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Most Decorated US Runner
Is Making This Her Last Season
Apr 14, 2022 9:50 AM CDT
Most Decorated US Runner Is Making This Her Last Season
It 'isn't about the time on the clock, it's simply about joy,' Allyson Felix says
- Allyson Felix, who closed the Tokyo Games last year with more Olympic medals than any US track and field athlete in history, says she'll retire after the 2022 season. "This season isn't about the time on the clock, it's simply about joy," Felix said in...
Has Never Seen
Mar 25, 2022 4:35 PM CDT
Pro Baseball Has Never Seen Another Like Alexis Hopkins
Team picks a female catcher in the Atlantic League draft
- In what the Atlantic League is promoting as "the best story in sports," the Kentucky Wild Health Genomes made history Wednesday by drafting catcher Alexis "Scrappy" Hopkins with the eighth overall pick in the league's annual draft. CNN notes that the Atlantic is a partner league...
She Broke a Bunch
of Swim Records,
Dec 17, 2021 1:00 PM CST
She Broke a Bunch of Swim Records, Now Faces Transphobia
Controversy swirls over U of Penn's Lia Thomas, who moved to women's team after transitioning
- The debate on trans athletes participating in college sports has just been kicked up a notch after a University of Pennsylvania swimmer broke three school records and two national ones over the past month. LGBTQ advocates say the ensuing controversy has veered into transphobic waters. NBC News reports on the...
After Taunting Female Goalie,
School's Students Are Shut Out
Nov 7, 2021 9:10 AM CST
After Taunting Female Goalie, School's Students Are Shut Out
Vulgar chants prompt ban on fans in seventh through 12 grade
- After a female goalie was subjected to vulgar chants and jeers throughout a hockey game, students from the opposing Pennsylvania school have been barred from the stands for the rest of the season. The prohibition applies to students in grades seven through 12 at Armstrong Junior-Senior High School, the
Women's National Soccer
Team Flees Afghanistan
Sep 15, 2021 7:56 AM CDT
Women's National Soccer Team Flees Afghanistan
Players, family members cross into Pakistan after 'commitment' from Americans
- Afghanistan's national women's soccer team has joined the throngs of people, especially women, fleeing the country since the Taliban's takeover. The team reached neighboring Pakistan via a major border crossing in the city of Torkham and were received by a representative of the Pakistan Football Federation, Information...
Pink: I'll Pay Fines
for Women's Team
Jul 26, 2021 11:20 AM CDT
Pink: I'll Pay Fines for Women's Team Over Shorts
She praises Norway's beach handball squad for taking a stand over rule requiring bikini bottoms
- Norway's 10-member female beach handball team recently incurred a fine for its choice of attire during a match, and the country's handball federation offered to pay it—though the latter group now has to wrestle with another big name that wants to pick up the tab. Singer Pink...
in case you missed it
Jul 24, 2021 1:20 PM CDT
2 Controversies, Same Theme: Female Athletes' Bottoms
One is told her briefs are too small, while a team is scolded for wearing bigger shorts
- Two different athletic controversies were making headlines Tuesday, but both revolved around the same theme—the clothes women wear during competition. In one case, an athlete was told by a judge that her briefs were too revealing. In the other, a handball team was scolded because they ditched bikini bottoms...
College Soccer Player
Drowns in State Park
May 25, 2021 7:32 AM CDT
College Soccer Player Drowns in State Park
University of Cincinnati mourns 'extreme loss' of 21-year-old Allyson Sidloski
- A weekend outing at a state park turned tragic for a women's soccer player from the University of Cincinnati. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says that witnesses last saw Allyson Sidloski, 21, on Saturday afternoon hanging from a boat's swim platform at East Fork State Park before...
Quite a Stir
in case you missed it
Apr 25, 2021 3:45 PM CDT
Gymnast's Competition Outfit Causes Quite a Stir
German athlete Sarah Voss wore full bodysuit to take stand against 'sexualization' in the industry
- When the German women's gymnastics team was practicing ahead of the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships held in Basel, Switzerland, this week, the athletes wore full bodysuits for maximum comfort. That's when it hit them, says gymnast Elisabeth Seitz, per the BBC : Why couldn't they wear these outfits...
Apr 24, 2021 7:30 AM CDT
Another State Has Just Banned Transgender Athletes
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs bill barring transgender students in K-12 from playing sports
- A bill banning transgender students from taking part in K-12 sports swept through the Alabama House and Senate, and now it's got the governor's signature on it. The AP reports that Kay Ivey signed HB 391 on Friday, legislation that states "athletic events allowing competition by one...
Coach Was Fired
Conduct.' Then a
Sick Scheme Emerged
Apr 8, 2021 10:25 AM CDT
Coach Was Fired for 'Inappropriate Conduct.' Then a Sick Scheme Emerged
Steve Waithe allegedly fooled students into sending him nude photos
- A former track and field coach at Northeastern University amassed 300 nude and semi-nude images of student athletes using an elaborate scheme involving social media, according to prosecutors. Steve Waithe, 28, of Chicago—who's also coached at the University of Tennessee, Penn State, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and...
Athlete Fired Over
Pregnancy Battles Team
Mar 13, 2021 5:40 PM CST
Athlete Fired Over Pregnancy Battles Team
Italy debates lack of legal protections for women in sports
- An Italian volleyball player's legal fight with her club after she became pregnant and was fired has led to a debate that has involved national political leaders. Among other issues, the case highlights Italy's lack of legal protections for female professional athletes, the
New York Times
There's a New
May 24, 2020 8:11 AM CDT
There's a New Highest-Paid Female Athlete
22-year-old tennis star Naomi Osaka sets a yearly income record: $37.4M
- Naomi Osaka has set a record that transcends tennis: The Japanese-born star collected $37.4 million in endorsements and prize money in the past year. That's more than any female athlete has ever made in 12 months, Reuters reports. Maria Sharapova had held the record until now, set in...
Women Soccer Players' Rep
Blasts 'Caveman' Remarks
Mar 12, 2020 11:20 AM CDT
Women Soccer Players' Rep Blasts 'Caveman' Remarks
USSF chief apologizes after saying women have lesser responsibilities, physical abilities than guys
- The US Soccer Federation apologized Wednesday after contending in court documents that women on its national team had lesser responsibilities and physical abilities than male counterparts, an assertion that drew widespread criticism and sparked a player protest, per the AP . "On behalf of US Soccer, I sincerely apologize for...
Only Girl on School
She Scored Twice
Mar 5, 2020 12:48 PM CST
Fans Mocked Only Girl on School Hockey Team. She Scored Twice
Fans yelled insults about Alyssa Wruble, put up a 'gender reveal' sign
- With two older brothers, a longtime love of ice hockey, and a competitive streak that enables her to brush off low-key trash-talking during games, Pennsylvania teen Alyssa Wruble knows what it is to be tough. As the only girl on Northampton Area High School's varsity team, the 17-year-old tells...
Top Female Runners
Fight a New Battle
Sep 28, 2019 12:00 PM CDT
Top Female Runners Fight a New Battle
Allyson Felix is among those fighting the loss of corporate sponsorships over pregnancy
- For decades, the message to women in track and field was crystal clear: get pregnant, lose sponsorship money. A rebellion led by some of the sport's top runners, Allyson Felix, Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano, is helping to change that, the AP reports. Two months after the US women'...
to Qualify for
Still in Shock'
Jun 28, 2019 12:58 PM CDT
Youngest Ever to Qualify for Wimbledon: 'I'm Still in Shock'
15-year-old Cori 'Coco' Gauff didn't get a wild-card slot—she earned her place with qualifying win
- When Venus Williams faces off in the first round of Wimbledon on Monday, she'll be a little more seasoned than her opponent—nearly a quarter of a century more. That's because the 39-year-old tennis star will be playing the youngest person ever to make the tournament, not through...
This Might Not Be a Great
Idea for Women in Soccer
Oct 9, 2018 10:40 AM CDT
This Might Not Be a Great Idea for Women in Soccer
Study suggests female players suffer more brain damage than men after headers
- A new study suggests that girls and women who play soccer should think twice about going up for that next header. Research out of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that females were five times more likely than men to suffer damage to the brain, reports
Highest-Paid Female Athletes
Don't Come Close to the Men
Aug 22, 2018 9:30 AM CDT
Highest-Paid Female Athletes Don't Come Close to the Men
3 male athletes each made more than top 10 women athletes' combined earnings for 2018
- A quick perusal of
list of the highest-earning female athletes of 2018 reveals why women were so upset with this male-dominated list . If all 10 combined their earnings, they wouldn't touch the highest-paid male athlete. Or the runner-up. Or the third-place finisher. As expected, Serena Williams leads the...
100 Highest Paid
Athletes, 0 Women
Jun 8, 2018 8:31 AM CDT
Among World's 100 Highest Paid Athletes, 0 Women
Boxer Floyd Mayweather comes out on top
- Women in sports say
' annual list of the world's highest-paid athletes is proof that the gender pay gap is real and pressing. That's because—for the first time in eight years—not a single woman made the cut. The highest-paid female athlete in 2017—the year...
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