Posts Tagged ‘sports’

NCAA to Pull Events from States that Limit Transgender Participation in Sports

The NCAA sided with transgender athletes on Monday, saying they will no longer hold events in states that aren’t “free of discrimination.” The NCAA Board of Governors made the announcement as legislatures in more than two dozen states propose, debate, and advance legislation aimed at requiring state schools to ensure that athletes compete in the […]

Portugal doesn’t have a big tradition of winter sports but there are some chasing the Olympic dream

Portugal doesn’t have a big tradition of winter sports, but the country has at least two athletes aiming to reach the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, even if their preparation is on wheels. 25-year-old José Cabeça’s has achieved what no one had ever done before: a performance at a world championship that allows him to […]

Model Aspires to Become First Woman With Down Syndrome in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

A Minnesota native made history in 2017 by becoming the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in a Miss USA state pageant. Yet, she isn’t stopping there and now aims to be the first woman with Down syndrome to be featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Mikayla Holmgren, 26, is a model, dancer, […]

Major U.S. Sports Leagues Lost over $14 Billion in 2020

Pro sports lost an incredible amount of money last year, with each league losing revenue in every area from fan support to sponsorship. According to Forbes, to date, the pro sports leagues have lost a combined $14.1 billion since the world ground to a halt just over a year ago. Not only did the leagues […]

South Dakota BANS Biological Men From Participating in Female Sports to Mark Women’s Day

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem officially banned biological men from competing in female sports on International Women’s Day on Monday. “We’re celebrating International Women’s Day by defending women’s sports,” Noem tweeted, minutes after the South Dakota Senate passed the state’s Women’s Fairness in Sports legislation.  You can unsubscribe any time. By subscribing you agree to our […]

GOP seizes on women’s sports as unlikely wedge issue

“This issue will help [the] GOP win midterms,” said Stephen Miller, the former Trump White House aide who helped advise the former president on his CPAC speech. Some Republicans say touting the issue will unite two key elements of a winning electoral coalition: the party’s socially conservative base, which mostly rejects the expansion of gay […]

The Left Melts Down After Trump Blasts Biden’s War on Women’s Sports

Former President Trump blasted the Democrat Party on Sunday for endangering women’s sports by allowing transgender athletes to compete against biological women. Trump emphasized that “we must protect the integrity of women’s sports”: Donald Trump: “What coach wants to recruit a young woman if her record could be easily broken by someone who was born […]

Suckers for Fat Cat Sports!!

This writer does love sports, especially football and baseball. I was raised as a baby boomer with literally a football, a bat and glove in my hands 24/7. The only time us kids tossed aside those items and scooted upstairs was when our Moms yelled out ‘ It’s Howdy Doody Time!’ Other than that, most […]

The Sports World Reacts to Tiger Woods’ ‘Frightening’ Car Crash

The sports world began reacting immediately to news that golf legend Tiger Woods suffered a frightening single-car crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, with many offering their thoughts and prayers to Woods and his family. The Masters Tournament was one of the first to tweet out its hopes for Tiger’s quick recovery: “Tiger Woods […]

Transgender Athletes Now Dominate Women’s Sports

As the world’s ruling class become more “woke,” growing numbers of transgender athletes are entering female sports and conquering women’s events. One of Joe Biden’s first acts after becoming President was to sign an executive order on “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” The order declares that “children should […]

Michigan Pushes Contradictory Mask Rules for Winter Sports Return

The Michigan High School Athletics Association has issued contradictory mask rules ahead of the state allowing school winter sports to return. The new rules require most athletes to wear masks even while playing. The mandate includes mask-wearing for basketball players, cheerleaders, hockey players, football players, and others, OutKick reported. However, wrestlers won’t be required to […]

Sen. Mike Lee Reintroduces Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, Feminist Group Endorses Bill

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) reintroduced the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act last week and several organizations have endorsed the bill, including the feminists at Women’s Liberation Front. The bill, which has companion legislation in the House, seeks to protect women and girls from competing against biological men who consider themselves “transgender women” […]

Jen Psaki Defends Transgender Athletes in Women’s Sports: ‘Trans Rights Are Human Rights’

White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Tuesday President Joe Biden’s executive order that opens up women’s sports to men who say they are transgender. “The president’s belief is that trans rights are human rights, and that’s why he signed that executive order,” Psaki said when asked by a reporter to react to the issue […]

NBC Sports Network to Shut Down in 2021, NHL, NASCAR Move to USA Network

NBC Sports Network will cease operations in 2021 and transfer their sports rights to USA Network, according to an internal company memo. The network hoped to compete with ESPN, but suffered low ratings and took a beating when faced with factors such as the postponing of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the rising popularity of […]

American-Israeli basketball star shares thoughts on antisemitism in sports

American-Israeli basketball star Tal Brody hosted a conference led by the World Zionist Organization geared towards fighting antisemitism in the run-up to International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Brody spoke about being the only Jewish player at his college in the United States, and his efforts to encourage more Jewish participation in basketball as an goodwill ambassador to […]

Montana ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’ Advances by 11-8 Committee Vote

Photo Credit: Steven Lelham/Unsplash HELENA, Mont. — A Montana bill that seeks to ensure fair competition in school sports by prohibiting biological males from joining women’s teams will now advance to the full state House of Representatives after narrowly being approved by a legislative committee. “[T]he legislature finds that there are ‘inherent differences between men […]

Diego Schwartzman launches pro. esports team at Jewish sports club

With the help of Argentina’s largest Jewish sports center, tennis star Diego Schwartzman is branching out to a new game: esports. The Jewish Argentine is now the captain of a professional esports team that will play at the Hacoaj center in Buenos Aires. It is called Stone Movistar, named after its main funder, Movistar, a […]

Oklahoma Senator Files ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’ Requiring Athletes to Compete as Birth Sex

Photo Credit: Vlad Vasnetsov/Pixabay OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — An Oklahoma state senator has filed a bill that would prohibit biological males from joining school sports teams specifically designated for women and girls. “Athletic teams that are sponsored by a school or sponsored by a private school whose students or teams compete against a school shall be expressly […]

Joe Biden Day 1: Order on Transgender Rights in Sports and Bathrooms

President-elect Joe Biden vowed to his supporters that, on his first day in office, he will begin removing any legal recognition of the two sexes by adopting pro-transgender polices. Let’s be clear: Transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time. There is no room for compromise when it comes to basic human rights. […]

Norouzi re-elected as head of Iran’s Sports Medicine Federation

TEHRAN – Gholamreza Norouzi was re-elected as head of Iran’s Sports Medicine Federation on Monday for a four-year term till 2025. In the elections held at the Iran’s Academy Olympic, Norouzi secured 27 of 43 votes cast. “We will keep the sports at the forefront of the fight against doping,” Norouzi said. “We want to […]

‘Nobody Else Was Going to Do it’: Barstool Sports Raises over $6M to Keep Small Businesses Open

NEW YORK (WFLA) — Barstool Sports has raised over $6 million this holiday season for small businesses struggling amidst lockdowns and the pandemic. The company announced on Christmas that its fundraising efforts, which started just over a week ago, surpassed $6 million from 57,404 different donors. Founder of Barstool Sports Dave Portnoy introduced the Barstool Fund Dec. 17 […]

Dem. Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Prohibit Biological Men From Competing in Women’s Sports

Photo Credit: Ryan McGuire/Pixabay WASHINGTON — A Democratic congresswoman has teamed up with a Republican congressman to introduce a bill in the U.S. House that would prohibit biological men who identify as women from competing in girls’ sports. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Rep. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma announced H.R. 8932, the Protect Women’s Sports […]

‘This is Insanity’: Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy Blasts NYC’s Indoor Dining Restrictions

One of the most successful private businessmen in all of sports is blasting officials in New York City for gutting the bar and restaurant business with a new coronavirus restriction that suspends indoor dining. Portnoy let fly with his criticism of the new regulation on Friday afternoon in a viral Twitter video in which he […]

This Ukrainian city was once home to a vibrant Jewish community. Now its grand synagogue is a sports hall

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Wisconsin cop who shot Black man is named, as NBA leads sports walkout

KENOSHA, Wisconsin (AFP) — The white police officer who shot Black 29-year-old Jacob Blake in the back, triggering a new wave of violent protests in America, was named by US officials on Wednesday, as NBA players led an unprecedented wave of sports world walkouts against racism and police brutality. Anger and grief have built since […]

Sports Have Been Politicized & Viewers Aren’t Happy

When sports teams get woke the Silent Majority will make darn sure they go broke BY WAYNE DUPREE02 AUGUST, 2020 / 18:18CDT I knew this was going to happen. Liberals were taking a victory lap over the big ratings grab for MLB ad NBA, they said the “silent majority” didn’t exist and Americans cared about supporting […]

UNESCO highlights Iran’s capacities in sports for peace and development

un.org.ir– UNESCO and the University of Tehran celebrated the 5th International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to highlight the importance of investment in physical activities for the present and future of the country. At a ceremony that was hosted by the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education of the University of Tehran, Alexander […]

‘Violence’ Becomes ‘Unruliness’ When It’s Sports Fans, Not BLM Protesters

‘Violence’ Becomes ‘Unruliness’ When It’s Sports Fans, Not BLM Protesters Above Photo: From Fair.org After the Philadelphia Eagles mounted an exciting and improbable underdog victory over the New England Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday, Philly fans poured into the city’s streets to celebrate. Fires were set, some stores were broken into, and drunk people fought and […]

Dystopian Warnings of How Sports are Used to Control the Masses

Isaac Davis, Staff Writer Waking Times  The Superbowl is coming, and although the NFL has had a rough season, it is predicted to be the biggest television event of the year. In 2017, almost 112 million people tuned in to the annual event, a full third of the population of America. It’s big business. […]

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL – New Study

To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy.      So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the U.S. showing teens who spent more time on social media, gaming, texting and video-chatting on their phones were not as […]

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