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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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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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Calling All Female Avengers: Win an Internship at Marvel Studios

Calling all girls between the ages of 15 and 18 and in grades 10 – 12 who want to make a positive change in the world through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! If you’ve developed or dreamed of an amazing project you think could revolutionize the world, simplify our lives, help the disabled, or just …

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Sisterhood of Sports

HK Poet Kills at NFL Summit with ‘Sisterhood of Sport’

Heading into Superbowl 50, the NFL held its first ever “Women’s Summit” (#inthehuddle) in San Francisco this week. Taking place in the ornate Beaux Arts Julia Morgan Ballroom atop the Merchants Exchange Building in the Financial District, the room was packed with lots of female athletes, journalists and executives. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shared opening remarks before turning …

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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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‘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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