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A Mother’s Day Celebration of Female Athletes

(This post is an annual round-up, updated for 2018, of female athletes who are also great moms. Let us know in the comments who else you think should be included.) Being a professional athlete is demanding but being a professional athlete and a mom? That’s a whole other level of determination. Being pregnant dramatically transforms a …

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Dads & Daughters: 10 tips to encourage participation in sports

1. Play Together. When your daughter is young, start to play catch, shoot hoops, jump rope, or toss a Frisbee. Learn to snowboard, ride a bike together, or field goal kicks. Make fitness activities part of your father-daughter bonding. The most active girls have dads who are active with them! 2. Listen & Encourage: Focus …

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Today in History: Billie Jean King and The Battle of The Sexes

On this day in 1973 Billie Jean King took on Bobby Riggs in the iconic tennis match known as the Battle of  the Sexes. This tennis match was soooo much more than just an athletic competition; the match became a representation of the progress women fought for –and continue to fight for — in the 1960’s and …

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Is Sabina Altynbekova Too Beautiful To Play Volleyball?

A 17-year-old volleyball player from Kazakhstan (before you search Google, it’s a former Soviet republic) is coming under fire, but it’s not because of her athletic skills. It’s because of her looks.   Critics say Sabina Altynbekova, who emerged as a media star during the 17th Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship in Taipei this month, is so beautiful that it’s a distraction …

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