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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Southeastern Conference’s Crises Show How College Football Teeters Day by Day

The biggest league in college football has postponed two games this week and seen the sport’s most famous coach enter isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #southeastern-conference, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-florida

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‘Everything Is Closed Down.’ The Lack of Youth Sports Is a Crisis.

Despite a glut of sports on TV, the lack of youth leagues and teams in the pandemic could cost us for years to come.

#aspen-institute, #athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #luker-rich, #seattle-wash, #watts-los-angeles-calif

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Cal Athletic Director Says Football Will Help School Balance Sports Budget

California has been considering how to adjust with a $55 million budget shortfall. An influx of TV money by staging a football season will help.

#athletics-and-sports, #budgets-and-budgeting, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-berkeley

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Oregon’s President Says Money Wasn’t Discussed in Pac-12 Return. It Didn’t Need to Be.

Universities in the Pac-12 were clearly struggling financially even before the pandemic, which magnified the importance of football once it hit.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #pacific-12-conference, #stanford-university, #university-of-california-berkeley, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-oregon

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At Cal, Every Sport but Football Feels Like Second String

As the Pac-12 tries to formulate a plan for its most prominent sport, dozens of other sports are awaiting news on their seasons. But how do you prepare for a schedule that doesn’t exist?

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-reopenings, #football-college, #pacific-12-conference, #track-and-field, #university-of-california-berkeley, #volleyball

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The Death That Speaks to College Football’s Worst Virus Fear

Jamain Stephens was known as a big man on campus. His death raised questions about how his university is handling the coronavirus and prompted athletes to think about their own risks.

#athletics-and-sports, #california-pa, #california-university-of-pennsylvania, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college

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Is It Safe to Exercise if the Air Is Hazy With Wildfire Smoke?

Fast or slow? Is there a time limit? Can we bring the dog along? Expert advice for working out when the smoke gets in your eyes — and lungs.

#air-pollution, #athletics-and-sports, #content-type-service, #dogs, #exercise, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #wildfires

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Covid-19 May Have a Hidden Impact on the Heart

Should that change how we think about its risks? This is what the research tells us.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #football-college, #heart, #research

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At N.Y.U., Explaining an Unraveling World Through Basketball

A professor thought he had created a class that could explore society’s fissures through a single sport. Then the pandemic struck, and basketball became more relevant than ever.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #basketball-college, #colleges-and-universities, #frazier-walt, #national-basketball-assn, #new-york-university, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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The Pandemic Is Chasing Aging Coaches From the Field

One of Louisiana’s most successful high school football coaches retired, concerned that his blood cancer made him vulnerable to Covid-19. At least 30 high school and club coaches have died of the coronavirus.

#athletics-and-sports, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #louisiana, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #st-landry-parish-la

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DeVos Vows to Withhold Desegregation Aid to Schools Over Transgender Athletes

The Education Department has told Connecticut schools that desegregation grants will be cut off Oct. 1 if they continue to allow transgender students to choose the teams they compete on.

#athletics-and-sports, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #connecticut, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #hartford-conn, #interscholastic-athletics, #magnet-schools, #new-haven-conn, #segregation-and-desegregation, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j

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With Football Returning, Big Ten Cities Brace for More Outbreaks

Although the games will be played without spectators in the stadiums, some officials are concerned they will lead to more off-campus gatherings that could spread the virus.

#athletics-and-sports, #big-ten-conference, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #football-college, #ingham-county-mich, #madison-wis, #michigan-state-university, #minneapolis-minn, #university-of-minnesota

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A College Football Conference Can Choose Players Over Profits for a Change

The Big Ten’s reversal on playing college football this fall puts young players at risk for our entertainment. The Pac-12 should resist pressure and continue to stand down.

#athletics-and-sports, #big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fauci-anthony-s, #football-college, #pacific-12-conference, #scott-larry-1964, #trump-donald-j

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Scrambling Across State Lines to Play During the Pandemic

Some high schools have postponed football seasons. Some are forging ahead. And others are in limbo, with young athletes desperate to find a way to avoid a lost season.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #norman-okla, #olathe-kan, #shutdowns-institutional

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How a Power 5 Conference University Is Struggling to Have Sports in a Pandemic

At the University of California, Berkeley, athletes, coaches and administrators face the most complicated puzzle in sports: the return of college athletics. They are allowing The Times an inside look at their journey’s ups and downs.

#athletics-and-sports, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #football-college, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-berkeley

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N.B.A. Protest Shows Who Calls the Shots in a Superstar Economy

Professional basketball players demonstrated the enormous power of highly paid workers with rare skills, but also their caution.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #labor-and-jobs, #national-basketball-assn, #organized-labor, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #strikes

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N.B.A. ‘Boycott’ or Strike: What’s the Difference?

Professional athletes in several leagues protested racial injustice by refusing to play on Wednesday, leaving fans with some legal questions. We asked the experts.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #boycotts, #lockouts, #national-basketball-assn, #organized-labor, #playoff-games, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #strikes

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Exercise May Boost Your Vaccine Response

Two new studies of elite athletes found that working out amplifies the immune response to a flu shot.

#athletics-and-sports, #badminton, #colds, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cycling-road, #exercise, #immune-system, #influenza, #swimming, #track-and-field, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wrestling

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Doctors Enter College Football’s Politics, but Maybe Just for Show

Universities have had mixed messages, competing agendas and a lack of transparency as they consider whether to hold college football in the fall, with billions of dollars at stake.

#athletics-and-sports, #atlantic-coast-conference, #big-12-conference, #big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #football-college, #heart, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ohio-state-university, #pacific-12-conference, #southeastern-conference, #tests-medical

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Who Should Compete in Women’s Sports? There Are ‘Two Almost Irreconcilable Positions’

Some experts say inclusion and competitive fairness conflict as leaders consider how to regulate the athletic participation of transgender women.

#athletics-and-sports, #boise-state-university, #college-athletics, #discrimination, #ehardt-barbara-d, #gender, #hecox-lindsay, #hormones, #international-olympic-committee, #interscholastic-athletics, #testosterone, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls, #world-athletics

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N.C.A.A. Doctors Say Football Is a Bad Idea. But They Aren’t Deciding.

The conferences, not the N.C.A.A., will make the decisions about whether to play a season in the fall.

#athletics-and-sports, #atlantic-coast-conference, #big-12-conference, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #southeastern-conference

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Tee Up Sports Podcasts

Just because you can’t go to the games doesn’t mean your summer has to be athlete-free.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #collier-napheesa-1996, #comedy-and-humor, #durant-kevin, #minnesota-lynx, #national-basketball-assn, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #soccer, #united-states, #university-of-connecticut, #university-of-south-carolina, #wilson-aja-1996, #womens-national-basketball-assn, #you-must-remember-this-radio-program

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Players to UConn Coach: ‘There’s No Way That We Can Play’

For Connecticut, the call to pull the plug on the college football season was clear. The Power 5 schools have been far less decisive.

#athletics-and-sports, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #edsall-randy, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #university-of-connecticut

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Pac-12 Players Say Commissioner Was Dismissive of Their Virus Concerns

The players, who have pushed for more-frequent virus testing and stronger protection of their status with the team, said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott offered no concrete mandates for the league’s universities.

#athletics-and-sports, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #pacific-12-conference, #rolovich-nick, #scott-larry-1964, #woods-kassidy

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Cancellations, Opt-Outs and Virus Cases Put Heat on College Football

The University of Connecticut canceled its football season. Divisions II and III scrapped all of their fall championships. And fans were reminded that a college football season is anything but certain.

#athletics-and-sports, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #university-of-connecticut

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Gymnasts Worldwide Push Back on Their Sport’s Culture of Abuse

On Instagram and other social networks, gymnasts have tagged posts with #GymnastAlliance to share their own experiences in the wake of a new documentary that highlights verbal and physical abuse by coaches.

#athlete-a-movie, #athletics-and-sports, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #corporal-punishment, #documentary-films-and-programs, #gymnastics, #haney-maggie-1978, #international-gymnastics-federation, #mason-lisa-1982, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #netflix-inc, #pinches-jennifer-1994, #social-media, #usa-gymnastics, #vivian-olivia-1989, #women-and-girls

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8 Factors in the N.B.A.’s Return That May Upend Expectations

In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein discusses a threat to the Lakers’ championship hopes, Lou Williams and the latest in his quest for the perfect cup of coffee.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-clippers, #los-angeles-lakers, #national-basketball-assn, #williams-lou-1986

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Surfing Was Set to Debut at the Summer Olympics. 2020 Had Other Plans

This was going to be a historic year for the sport of surfing. We spoke with the world’s top surfers to go behind the scenes as the sport prepares to make its Olympic debut … next year.

#athletics-and-sports, #olympic-games-2020, #surfing

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At the Olympics in Bombed-Out London, She Forever Changed Women’s Sports

The 1948 Summer Games, the first held after the war, were a celebration of improvisation, renewal and change, embodied in a Dutch track star named Fanny Blankers-Koen.

#athletics-and-sports, #london-england, #olympic-games-1948, #swimming, #track-and-field, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Black Lives Matter Protests Spawn Push for Athletes to Attend H.B.C.U.s

Makur Maker, a star basketball recruit, chose Howard University over offers from U.C.L.A. and Kentucky, and said he hoped other athletes would consider programs at historically Black institutions.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football-college, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #howard-university, #race-and-ethnicity

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Arsenal Legend Bob Wilson on the Loneliest Role in Soccer

For the Arsenal legend Bob Wilson, goalies must have “a desperate sense of courage.”

#arsenal-soccer-team, #athletics-and-sports, #documentary-films-and-programs, #english-premier-league, #loneliness, #soccer

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N.C.A.A. Updates Guidelines and Says Return of Sports Depends on Spread

The coronavirus needs to be better contained for fall sports to happen, Mark Emmert, the association’s president, said. “Today, sadly,” he said, “the data point in the wrong direction.”

#athletics-and-sports, #big-east-conference, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #patriot-league

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Parenting Inside Sports’ Bubble: ‘This Is Mom’s Job. Work With Me.’

As sports return, some female athletes have entered restricted environments with their children in tow. Their leagues have taken steps to make it easier.

#athletics-and-sports, #baird-lisa-1961, #basketball, #cox-stephanie-1986, #mcdonald-jessica-1988, #national-womens-soccer-league-us, #parenting, #parker-candace, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rodriguez-amy-1987, #soccer, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn, #work-life-balance

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How Many Hot Dogs Can Someone Eat In 10 Minutes?

The world’s best hot dog eaters could outeat a grizzly bear or a coyote, but would fall far behind a wolf or a Burmese python, a new study finds.

#animal-behavior, #athletics-and-sports, #biology-letters-journal, #contests-and-prizes, #hot-dogs-and-frankfurters, #research, #sports-medicine

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ESPN Employees Say Racism Endures Behind the Camera

In meetings and conversations among colleagues, ESPN employees have criticized the career pipeline and diversity of top leadership, eliciting a promise from executives to do better.

#athletics-and-sports, #black-people, #corporations, #discrimination, #espn, #hill-jemele, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #news-and-news-media, #race-and-ethnicity, #skipper-john, #smith-stephen-a, #sportscenter-tv-program, #television

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South Korean Triathlete’s Suicide Exposes Team’s Culture of Abuse

After Choi Suk-hyeon’s death, her family released secret audio recordings that depict the physical and psychological abuse she appeared to suffer at the hands of her team’s doctor and coach.

#athletics-and-sports, #choi-suk-hyeon, #south-korea, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #triathlon

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Stanford Cuts 11 Sports Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The university said in a statement that it faced a $70 million shortfall over the next three years.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #stanford-university

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Rituals Keep These Athletes Grounded. They Can Help Parents, Too.

With stress levels high during the pandemic, every day can feel like overtime. Here’s how to take back control.

#anxiety-and-stress, #athletics-and-sports, #parenting

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Sports Are Returning. Virus Cases Are Rising. How Many Is Too Many?

Leagues are setting up bubbles and writing safety protocols, but as long as the coronavirus continues to surge across the country, their seasons remain at risk.

#athletics-and-sports, #baseball, #basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #florida, #football, #major-league-soccer, #major-league-baseball, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #national-womens-soccer-league-us, #soccer

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How College Sports Spurred Mississippi to Seriously Reconsider Its Flag

Time and again, debate over the state’s flag and its Confederate battle imagery faded away. Then college sports leaders threatened to take away some of the biggest games.

#athletics-and-sports, #baseball-college, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #football-college, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mississippi, #mississippi-state-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-baseball-championships, #race-and-ethnicity, #sankey-greg, #southeastern-conference, #state-legislatures

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