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


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


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


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

Arena Stage Announces TONI STONE Cast and Creative Team

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the company for Toni Stone, written by Arena alumna resident playwright Lydia R. Diamond. Set in the 1950s, Toni Stone was the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues, also making her the first woman to play in a professional men’s league.
— Read on www.broadwayworld.com/washington-dc/article/Arena-Stage-Announces-Cast-and-Creative-Team-Announced-for-TONI-STONE-20210714

16 female athletes stepping up and speaking out

16 female athletes stepping up and speaking out
— Read on mailchi.mp/malala/16-female-athletes-stepping-up-and-speaking-out

Lena Vann’s Black Period Project is working to eliminate the stigma around menstruation and poverty – The Lily

Giving voice to Black menstruators is crucial, says 21-year-old Lena Vann.
— Read on www.thelily.com/periods-are-not-gross-how-one-student-is-working-to-eliminate-the-stigma-around-menstruation-and-poverty/

Allyson Felix is giving Olympians $10,000 for child care – The Lily

The fund will be available to applicants who are eligible to compete for a U.S. national team.
— Read on www.thelily.com/track-star-allyson-felix-is-giving-fellow-olympians-10000-for-child-care-its-a-huge-sigh-of-relief-they-say/

An M.L.B. Game Will be Called Entirely by Women – The New York Times

“It can’t help but feel different,” said Alanna Rizzo, who will be part of the crew for an Orioles-Rays game alongside Melanie Newman, Sarah Langs, Heidi Watney and Lauren Gardner.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/07/15/sports/baseball/mlb-all-woman-broadcast.html

New Olympic Sports: What to Know About the 5 New Sports at the Tokyo Games | SELF

The Tokyo games will bring with it five new Olympic sports—four of which will make their debuts, and one which is coming back after a 13-year hiatus.
— Read on www.self.com/story/new-olympic-sports-tokyo

Baseball Needs More Kids Movies | FanGraphs Baseball

Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary.
— Read on blogs.fangraphs.com/baseball-needs-more-kids-movies/

MLB GRIT offers girls an All-Star experience


Japan’s Fukushima Pref. to bar spectators from Olympic softball, baseball

Tokyo Olympics’ softball and baseball games scheduled at Fukushima Azuma stadium will be held behind closed doors, Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori says, with the state of the COVID-19 situation still touch and go in Japan.
— Read on english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/07/794147c74ef0-fukushima-to-bar-spectators-from-olympic-softball-baseball.html

NFHS Begins Yearlong Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Title IX

NFHS Begins Yearlong Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Title IX
— Read on editor.ne16.com/vo/

USSSA Pride looks to inspire future softball players at Bosse Field

The USSSA Pride, an independent professional fastpitch softball team, is playing a pair of exhibitions Tuesday and Wednesday.
— Read on www.courierpress.com/story/sports/2021/07/13/usssa-pride-looks-inspire-future-softball-players-bosse-field/7939519002/

UNO’s Megan Steinmetz one of few women in country with director of baseball operations job title | Sports | nola.com

Megan Steinmetz makes her way to the Puccino’s Coffee shop on Veterans Boulevard in Metairie every Friday morning.
— Read on www.nola.com/content/tncms/live/

Minor league baseball with women general managers way ahead of MLB

Let’s see Brian Cashman run a team and nurse his baby at the same time.
— Read on www.northjersey.com/story/sports/2021/07/14/minor-league-baseball-women-general-managers/7955015002/

Lyndhurst NJ teen will join ranks of women in college baseball

This fall, catcher Alexia Jorge will join the exclusive ranks as one the few women to play college baseball in New Jersey and the United States.
— Read on www.northjersey.com/story/sports/2021/07/14/lyndhurst-nj-teen-join-ranks-women-college-baseball/5143977001/

500 Girls from Across the U.S. Show that Baseball is a Game for All During National Tournament

ABERDEEN, MD / ACCESSWIRE / July 13, 2021 / Over 500 girls ages 8-19 are set to play at the 6th annual Baseball For All Nationals: the largest girls baseball tournament in North America. This year, the tournament will be hosted at The Ripken ExperienceTM Aberdeen, and will welcome the largest number of girls to ever play at a baseball tournament in U.
— Read on finance.yahoo.com/news/500-girls-across-u-show-152000544.html

Hillsboro Hops | MiLB.com

The Official Site of Minor League Baseball web site includes features, news, rosters, statistics, schedules, teams, live game radio broadcasts, and video clips.
— Read on www.milb.com/hillsboro

Driveline Baseball | Data-Driven Baseball Performance Training

The world’s best data-driven baseball player development program. Hitting and pitching performance training informed by research and constant iteration.
— Read on www.drivelinebaseball.com/

Baseball For All National Girls Baseball Tournament | Baseball For All

Information about Baseball For All Nationals, a girls baseball tournament, taking place in summer 2021 in Aberdeen, MD.
— Read on baseballforall.com/nationals/

Swan Lake woman played pro baseball during WWII | Daily Inter Lake

Under the shade of an umbrella, Donna Roberts, peaked out from beneath a sun hat to catch the action at the Bigfork Fourth of July Parade.
— Read on dailyinterlake.com/news/2021/jul/11/swan-lake-woman-played-prof-baseball-during-wwii/

America’s pastime is garnering more young females toward baseball. “It’s my first love. ”