While the women's NCAA tournament was in full swing this past week, WNBA stars Tamika Catchings and Ebony Hoffman were bringing the game of basketball to more than 100 female athletes in Thailand.As part of the State Department's Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative, the players led clinics and drills, and there was even a little trash talking.
Tamika Catchings & Co. are checking in from Thailand, where they are sharing their stories and experiences with young athletes to show that anything is possible, as part of the State Department's Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative.
Title IX legislation helped open doors for girls and women in schools and sports since it was signed into law 40 years ago, but can its message reach those beyond America's borders?That question is one of the main inspirations behind the State Department's Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative, which aims to encourage and motivate young female athletes across the globe.
NEW YORK -- Martina Hingis will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this June. It seems just as premature as her retirement. That’s not a slight; I just always wanted to see more of Hingis.
Whether it was injury or a lack of skill, Lauren Silberman wasn’t ready to take advantage of the platform the NFL sold her for $275 and a dream.Ultimately, NFL officials and Silberman decided she shouldn’t continue after two dismal attempts at a kickoff due to an aggravated quad injury at a regional tryout in Florham Park, N.
The Texas Christian University campus was familiar. It was like many college campuses; well-manicured with modern facilities and a sea of the school color, in this case purple. But the sports journalism class, taught by Melita Garza, I was asked to sit in on?
INDIANAPOLIS -- Football’s appeal may lie partly in its violence, the velocity of collisions and aerodynamic spectacles in the end zone.Which is why the NFL combine leading up to the April draft is a little deceptive.
Anything Jets quarterback Tim Tebow does has a tendency to be in the news, and his decision to cancel a speaking engagement at a Dallas church is no different. That church is headed by Robert Jeffress, who once wrote a sermon called, “Why Gay is Not OK” and said re-electing Barack Obama would lead to the rise of the antichrist.
Today, I had a tweet pop up in my mentions. An old childhood friend moved to New York and asked if I wanted to get a drink. Her avatar was an egg. I’m going to need more than that to go on. The story of yet another less-than-truthful Twitter account hit cyberspace this week, as NFL.
Wednesday night in Oakland, Miami Heat guard LeBron James scored his 20,000th point, becoming the youngest player ever to hit that milestone. James put up 25 points against the Warriors to get to the 20K mark just a few weeks after his 28th birthday.
Turns out the lingerie was just getting in the way.The former Lingerie Football League is changing its name, logo and requirement that all the women on a team play football in what amounts to a bikini with shoulder pads.
Celtics star Kevin Garnett has long been known to dish out some of nastiest trash talk in the league, his yapper getting more of a workout than his legs on game nights. This past week the big-mouthed big man was at it again, reportedly telling Knicks guard Carmelo Anthony that his wife LaLa Vazquez "tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios.
If the stakes were Olympic gold or a WNBA championship, by all means, score as many baskets as you can. No one will fault you for a single pick-and-roll.But beating an inferior opponent 107-2, as the Bloomington (Ind.
"Football. There's murder in that game. Prizefighting doesn't compare in roughness or in danger with football. In the ring, at least you know what you're doing. You know what your opponent is trying to do.
Cheerleading has always scared me.As a self-conscious middle-schooler, the very concept of uniformed girls marching around advertising their popularity and perfect hair made me want to hide behind a basketball rack, which worked out well since that’s where I wanted to be anyway.