Jacob deGrom First to be Inspected by Umpires for Sticky Substances – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/22/sports/baseball/jacob-degrom-umpire-inspection.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage§ion=Sports

Players of Asian Descent on the L.P.G.A. Tour Lift Silence on Racism and Sexism – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/22/sports/golf/lpga-women-pga-championship-atlanta-anti-asian-bias.html?action=click&module=In Other News&pgtype=Homepage

Newman makes history with YouTube game

Newman makes history with YouTube game

https://www.mlb.com/news/melanie-newman-broadcasting-a-s-vs-rangers-game-on-youtubehttps://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.mlb.com/news/melanie-newman-broadcasting-a-s-vs-rangers-game-on-youtube&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoTOTkzNTg4MDUzNzI5MjMwMzA1MzIaMDRjNDI0Y2E4NWZmN2JjMTpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNG2U6rOX69yZpB4lIbq2Zkq31b96w

Doctored baseballs? MLB’s sticky situation, new rules explained | PBS NewsHour

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/doctored-baseballs-mlbs-sticky-situation-new-rules-explained

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will be first trans athlete to compete at Olympics

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jun/21/olympics-tokyo-laurel-hubbard-trans-weightlifter-new-zealand

Tech destroyed trading cards. Then tech (and the pandemic) brought the hobby back. – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/tech-destroyed-trading-cards-then-tech-and-the-pandemic-brought-the-hobby-back/2021/06/21/6c375652-b435-11eb-a980-a60af976ed44_story.html

Backed by Puma, Gwen Berry aims to make the U.S. Olympic team – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2021/06/21/gwen-berry-puma-us-olympic-track-trials/

The Supreme Court’s NCAA ruling is the beginning of the end – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/06/22/sally-jenkins-supreme-court-ncaa-decision/

Supreme Court decision exposes NCAA’s con – The Washington Post

This court is like so many of us. It doesn’t get the college sports model. It doesn’t get it because there is nothing of substance to get.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/06/21/supreme-court-exposes-ncaa/

Supreme Court rules against NCAA restrictions on colleges offering educational perks to compensate student-athletes – The Washington Post

Justices reject NCAA argument that its rules limiting such benefits are needed to preserve the image of amateurism in college sports.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-ncaa-student-athletes/2021/06/21/777e4718-d290-11eb-9f29-e9e6c9e843c6_story.html

Carl Nassib comes out as gay, first NFL player to do so – The Washington Post

Nassib, a 28-year-old defensive lineman for the Las Vegas Raiders, said on Instagram that he “agonized over this moment for the last 15 years.”
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/06/21/carl-nassib-openly-gay-nfl-player/

The Women Who Want to Be Priests | The New Yorker

They feel drawn by God to the calling—and won’t let the Vatican stop them.
— Read on www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/06/28/the-women-who-want-to-be-priests

In N.C.A.A. Case, Supreme Court Backs Payments to Student-Athletes – The New York Times

The N.C.A.A. argued that the payments were a threat to amateurism and that barring them did not violate the antitrust laws.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/06/21/us/supreme-court-ncaa-student-athletes.html

Finding body acceptance in the pandemic – The Lily

https://www.thelily.com/diets-weigh-ins-and-progress-shots-one-woman-tried-it-all-before-she-finally-found-body-acceptance/

Express played like men, acted like ladies; Hartsfield their mentor

https://www.courierpress.com/story/sports/2021/06/18/express-played-like-men-acted-like-ladies-hartsfield-their-mentor/7708225002/

Baseball meets local history in Fredericksburg scholarship, educational project | Local News | fredericksburg.com

https://fredericksburg.com/news/local/baseball-meets-local-history-in-fredericksburg-scholarship-educational-project/article_ee09b497-403f-5259-a87e-3e6aef5dfeef.html

Megan Rapinoe’s Victoria’s Secret Role Sparks Huge Backlash

Conservatives have criticized the lingerie company for hiring the soccer star and LGBTQ activist as a brand ambassador, alongside actress Priyanka Chopra and trans model Valentina Sampaio.
— Read on www.newsweek.com/megan-rapinoe-victorias-secret-role-sparks-backlash-1601418

11-Year-Old Pitcher Snags Line Drive Like a Boss [VIDEO] | Fanbuzz

An 11-year-old pitcher in Georgia showed his quick reflexes on a terrific line drive catch.
— Read on fanbuzz.com/high-school/brody-cofield-line-drive-catch/

Large coaching staff get raves for helping first-place Giants adjust, improve

The San Francisco Giants raised some eyebrows by hiring 14 coaches, many of them young…
— Read on www.sfchronicle.com/sports/giants/article/Large-coaching-staff-get-raves-for-helping-16253683.php

Title IX protects transgender students, says Education Department – The Washington Post

The move reverses Trump-era policy.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/06/16/title-ix-transgender-students-discrimination/

MLB Draft: Nobody’s Going to Draft the Best Hitter on the Planet – Beyond the Box Score

The best amateur hitter in the world isn’t even being scouted.
— Read on www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2021/6/15/22527125/mlb-draft-jocelyn-alo-undrafted-best-hitter-world

Slaterettes’ inaugural ‘Dresses on the Diamond’ event is June 25 | The Valley Breeze

Slaterettes’ inaugural ‘Dresses on the Diamond’ event is June 25 | The Valley Breeze
— Read on www.valleybreeze.com/2021-06-15/pawtucket/slaterettes-inaugural-dresses-diamond-event-june-25

With Foreign Substances, MLB Faces Crisis of Its Own Making – The New York Times

As it did with steroids, baseball spent decades fostering a breeding ground for blatant ball doctoring. A handful of 10-game suspensions can’t change that.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/06/15/sports/baseball/mlb-ball-doctoring-spider-tack.html

The Negro Leagues Are Major Leagues | Baseball-Reference.com

The Negro Leagues Are Major Leagues | Baseball-Reference.com
— Read on www.baseball-reference.com/negro-leagues-are-major-leagues.shtml

Baseball Reference Adds Negro League Stats – The New York Times

M.L.B. is still working to incorporate Negro league statistics, but a popular website now lets fans put some of the numbers in context.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/06/15/sports/baseball/baseball-reference-negro-leagues.html

12 year-old girl plays baseball and is all for girl power | KSNF/KODE – FourStatesHomepage.com

FLORIDA – In tonight’s dose of good news… One 12 year-old girl is making a name for herself on the baseball diamond, proving the sport isn’t just for boys. Whoever coined the taunt… You throw like a girl… Never saw Twelve-year old Valentina Smith unleash from the pitcher’s mound. “It’s kind of like oh she’s […]
— Read on www.fourstateshomepage.com/news/12-year-old-girl-plays-baseball-and-is-all-for-girl-power/

Air Force authorizes camouflage baseball caps in uniform

Previously, airmen wore such caps only while deployed to the CENTCOM area, which includes the Middle East and Central Asia.
— Read on taskandpurpose.com/news/air-force-baseball-caps-ocp-tactical-cap/

Katrina Adams, Raven Jemison promote women of color as sports leaders

While diversity is increasing in sports management roles, many sport organizations still have a ways to go in hiring a diversely.
— Read on www.jsonline.com/story/life/2021/06/14/katrina-adams-raven-jemison-promote-women-color-sports-leaders/7683714002/

Playing The Field: Sydney Women’s Baseball League – Star Observer

In this first of occasional column celebrating the diversity, inclusiveness, and vibrance of the queer sporting community here in Sydney, we look at the Sydney Women’s Baseball League in 2021.
— Read on www.starobserver.com.au/news/sport/playing-the-field-sydney-womens-baseball-league/203462

Parkland girl is already a baseball legend

Valentina hit the first ever over-the-fence home run by a girl in Parkland Little League history. Valentina is talented and works very hard off the field — and she loves the grind. She says she wants to be an inspiration to other girls who want to do what she does.
— Read on www.local10.com/sports/2021/06/11/parkland-girl-is-already-a-baseball-legend/

Timeline of professional baseball in San Antonio

We examine the history of professional baseball in San Antonio.
— Read on www.expressnews.com/projects/2021/pro-baseball-in-san-antonio/

Latest ‘A League of Their Own’ casting call seeks women welders, Black choir | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Women welders in Pittsburgh immediately brings to mind the 1983 film “Flashdance.”
— Read on www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2021/06/09/amazon-a-league-of-their-own-tv-series-casting-call-welders-choir-flashdance-abbi-jacobson/stories/202106090130

Charlotte girl is catcher on Olympic High’s baseball team | Charlotte Observer

At Charlotte’s Olympic High, Meredith McFadden is a rare girls athlete playing baseball. She is the catcher on the Trojans high school team
— Read on www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/high-school/article251604193.html

$14 Million Settlement for Water Polo Players Who Accused Coach of Abuse – The New York Times

In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs said that USA Water Polo did not do enough to protect them from their coach, Bahram Hojreh. He also faces criminal charges.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/06/07/us/water-polo-abuse-settlement.html

Former Little League star Mo’ne Davis is interning as a baseball broadcaster with the DC Grays – The Washington Post

Former Little League star Mo’ne Davis traded her mitt for a mic this summer, but she hasn’t left the sport.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/06/09/mone-davis-broadcaster-dc-grays/

NYTimes: Martina Navratilova Has Plenty to Say

Martina Navratilova Has Plenty to Say
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/06/sports/martina-navratilova-french-open.html?referringSource=articleShare

Giants become first team in MLB to wear Pride colors on the field – The Washington Post

The Giants play ball in Pride colors, pulling the players into the conversation.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/06/06/giants-pride-colors-logo/

MLB pitchers doctoring baseballs are changing the game – Sports Illustrated

The inside story of how rampant pitch-doctoring in MLB is pumping pitchers up and deflating offenses.
— Read on www.si.com/

Great Plains Black History Museum tells the story of Negro Baseball League

Some names, like Babe Ruth, have become being immortalized in pop culture. Other like Hank Aaron, the Black player who eventually beat Ruth’s home run record, have gone mostly unrecognized.
— Read on www.3newsnow.com/news/local-news/great-plains-black-history-museum-tells-the-story-of-negro-baseball-league

MLB’s official scoring university creating a pipeline to add more diversity into role | Sports Coverage | gazette.com

DENVER — Jillian Geib has a designated color for almost every outcome that could happen in a baseball game.
— Read on gazette.com/content/tncms/live/

A’s Bob Melvin: MLB enforcement on ball-doctoring ‘a prudent thing to do’ – sfchronicle.com

https://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/athletics/article/A-s-Bob-Melvin-MLB-enforcement-on-16227868.php

Young transgender athletes grappling with anti-trans sports legislation – ABC News

“It wouldn’t be fair,” said Sunny, an 8-year-old transgender athlete who’d be forced to play with boys if the anti-trans bill becomes a law.
— Read on abcnews.go.com/Sports/young-transgender-athletes-grappling-anti-trans-sports-legislation/story

A’s to honor first openly gay MLB player, Oakland native Glenn Burke

Oakland Athletics rename Pride Night after Oakland native and MLB outfielder Glenn Burke
— Read on www.mercurynews.com/2021/06/04/as-to-honor-first-openly-gay-mlb-player-oakland-native-glenn-burke/

2021 College World Series: Live updates, bracket, scores | NCAA.com

https://www.ncaa.com/live-updates/baseball/d1/2021-college-world-series-live-updates-bracket-scores

International Women’s Baseball Center finds new home at Rockford University

https://wrex.com/2021/06/04/international-womens-baseball-center-finds-new-home-at-rockford-university/

2021 Women’s College World Series: Bracket, schedule, scores | NCAA.com

https://www.ncaa.com/news/softball/article/2021-06-05/2021-womens-college-world-series-bracket-schedule-scores

Massages for Men, Doubleheaders for Women – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/04/briefing/college-sports-gender-inequality.html

Women In Baseball: Brit Minder Embraces Her Role In Twins Scouting Department

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/women-in-baseball-brit-minder-embraces-her-role-in-twins-scouting-department/

Cuba’s Baseball Team Fails To Make The Olympics — And It’s Canada’s Fault – https://www.npr.org/2021/06/04/1003348293/cubas-baseball-team-fails-to-make-the-olympics-and-its-canadas-fault

Is baseball broken? – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/post-reports/is-baseball-broken/