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Hope Solo Focusing on Summer Olympics  – Not Twitter Rant | Hope Solo

Hope Solo Focusing on Summer Olympics – Not Twitter Rant

Originally posted 07/31/2012 11:50AM

Hope Solo isn't apologizing (especially in 140 characters or less).

After a Twitter rant against NBC analyst Brandi Chastain earned mixed reviews from fans, the U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper briefly addressed her opinion Monday.

"It's not about what made me unhappy. It's not about one game," she told reporters during her team's tour of historic Old Trafford stadium, where a soccer showdown between the U.S. and North Korea is scheduled for Tuesday, according to ESPN. "I have my beliefs that the best commentators and the best analysts should be analyzing come Olympics, come World Cups, and it's only my opinion."

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Hope Solo Tests Positive for Banned Substance

Hope Solo Tests Positive for Banned Substance

Originally posted 07/09/2012 05:50PM

Soccer star Hope Solo has tested positive for the diuretic Canrenone, a banned substance, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Monday.

The 30-year-old goalkeeper on the United States team accepted a public warning and says the positive test was purely an accident, NBC reports. She will not be prohibited from competing in the Olympic Games in London later this month.

"I took a medication prescribed by my personal doctor for pre-menstrual purposes that I did not know contained a diuretic," she said in a statement through U.S. Soccer.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy: My 'Imperfections' Make Me Who I Am | Maksim Chmerkovskiy

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy: My 'Imperfections' Make Me Who I Am

Originally posted 01/12/2012 05:30PM

Although Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy may have had an outburst or two on past seasons, he says he has no regrets.

"There were some things that I'm not extremely proud of, but I think that the imperfections and not-so-good moments are exactly what made me who I am," he says.

It'll be impossible to forget those moments since past competitions will begin airing on GSN (Game Show Network). The cable network will air seasons 4 through 14 beginning Jan. 21 on Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT.

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Are Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dancing's Sore Losers? | Hope Solo, Maksim Chmerkovskiy

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Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Dancing's Sore Losers?

Originally posted 11/16/2011 09:30AM

Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy made it all the way to the Dancing with the Stars semi-finals before being eliminated Tuesday night. But instead of going out on a high note, the soccer star and her pro partner demonstrated a bad attitude.

During the season, the pair weren't the first to be criticized by the judges, but they were the first to make a stink about it. Starting with Chmerkovskiy's negative comments toward judge Len Goodman, the couple's bitter commentary continued all season.

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Dancing's Final Three Revealed!

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Dancing with the Stars Reveals Final Three

Originally posted 11/15/2011 10:15PM

After performing three dances each the night before, one of Dancing's four semi-finalists was booted from the competition on Tuesday, a week shy of the show's season finale.

Ricki Lake and Rob Kardashian were awarded by the judges for their nearly flawless routines on Monday. Meanwhile, an injured J.R. Martinez experienced his worst week yet but still scored higher than Hope Solo.

Now that the votes are in, keep reading to find out who will compete in next week's finale – and who kissed the ballroom goodbye:

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Ricki Lake and Rob Kardashian Take the Lead at Dancing's Semi-Finals | Ricki Lake, Rob Kardashian

UpdatePosted 11/15/2011 09:15AM

Dancing with the Stars Semi-Finals: Another Perfect Score!

Originally posted 11/14/2011 10:05PM

It was another night of perfection in the ballroom.

A week after J.R. Martinez scored back-to-back 30s on Dancing with the Stars, a contestant did it again as the final four celebrities battled in the semi-finals.

Keep reading to find out more ...

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Brooke Burke Charvet on Dancing's Semi-Finalists: It's Anybody's Game | Brooke Burke, Tom Bergeron

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Brooke Burke Charvet on Dancing's Semi-Finalists: It's Anybody's Game

Originally posted 11/14/2011 06:45PM

It's down to four on Dancing with the Stars – J.R. Martinez, Ricki Lake, Rob Kardashian, and Hope Solo. And Brooke Burke Charvet believes they all have a legitimate shot at the mirror-ball trophy.

"I've always thought that J.R. was a frontrunner. I think Ricki has a shot at it as well. I think it's going to be one of those finales where we don't know what's going to happen," the co-host of the ABC show told PEOPLE Saturday at the Harajuku Mini for Target launch at Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood.

But don't count out Kardashian and Solo, either.

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SPOILER: Did Low Scores Finally Sink Nancy Grace on Dancing? | Nancy Grace

Dancing with the Stars Eliminates Another Contestant

Originally posted 11/08/2011 10:05PM

Nancy Grace has been dancing on borrowed time, dodging elimination despite poor marks from the judges.

But now, she was up against literal perfection – J.R. Martinez and partner Karina Smirnoff scored a pair of 30s on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars.

And the rest of the competitors delivered strong performances. Is this the end for the dancer whom Carrie Ann Inaba called "the friskiest girl I've ever met?" Read on to find out.

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Wow! Competitor Gets Two Perfect Scores on Dancing | Brooke Burke, Tom Bergeron

UpdatePosted 11/07/2011 09:35PM

Dancing with the Stars Competitor Gets Perfect Scores – Twice!

Originally posted 11/07/2011 10:15PM

On a night of strong performances, one duo stood tall above the rest on Dancing with the Stars Monday, receiving the best scores the judges could hand out and standing ovations in the ballroom.

The stellar display overshadowed what would have been impressive dances by the competition – except for one pair who are at risk of elimination. Read on to find out who's impressing and who's at risk.

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Hope Solo: Maks 'Stood Up for Me' to Len Goodman | Hope Solo, Maksim Chmerkovskiy

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Hope Solo: Maksim Chmerkovskiy 'Stood Up for Me'

Originally posted 10/31/2011 07:00PM

As far as Hope Solo is concerned, Maksim Chmerkovskiy's outburst last week on Dancing with the Stars was a case of a professional dancer loyally defending his charge.

"He's the only person who has seen my struggles – not the producers, not anybody else – and it's been a transformation," Solo tells PEOPLE.

"To put somebody down when they haven't even recognized how far they've come, I think Maks wasn't okay with that. And he's a true teammate and he stood up for me and I appreciated it."

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