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McLeod wins Big Sky Women’s Indoor Pentathlon Championship

McLeod wins Big Sky Women's Indoor Pentathlon Championship

The 2016 Big Sky Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships kicked off at Montana State on Thursday, but the first athlete to capture an individual title at the meet competes for rival Montana. Sophomore multi-event athlete Erika McLeod won the women’s indoor pentathlon with a total of 3,882 points. The Butte native and 2014 Gatorade Montana Girls Track & Field …

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Is there a glass ceiling for female athletic trainers?

Is there a glass ceiling for female athletic trainers?

  Some of the hardest-working people in sports are often unseen, behind the scenes: in the locker rooms and on the sidelines of the world’s biggest sporting events. They’re in charge of keeping teams’ most valuable assets — their players — healthy. Yet despite being pivotal to the sport, athletic trainers go virtually unnoticed; at least, that was the case …

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Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow book GB’s place in Rio

Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow book GB's place in Rio

  Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow secured Great Britain a place in the women’s 10m synchro for this summer’s Olympic Games. The pair claimed bronze in the final of the event at the Diving World Cup in Rio and with it the team’s sixth berth for this summer’s games. Couch and Barrow qualified for the final in seventh place and …

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Reigning women’s football champ US and Canada qualify for Olympics

Reigning women's football champ US and Canada qualify for Olympics

  Miami (AFP) – Three-time defending Olympic champion United States and 2012 bronze medalists Canada qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic women’s football tournament Friday with victories in a North American regional tournament. Alex Morgan’s hat trick powered the US women over Trinidad and Tobago 5-0, while Christine Sinclair’s two goals sparked the Canadians over Costa Rica 3-1 in …

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England women v South Africa: Tourists win T20 series 2-1

England women v South Africa: Tourists win T20 series 2-1

  Third Women’s Twenty20 international, Johannesburg: South Africa 131-4 (20 overs): Lee 69*, Du Preez 39, Shrubsole 2-28 England 133-6 (15.3 overs): Taylor 60, Ismail 3-27 England won by four wickets England women added the Twenty20 series to their one-day success over South Africa by winning the deciding match in Johannesburg by four wickets. Sarah Taylor hit 60 off 40 …

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AFL to poach women from other sports to play in new national televised competition to be launched next year – but they may have to play for FREE

AFL to poach women from other sports to play in new national televised competition to be launched next year - but they may have to play for FREE

  The AFL is set to launch a televised national women’s competition next year on the back of signing a record $2.5 billion television deal and have already identified a number of potential stars from other sports including soccer and ultimate frisbee. The new national competition comes after a highly successful televised match last year between Melbourne Demons and the …

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South Africa beat England women to set up T20 series decider

South Africa beat England women to set up T20 series decider

  South Africa beat England by 17 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method to level the Twenty20 series with one game to go. The hosts were on course for the second highest chase in women’s Twenty20 internationals before rain intervened. Sarah Taylor (66) top-scored in England’s 156-6 but Dane van Niekerk hit 63 as South Africa reached 145-3 when the match …

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Plymouth to host 2017 women’s world hockey championships

Plymouth to host 2017 women’s world hockey championships

  Plymouth — The International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship is heading to Metro Detroit for the first time in the tournament’s history. USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean made the announcement Thursday that USA Hockey Arena will be the site for the 2017 event. The tournament, which is tentatively scheduled for April 1-8, will feature 22 games, eight …

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Rhys Edwards rings changes for Wales Women against Scotland

Rhys Edwards rings changes for Wales Women against Scotland

  Wales Women’s head coach Rhys Edwards has been forced to reshuffle his side for Saturday’s Six Nations visit of Scotland. Captain Rachel Taylor is ruled out after suffering a rib injury in the opening game against Ireland while centre Kerin Lake suffered concussion. Hooker Carys Phillips will take over the captaincy following last weekend’s 21-3 defeat in Ireland. Alisha …

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Casey Stoney unsure high-profile male footballers will come out

Casey Stoney unsure high-profile male footballers will come out

    Arsenal Ladies and England footballer Casey Stoney is not sure a high-profile male player will come out in the near future but thinks it would be a positive experience for anyone who did. The issue of homosexuality in English football was on the agenda at the LGBT In Sports Conference in London, where Stoney was among the speakers …

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