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Wendy Parker: The Midsummer Classic and the American pastime
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 15, 2014 at 1:33pm

  July is the time for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game and Hall of Fame induction, so I’ll be devoting some posts this week to topics related to baseball’s future — and as always the case with this sport — and exp...more

Diamond dilemma: Women, softball and baseball
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted June 27, 2014 at 11:56am

Tweet This week I’m devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here are previous posts on “Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance,&r...more

Minnesota's Cheryl Reeve named to USA Basketball coaching staff
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted May 12, 2014 at 7:38pm

From USA Basketball:     Colorado Springs, Colorado • May 12, 2014         Additional Auriemma Quotes     #USABWNT     #Turkey2014       Three successful and experienced head coach...more

Sparks Watch Day 12: What the WNBA and the Golden State Warriors hope to get out of the Los Angeles Sparks situation
by Swish Appeal
posted January 13, 2014 at 10:18pm

There are certain things the Warriors ownership need to move off their "to do" list, and likewise for the WNBA. What were the needs of both sides? As we head into another week of waiting for news, I'll share some more news that I've heard from an anony...more

Female Baseball Player Challenges Exclusion from Junior High Team
by Title IX Blog
posted December 12, 2013 at 9:21pm

In Mesa, Arizona, after an eighth-grade girl named Jasmine Miles was excluded from her public school's baseball team, her grandfather filed a complaint with the school district. But the school district is still refusing to let her play, arguing that reser...more

The Lady Trainers
by SportyEsquire
posted October 23, 2013 at 5:24pm

Earlier this week Sue Falsone announced via twitter that she was resigning from her position as the head athletic trainer (AT)* of the LA Dodgers.  In 2011, Falsone had become the first female head AT of a major league male professional team in the...more

Why the WNBA is disrespected: one view
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 1, 2013 at 7:44pm

Last week I was having a twit-versation with my new friend Kevin Watson. He asked me why I thought women's basketball doesn't get the respect it deserves. I said: 1. Because men don't like to think women can do something they can't in sports. 2. Female ba...more

Tina Thompson retires; Fever sweep the Sky
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 23, 2013 at 9:10am

What a day.The Lynx defeated the Storm, 58-55, to sweep them in the Western Conference semifinals. The loss also marked the final game of retiring Tina Thompson - the league's lone player from the inaugural 1997 season. She is going out with style.Lynx pl...more

The Power of 100%
by Marissa Kastanek
posted September 6, 2013 at 9:32am

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." Kevin Durant. Giving 100% at every given moment will allow success at many levels. Coaches can see when an athlete leaves everything on the field of play and that is a key when recruiting....more

The art and science of covering baseball
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 15, 2013 at 2:09pm

The steady breeze cools the skin, making the hot summer afternoon bearable. The sun is slowly starting to slip the first base grandstand, bathing the field in a variety of shadows. It is late afternoon and the players have finished their stretching routin...more

10 Commandments of Leadership
by Marissa Kastanek
posted August 12, 2013 at 9:33pm

Leadership is a quality that is important for all areas of life. Sports is a great arena for learning leadership but it must done in the correct way. Ryan Goodson has created 10 Commandments every person must do if they want to be a great leader.I recentl...more

Surprises in today's game results, and some big performances
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 12, 2013 at 9:06am

Elena Delle Donne lead the Sky over the Lynx, 94-86, with 32 points. It's the second consecutive loss for the West-leading champs Minnesota.In the next-biggest surprise, the Liberty upended the Dream, 88-82. It was a shoot out between Cappie Pondexter, wh...more

WNBA legend Tina Thompson headed to All-Star game as injury replacement
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted July 26, 2013 at 9:23am

You can bet Storm F Tina Thompson would rather spend this weekend with family in Los Angeles. She played her final regular-season game at Staples Center on Thursday, retiring this fall after a storied 17-year career in the WNBA. Instead, the four-time WNB...more

The Rabbit Hole: Should we expect athletes to be role models?
by The Rabbit Hole
posted July 24, 2013 at 3:31pm

Northeastern University's Sport in Society organization attempts to use sport to create positive social change.  I follow them on Twitter and usually I agree with most of the tweets that they create but today they tweeted the following tweet concerni...more

Tiffany Brooks: Blazing the Way for Women in Men's Pro Baseball
by HeraeaMarketing
posted May 29, 2013 at 9:09pm

Tiffany Brooks: Blazing the Way for Women in Men's Pro Baseball Danette "Dizzle" Rivera Contributor - Vegan CrossFitter More Articles from this Author 4in Share Share on Tumblr Share on emailEmail More Sharing ServicesSha...more

Professional Rugby Player Phaidra Knight signs with Heraea Marketing
by HeraeaMarketing
posted May 8, 2013 at 8:18pm

Phaidra Knight chooses the right team...more

Sponsorships ~ Endorsements ~ Investment = HUGE Differences
by HeraeaMarketing
posted April 29, 2013 at 8:10pm

Athletes Know the Difference...more

African American Women in baseball: The Other Integrationist
by SportyEsquire
posted April 9, 2013 at 8:54am

This Friday, April 12, 2013, 42 the story of Jackie Robinson hits theaters.  Who doesn’t love America’s favorite pastime?!  I’m particularly excited because I love to see the stories of people of color’s impact on Ameri...more

Gonzaga, Seattle University secure key conference wins
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted February 16, 2013 at 9:41am

Gonzaga (21-5, 11-1) is on an eight-game win streak and moving closer to its ninth consecutive West Coast Conference championship. The regular-season title wouldn't have been as close without a key 69-54 win against Saint Mary's (16-7, 8-3) in Spokane on...more

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

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Assessing Maryland halfway through ACC play: How far can this team go?
by Swish Appeal
posted February 6, 2013 at 9:22am

Maryland has had a rough year with injuries. But with seven key contributors they are in a position to challenge Duke in the ACC and maybe hang with the handful of other teams ahead of them in the rankings come tournament time. No. 10/9 Maryland (17-3,...more

Sad Loss to Women’s Sports – Inspiration for ‘A League of their Own’ Passes Away
by Pretty Tough
posted February 6, 2013 at 9:18am

Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis, star of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, has passed away at the age of 88.  Paire-Davis was a model for the character played by Geena Davis in the movie, “A League of ...more

Tamika Catchings on winning the WNBA title, Pat Summitt, and Lin Dunn
by Swish Appeal
posted January 31, 2013 at 7:44am

Can you talk about your "Catch the Stars" foundation and what made you launch it?"Everything kind of ties together, and I know the purpose for the Allstate WBCA Good Works. Together, everything kind of falls into line. My father played in the NBA; and ...more

Baseball’s Perfect Warrior
by Draft Day Suit
posted January 20, 2013 at 9:43am

Stan Musial died today at the age of 92. With his death, a piece of the Cardinals has died. When I was a child I attended my first Cardinals game with my parents, who snapped a picture of me in front of the Stan Musial statue at Busch Stadium.  This...more

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