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Black History Month – Female Athletes Who Changed the World

Can you imagine a sports world without the Williams sisters, Jackie Joyner Kersee or Gabby Douglas? It’s pretty difficult to picture, but there once was a time when women weren’t allowed to compete.  And there was also a time when black athletes weren’t allowed to be on the same playing field as white people. Fortunately, …

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Hope Solo on Daily Show

Video: U.S. Women’s National Team stars advocate for equal pay on ‘Daily Show’

Two months after five USWNT players accused U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination in an action filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Women’s National Team continues to publicly advocate for their cause. This week, USWNT stars Hope Solo, Becky Sauerbrunn and Ali Krieger went on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” to discuss …

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Cereal Stars: Female Athletes Featured on Wheaties Boxes

Hopefully WNT star Carli Lloyd and her teammates are negotiating with Wheaties right now. The iconic cereal brand has been featuring famous athletes on it’s boxes since 1934, and the placement has helped many sports figures become household names. Being featured on a Wheaties box is a once-in-a-lifetime recognition – but not many women have …

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Operation Coach

Operation Coach Celebrates Veterans Today & Everyday

There may be fewer military boots on the ground overseas these days but here at home there are a number of personal issues veterans have to deal with.  Returning safely from a conflict zone isn’t the end of the military experience. For many soldiers coming home, the war keeps going. It plays out – over …

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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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Mo Ne Davis

Mo’Ne Davis proves baseball is not just for boys

The Little League World Series is back for its 68th year and for a few weeks, dozens of teams of 12- and 13-year-olds descend on Williamsport, Pennsylvania in hopes of becoming the best youth baseball team in the world. Up to 45,000 fans pack the stadium for the championship game and a million more watch it live on television which …

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Write a post to celebrate Women’s History Month

The month of March marks a global celebration of women’s talents, achievements and contributions to society. Every year, since the United Nations proclaimed March 8th International Women’s Day in 1977, organizations around the world host a variety of events honoring those  with a double x chromosome. Women should be recognized for their strengths and accomplishments …

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20 Years Later: A Tale of Two Skaters

Last week’s announcement that Ashley Wagner was named to the U.S. Figure Skating team was big news. But outside the rink, the controversy over the choice of Wagner over fellow skater Mirai Nagasu barely caused a ripple. This was nothing like the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan figure skating incident 20 years ago that ESPN’s Sports Century named  as one …

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