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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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Pro basketball player banned from court over head scarf

Hi, everyone! My name is Indira Kaljo, and I am a 26-year-old professional basketball player. I started playing basketball in America at the age of nine after my family was forced to leave our home in war-torn Bosnia when my grandparents were murdered for being Muslim. My love for the game has allowed me the …

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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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Bill Clinton teams with top athletes to support kids and sports

File this under Pretty Smart. Former President Bill Clinton joins NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant and a host of other athletes including Julie Foudy and Allyson Felix tonight in a Town Hall meeting to focus on children’s health and sports. The event, in conjunction with the Aspen Institute Project Play, will examine national trends in participation, which indicate that …

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Is Katy Perry Tough Enough for Football?

There’s been a big uproar against Katy Perry’s single “Roar” in Cincinnati. The Bengals will no longer enter the field to Perry’s tiger-themed hit after complaints from fans on social media, team representatives said. The pop star’s “Roar” blared over the Paul Brown Stadium PA during introductions last week and the lyrics seemed to fit right …

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Wimbledon Winners Marion Bartoli and Virginia Wade Dissed by Sexist Media

What was the biggest story out of Wimbledon this weekend? Probably the fact that Andy Murray won the Men’s Single title.  The media was quick to point out it was the first time a British player had won the championship in 77 years.  Wait. Did they forget about Virginia Wade?  The British woman who won …

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Female Kicker Blazes Trail at NFL Regional Combine

Lauren Silberman, a 28-year-old from New York City,  will make history March 2 when she becomes the first female to ever participate in a regional NFL Draft Combine according to  NFL.com . Silberman,  who has kicked a 40 yard field goal but never played competitive football, will tryout as a kicker.  This is a story that could have …

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February 6th – Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Do you know what today is? It’s the first Wednesday in February — which means it is National Girls and Women in Sports Day, a day to honor the athletic successes of women and girls in your community. In fact, it’s the 27th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.This year’s theme: “Girls …

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My Resolutions Made Easier with My Fitness Pal

The My Fitness Pal “Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker” app is an easy and efficient way to keep ambitious New Year’s resolutions in check. The app is available on iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android, and Windows 7 devices. The best part? It is totally free! I downloaded My Fitness Pal on my iPhone right before the …

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