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Nancy Kerrigan & Tonya Harding: 20 Years Later

The recent 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 scandal 20 years ago  --  a scandal that ESPN named  as one of its most memorable sports moments of the 20th century....more
natalied6579  still a bit hazy who knew what when - but you're right. Gillooly (who has since ...more

Nancy & Tonya: A Tale of Two Skaters

Last month'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....more

The Sisterhood of Soccer

#Everyday Sexism on Display at Wimbledon

“Do you think [Marion] Bartoli’s dad told her when she was little, ‘you’re never going to be a looker, you’ll never be a Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight?’”...more

Mother's Day 2013 Edition: Athlete Moms

(This post is an annual round-up, updated for 2013, of female athletes who are also  moms. Let us know in the comments who else you think should be included.)Being a professional athlete is demanding but being a professional athlete and a mom? That’s a whole other level of determination and dedication. ...more

Girls Can Play Football in Catholic Youth League AND There's a New Pope

It was a huge Title IX victory in Pennsylvania this morning, as a 12-year-old girl from Philadelphia won her crusade to play football for a Catholic Youth team. Caroline Pia, who has played organized football since kindergarten and for the past two years was an All Star guard and defensive end, was told last fall the no-girls rule would be enforced in her Bucks County league....more
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Female Player 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 ....more
Injury limits SIlberman to just two kick-offs. Not the result many were hoping for - but kudos ...more

Hottest Sports Couples: Valentine's Day 2013 Edition

The locker room may not reek of romance but that doesn't stop some of the fittest human specimens in the world from falling in love with each other. In honor of  Valentine’s Day, we're breaking down the hottest couples in sports - those who have enjoyed long-lasting relationships as well as new sweethearts....more

February 6th 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 in Sports, An Investment in the Future."Image © PrettyTough.com...more

Motocross Champ Competes for Miss California Title

SoCal native Sara Price is known for her success in the sport of motocross. This weekend, the 20-year old  prodigy  is changing course and will be among 222 contestants vying for the title of Miss California USA 2013 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.The winner will be awarded scholarship and charity opportunities and can compete in the Miss USA pageant....more