Michelle Obama hooked on knitting, thinking about retirement
FILE - In this May 11, 2019, file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during an appearance in Atlanta. Obama and soccer star Mia Hamm are among those chosen for the 2021 National Women's Hall of Fame class announced Monday, March 8, 2021. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP, File)WASHINGTON – Michelle Obama is knitting and thinking about retiring from public life. The former first lady says in a new People magazine interview that she picked up knitting needles to pass time during the coronavirus pandemic. Her new Netflix children’s food show, “Waffles + Mochi,” premieres Tuesday, and the Obama Presidential Center is under construction in Chicago.
Michelle Obama, Mia Hamm among 9 chosen for Women’s HOF
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, Michelle Obama listens to female students at the Can Giuoc high school in Long An province, Vietnam. Higher Ground--a production company founded by Barack and Michelle Obam--and Spotify announced Thursday, July 16, 2020, that the former first lady will host The Michelle Obama Podcast on the streaming service. The podcast will debut exclusively on Spotify on July 29 (AP Photo/Hau Dinh, File)SENECA FALLS, N.Y. – Former first lady Michelle Obama and soccer star Mia Hamm have been chosen for the National Women's Hall of Fame as part of a Class of 2021 announced Monday that also includes former PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi and retired Brig. Halstead commanded in combat as the first female commanding general at the strategic level in Iraq. The National Women's Hall of Fame inducts a new class every other year in Seneca Falls, the site of the first women's rights convention.
Portman group will bring NWSL to Los Angeles in 2022
Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring an expansion National Women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. Then she and Nortman met Becca Roux, the executive director of the U.S. Women's National Team Players Association. The women also reached out to a local supporters group that has been campaigning to bring a team to Los Angeles. The group is partnering with the LA84 Foundation, a nonprofit formed after the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics that promotes youth sports. The official name of the Los Angeles club, and where it will play, are expected to be announced later this year.
Chelsea Clinton's next book celebrates women in sports
NEW YORK Chelsea Clinton is extending her celebration of women to chapter books and the world of sports. Clinton's She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changes the Game will be published Sept. 22, the children's imprint Philomel Books announced Monday. The latest of Clinton's best-selling She Persisted" picture books will include sections on such prominent athletes as Wilma Rudolph, Mia Hamm, and Venus and Serena Williams. Also Monday, Philomel announced that a new series of chapter books will feature 80-page stories on women that Clinton and She Persisted illustrator Alexandra Boiger previously honored. Additional chapter books will include Meg Medina writing about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Renee Watson's biography of Oprah Winfrey.
US women beat Canada 3-0 in Olympic qualifying final
Williams broke open a scoreless stalemate with a goal in the 61st minute and the United States beat Canada 3-0 on Sunday in the title match of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic qualifying tournament. Lindsey Horan and Megan Rapinoe also scored for the United States, which extended its undefeated streak to 28 games. The United States, ranked No. It was the fourth time the teams have met in the final of the region's qualifying tournament, with the United States winning all four. Press was the fifth U.S. woman with a scoring streak at least that long, joining Mia Hamm, Michelle Akers, April Heinrichs and Carli Lloyd.
USWNT star Rose Lavelle dressed up as Mia Hamm in elementary school
U.S. Women's Soccer player Rose Lavelle is having the best week ever, and it just got better after the elementary school she went to as a child shared a photo of her Lavelle dressed up as Mia Hamm for a school project. "Today, this amazing woman won her own gold medal, wearing the number 16, as part of the United States National Women's Team." It's not surprising Lavelle dressed as soccer hero Hamm when she was younger. Hamm was one of the biggest stars of the women's soccer team in the '90s and helped the team win its first two World Cup titles. Related Headlines:US wins Women's World Cup thanks to Rapinoe, Lavelle goalsWhy is U.S. so good in women's soccer, but not in men's?