Crisis in the National Women’s Soccer League: A Story of Predation and Power
How sports and recreation facilities are unequally spread across Montreal
StFX coach Gary Waterman sees obstacles between BIPOC coaches, U Sports football
“We’re not used to seeing athletes as workers. That’s quickly changing.”
Simone Biles Chose Herself “I should have quit way before Tokyo.”
Sports media remains overwhelmingly white and male, study finds
Women Athletes Are Disrupting Traditional Perspectives on Parenthood
Women Athletes Are Disrupting Traditional Perspectives on Parenthood — and calling them “superwomen” is not as complimentary as you may think
More people watched the U.S Open women’s final match than the men’s
Race, money and exploitation: why college sport is still the ‘new plantation’
Perhaps unsurprisingly, a research study recently found that referees experiences high levels of abuse which affects their mental health and leads them to abandon refereeing.
Canadian Leylah Hernandez (ranked 73rd) becomes the youngest since Serena Williams to beat two top 5 seed at the US Open
“How a high school football team experienced the first forceful ripple effects of a knee taken five years ago.”
After coming out earlier in 2021 as prospect, Carl Nassib to be come the first openly gay man to play in the NFL
The NCAA unequal treatment of men and women teams is long standing
In 2020, FIFA may have generated more revenue from video games than actual football
‘I signed my life to rich white guys’: Athletes on the racial dynamics of college sports: “Athletes helps their schools raise billions of dollars in revenue and never see a single cent. It is an issue at the forefront of many of their minds“
Tiger Woods returns to golf video games
See comments under R. Gay’s tweet for good sources on history of national anthem at sport games.
Tokyo Olympics head Yoshiro Mori called out by Naomi Osaka and others for sexism. He must go.
Trans Inclusion in School Sports Doesn’t Hurt Cisgender Girls, New Report Finds
Race-ing the NFL: How Anti-Black Standards Are Built into the 2015 Concussion Settlement
Poignant thread on the difficulty of retirement for elite/professional athletes that speaks to socialization, identity crisis, mental and physical health toll of contact sport, etc.
‘They’re lost.’ The pandemic is taking a silent toll on athletes young and old
Canadian NFL Champion and MD Laurent Duvernay-Tardif on choosing to skip the 2020 season to help at home and on the role of sport in society
College sport and the pandemic: The veil has been lifted, but for how long?
Can Nike keep it cool?: An examination of corporations and political sides
Sarah Fuller: the first woman to play in a Power 5 Football Game
Sports Illustrated introduces a list of the most powerful, most influential and most outstanding women in sports right now
Bad Boy for Life: Hip-Hop Music, Race, and Sports in the Sociology of Sport Journal
The ‘Disposable Populations’ of Sports
Fed Cup changes name to honor tennis great Billie Jean King – Now called the Billie Jean King Cup
NHL, junior hockey leagues part of ‘conspiracy’ to exploit teenage players, $825M lawsuit alleges
The Possible Location Options for UFC 249
Women’s representation in administrative positions in Olympic sports
“She was a running prodigy. He was the most powerful man in track. How her promising career unravelled.”
“‘Let’s Root for the Boys:’ The Reimagining of the NFL Cheerleader“
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant have brought about some important discussions about the meaning of a sport star and about the specific messy and not so complicated legacy the former LA Laker leaves behind. To some he was a hero, a legend bigger than life, and a great advocate for women and girls’ sport, especially through his young basketball phenom daughter. To others, his was the epitome entitlement after being charged and admitting to choking, lacerating, and raping a teenager back in 2003. Society has to reckon with the latter and “ignoring it doesn’t help.”
Racism in European football (soccer). A resurgence or the same old, same old?
How a West Seattle woman is making history with the New York Yankees
I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike
Youth hockey coach receives racist message from parent
Annet Negesa, a former Ugandan former middle distance runner, points the finger at IAAF in disturbing story of forced medical procedures meant to “pull[…] out [her] testosterone”
What exactly is Don Cherry’s impact? This article argues that he is a hindrance.
Serena Williams’s new all-female Nike ad, “Dream Crazier,” hit on an issue almost as old as time: the “hysterical” woman.
Can Breaking Become An Olympic Sport And Still Keep Its Soul?
Gay players fear icy reception
Canada Winter Games using new gender inclusion policy at 2019 event
Why are women still having to fight so hard for their rightful place in the male-dominated sporting world?
California to Consider a Bill Requiring Sporting Events to Pay Men and Women Equally
Sex offences against minors: Investigation reveals more than 200 Canadian coaches convicted in last 20 years
Trump, Colin Kaepernick and the Super Bowl: Scholar David Leonard on white privilege in sports
Spike Lee, Nike, and Corporate Activism
The cost of Olympic success? More abuse allegations in a highly competitive team: the case of Korea
A woman officiated an NFL game for the first time in January 2019
The NHL’s struggle to stifle personality
Spurs face FA inquiry after fan throws banana skin at Arsenal’s Aubameyang
For Laurence Vincent Lapointe, being told she couldn’t ‘sport’ because she was a girl was only a motivation
Eroseanna Robinson protested before Kap and Carlos and Smith.
The 2022 Commonwealth Games may be Canada’s last. Funds for athletes to get there are running out.
How Basketball Became Part of First Nations Culture
Women’s beach handball players’ uniform rules
Players masking their own physical pain
Fascist fight clubs: how white nationalists use MMA as a recruiting tool
Much has been written about the Australian cartoon depicting Serena Williams at the US Open Finals. Racism and, especially mysogynoir (socio-culturally sanctioned hate of Black women rooted in a history of violence against Black women), permeate this discussion.
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Plenty Out there about Nike and Kaep. One example.
Sport for Development with the Raptors: