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World Crowns Its First Female Waterbombing Champion

Waterbombing. Heretofore it’s been a male-dominated sport — for the last eight years men have taken the top spot in this highly competitive field. But no more. On Wednesday night,…

Julie Gerstein | May 2, 2013 - 4:40 pm

The Soapbox: Too Chunky To Cheer?

On April 22, Anna-Megan Raley, under the pseudonym of Claire Crawford, wrote a blog post for CBS Houston titled, “Is This Girl ‘Too Chunky’ To Be An OKC Thunder Cheerleader?”

Jessica Luther | May 2, 2013 - 12:00 pm

UPDATE: Today’s Lady News: BareMinerals Has Men Carry Creepy “You Look Beautiful Sweaty” Signs At Marathon

[UPDATE, May 2: BareMinerals has apologized for the signs, saying they did not “translate” well, and adding “Please rest assured that these signs will not be used going forward…

Jessica Wakeman | May 1, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Girl Talk: Why I Love MMA Fighting

The first MMA fight that I saw was by accident. I was visiting a friend at her apartment and her boyfriend and his friends were watching the last battle in…

Courtney Young | March 19, 2013 - 12:00 pm

UFC Fighter Rashad Evans Speaks Out For Gay Rights

“I am a heterosexual guy in a tough macho sport, which is exactly the reason I feel a duty to say I support gay marriage and gay rights. I have…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 12, 2013 - 8:00 am

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Fallon Fox Comes Out As Trans

After six years of competitive MMA (mixed martial arts) fighting as a woman, Fallon Fox has come out of the closet — against her wishes — as trans.

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2013 - 2:20 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Basketball Player Offers The Ball To Special Needs Player On Opposing Team

Is there anything more awesomely inspiring and redemptive than a good sports story? No. Despite the fact that I cannot properly toss a baseball or dribble a basketball, I love…

Julie Gerstein | February 27, 2013 - 2:20 pm

NBA Star Kenneth Faried Of The Denver Nuggets Introduces His Lesbian Moms

This video had me tearing up: here’s NBA star Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets and his two moms, Waudda and Carol. They talk about how they’ve been a couple…

Jessica Wakeman | January 25, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Is Pole Dancing A Sport?

As a girl who defined herself as a ballerina from ages three to 21, I’ve had the argument over whether dancing is a sport or art many times over. I…

Sarah Gray | January 23, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Notre Dame Star Manti Te’o’s Uplifting Story Was A Hoax

Sports website Deadspin has uncovered a doozy of a scoop in the world of college football: This year’s inspirational tale of woe about Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o looks to be an…

Newser | January 17, 2013 - 10:50 am

Lingerie Football League Is Klassin’ Things Up

“Imagine if fondue wanted to end its association with melted cheese.”

This is how ESPN reported on plans by the Lingerie Football League to rebrand themselves into a…

Jessica Wakeman | January 17, 2013 - 9:40 am

ESPN’s Jemele Hill Tweet Photo Of Her Sexist, Racist Hate Mail

Last week, ESPN sportscaster Jemele Hill, who is black, shared on Twitter a horrifically racist and sexist letter that she received from a viewer. It’s pretty fucking awful. [Clutch

Jessica Wakeman | January 7, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Indonesian City Bans Slutty Ladies From “Straddling” Male Bicyclists

Women in the Indonesian city of Lhokseumawe must now ride side-saddle on bikes and motorcycles, because “straddling” a male bicyclist from behind as he peddles in front is now verboten. …

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2013 - 9:20 am

ESPN Radio Hosts Suspended For Calling Trans Athlete An “It”

ESPN Radio “temporarily” suspended hosts who made transphobic comments about a trans basketball player, including referring to her as “it” and saying that no one who is trans should…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Tennis Player Caroline Wozniacki Accused Of Racism For Mimicry Of Serena Williams

The Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki has been accused of racism after she stuffed her bra and skirt, to give the appearance of ample breasts and butt, on the court yesterday,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 11, 2012 - 1:20 pm

The Soapbox: On Kasandra Perkins And The Color Of Domestic Violence

On December 1st, the sports world was in shock as reports came in that Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, died in a murder-suicide, killing himself at…

Erica Watson | December 6, 2012 - 11:00 am

College Basketball Player Fat-Shamed After Quitting Team

Today In Totally Awful News: Josh Smith, a junior on the UCLA basketball team, left the team in response to accusations that he simply wasn’t in good enough shape to…

Julie Gerstein | November 29, 2012 - 12:40 pm

NFL Star Brandon Marshall Tweets Naked Teammate By Accident

Brandon Marshall , a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, was so psyched about a UCF shirt he received that he went on to tweet a photo of him wearing…

TruTV | November 18, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Douchey Ads For New York Knicks Removed

Whoever does advertising for the New York Knicks must have thought this ad about bagging “sixes” and “sevens” was a 10, when it’s really a zero. People are people,…

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2012 - 5:20 pm

The North American Wife-Carrying Championships Is A Thing

As far as strange competitions go, there might be nothing stranger than the wife-carrying championships. Couples — who don’t actually have to be married — complete an obstacle course while…

Julie Gerstein | October 9, 2012 - 11:40 am
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