Posts tagged "sports"

Girl Kidnapped For 18 Years Seriously Doesn’t Care What Sports Happenings She Missed

By now, you all know the story of Jaycee Lee Dugard—kidnapped for 18 years, completely isolated in a series of structures in her captors’ backyard, raped repeatedly. OC Register columnist Mark Whicker took a rather unique approach to covering Jaycee’s story. Rather than focus on the horrible abuse, Whicker chose to talk about … all…

Nikki Dowling / September 10, 2009

17-Year-Old Melanie Oudin Rocks The U.S. Open

Rooting for underdogs is fun. Especially when they’re 17, from Georgia, and count playing cards with grandma as one of their #1 favorite activities. Melanie Oudin started at the U.S. Open ranked 70th, a youngin’ who was not expected to make it very far. She won her first match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova fairly easily. But…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 8, 2009

The Caster Semenya Controversy Continues

Caster Semenya won the 800-meter race at the world championships last week, but the controversy surrounding her continues. A source close to the investigation of Semenya said the runner underwent tests before the start of the World Championship that revealed she had three times the normal female’s level of testosterone in her body. This could…

Catherine Strawn / August 25, 2009

Gina Carano Is The Female Face Of Mixed Martial Arts

Some girls sleep with teddy bears. Some girls like to watch mixed martial arts fighting. I would be the latter. What’s MMA? A full contact sport that’s a mix of boxing, wrestling, and martial arts. It’s bloody, it’s hardcore, and it’s one of the most popular sports in the country. You may have seen guy…

Susannah Breslin / July 30, 2009

What The Heck Is Footvolley? (And Should We Be Playing It?)

The first thing you need to know is loads of hot British boys play it, which naturally means the answer is yes. The second thing you need to know is that it’s a combination of football and volleyball. (Obvi! That’s why it’s called footvolley.) The game is incredibly similar to volleyball, except no hands are…

Zandile Blay / July 6, 2009

Gap Introduces “Athleta” Line

Finding cute workout clothes can be a challenge, especially when you don’t want to shell out for those designer Stella McCreditcardmaxout lines. New from the Gap Group: Athleta, a line of workout clothing for women that’s affordable and attractive. We’re not going to say the styles are to-die-for, but it’s worth checking out. You ca…

Leonora Epstein / June 29, 2009

What’s With Women’s Fashion Mags Hiring Male Sports Star Interns? And When Can We Get One?

David Beckham*, what hath you wrought?

First, the New York Rangers’ left wing Sean Avery interned at Vogue and blogged for MensVogue.com about everything from what’s in his closet (Dries Van Noten, Chanel) to what it’s like fracturing one’s spleen on the ice.

Now, Philadelphia Eagles football player, Stewart Bradley, (who i…

Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 2009

Crave: Sports Team T-Shirt

If you are a sports fan like us, why not get into the festive sports spirit by rocking your favorite sports team T-shirt? The problem is when you go to buy a shirt with your team logo, it’s either too expensive or too big. Alyssa Milano created a line of sporting T-shirts, hoodies, jackets and…

Persia Ali / January 1, 2009

Faking It: Sports Knowledge 101

Holiday time for men means one thing: sports, sports, and more sports. Christmas Day alone has five basketball games on. This weekend is the last regular season game for football and playoff spots are on the line. And hockey season started not too long ago. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, the…

Persia Ali / December 24, 2008

Pole Dancing To Become An Olympic Sport?

Apparently, a bunch of Mormon women in Utah — yes, Mormon women in Utah — are seeking to turn the fine art of pole dancing into a competitive sport at the 2012 Olympics. Typically when one thinks of pole dancing, one thinks of strip clubs, cigarette smoke, alcohol, mirrored walls, Lucite heels, Poison’…

Susannah Breslin / November 21, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: It’s Time To Celebrate, Single People!

Did you know it’s National U.S.A. Week? The “U.S.A.” stands for “unmarried and single Americans.” Hooray! [National USA Week]
A majority of female infertility patients surveyed favor using left-over embryos for stem cell research. [Newswise]…

Catherine Strawn / September 25, 2008

Nike Women And Nicola Sanders Reveal What It Feels Like For A Girl

As part of Nike Women’s new “Here I Am” ad campaign, British Olympic runner Nicola Sanders exposes what it’s like to be a world-class female athlete — on the inside. In the virtual reality video, her brain shouts directions while her heart pushes her to win. Other inspiring videos in the series feature…

Susannah Breslin / September 16, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s Lovers, Facebook Changes, And Chicago Bulls’ Garters

On her new album, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy sings of 30 lovers and compares a man to heroin from Afghanistan and Colombian cocaine. She says she wrote the songs before meeting husband Nicholas, but it’s kind of nice that she’s keepin’ things real, even as the first lady. Also, on the album cover, her name is Carla…

Catherine Strawn / June 11, 2008
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