Politics, equal pay, and the Women’s World Cup success | YouGov

In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, Americans believe success should determine sports salaries for both sexes.
— Read on today.yougov.com/

Baylor School trio picked for USA Baseball national program | Times Free Press

Three players from Baylor’s state championship baseball team have been selected to participate in USA Baseball’s 16-under National Team Development Program.
— Read on www.timesfreepress.com/news/sports/preps/story/2019/jul/12/baylor-school-trio-picked-usbaseball-national/498720/

Our U.S. soccer men lag behind our women, and here’s the reason why that’s so true | Mississippi Today

So many of our greatest football heroes would have been soccer sensations. But they chose to go where the scholarships and the big bucks were. That’s still the case.
— Read on mississippitoday.org/2019/07/12/our-u-s-soccer-men-lag-behind-our-women-and-heres-the-reason-why-thats-so-true/

Baseball helps Hauppauge’s Stefania Abruscato succeed in softball | Newsday

Stefania Abruscato was merely trying to draw interest of college softball coaches. But she ended up garnering the attention of people in Major League Baseball. As a seventh-grader, Abruscato, who will
— Read on www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/softball/hauppauge-softball-baseball-1.33769249

Baseball camp for girls has a strong lineup of coaches – Sports – Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sarasota, FL

Three-day event opens July 19 at Cool Today Park in North Port

— Read on www.heraldtribune.com/sports/20190712/baseball-camp-for-girls-has-strong-lineup-of-coaches

With a World Cup Boost, an Agent Bets on Female Athletes – The New York Times

Wasserman, the agency that represents most of the United States women’s national team, will open a division solely focused on female athletes.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/sports/women-athlete-marketing-wasserman.html

NY Knockout conducts football clinic for area girls | The Daily Gazette

NY Knockout conducts football clinic for area girls | The Daily Gazette
— Read on dailygazette.com/article/2019/07/11/ny-knockout-conducts-football-clinic-for-area-girls

Women’s football is becoming big business – Net gains

As the sport’s popularity grows, sponsors and broadcasters are taking note
— Read on www.economist.com/business/2019/07/13/womens-football-is-becoming-big-business

Michigan tops rankings for college sports, MSU comes in 11th – mlive.com

Michigan tops rankings for college sports, MSU comes in 11th – mlive.com
— Read on www.mlive.com/wolverines/2019/07/michigan-tops-rankings-for-college-sports-msu-comes-in-11.html

Baseball Should Keep the Juiced Balls and Fix Its Buzzkill Problem | The Huddle | OZY

What we learned from All Star week: MLB is in great shape if it can get out of its own way. 
— Read on www.ozy.com/the-huddle/baseball-should-keep-the-juiced-balls-and-fix-its-buzzkill-problem/95498

Rapinoe the new voice for women’s soccer and sports | Local | smdailyjournal.com

The week of baseball’s All-Star Game is one of the slowest sports weeks of the year, so much so that ESPN’s ESPY Awards — much like the Oscars or Emmys,
— Read on www.smdailyjournal.com/content/tncms/live/

History in the making | Mail Tribune

Jen Mendenhall wasn’t looking to make a statement this summer. But at the end of the day, if what she’s doing with the Medford Rogues carries a lasting impact, she’s certainly not going to shy away from the moment. “The more little girls that I can make fearless, the better off the world will be, I think,” says the 32-year-old Medford native.
— Read on mailtribune.com/sports/community-sports/medford-rogues-jen-mendenhall-gscbl-baseball

League Park brings the past back to life | News, Sports, Jobs – Morning Journal

CLEVELAND — About 3 miles away from all of the festivities at Progressive Field over Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game break, League Park quietly enter
— Read on www.morningjournalnews.com/sports/local-sports/2019/07/league-park-brings-the-past-back-to-life/

University Of Texas Announces Tuition-Free College Program

UT Austin has a major announcement to help make college tuition-free.
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2019/07/11/texas-student-loans/

Baseball Teams Aim To Bring Fans In, While Keeping Phones Out

With more people looking for ways to disconnect from their phones, teams like the Corpus Christi Hooks are taking matters into their own hands.
— Read on frntofficesport.com/baseball-teams-phones/

Driving Sponsorship Revenue in the Digital Advertising Age | Front Office Sports

Capturing fans’ attention can be difficult in a time when they have heaps of information and entertainment in the palms of their hands. The upside to this: smart phones and digital media also give …
— Read on app.livestorm.co/front-office-sport/driving-sponsorship-revenue-in-the-digital-advertising-age

MLB strike coming? Players ready if economic system doesn’t improve

MLB players representing their brethren at the All-Star Game made it quite clear this week that they want changes, big-time changes, in the next CBA.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2019/07/10/mlb-all-stars-strike-cba/1690983001/

Manchin bill pushes for USWNT equal pay – The Washington Post

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who introduced the bill, said that the “clear unequitable pay between the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams is unacceptable.”
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/07/10/senate-bill-would-block-federal-funds-world-cup-until-uswnt-gets-equal-pay/

My daughter’s first triathlon tested her body — and my heart – The Washington Post

Now that she’s getting older, I find myself missing being needed. Our connection, once as thick as climbing rope, feels more like a strand of dental floss these days.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/07/17/my-daughters-first-triathlon-tested-her-body-my-heart/

Meet 4 teen eco-activists hustling to save the planet — and the moms who make their work possible – The Lily

‘She is my manager, agent and chauffeur. She’s always been by my side,’ one 16-year-old says of her mom
— Read on www.thelily.com/meet-4-teen-eco-activists-hustling-to-save-the-planet-and-the-moms-who-make-their-work-possible/

U.S. soccer, volleyball and softball teams win championships on the same day – The Washington Post

Three U.S. women’s national teams won gold Sunday: in soccer, softball and volleyball.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/07/10/american-women-conquer-world-with-three-titles-one-really-powerful-moment/

Jim Bouton, baseball pitcher whose ‘Ball Four’ gave irreverent peek inside the game, dies at 80 – The Washington Post

With candid humor, he captured the profanity and pathos of a major-league clubhouse.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/jim-bouton-baseball-pitcher-whose-ball-four-gave-irreverent-peek-inside-the-game-dies-at-80/2019/07/10/f73acf52-b4e5-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html

Aussie Hearts play ball at the Field of Dreams movie site


Reading High’s Aneyshka Aponte proving she can compete with boys in baseball

The senior also is making a name for herself in softball.
— Read on www.readingeagle.com/sports/article/aponte-proving-she-can-compete-with-boys-in-baseball

Young softball crusader is taking her plight to the All-Star Game

Marie Marcum loves baseball, but she wants softball to be just as popular.
— Read on sports.yahoo.com/9-yearold-softball-crusader-marie-marcum-is-ready-to-take-her-sport-to-the-majors-200518620.html

Canberra Cavalry launches bid for inaugural women’s ABL team | The Canberra Times

The Cavalry want to be the spark to get female players interested in baseball again.
— Read on www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6266706/canberra-cavalry-launches-bid-for-inaugural-womens-team/

Ontario wins women’s baseball nationals – Trail Daily Times

Fruitvale product Allison Schroder invited to Team Canada selection camp
— Read on www.trailtimes.ca/sports/ontario-wins-womens-baseball-nationals/

Carole Cadwalladr inspires Nordic heroine of new young adult novel | Children and teenagers | The Guardian

Carole Cadwalladr inspires Nordic heroine of new young adult novel | Children and teenagers | The Guardian
— Read on https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/09/carole-cadwalladr-inspires-nordic-heroine-young-adult-novel

Ready or not, here comes baseball’s first non-human defined strike zone – Orange County Register

Ready or not, here comes baseball’s first non-human defined strike zone – Orange County Register
— Read on www.ocregister.com/2019/07/03/ready-or-not-here-comes-baseballs-first-non-human-defined-strike-zone/

Alberta captures bronze at Women’s Baseball Invitational Championships – Red Deer Advocate

Team Alberta ended the week the way they started it, in walk-off fashion.
— Read on www.reddeeradvocate.com/sports/alberta-captures-bronze-at-womens-baseball-invitational-championships/

10-year-old Colorado girl makes history as the youngest to scale Yosemite’s famed El Capitan – Los Angeles Times

Selah Schneiter, a 10-year-old girl from Colorado, made history last week as the youngest to climb to the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
— Read on www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-el-capitan-yosemite-10-year-old-girl-20190619-story.html

Cathy Engelbert on Her Role and the Future of the WNBA (EXCLUSIVE)

Incoming WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert takes you inside what she has planned for the WNBA as the league’s first-ever commissioner.
— Read on frntofficesport.com/cathy-engelbert-wnba/

2019 Home Run Derby participants, bracket and why each slugger could win

2019 Home Run Derby participants, bracket and why each slugger could win
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27098261/2019-home-run-derby-participants-bracket-why-slugger-win?platform=amp

Home Run Derby 2019 odds, players: Surprising picks from same MLB expert who nailed Bryce Harper’s win

Home Run Derby 2019 odds, players: Surprising picks from same MLB expert who nailed Bryce Harper’s win
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/home-run-derby-2019-odds-players-surprising-picks-from-same-mlb-expert-who-nailed-bryce-harpers-win/amp/

The NBA’s transition from marketing superstars to super teams – Los Angeles Times

The NBA lived the era of the ‘super team’ in the 1980’s with the Lakers and Celtics. We’re back to worshipping the team over the player in today’s NBA.
— Read on www.latimes.com/sports/nba/la-sp-nba-superteams-superstars-20190706-story.html

Will College Esports Arenas Soon Compete With Football Stadiums? | Fast Forward | OZY

As colleges invest in varsity esports, recruits look to a new wave of high-tech arenas to determine who really means business. 
— Read on www.ozy.com/fast-forward/will-college-esports-arenas-soon-compete-with-football-stadiums/95259

The WNBA is coming to ‘NBA 2K20’

The forthcoming NBA 2K20, set for release on September 6th, will feature the WNBA. 2K Games revealed back in February that the WNBA was set for inclusion in som…
— Read on www.engadget.com/2019/07/02/the-wnba-is-coming-to-nba-2k20/

Starbucks and Amazon partner on sports documentary about soccer | Marketing Dive

Marketing news, voices and jobs for industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
— Read on www.marketingdive.com/news/starbucks-and-amazon-partner-on-sports-documentary-about-soccer/558147/

MLB Network Adding Local Touch to Its Documentary Series

This marks the 11th time that MLB Network has held a local screening for its ‘MLB Network Presents’ documentary series, which it launched in 2015.
— Read on frntofficesport.com/mlb-network-presents-documentary-series/

EG Baseball Legend Wilma Briggs, Still Inspiring 65 Years On – East Greenwich News

EG Baseball Legend Wilma Briggs, Still Inspiring 65 Years On – East Greenwich News
— Read on eastgreenwichnews.com/eg-baseball-legend-wilma-briggs-still-inspiring-65-years-on/

The Case for Generalists – Forge

We think of expertise as something you cultivate by specializing early and staying focused. But in fact, the great innovative masters mostly started out as generalists.
— Read on forge.medium.com/the-case-for-generalists-29f9af19c8da

Hidden Figures (2016)


Hidden Figures (2016)
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.


How Poppy Northcutt cracked NASA’s boys’ club

It was easier to put a man on the moon than accept women as rocket scientists. A half-century after the Apollo missions, the first female Mission Control engineer is still fighting for women’s rights.

— Read on www.fastcompany.com/90367926/how-poppy-northcutt-cracked-nasas-boys-club-and-became-a-feminist-icon

These kids do scouting the old-fashioned way. But membership has a modern twist. – nj.com

These kids do scouting the old-fashioned way. But membership has a modern twist. – nj.com
— Read on www.nj.com/news/2019/07/these-kids-do-scouting-the-old-fashioned-way-but-membership-has-a-modern-twist.html

The legacy of Majestic Park

I thank the people of Hot Springs, including the Hot Springs public schools, Hot Springs Boys & Girls Club, Optimist Club, Showman’s Club, American Legion, and especially the former director of the Hot Springs Boys Club, the late Ira Lollis, for providing me and my friends the opportunity to play baseball, softball and football on good sports fields.

— Read on www.hotsr.com/news/2019/jul/07/the-legacy-of-majestic-park-20190707/

We discovered a Women’s Whiffle Ball League in Hoover’s Bluff Park. See what we found | Bham Now

We just discovered a new American pastime and its being played in the Bluff Park neighborhood of Hoover.The sport? Women’s Whiffle Ball.
— Read on bhamnow.com/2019/07/06/we-discovered-a-womens-whiffle-ball-league-in-hoovers-bluff-park-see-what-we-found/

Meet the woman who’s driving promotions for the new Traverse City Pit Spitters

Meet the woman who’s driving promotions for the new Traverse City Pit Spitters
— Read on www.crainsdetroit.com/sports/meet-woman-whos-driving-promotions-new-traverse-city-pit-spitters

Headers and hardball – Hudson Reporter

Headers and hardball – Hudson Reporter
— Read on hudsonreporter.com/2019/07/05/headers-and-hardball/

Cronkite professors pay tribute to remarkable women in newsrooms | ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact

In their new book, Cronkite School professors Julia Wallace and Kristin Grady Gilger tell the stories of remarkable women who have broken through barrier after barrier at media organizations around the country since the 1970s — and describe the challenges women still face as they navigate their way to the top.
— Read on asunow.asu.edu/2019705-discoveries-cronkite-professors-pay-tribute-remarkable-women-newsrooms

Kelsey and Hayley Lalor help Alberta to opening game win at Women’s Baseball Invitational – Red Deer Advocate

Team Alberta had some Red Deer help to open the 2019 Women’s Invitational Championships.
— Read on www.reddeeradvocate.com/sports/kelsey-and-hayley-lalor-help-alberta-to-opening-game-win-at-womens-baseball-invitational/