Posts Tagged female athletes

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Watch: Serena Williams’ vulnerability is what makes her a champion

It seems as if everyone is talking about Serena Williams, whether it’s her dominance or the way she perseveres in the face of obvious sexism and racism. Regardless, for the second time in her career, she has achieved the “Serena Slam,” which is holding all four major titles simultaneously.

It seems as if everyone is talking about Serena Williams, whether it’s her dominance or the way she perseveres in the face of obvious sexism and racism. Regardless, for the second time in her career, ...

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Watching the Women’s World Cup as a sports outsider

I finally understood sports the moment when some unseen force pulled me to my feet as I began clapping; the US Women’s National Team goal in the first few minutes of the championship game, after a nail biting scrum in the penalty box, brought the experience to life for me in a way no other moment quite could. 

I finally understood sports the moment when some unseen force pulled me to my feet as I began clapping; the US Women’s National Team goal in the first few minutes of the championship game, after a nail ...

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Photos of the Day: The women athletes of ESPN’s Body Issue

If, like me, you’re not quite ready to stop worshiping female athletes now that the World Cup is over, check out ESPN’s latest Body Issue to see nude photos of some badass women in sports, including soccer star Ali Krieger. 

If, like me, you’re not quite ready to stop worshiping female athletes now that the World Cup is over, check out ESPN’s latest Body Issue to see nude photos of some badass women ...

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Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunite to say “Really!?!” to sexist sports fans

Something great has come of Sports Illustrated contributor Andy Benoit’s recent inane tweets dismissing all women’s sports as “not worth watching.” Amy Poehler joined Seth Meyers on his show last night for an immensely satisfying reprisal of their SNL segment “Really!?!” 

Something great has come of Sports Illustrated contributor Andy Benoit’s recent inane tweets dismissing all women’s sports as “not worth watching.” Amy Poehler joined Seth Meyers on his show last night for an immensely satisfying reprisal of ...

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Chart of the Day: Women get only 2-3 percent of TV sports news coverage

According to the latest update in a 25-year-long study, TV sports news and highlights shows, like ESPN’s SportsCenter, devote under 5 percent of their coverage to women’s sports. That’s actually less than it was back in 1989. 

According to the latest update in a 25-year-long study, TV sports news and highlights shows, like ESPN’s SportsCenter, devote under 5 percent of their coverage to women’s sports. That’s actually less than it was back in 1989. 

French men’s professional club hires first female coach in top-tier European soccer

Congrats to Helena Costa, the new head coach of the French men’s professional soccer club Clermont Foot!

The Portuguese 36 year old, who most recently has been coaching Iran and Qatar’s national women’s teams, will be the first woman to coach a professional club in France, as well as the first to coach a top or second division team in any of Europe’s five major leagues. She’s only the second woman to manage a pro team in Europe period — Carolina Morace coached a third-division Italian team for two matches in 1999 before the “constant media pressure” became too much. 

Congrats to Helena Costa, the new head coach of the French men’s professional soccer club Clermont Foot!

The Portuguese 36 year old, who most recently has been coaching Iran and Qatar’s national women’s teams, will be the first woman to coach a ...

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What’s the right way to be a female Olympic athlete?

Over the weekend Jeré Longman of the New York Times published this piece about female Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones. It is by all accounts pretty scathing. Alyssa Rosenberg calls it “one of the nastiest profiles” she’s ever seen. David Roth calls the article “unfounded and unfair” and Isaac Rauch of Deadspin found it so harsh that he goes to considerable effort to tear it apart line by line. Additional takedowns here and here.

But all these critics of the Times piece are missing the point. Lolo Jones needed to be called out for committing what’s become an all-too-common mistake: trying to be Olympic While Female. It goes without saying that she’s ...

Over the weekend Jeré Longman of the New York Times published this piece about female Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones. It is by all accounts pretty scathing. Alyssa Rosenberg calls it “one of the nastiest profiles” ...

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