How Trans Children Became a Political Football

The legislative push to restrict their rights isn’t new, but it’s gained more force in 2021.

#athletics-and-sports, #children-and-childhood, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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A Brooklyn Artist Wants Sports Fans to Wear Their Names

A Brooklyn artist uses sports iconography to commemorate Trayvon Martin, George Floyd and other Black victims of violence.

#art, #athletics-and-sports, #black-lives-matter-movement, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #rivero-raafi

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Keeping Trans Kids From Medicine Doesn’t Make Them Disappear

Treating trans children isn’t an “experiment.” The experiment is making it impossible for these young people to become themselves.

#arkansas, #athletics-and-sports, #hutchinson-asa, #men-and-boys, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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Business Has Only One Political Party: Profit

When C.E.O.s speak out against Republican priorities, it isn’t the flip-flop of alliances it appears to be.

#all-star-games, #athletics-and-sports, #business-roundtable, #corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Are Democrats Friends with Big Business Now?

When C.E.O.s speak out against Republican priorities, it isn’t the flip-flop of alliances it appears to be.

#all-star-games, #athletics-and-sports, #business-roundtable, #corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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It’s Easy (and Legal) to Bet on Sports. Do Young Adults Know the Risks?

Americans wagered $13 billion on sports in 2019. With sports betting now legal in nearly half the states, experts fear the addiction danger is not being adequately addressed.

#addiction-psychology, #athletics-and-sports, #draftkings-inc, #fanduel-com, #fantasy-sports, #gambling, #men-and-boys, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #united-states, #youth

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We Expect Sports Stars to Be Heroes. What About Our Politicians?

A postgame interview offers a reminder that the spectacle of public life is best backed up with real work.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cawthorn-madison, #lillard-damian, #news-and-news-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Gambling Company That Had the Best Pandemic Ever

Lockdowns helped Britain’s most profitable online betting outfit, bet365, hit the jackpot. For addicted gamblers, it has been a disaster.

#athletics-and-sports, #bet365-group-ltd, #coates-denise-1967, #coates-peter-1938, #company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gambling, #great-britain, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #soccer, #stoke-city-soccer-team, #stoke-on-trent-england

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NCAA Acknowledges $13.5 Million Tournament Budget Gap

Financial details revealed publicly for the first time show that the N.C.A.A.’s budget for the men’s tournament was nearly double that of the women’s tournament in 2019.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #emmert-mark, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women

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Athletes Pitch Wall Street’s Hot New Toy, but Not Just to Their Fans

Super Bowl winners, N.B.A. greats and tennis royalty are tied up with blank-check companies. That can help SPACs sell themselves to start-up targets in an increasingly competitive landscape.

#athletics-and-sports, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #special-purpose-acquisition-companies, #start-ups, #venture-capital

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So You Want to ‘Save Women’s Sports’?

More than 20 states are considering bills to ban transgender kids from girls’ sports. If only people really cared about female athletes.

#athletics-and-sports, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #semenya-caster, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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LeBron James Is Becoming a Red Sox Owner

James bought a minor stake in the M.L.B. team as its ownership group also received a $750 million investment from a private-equity firm.

#athletics-and-sports, #boston-red-sox, #carter-maverick, #fenway-sports-group, #james-lebron

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Sports Meant So Much to Me. Why Wouldn’t My Son Play?

In-line skating, soccer, hockey — my 5-year-old didn’t take to them. Was I doing something wrong?

#athletics-and-sports, #children-and-childhood, #gretzky-walter-1938-2021, #gretzky-wayne, #ice-skating, #parenting, #soccer

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Sports Are Returning to Normal. So Is Their Role in Political Fights.

American society is redrawing cultural norms and protections for citizens’ rights. It shouldn’t be a shock that sports is the most visible battleground.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #creighton-university, #discrimination, #leonard-meyers-1992, #mcdermott-greg-1964, #miami-heat, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Italian Volleyball Player Lara Lugli Sues Team For Losing Job After Pregnancy

It is common for paid women athletes in Italy to be forced to leave after they get pregnant. Now one of them has ignited a debate that was a long time coming.

#athletics-and-sports, #discrimination, #family-leaves, #italy, #labor-and-jobs, #lugli-lara, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #volleyball, #women-and-girls

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Mike Pearl, Innovative TV Sports Producer, Is Dead at 77

A winner of 16 Sport Emmy Awards, he produced the groundbreaking pregame show “The NFL Today” and the highest-rated Olympics ever, the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer, at CBS.

#abc-sports, #athletics-and-sports, #cbs-sports, #deaths-obituaries, #espn, #inside-the-nba-tv-program, #olympic-games, #pearl-mike, #television, #the-nfl-today-tv-program, #turner-broadcasting-system-inc

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College Athletes Ask the N.C.A.A. to Protest Bills That Would Bar Transgender Competitors

There have been 25 state bills introduced this year that would prohibit transgender athletes, mainly women, from competing on teams matching their gender identity. Here’s what we know.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #athletics-and-sports, #gender, #house-of-representatives, #mississippi, #mosier-chris, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #politics-and-government, #south-dakota, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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California Man Admits He Threatened Baseball Players

Benjamin Tucker Patz, who has a history of sports gambling, faces a maximum of five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines, according to federal prosecutors in Florida.

#athletics-and-sports, #baseball, #gambling, #napa-calif, #patz-benjamin-tucker, #social-media, #threats-and-threatening-messages

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Sports Are the Internet’s Secret Key

To glimpse the future of entertainment on the internet, pay attention to where we can watch football.

#athletics-and-sports, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #national-football-league, #television

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Female Athletes Are Undercovered. These Olympians Want to Change That.

Alex Morgan, Sue Bird, Simone Manuel and Chloe Kim teamed up to create TOGETHXR, a media and commerce company designed to elevate women’s voices.

#athletics-and-sports, #bird-sue, #kim-chloe-2000, #manuel-simone-1996, #morgan-alex-1989, #togethxr-axm-llc, #women-and-girls

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John Geddert Charges: What Is Human Trafficking?

Experts say the filing of human trafficking charges against John Geddert, who died on Thursday, could have major ramifications for future prosecutions of coaches in the high-pressure world of elite sports.

#athletics-and-sports, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #forced-labor, #geddert-john-1957, #gymnastics, #human-trafficking, #michigan, #sex-crimes

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The Pandemic Has Diminished Part of Athletes’ Jobs: Signing Autographs

Even where spectators can attend sports events, physical buffers between them and the athletes often prevent autograph seeking. Players and fans miss the interaction.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #memorabilia-and-souvenirs, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Lessons on Resilience From Dogs and Dog Sledders

The adventurer Blair Braverman has led a team of sled dogs over a 900-mile race in Alaska, seen her skin dissolve in the desert and overcome Covid-19. What makes it all less terrifying? Accepting the unknown.

#alaska, #athletics-and-sports, #braverman-blair, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dog-sledding, #global-warming, #iditarod-trail-sled-dog-race-alaska, #mushing

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Overlooked No More: Jimmie McDaniel, Tennis Player Who Broke Barriers

More than 80 years ago he played what is believed to have been the first interracial tennis match, against Don Budge, the world champion. But he has become a forgotten footnote of the game’s storied past.

#american-tennis-association, #athletics-and-sports, #biographical-information, #black-people, #mcdaniel-jimmie-1916-90, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #tennis

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As Sports Gambling Grows, So Do Appetite-Whetting Sure Bets

Online gambling sites are offering can’t-lose propositions, giving away easy money to attract new customers to a nascent multibillion-dollar industry. These come-ons should reach a peak just ahead of the Super Bowl.

#advertising-and-marketing, #athletics-and-sports, #football, #gambling, #super-bowl

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What Fuels a Fanatical Sports Parent?

In “Pee Wees,” Rich Cohen chronicles a year in youth hockey — and gets real about its impact on his own psyche.

#athletics-and-sports, #books-and-literature, #coaches-and-managers, #cohen-rich-1968, #hockey-ice, #parenting, #pee-wees-confessions-of-a-hockey-parent-book

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From Kobe to LeBron: Tragedy and Triumph in the N.B.A.

A year that began with the deaths of two N.B.A. icons could not end soon enough, marked by heartache along the way but also small moments worth celebrating now.

#antetokounmpo-giannis-1994, #athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #bryant-kobe, #bryant-gianna-2006-20, #dolan-james-l, #james-lebron, #lin-jeremy, #los-angeles-lakers, #national-basketball-assn, #nba-championship

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Jeannie Morris, Trailblazing Chicago Sportscaster, Dies at 85

She was a rare woman in broadcast sports journalism when she began her career in the late 1960s, but she helped pave the way for the many women who followed.

#athletics-and-sports, #chicago-ill, #deaths-obituaries, #morris-jeannie-1935-2020, #news-and-news-media, #television, #women-and-girls

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Sports Helped Me Get Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Sports give us an excuse to offer one another a little more grace.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kansas-city-chiefs, #major-league-baseball, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league

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Naomi Osaka: Athletes, Speak Up

We’re affected by bias and racism, just like everyone else. Why shouldn’t we say so?

#athletics-and-sports, #black-lives-matter-movement, #blake-james-1979, #bryant-kobe, #garner-eric, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #james-lebron, #kaepernick-colin, #martin-trayvon, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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Athletes Leaving the Field Are Joining LinkedIn

The platform that put the “network” in “social network” has proved unexpectedly popular with jocks seeking second careers.

#athletics-and-sports, #careers-and-professions, #free-agents-sports, #linkedin-corporation

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Supreme Court to Rule on N.C.A.A. Limits on Paying College Athletes

An appeals court said restrictions on compensation tied to education violated federal antitrust laws.

#alston-shawne, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #supreme-court-us

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Hig Roberts, Ski Champion, Comes Out as Gay

In an interview with The New York Times, Hig Roberts, a two-time U.S. national champion, becomes the first elite men’s Alpine skier to publicly come out as gay, hoping to encourage others to be themselves.

#alpine-skiing, #athletics-and-sports, #burke-mountain-academy, #content-type-personal-profile, #europe, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kenworthy-gus, #middlebury-college, #roberts-hig, #steamboat-springs-colo

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Ski Champion Comes Out as Gay: ‘I’m Ready to Be Happy’

In an interview with The New York Times, Hig Roberts, a two-time U.S. national champion, becomes the first elite men’s Alpine skier to publicly come out as gay, hoping to encourage others to be themselves.

#alpine-skiing, #athletics-and-sports, #burke-mountain-academy, #content-type-personal-profile, #europe, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kenworthy-gus, #middlebury-college, #roberts-hig, #steamboat-springs-colo

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Virus Cases in College Sports Prove Athletes Are Workers

They should be treated as such.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #colleges-and-universities, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women

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U.S. Will Not Punish Olympic Athletes for Peaceful Protests

Breaking from International Olympic Committee guidelines, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced it would not penalize athletes who participate in demonstrations.

#athletics-and-sports, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #international-olympic-committee, #international-paralympic-committee, #olympic-games, #paralympic-games, #united-states-olympic-and-paralympic-committee

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Alexi Pappas: Pro Sports Should Support Mental Health

“What if we athletes approached our mental health the same way we approached our physical health?”

#athletics-and-sports, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2016, #running, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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Youth Sports After Covid-19: New Pediatric Guidelines

Children and adolescents who want to return to sports after having the coronavirus should be cleared by a doctor for heart risks.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #athletics-and-sports, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #heart, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims, #sports-medicine

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Dan Le Batard to Leave ESPN

Le Batard, a radio- and television-show host, had recently criticized his bosses for laying off one of his producers, and he has bashed the network’s reluctance to allow commentary on politics.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #athletics-and-sports, #espn, #le-batard-dan, #television

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What to Watch When Mike Tyson Fights Roy Jones Jr.

Is this for real? Yes. Sort of. Just expect more spectacle than in high-level boxing.

#athletics-and-sports, #boxing, #jones-roy-jr, #paul-jake-1997, #triller-llc, #tyson-mike

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She Seemed Destined for Olympic Glory. Brain Injuries Ended That.

Ellie Furneaux looked like she was going to become Britain’s next star in the sledding sport skeleton. But a series of concussions took a heavy toll.

#athletics-and-sports, #brain, #concussions, #head-body-part, #migraine-headaches, #olympic-games-2018, #skeleton-sport, #sleds, #sports-injuries

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How Risky Are Indoor Sports This Winter?

Parents are agonizing over whether to enroll their kids in organized indoor sports.

#athletics-and-sports, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hockey-ice, #parenting

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Tokyo Olympics Organizers Promote Games as Light at End of Pandemic Tunnel

Infection rates are rising in the United States and parts of Europe are back in lockdown. Yet the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, said the Games would take measures to go on.

#athletics-and-sports, #bach-thomas, #box-office-sales, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2020, #tokyo-japan, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Hot New Covid Tech Is Wearable and Constantly Tracks You

Sports leagues, large employers and colleges are turning to devices that could usher in more invasive forms of surveillance.

#athletics-and-sports, #bluetooth-wireless-technology, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #mobile-applications, #national-football-league, #privacy, #sensors, #wearable-computing, #workplace-environment

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How Trump Lost Sports as a Political Strategy

After George Floyd’s death, many athletes and sports leagues pushed back more forcefully against the president’s demand for standing during the national anthem, and he shifted away from the issue.

#athletics-and-sports, #big-ten-conference, #black-people, #brees-drew, #football, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #goodell-roger, #kaepernick-colin, #national-football-league, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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An Ohio Mill Town Lost Its Identity. Can Youth Sports Restore It?

Hoping to reinvent itself, Hamilton turned to art and even punctuation. Now a huge sports complex may bring it new purpose.

#athletics-and-sports, #hamilton-ohio, #real-estate-commercial, #relocation-of-business, #shutdowns-institutional, #stadiums-and-arenas

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The Atlantic Says It Was Deceived by Writer Ruth Shalit Barrett

The writer, Ruth Shalit Barrett, had been a rising young political reporter in the 1990s before accusations of plagiarism derailed her career as an associate editor at The New Republic.

#athletics-and-sports, #atlantic-the-magazine, #connecticut, #new-republic, #plagiarism, #ruth-shalit-barrett

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TV Ratings for Many Sports Are Down. Don’t Read Too Much Into It Yet.

Incomplete data, a variety of new factors and an odd 2020 mean it’s way too early to know why Americans are watching less of some of the most popular leagues.

#athletics-and-sports, #ratings-audience-measurement, #television

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Covid-19 Dims the Friday Night Lights of Texas Football

The Friday night lights of high school football have dimmed or been shut down through much of the Rio Grande Valley.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #football-college, #palmview-high-school-texas, #rio-grande-valley-tex

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Lauren Fleshman’s Feminist Approach to Coaching

She won national championships but her career likely suffered because she made herself too thin. Now she is coaching an all-female running team to make sure others don’t suffer the same fate.

#athletics-and-sports, #bergesen-sally-1968, #cain-mary-1996, #oiselle-running-inc, #running, #women-and-girls

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