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The Women’s Sports Foundation Celebrates Top Female Athletes at 36th Annual Salute to Women in Sports

The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF)—the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in #sports— celebrated the biggest night in female sports at its 36th Annual Salute to #Women in Sports Awards gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. WSF Founder #Billie Jean King and WSF President Angela Hucles were among the high-profile attendees who honored the …

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The New Female Role Models: 10 Of The Most Inspirational Women In Sport Today

“With less than a year to go until Rio 2016 and the country’s sportswomen a real driving force behind elite success in so many sports, now is an incredibly exciting time for women’s sport in the UK. From the launch of This Girl Can in January to the current Netball World Cup, women’s sport may never have been higher on …

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Some People Think Women Shouldn’t Be Sports Reporters, And That’s Stupid

In July, Carli Lloyd scored a magnificent hat-trick to lead the US to a World Cup title, for which her and her teammates were celebrated during a ticker-tape parade in New York.   We were supposed to meet up for a drink during a big work event, but he kept changing the subject away from work to my personal life …

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Sportswoman of the Year: Where Are They Now?

Largely considered one of the best female soccer players in history, Mia Hamm played with the US Women’s National Soccer Team for 17 years starting at the age of 15. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she helped lead her team to four consecutive NCAA women’s championships between 1989-1993, except in 1991 when she …

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Canadian teenager Henderson on verge of joining elite group – Yahoo Sports

A Henderson victory would also end a long Canadian drought. Nobody from her homeland has won an LPGA tournament since Lorie Kane claimed the Takefuji Classic in Hawaii in February 2001. (Corrects name of event in first sentence)   “I saw a nine-under (score) on the board and a couple seven-unders, so it’s definitely doable on this golf course. I …

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You need to shout for Eva Carneiro and every silenced sports woman – Telegraph

Vekic, also a tennis player, possibly out of dignity, anger, upset – or because all the attention has fallen on ‘bad boy’ Krygios (who has at least apologised and been fined £4,700).   Ouch. And yet, despite being thrown into the spotlight and publicly humiliated by powerful sporting men, neither woman has really been heard from. Carneiro posted a brief …

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Sharapova, Williams Top List of Highest-Paid Female Athletes | Sports Interaction Blog

A newcomer to the top 10 list of of highest paid women athletes is UFC star Ronda Rousey. At no. 8 on the list, Rousey has earned an estimated $6.5 million and has dominated in the ring as well. The mixed martial arts odds favorite and undefeated champion has had an incredible breakout year, landing roles in three movies over …

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Periods in sport: Half of athletes don’t perform as well when menstruating – Telegraph

“But then I thought… If there’s one person society can’t eff with, it’s a marathon runner. You can’t tell a marathoner to clean themselves up, or to prioritise the comfort of others.   The research comes as one London Marathon runner, 26-year-old Kiran Gandhi, raised awareness about periods by breaking her silence over running without a tampon or sanitary pad. …

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How long will sportswomen have to keep proving their sexuality?

Chand’s blunt refusal to undergo hormone therapy and surgical procedures to alter her androgen makeup was a bold step in the direction of more women and sportswomen taking charge of their destinies, bodily and career-wise. It must be remembered that gender (a sum of how someone is brought up and self-identifies as a woman) is not sex (a limited biological …

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Cardinals Add First Female Coach

Kirkland, who played 11 NFL seasons with the Steelers, Seahawks and Eagles, spent the offseason as a Cardinals’ coaching intern. Arians said because colleges and the NFL start training camps about the same time, the window for interns who work on the college level – like those who come through the Bill Walsh minority coaching fellowship – is too tight. …

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