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National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Happy National Girls & Women in Sports Day #NGWSD

Our friends at Up2UsSports and Coach Across America put together this great infographic to celebrate the 30th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. Lots of important info that everyone should know!Related Posts Jennie Finch Talks Softball, Women’s Sports Today in History: Billie Jean King …

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Ladyball: Women’s Sports Equipment Doesn’t Need to Be Pink

If you’re a sports fan, chances are you’ve stumbled upon something called Ladyball recently. If not, Ladyball is a bright new soccer ball designed specifically for women. Do women really need their own pink ball? The launch created quite a firestorm on social media. Read on to find out what all the fuss is about. …

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Guinness World Records Honors Oldest Female Boxing Champion

(New York, NY – February 1) Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, attended the World Boxing Council’s Second Female Convention in Tijuana, Mexico, to honor record holders in the boxing industry. The first record title was presented to Alicia Ashley, recognizing her as the Oldest female boxing champion, a feat she has achieved twice …

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Why Women Are at Increased Risk for Concussions

The topic of concussions has taken center stage of late, most prominently with the release of the movie “Concussion” in December 2015. Concussion is derived from the Latin concutere (“to shake violently”) or concussus (“action of striking together”). Even with the heavy coverage of the college and pro-athlete concussion rates, there’s one group of athletes not getting much attention – women. …

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Super Sisters

You’ve probably heard of Venus & Serena. Or Emily & Zoey Deschanel. Maybe even Ashley, Brittany and Courtney Force. But there are other sisters who are knocking it out of the park. How did they get there? Nature or nurture? Check out Super Sisters: Nature or Nurture? by PrettyTough™ at Mode

‘Downton Abbeys’ Lily James to star in swim drama ‘Young Woman & the Sea’

Deadline revealed today that Lily James (‘Downton Abbey’) is set to star in Young Woman and the Sea by sportswriter Glenn Stout. When I initially read the book about American Gertrude Ederle – the first woman to successfully swim the English Channel, I was completely absorbed. But I also remember thinking it would be difficult to bring the project to the screen since …

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