christian Pulisic and plenty of stamina are keys for the USMNT during Saturday's World Cup knockout game against the Netherlands. → Read More

USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter says it 'looks pretty good' for Christian Pulisic to play against Netherlands

Expect Christian Pulisic to be with the U.S. men when they take on the Netherlands in the round of 16. → Read More

USMNT advances to World Cup knockout rounds as Christian Pulisic goal secures win vs. Iran

As the second-place finisher in the World Cup Group B, the USMNT will play the Netherlands on Saturday. → Read More

Just win, baby. USMNT knows exactly what it needs to do to advance at World Cup

In the modern era, USMNT has advanced to World Cup's knockout rounds every time it's finished group stage with four points or more. → Read More

USMNT earns point, and some massive respect, in 0-0 draw with England at World Cup

U.S. men have now drawn with England twice in the World Cup. The 0-0 result Friday follows a 1-1 draw at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. → Read More

Guillermo Ochoa saves the day (again) for Mexico, stopping Robert Lewandowski in World Cup draw

The Mexicans earned a draw after goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa stopped one of the world's best strikers. → Read More