Posts tagged "sports"

Baseball Player Mo’Ne Davis Led Her All-Male Little League Team To The World Series

Mo’Ne Davis, a 13-year-old from Philadelphia, led her Little League baseball team to the World Series by striking out six batters on Sunday with her amazing pitching skills. Her fellow…

Claire Hannum | August 11, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Prepare To Watch Misty Copeland Make You Feel Inadequate

Every muscle in my body hurts just by watching Misty Copeland dance in this Under Armour ad. The American Ballet Theater ballerina (the first African-American soloist, in fact!) is utterly…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Watch The Trailer For “Mudbloods,” The Documentary About Real-Life Quidditch Players

Quidditch isn’t just played in “Harry Potter” — it’s become a real-life sport on college campuses all over the U.S. “Mudbloods,” a documentary hitting limited theaters and On Demand in…

Claire Hannum | August 1, 2014 - 11:30 am

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Apologizes For Remarks About Domestic Violence

So, Stephen A. Smith had a bust weekend. The ESPN panelist kicked off Friday with some what-the-fuck-did-he-just-say? remarks about victims who “provoke” domestic violence and all Internet hell broke loose.

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Suggests To Abused Women: “Let’s Make Sure We Don’t Do Anything To Provoke Wrong Actions”

Hoo boy. So, on the ESPN program “First Take,” panelist Stephen A. Smith was discussing the suspension of NFL player Ray Rice for two games in the upcoming season.

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Women Still Aren’t Allowed To Compete In The Tour De France

Women are still not allowed to compete in the Tour de France race, a nearly month-long cycling competition finishes this Sunday in Paris. This year, women cyclists can ride in…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Girls’ Breasts Not Being Big Enough To Be Groped Isn’t The Damn Point

I haven’t been following the Australian swimming community’s sexual abuse scandal. I only feel like I have been. That’s because these sorts of heartbreaking stories are so goddamned familiar: a coach is…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Soccer Star Hope Solo Arrested For Domestic Violence

Friday night, United States women’s national soccer team star Hope Solo, 32, was arrested on two counts of domestic violence in Kirkland, Washington, and being held without bail. According to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Here’s What You Need To Know About Sex At The World Cup

I may not care about the results of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but I do care about sex with hot soccer players. (Or, as they are called in most…

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2014 - 2:30 pm

More Men Than Usual Are Buying Sex Toys This Week Thanks To The World Cup

On any typical day, sex toy sales are divided pretty equally between men and women buyers. But not today, my friends… today is different.

With the 2014 FIFA…

Katie Oldenburg | June 11, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Baby Panda To Predict The World Cup Results

This existed on the Internet for 24 hours before I became aware of it, which means ALL OF YOU are in trouble: a baby panda will be predicting the winner…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Former NFL Player Darren Sharper Accused Of Drugging & Raping Nine Women

A former NFL player for the New Orleans Saints is in court today facing accusations of sexual assault. Darren Sharper is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting at least…

Jessica Wakeman | May 16, 2014 - 5:30 pm

The Soapbox: Powerlifting Is For Women, Too

The first time I put a barbell across my back, I was in love.
It wasn’t like I had never lifted weights before; I had, but never like this.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Los Angeles Clippers Display Silent Protest Against Racist Owner Donald Sterling

Over the weekend, TMZ released a recording in which Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, tells his mistress he wishes she wouldn’t bring Black people to…

Jessica Wakeman | April 28, 2014 - 10:30 am

Former NFL Cheerleaders Sue The Buffalo Bills For Paying Below Minimum Wage, Forcing “Jiggle Test”

Five former NFL cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills are suing the team for alleged violation New York State labor laws by paying the woman less than mandated $8 minimum wage.

Jessica Wakeman | April 24, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Let’s Ogle New Zealand’s All Blacks Rugby Team Doing The Shirtless Haka Post-Tournament Win

Rugby! Like American football, but the players aren’t as huge and don’t wear helmets. Right? I think. Well, whatever! The point is, New Zealand’s All Blacks rugby team won the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 31, 2014 - 11:00 am

8 Life Lessons I Learned From Skiing For The First Time In A Decade

Last weekend, I went skiing for the first time in over 10 years. To say I was nervous and excited would be an understatement; in the days leading up to…

Claire Hannum | February 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Cat Curling Would Make The Olympics Way More Watchable

An oldie but a goodie: this is from the 2006 Torino Olympics, when the American kittehs bested the Danish kittehs on the ice. (I think.) The Olympics would be much…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2014 - 9:00 am

Dallas Sportscaster Supports Michael Sam In Coming Out, Quotes Audre Lorde

In a perfect world, an athlete coming out as gay wouldn’t even be considered news. But in the world we live in, college football player Michael Sam’s decision to come

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 13, 2014 - 9:45 am

College Football Star Michael Sam Publicly Comes Out As Gay

Michael Sam, a football player who recently graduated from the University of Missouri, publicly came out as gay in a video posted to The New York Times’ website this weekend. “I’m…

Jessica Wakeman | February 10, 2014 - 11:30 am
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