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April 14, 2021

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Lynx want NCAA to fight for transgender athletes

ESPN
Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve and forward Napheesa Collier have joined current and former NCAA athletes and LGBTQ advocates to call on the NCAA to take action in response to legislative measures restricting access to athletics for transgender athletes being considered and enacted across the country. Fifty-six legislative measures......

Japan looking into prioritising vaccine for Olympic athletes: report

Reuters
Apr 6, 2021; Tokyo, JAPAN; General view of the Olympic rings sculpture, Rainbow Bridge, and Tokyo Tower as seen from Odaiba in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games set to begin in July 2021. Mandatory Credit: Yukihito Taguchi-USA TODAY Sports TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese government is thinking......

The Miz Believes Special Olympics Athletes Can Thrive In WWE, Let’s Go Derek Baker!

TMZ
Play video content Exclusive TMZSports.com This is awesome … The Miz thinks it’s VERY possible for a Special Olympics athlete to make the jump to WWE and he’s got some advice for one very motivated super fan! 23-year-old Derek Baker — who has Down’s Syndrome — not only competes in......

Supreme Court Sympathetic to College Athletes in NCAA Dispute

Sports Illustrated
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Supreme Court grapples with NCAA rules limiting some payments for student athletes

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here At the same time, however, the justices expressed concern about the future and distinctiveness of college sports if courts continue down the road of second-guessing the NCAA’s definition of amateurism that leads it to limit payments. The case thrusts......

Supreme Court appears willing to side with college athletes against NCAA in compensation case

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Division I student athletes looked poised for victory in their Supreme Court battle against the National Collegiate Athletic Association over whether the organization may impose restraints on compensation related to education. During 90 minutes of arguments held by phone Wednesday,......

USOPC Won’t Sanction Kneeling Athletes at Olympic Trials

Sports Illustrated
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Amid March Madness, U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Athletes’ Rights Case

Sports Illustrated
INDIANAPOLIS — The walk from Lucas Oil Stadium to NCAA headquarters takes fewer than 20 minutes. Straight up West Street for two blocks. Pass Victory Field. Hang a left at Washington Street. Cut across the parking lot of the Indiana State Museum. And, bam, you’ve arrived. Tightly packed in the......

Veteran athletes take on the Warrior Games

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Veteran athletes take on the Warrior Games – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Each year, 200 wounded service members and veterans compete in seven Paralympic sports. One of this year’s participants, retired naval aircrewman Brett Parks, tells us how......

Arkansas becomes second state to ban transgender athletes from female sports teams

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill on Thursday that would ban transgender student athletes from joining female sports teams, becoming the second state in the U.S. this year to adopt such a law.  “I signed the law as......

LeBron James Leads a Generation of Athletes Into Ownership

New York Times
Kurt Streeter In an age marked by kneeling protests and cross-league walkouts in sports, which gained new traction in 2020, it’s easy to put too much faith in the ability of professional athletes to make social change. True empowerment will only come when more players cross the longstanding divide between......

College Athletes Seek to Use March Stage to Pressure N.C.A.A.

New York Times
Billy Witz and Alan Blinder INDIANAPOLIS — As college football players used social media last summer to speak out about social injustice, push the N.C.A.A. to allow them to profit from their fame and campaign for protective health measures (and a return to play) during the pandemic, a small group......

Ohio Senate Bill Would Ban Transgender Student Athletes From Women’s Sports

ClevelandScene
click image franchise opportunities/FlickrCC An Ohio state Senator introduced legislation Tuesday that would prevent transgender girls and women from participating in women’s sports at state K-12 schools and universities. Senate Bill 132, sponsored by Sen. Kristina Roegner, R-Hudson, would require schools to separate student athletics by sex, not gender. The......

‘I Had A Kid That Did Not Smile’: Christian Dad Explains How He Learned To Accept His Trans Daughter In A Heartwrenching Speech

IA
Brandon Boulware is a father of four, including a transgender daughter who plays volleyball. Earlier this month, he spoke up for his daughter as he delivered his testimony during a March 3rd meeting of the Missouri state House. Since then, Boulware’s speech has drawn much attention as some states debate......

Nike Celebrates Women And Motherhood In Their “The Toughest Athletes” Maternity Wear Ad

IA
If you are low on the daily inspiration this new Nike ad should do the trick. Their  latest tribute to moms and how awesome they are in everything what they do already received numerous praise online from different women. To go with its first collection dedicated to exercising pregnant women......

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