Abbotsford’s Raine Padgham invited to Baseball Canada showcase – Abbotsford News

Pink-haired pitching phenom attending women’s national team showcase in Quebec in August
— Read on www.abbynews.com/sports/abbotsfords-raine-padgham-invited-to-baseball-canada-showcase/

UMPI baseball hat in Cooperstown

Former UMPI Baseball player has her hat in the Hall of Fame
— Read on www.wagmtv.com/2021/07/30/umpi-baseball-hat-cooperstown/

Cape League: 3 women interns get into baseball operations with Wareham

Cape League: Three women interns hard at work for Wareham
— Read on www.capecodtimes.com/story/sports/2021/07/30/cape-league-three-women-interns-hard-work-wareham/5419107001/

Women in Baseball Week – A worldwide celebration of women and girls in baseball

Women in Baseball Week – A worldwide celebration of women and girls in baseball
— Read on womeninbaseballweek.org/

Why Elite Female Athletes Are Turning Away From Major Sponsors – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/business/female-athletes-sponsorship-apparel.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage§ion=Business

How Simone Biles saved herself — and her teammates — at the Olympics

How Simone Biles saved herself — and her teammates — at the Olympics
— Read on sports-yahoo-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/sports.yahoo.com/amphtml/how-simone-biles-saved-herself-and-her-teammates-at-the-olympics-171619025.html

Michelle Goldberg – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/by/michelle-goldberg

Opinion | The Silent Pulse of the Universe: What Jocelyn Bell Burnell Discovered – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/27/opinion/pulsars-jocelyn-bell-burnell-astronomy.html?action=click&algo=bandit-all-surfaces&block=more_in_recirc&fellback=false&imp_id=304047595&impression_id=b63d6a01-effb-11eb-a23d-176913e94e1c&index=1&pgtype=Article&pool=more_in_pools/opinion®ion=footer&req_id=877412289&surface=eos-more-in&variant=0_bandit-all-surfaces

Simone Biles’s Withdrawal: How Covid Gave Way to Mental Health at Tokyo Olympics – Bloomberg

The U.S. gymnast becomes a hero for showing us how athletes should deal with the other side of elite competition.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-07-28/simone-biles-s-withdrawal-how-covid-gave-way-to-mental-health-at-tokyo-olympics

VIDEO — Schools Encouraged to Take Precautions as New Year Begins

VIDEO — Schools Encouraged to Take Precautions as New Year Begins
— Read on editor.ne16.com/vo/

Humboldt Park Gators, Chicago’s Only All-Girls Baseball Team, Win National Title: ‘Just Amazing’

The team started as five girls with little baseball experience and has blossomed into a nationally recognized force.
— Read on blockclubchicago.org/2021/07/27/humboldt-park-gators-chicagos-only-all-girls-baseball-team-win-national-title-just-amazing/

Dominican Republic National Baseball Team Partners With Strive

Strive’s sensors allow players to tell which muscle groups are functioning more or less during a given action.
— Read on www.sporttechie.com/dominican-republic-national-baseball-team-partners-with-strive

Celebrating Manitoba women in baseball – Winnipeg Free Press

The week of July 25-31 is being celebrated as Women in Baseball Week, an event that recognizes women…
— Read on www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/sports/Celebrating-Manitoba-women-in-baseball-574942171.html

Olympic surfing was crazy and wild, but a big success

https://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/jenkins/article/Olympic-surfing-was-crazy-and-wild-but-a-big-16343676.php

Patricia SAUNDERS Obituary (2021) – The Globe and Mail

PATRICIA RUTH SAUNDERS Patricia Ruth Saunders (Ruth) passed quietly away with her nephew, Adam Saunders and exceptional caregiver, Josepha by her side on March 4, 2021, in the intimacy of her own home
— Read on www.legacy.com/obituaries/theglobeandmail/obituary.aspx

Blazing a Trail in Alexandria

Jennifer Hammond may be the new kid on the block when it comes to the coaching staff of the Alexandria Aces, but she is no stranger to a baseball field.
— Read on www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2021/jul/26/blazing-trail-alexandria/

U.S. fencer Lee Kiefer wins women’s foil final, making history

U.S. fencer Lee Kiefer made history Sunday when she defeated defending champion Inna Deriglazova of Russia, 15-13, in the women’s foil final Sunday.Why it matters: Kiefer’s win marks Team USA’s first Olympic gold medal in women’s foil and it’s third in fencing. Kiefer is a three-time Olympian who is ranked No. 5 in the world. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Before this year’s Games, Kiefer had yet to medal at the Olympics. Kiefer pulled off her mask in
— Read on sports.yahoo.com/u-fencer-lee-kiefer-wins-131520491.html

Revealing the long but hidden history of queer women in sport

The Netflix documentary A Secret Love tells the remarkable story of a decades-long relationship between two gay athletes and opens up a conversation about racism, classism and homophobia in the 50s.
— Read on theconversation.com/revealing-the-long-but-hidden-history-of-queer-women-in-sport-163614

Will women play professional baseball? A growing group of girls is swinging for the majors | The Star

The 6th Annual Baseball for All Nationals tournament held over the past week was billed as the largest girls’ baseball tournament in U.S. history, dra…
— Read on www.thestar.com/news/world/2021/07/24/will-women-play-professional-baseball-a-growing-group-of-girls-is-swinging-for-the-majors.html

Tokyo Olympics: Lilly King’s confidence will be key for Team USA – Sports Illustrated

An insatiable competitive drive is genetic for Olympic swimmer Lilly King, who is notorious for speaking her mind and then backing it up in the pool.
— Read on www.si.com/

What Megan Rapinoe Is Doing For Pay Equality & How You Can Help | NextAdvisor with TIME

“It’s not easy to constantly have to demand your worth,” Rapinoe says. The gender wage gap is a systemic problem, but you can still take action.
— Read on time.com/nextadvisor/in-the-news/megan-rapinoe-pay-equality/

Women-Owned Businesses Are Still Hard to Find | Time

For a week, I tried to shop only at companies run by women. It was nearly impossible.
— Read on time.com/6081259/women-owned-businesses-rare/

Title IX | Celebrating the inspirational individuals and landmark moments in the history of Title IX | NFHS

Celebrating the inspirational individuals and landmark moments in the history of Title IX, and continuing to grow the educational and competitive opportunities for the future.
— Read on www.nfhs.org/resources/title-ix/

Softball Fans Unhappy Players Relegated to Baseball Fields – The New York Times

Fans and players alike expressed disappointment across social media this week that organizers in Tokyo didn’t build softball fields.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/sports/olympics/softball-baseball-olympics-controversy.html

Opinion | Rachel Robinson, First Lady of Baseball, Turns 99 | Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier | Rachel Robinson was not only Jackie’s partner, she is also a feminist and civil rights crusader.
— Read on www.commondreams.org/views/2021/07/22/rachel-robinson-first-lady-baseball-turns-99

Norway’s beach handball protest is about a lot more than bikinis

Norway’s beach handball bikini protest in the Euro 2020 championships is about a lot more than swimsuits or hemlines.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/norway-s-beach-handball-protest-about-lot-more-bikinis-ncna1274739

USA Softball star Cat Osterman dominant in Tokyo Olympics opener

Cat Osterman, who came out of retirement for another shot at the Olympics, threw a one-hitter, striking out nine against Italy.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/story/sports/christinebrennan/2021/07/21/usa-softball-star-cat-osterman-dominant-tokyo-olympics-opener/8038006002/

Big Train baseball honors Montgomery Co.’s Morella with community hero award | WTOP

Former Maryland Congresswoman Connie Morella, a beloved Republican in a deep-blue district praised for her bipartisan spirit, was honored Wednesday with a community hero award by Big Train baseball, a Bethesda-based collegiate team that feeds into the pros.
— Read on wtop.com/montgomery-county/2021/07/big-train-baseball-honors-montgomery-co-s-morella-with-community-hero-award/

Interview with Shari Reiniger – Canadian Sport Scene

Interview with Shari Reiniger – Canadian Sport Scene
— Read on canadiansportscene.com/interview-with-shari-reiniger/

Adjustment made to pre-pitch sequence in High School Baseball | People’s Defender

News Release…
— Read on www.peoplesdefender.com/2021/07/22/adjustment-made-to-pre-pitch-sequence-in-high-school-baseball/

Chatham’s Kelliann Jenkins, 1 of just 6 women playing college baseball, refuses to limit her dreams | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chatham’s Kelliann Jenkins, 1 of just 6 women playing college baseball, refuses to limit her dreams | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
— Read on www.post-gazette.com/sports/other-colleges/2021/07/23/kelliann-jenkins-chatham-university-pitcher-female-college-baseball-players-ncaa-gender-julie-croteau/stories/202107080167

Baseball For All 2021 national tournament

Girls shouldn’t play baseball. At least, that’s what Justine Siegal’s baseball coach told her when she was 13 years old.
Siegal disagreed. In fact, that moment motivated her to make her mark on the sport.
Since then, Siegal has made history. She became the first woman to coach in a
— Read on www.mlb.com/news/baseball-for-all-2021-national-tournament

Gen Z women are breaking into the venture-capital boys club – The Washington Post

The new entrants hope their arrival is a sign that the VC establishment is open to new perspectives on which ideas deserve funding.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/04/23/gen-z-venture-capital/

How I’m rejecting the pressure to be ‘ladylike’ – The Lily

I’m done conforming to gendered expectations.
— Read on www.thelily.com/how-im-rejecting-the-pressure-to-be-ladylike/

Zaila Avant-garde on her hidden talent — and no, it’s not basketball dribbling – The Lily

We caught up with the 14-year-old a week after she made history at the National Spelling Bee.
— Read on www.thelily.com/zaila-avant-garde-on-her-hidden-talent-and-no-its-not-basketball-dribbling/

The 6888th Battalion, a unit of Black women, made history in World War II. They could get a Congressional Gold Medal. – The Lily

This year, the Senate passed a bill that would give the 6888th a Congressional Gold Medal.
— Read on www.thelily.com/this-unit-of-black-women-made-history-in-world-war-ii-theyre-finally-getting-broader-recognition/

IUDs can be painful at insertion and in weeks and months afterwards – The Lily

More than 130 people shared their IUD experiences with us.
— Read on www.thelily.com/patients-are-warned-that-iuds-can-be-uncomfortable-but-many-say-the-pain-is-excruciating/

Marjorie Adams, Who Went to Bat for a Baseball Pioneer, Dies at 72 – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/20/sports/baseball/marjorie-adams-dead.html?action=click&module=Features&pgtype=Homepage

NCHSAA Best Fit to Run High School Sports in North Carolina

NCHSAA Best Fit to Run High School Sports in North Carolina
— Read on editor.ne16.com/vo/

Adjustment made to pre-pitch sequence in high school baseball | Sports | news-expressky.com

LEXINGTON — High school baseball pitchers who do not receive signals from the catcher must now simulate taking a sign with one foot on the pitcher’s plate before proceeding with
— Read on news-expressky.com/content/tncms/live/

LISTEN: Alaska Baseball League’s first female umpire wants to show girls they can be part of hardball, too – Alaska Public Media

LISTEN: Alaska Baseball League’s first female umpire wants to show girls they can be part of hardball, too – Alaska Public Media
— Read on www.alaskapublic.org/2021/07/19/listen-alaska-baseball-leagues-first-female-umpire-wants-to-show-girls-they-can-be-part-of-hardball-too/

Dirt in the Skirts to Sandman | Extra Innings Episode 3

https://youtu.be/W5yE_RGig3g

Dirt in the Skirt to Sandman | Hall of Fame Connections Episode 3

https://youtu.be/2cG2xoLtnmw

MLB Women’s Baseball Day – AZ Snake Pit

Who would I pick to play for the Diamondbacks?
— Read on www.azsnakepit.com/2021/7/20/22581354/mlb-womens-baseball-day

Norwegian women’s handball team fined for wearing shorts instead of bikinis – The Washington Post

The European Handball Federation’s disciplinary commission ordered the team to pay 150 euros per player after the women wore athletic shorts during a match on Sunday.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/20/norway-handball-team-fined-shorts/

The Pitchers Whose Spin Rates Fell Most After a Crackdown on Sticky Substances – The New York Times

Strikeouts have decreased and on-base percentage has risen — midseason changes without parallel in decades of baseball in the majors.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/07/19/upshot/major-league-baseball-spin-rate-shift.html

Sports Hall of Fame – Narelle Gosstray

This year, 26 district sporting legends are being inducted to the hall of fame, honour roll and junior honour roll categories in the Greater Shepparton Sports Hall of Fame. The News is featuring stories on each of the inductees in the lead-up to the…
— Read on www.sheppnews.com.au/sport/2021/07/18/4713232/sports-hall-of-fame-narelle-gosstray

Minor league baseball players still have struggles after MLB’s overhaul, advocates say – The Washington Post

Even with sweeping changes, which are massive by professional baseball standards, most minor leaguers continue to live at or below the poverty line, according to Harry Marino, executive director of Advocates for Minor Leaguers.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/07/16/minor-league-baseball-advocacy-mlb-overhaul/

Medford’s Kaleigh Laidlaw making history on the baseball diamond

Baseball players through the generations know that runny mascara can look like they’re crying.
— Read on www.wickedlocal.com/story/medford-transcript/2021/07/15/medfords-kaleigh-laidlaw-making-history-baseball-diamond/7937032002/

First-Ever Female NCAA Catcher Breaks Baseball Barriers

Marika Lyszczyk was the first female catcher to play NCAA baseball and now she is taking on the challenge of summer collegiate baseball in the Hamptons.
— Read on www.newsweek.com/first-ever-female-ncaa-pitcher-breaks-baseball-barriers-1609818