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Many girls and young women are missing out on the benefits of playing sport due to a "gender gap", the charity Women in Sport has claimed. Sport Wales figures for 2015 showed only 44% of girls of primary and secondary school age were active compared with 52% of boys. Women in Sport blamed "a lack of female ...
Women had been petitioning the International Olympic Committee to qualify and compete in the ski jumping events for years, but the sport was restricted to men. But when all you've ever dreamed of is competing in the Olympics, nothing will stand in your way. So I trained, campaigned and fought. And nine ...

On Saturday evening at the Historic Macon City Auditorium, Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank became the eighth and final member of the 2018 Class to be inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, a recognition of his ongoing generous contributions and profound impact on the ...
What these talking heads should do is talk about the sport the way they would to someone who's not an expert at all. They should find and feast on the ... Now more than ever before, we can watch all of the weird and funky sports, thanks to the multiplication of TV channels and online streaming. I can skip the ...
She wasn't just a kid who made a mistake. She was held up as living proof that certain sports did not belong in the Olympics. “I did not love the sport when I was that young going into it,” she said Friday. “I was told that I was America's sweetheart, that you're going to win … that's just a lot of pressure to put on ...
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Instead, Brady, Strahan and Chopra, alongside chief executive Ameeth Sankaran, a former investor with a family office out of Texas and longtime friend of Chopra's, want to create a multi-platform storytelling business that functions like an old-school studio — dedicated to sports — that tells the best stories ...
Sports Direct plans to open e-sports areas in some of its stores as it increases its collaboration with specialist games retailer Game Digital. The retailer will allow space in which to sell both physical gaming products and for players to meet and compete. E-sports, essentially computer and console gaming, ...
Wheelchair basketball is a new sport in India where an official national federation - the Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India - was created only in 2014. "Sport saved my life," said Madhavi Latha, president of the federation. There needs to be greater awareness about sports for the disabled, she said, ...
(CNN) The last time South Korea hosted an Olympic Games, the North went so far in its attempt to best the attention Seoul was getting that it drove its economy into perdition and its people into starvation. North Korea spent billions to put on the World Youth Festival in July 1989, a year after Seoul hosted the ...
Four minutes into the flight, the nose cone broke apart to reveal its payload: a cherry-red electric sports car, with the top down, in space - a PR stunt for the ages. It was all brought to you by Elon Musk, the South African-born billionaire entrepreneur and founder of Paypal, electric car company Tesla, and SpaceX, the ...
Years after whistle-blowers first revealed wholesale doping in Russia, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at last decided to bar it from taking part. But it has allowed many Russians to compete as individuals. And on the eve of the competition the Court of Arbitration for Sport said that 28 others should ...
This was the season the underlying dynamic of the sport, and of professional sports in general, was laid bare: Black men make up some three-quarters of the participants in a league that exploits their labor for the entertainment of largely white fans and the enrichment of mostly white owners. Which is why ...
He told GQ magazine: "From a boxing point of view, we want to keep the traditions of the sport going and in my opinion it has nothing to do with sexism or feminism." He added that in darts "walk-on girls aren't really doing anything", whereas the boxing ring card girls "serve a purpose". But British professional boxer Stacey ...
The schedule for each individual Winter Olympic sport can help ensure you don't miss any of your favorite qualifying events or medals. You can also check out the primetime Winter Olympics schedule below to find your favorite sports and plan your television or streaming viewing. The listings are subject to ...
BEIJING, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- When you think of E-sports, you probably imagine a teenage boy with glasses, out of shape, with spots on his face sitting in front of a computer for hours, days, even weeks on end. You might think he neglects his duties at school, work, and to his family. While this stereotype of ...
The Duke of Cambridge sported a newly trimmed hairstyle as he visited a children's hospital. Prince William revealed the close-shaven style at the launch of the Step into Health programme at the Evelina London Children's Hospital in Lambeth. He opted for the military-style cut before meeting armed forces veterans working ...

At least five men in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have been gored to death while watching a bull-taming contest known as Jallikattu. The men were spectators at events held since Sunday. The controversial sport is making a comeback after a ban. It was banned by the Supreme Court in 2014 on grounds of animal ...
Blizzard has an ambitious plan to turn a video game into the next big spectator sport. With the developer's recently launched Overwatch League, a global pro circuit with a dozen teams spanning the globe, the company is betting that the structure of a traditional sports league like the NBA or NFL is exactly ...
For taekwondo and other sports, the North Korean government has a system for identifying sporting talent at an early age. Time and money is spent on turning these youngsters into proper athletes and selected children attend special sports schools. Udo Merkel, an expert on sport in North Korea who has ...
XIAMEN, China, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- China's sports industry reached 1.9 trillion yuan (294.1 billion dollars) in 2016, 11.1 percent up from 2015, according to the data announced on Saturday. The data was released by the General Administration of Sport and the National Bureau of Statistics during the ...
Jason Wood was fired Wednesday from his position as president of baseball for Career Sports Entertainment, which specializes in representing athletes and sports media personalities. The termination came after an unidentified baseball player showering at Wood's home found a camera, according to the ...
A Houston sports journalist who went missing over the weekend after saying she believed she was being followed by a suspicious man was found, apparently unharmed, beneath a highway overpass and has been taken to a hospital for evaluation, police said Monday. Police said Courtney Roland, 29, was ...
Watching concerts and sports in VR is great up until someone blocks the camera's view. Unlike in real life, you can't really poke your head around... or can you? NextVR wants to make that happen -- it's introducing six-degrees-of-freedom movement to on-demand VR videos. If a player or ref is getting in the ...
The Saints' record-breaking rookie running back has found himself—really found himself—in the Big Easy. He walks home from games, strolls the streets of the Quarter and embraces the good things that come with being young and famous in a great, eccentric city. It seems a perfect fit of player, team and ...
Tanni Grey-Thompson won 16 medals as a Paralympian and her activism within sport also saw her appointed a life peer in 2010. Mexican Ana Gabriela Guevara is a 400m runner-turned-senator, while Kenyan long-distance runner Wesley Korir - winner of the 2012 Boston Marathon - is now a member of ...
It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly things can change in sports news. This time last year I reflected on the sporting highlight of 2016, the Rio Games, where Britain sealed its status as a true Olympic and Paralympic superpower. With their remarkable medal hauls, Team GB and ParalympicsGB ...
"E-sports is not only an emerging sport, but also a new opportunity in digital economy and mobile Internet. Its development in Zhong will definitely accelerate our economic development," Lai jiao, party committee secretary of Zhong, said. "We aim to build an E-sports industrial environment which combines ...
Children's participation in sport is falling, leading to concerns about their health. But are the adults doing much of the worrying at least partly to blame? In the US, sports from football (soccer in the US) to basketball and baseball to volleyball have seen a sharp decline in the number of children playing on a ...
Apple today quietly added three new Apple Watch Sport bands to its online store, introducing three unique colors. ... iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus are also available in three new colors, including Flash and Spicy Orange to match the new Sport Bands and Cosmos Blue, which is similar to the Dark Teal and ...
Players talk with head referee Mark Geiger, left, after Seattle Sounders defender Nouhou (not shown) was given a red card for violent conduct after a foul on Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara (21) in the second half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Seattle. The match ended in a ...
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame announced today the twelve ... State University multi-sport athlete and All-American football player.
Lamar Odom collapsed at his VIP booth at an L.A. nightclub early Sunday morning ... TMZ Sports has the video. Odom was at Bootsy Bellows ...
In 1990, Bill Watterson created a Calvin and Hobbes storyline in which Calvin is bullied into playing baseball during recess. Watterson drew a ...
Over the course of three astonishingly lucrative decades, ESPN built a juggernaut that feasted on live sports rights, highlights, radio content, ...
Aroldis Chapman liked an Instagram post calling Joe Girardi 'a complete imbecile' pic.twitter.com/rHyGxHG1z6. — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) ...
This particular jump features in one of the sport's earliest and most ... is the oldest international sports federation of all and has been involved in ...
The Irish cross-country ski team. Admit it; you're thinking 'Cool Runnings', you're thinking Eddie the Eagle, you're thinking plucky losers who ...
Editor's note: The following is a Q&A between Andrew Wild, sports editor of The Daily Californian, and Josh Kirshenbaum, sports editor at the ...
Youth sports might be struggling, but it's not all doom and gloom. Interest in alternative activities such as golf or track and field has been on the ...
“From the first time I stepped into an NFL locker room at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore in 1959, I have lived and seen the sport's ability to bring ...
Khan, who linked arms with Jaguars players and staff during the National Anthem before a victory over the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley ...
Gregg Popovich: 'We still have no clue of what being born white means.' pic.twitter.com/whTL7y4ktu. — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September ...
Thanks to these acquisitions, now part of Wanda Sports Holding, ... In a sport associated with intense self-sacrifice, it's noteworthy that the Rock ...
... to see which athletes across professional sports would follow suit. ... And perhaps more than any other sport, they are encouraged—or at ...
Memo to Trump after his NFL rant: sport is, and always has been, political ... recognizable to athletes and journalists today: stick to sports.
Who is the NBA's best individual player? Help us pick a champion https://t.co/plfSbaXwLz pic.twitter.com/68QEKbVHxK. — Sports Illustrated ...
Snapchat isn't a resource many turn to for weather and sports scores, but it's spending increasing amounts of money on licensing deals to give ...
Jeffery Salter/Sports Illustrated. In 2008, Dwight Howard had more endorsement deals than LeBron James. He appeared in seven nationally ...
If you are a sports fan on Twitter, you might have already seen it: Over the last 72 hours a number of prominent African-American sports ...


 

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