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US' Next Iconic One-Name Athlete May Be ... Coco
Coco Gauff
May Be the
'Fearless' Leader
We Need

Coco Gauff May Be the 'Fearless' Leader We Need

'Time' profile of 20-year-old tennis star dives into her athleticism, 'unique connection' with fans

(Newser) - Coco Gauff has been ascending the ladder of women's tennis, and a new profile of her speculates we may only be seeing the beginning of what she's capable of. In his piece on the 20-year-old elite athlete for Time , Sean Gregory dives deep into that athleticism, inspired by...

Caitlin Clark Is About to Make a Childhood Dream Come True

Iowa star is set to be drafted by WNBA's Indiana Fever on Monday night

(Newser) - In elementary school, Caitlin Clark wrote down a list of her goals that included playing in the WNBA one day. That dream will become a reality Monday night when Clark is expected to be taken first by the Indiana Fever in the WNBA draft. Her mom, Anne, still has the...

Disqualified Russian Skater Means US Earns Olympic Gold

Teen Kamila Valieva's doping case caused 'turmoil' at 2022 Games in Beijing

(Newser) - Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva was disqualified from the 2022 Olympics on Monday, almost two years after her doping case caused turmoil at the Beijing Games. The verdict from the Court of Arbitration for Sport means the Russians are set to be stripped of the gold medal in figure skating'...

College Star Caitlin Clark Is Floored by Fan
College Star Caitlin Clark
Is Felled by Fan

College Star Caitlin Clark Is Felled by Fan

They inadvertently collided when Ohio State fans stormed the court after beating Iowa

(Newser) - College basketball phenom Caitlin Clark of Iowa was shaken up after a collision on the court of Ohio State University on Sunday, but the unusual thing is that she collided with an Ohio State fan, not player. Watch the moment here . It happened as Ohio fans stormed the court after...

Naomi Osaka's Return to Tennis Has Rocky Start

Tennis great returns to Grand Slam circuit after 15-month break, loses in first round

(Newser) - Moments after her Grand Slam comeback ended in a first-round loss, Naomi Osaka put her gold jacket on and walked back through the players tunnel where her name has a prominent place among recent Australian Open champions. Three matches into her return from 15 months off the tour, and six...

Players 'Pinching Themselves' as New Hockey League Begins

New York shuts out Toronto 4-0 in inaugural game of Professional Women's Hockey League

(Newser) - Jan. 1 was a fresh start for us all—and the beginning of a "new era for women's hockey," courtesy of the inaugural game of the Professional Women's Hockey League, a six-team venture that features some of the world's best female athletes on the ice,...

Sport on the Rise Across US Is 'So Big for Women'
This Is Not Your
Daddy's Football

This Is Not Your Daddy's Football

Women's flag football leagues are springing up everywhere: 'This is so big for women'

(Newser) - There were times when Jo Overstreet felt all alone as a standout flag football player on boys teams growing up in Texas. Sure, she was accepted. Considered just one of the boys. But she longed for something more—a sense of sisterhood. These days, the 40-year-old receiver for Team USA...

AP's Female Athlete of the Year Made Comeback for Three-peat

Simone Biles, who stunned in her return to gymnastics competition, wins honor a 3rd time

(Newser) - There were jitters, of course. Considering all that happened, how could there not? When Simone Biles walked onto the floor at a suburban Chicago arena in late July for her first gymnastics competition in two years, she knew plenty of people were wondering how it was going to go. "...

A Woman Makes a Little College Football History

Haley Van Voorhis, safety for Shenandoah University, is the first female non-kicker to suit up

(Newser) - Haley Van Voorhis is a college student majoring in business and, save for one thing, just a typical woman at Virginia's Shenandoah University: The 5-foot-6, 145-pound junior took the field on Saturday as a safety, and in so doing became the NCAA's first-ever football player to do so...

LSU Gymnast Got 'Absurdly Large' Social Media Payout
LSU Gymnast Got 'Absurdly
Large' Social Media Payout

LSU Gymnast Got 'Absurdly Large' Social Media Payout

Influencer Olivia Dunne admits she received more than $500K in one particular brand deal

(Newser) - With more than 4 million followers on Instagram and 7.6 million fans on TikTok , it's not terribly surprising that LSU gymnast and Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model Olivia Dunne has earned the "top female social media influencer" label, with an estimated worth of $3.3 million "...

Runner's Last-Minute Goof Costs Her Thousands

The finish line was straight ahead; Senbere Teferi turned right

(Newser) - Senbere Teferi's resume has some big-name races on it. The 28-year-old Ethiopian runner placed second in the 5000m at the 2015 World Athletics Championships and finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the same race at the Rio and Tokyo Olympics. But one win she seemed almost sure to snag...

Shot-Putter Bails Out Team at Hurdles, Goes Viral
Shot-Putter Bails Out Team
at Hurdles, Goes Viral

Shot-Putter Bails Out Team at Hurdles, Goes Viral

Belgium's Jolien Boumkwo gets the call when the team's hurdlers are both injured

(Newser) - Jolien Boumkwo is an elite track and field athlete—just not in the area she's now best known for. As NPR reports, the Belgian shot-putter with 12 national championships to her name finished seventh on Friday at the European Athletics Team Championships in Poland, which normally would have signaled...

World's Youngest Snowboarding Champ Pulls Off Intense Move

UK's Mia Brookes, 16, is first female ever to land CAB 1440 double grab: 'I've never been so happy'

(Newser) - Mia Brookes wasn't old enough to compete at the Olympics last year, but she might be feeling OK with her consolation prize this week. On Monday, at Georgia's Bakuriani resort, the 16-year-old Brit took home the gold in the women's slopestyle at the Snowboard, Freestyle, and Freeski...

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

(Newser) - 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...

Pro Baseball Has Never Seen Another Like Alexis Hopkins

Team picks a female catcher in the Atlantic League draft

(Newser) - 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, Now Faces Transphobia

Controversy swirls over U of Penn's Lia Thomas, who moved to women's team after transitioning

(Newser) - 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

Vulgar chants prompt ban on fans in seventh through 12 grade

(Newser) - 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 New ...

Women's National Soccer Team Flees Afghanistan

Players, family members cross into Pakistan after 'commitment' from Americans

(Newser) - 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 Over Shorts

She praises Norway's beach handball squad for taking a stand over rule requiring bikini bottoms

(Newser) - 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...

2 Controversies, Same Theme: Female Athletes' Bottoms

2 Controversies,
Same Theme:
Female Athletes'
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2 Controversies, Same Theme: Female Athletes' Bottoms

One is told her briefs are too small, while a team is scolded for wearing bigger shorts

(Newser) - 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...

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