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Misty Copeland is a Badass Ballerina

A lot of companies have launched ads lately supporting strong, independent, and empowered woman (GoldieBlox, Always, HelloFlo, and Verizon come to mind). The latest to join their ranks is athletic apparel  brand Under Armour with its “I Will What I Want,” campaign. This is the company’s most expansive global women’s marketing campaign to date and it features world champion downhill skier Lindsey Vonn, tennis star Sloane …

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Indira Kaljo

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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Passion and Purpose Saves Lives

Every year since I was in 8th grade I have participated in the Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk in Los Angeles, California. The event seeks to improve the lives of cancer patients and survivors though increased awareness, education, research, and diagnostic treatment services. Created in 1994 by Lilly Tartikoff, Ronald O. Perelman and the Entertainment …

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Gatorade POY

Gatorade Female High School Player of the Year

One of our favorite events every year is the Gatorade Player of the Year banquet which honors the best high school athletes in the nation. Winners are selected based on athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character. Since its inception 29 years ago, the Gatorade Player of the Year program has become one of the most prestigious high …

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Ronda Rousey Plans to Become ‘The Female Rock’

It’s hard not to be impressed by Ronda Rousey (unless you’re Floyd Mayweather). The former Olympic judo medalist and current UFC star won her first ten pro mixed-martial arts (MMA) fights, primarily with  a type of arm bar designed to hyperextend an opponent’s elbow, grinding away the bone if the opponent doesn’t concede quickly enough. Yeow – sounds as …

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Sarah Prefers to Run

French Canadian Film ‘Sarah Prefers To Run’ Gets U.S. Platform

“I want to run,” is what 20-year-old Sarah (Sophie Desmarais) tells everyone, including her highly doubtful mom, when asked what she wants out of life. And so, after excelling on her Quebec City track squad, Sarah decides to pack up her stuff and move, along with guy friend Antoine, to Montreal, where she’ll be training for the big leagues …

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jennie finch

Jennie Finch Talks Softball, Women’s Sports & Capital One Cup

University of Florida gymnasts Mackenzie Caquatto and Alaina Johnson and softball pitcher Hannah Rogers accepted the Capital One Cup Trophy on behalf of the entire Gator women’s athletics program on Wednesday night at the ESPY Awards. The Cup was presented by Gator great and five-time U.S. Olympian Dara Torres. Earlier in the day we caught …

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