49ers’ coach Bill Walsh was also a racial justice genius

49ers coach Bill Walsh added to his legacy 35 years ago with the creation of an internship program for aspiring minority coaches
— Read on www.mercurynews.com/2020/09/11/why-bill-walshs-fight-to-integrate-nfl-coaching-was-another-form-of-genius/

List of college teams cut because of pandemic passes 230 – The Washington Post

Associated Press research finds that colleges in the three NCAA divisions and the NAIA have eliminated at least 233 sports programs because of budget problems blamed on the coronavirus outbreak
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/list-of-college-teams-cut-because-of-pandemic-passes-230/2020/09/10/66dc9944-f3ae-11ea-8025-5d3489768ac8_story.html

Rockford University Holding Second Annual Women in Baseball Conference – https://sabr.org/women-in-baseball-conference/

https://sabr.org/women-in-baseball-conference/
— Read on wrex.com/2020/09/10/rockford-university-holding-second-annual-women-in-baseball-conference/

Citi CEO Jane Fraser offers a lesson in diversifying leaders — Quartz at Work

Wall Street has a long history of deeming women “not quite ready” for their big break.
— Read on qz.com/work/1902062/citi-ceo-jane-fraser-offers-a-lesson-in-diversifying-leaders/

A transgender referee forges her path in America’s heartland – Outsports

“The beautiful game” gave Missourian Jacqueline Harper-Grubb a play to be a ref and make her voice heard.
— Read on www.outsports.com/2020/9/9/21423164/jacqueline-harper-grubb-soccer-trans-athlete-youth-transgender-rights-transphobia-podcast

Cleveland Indians talking to MLB about honoring Black trailblazer Larry Doby by wearing No. 14 – cleveland.com

Cleveland Indians talking to MLB about honoring Black trailblazer Larry Doby by wearing No. 14 – cleveland.com
— Read on www.cleveland.com/tribe/2020/09/cleveland-indians-talking-to-mlb-about-honoring-black-trailblazer-larry-doby-by-wearing-no14.html

Kerri Walsh Jennings criticized for Instagram post on not wearing mask – The Washington Post

The three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist described a recent shopping trip in which she did not wear a mask as a ‘little exercise in being brave.’
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/09/09/kerri-walsh-jennings-mask-criticism/

Better Days 2020 and other groups move to include more women in history lessons – The Lily

“We have an obligation to correct this.”
— Read on www.thelily.com/behind-the-growing-movement-to-add-more-women-to-history-lessons/

Did the suffrage movement have a race problem? – The Lily

Watch the second episode of ‘The Fight: How American Women Won the Right to Vote.’
— Read on www.thelily.com/how-racism-tore-apart-the-early-womens-suffrage-movement/

SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference – The 2nd annual Women in Baseball Conference will take place this weekend and is sponsored by SABR and the International Women’s Baseball Center, and hosted by Rockford University. SPORTS AGENT BLOG

SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference – SPORTS AGENT BLOG
— Read on sportsagentblog.com/2020/09/09/sabr-iwbc-women-in-baseball-conference/

“The 2nd annual Women in Baseball Conference will take place this weekend and is sponsored by SABR and the International Women’s Baseball Center, and hosted by Rockford University.

This year’s conference will be a virtual event centered around the theme “Celebrating African American Women in Baseball.” 

In addition to learning about topics such as the Dolly Vardens, Maud Nelson, Tillie Ford, the Hagerstown Mollys, and much more, there will also be a celebration of the Negro Leagues Centennial on Saturday night, with a special design unveiling for an outdoor pylon. The celebration will be followed by an announcement of the 2020 Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

The featured speaker on Friday night will be Lauren Meyer, Emmy Award-nominated director of The Other Boys of Summer.

The conference will also have a Player Panel on Saturday morning with MLB’s Elizabeth Benn, Rachel Folden of the Chicago Cubs, Team Canada’s Marika Lyszczyk, Bianca Smith from Carroll University, and Madison Femia.

‘We are so excited for this conference to start on Friday. There is such a great lineup of speakers including a panel from MLB, Lauren Meyer our keynote speaker and a Sunday discussion with Lonnie Murray, Jacara Ware and Maacah Scott. All are welcome and can register at www.sabr.org‘ said Leslie Heaphy. 

Here is the schedule of events for the 2020 SABR/IWBC Women in Baseball Conference…:”

Neighborhood travel guide: The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel

This region of Southwest Florida is full of places to explore. From urban centers to uninhabited barrier islands, our travel guide has the info you need.
— Read on matadornetwork.com/read/neighborhood-travel-guide-beaches-fort-myers-sanibel/

Fireballing 15-year-old makes statement with 83 m.p.h. fastball | CBC News

Raine Padgham’s pitch was possibly one of the hardest ever thrown by a female player — and almost certainly the hardest ever thrown by a 15-year-old.
— Read on www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/abbotsford-bc-teenager-baseball-83-mph-fastball-1.5715202

Ms. Foundation for Women

The Ms. Foundation for Women is a nonprofit foundation building women’s collective power for social, economic and reproductive justice.
— Read on forwomen.org/

IDEO.org is a nonprofit design studio | IDEO.org

IDEO.org is tackling poverty through human-centered design. We partner with organizations and communities to design products
and services that disrupt…
— Read on www.ideo.org/programs/billion-girls-colab

Opinion | Move Aside, Mr. Trump. These Women Have More Money and Better Ideas. – The New York Times

The president’s target du jour, Laurene Powell Jobs, isn’t the only woman with a vast fortune making meaningful change.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/opinion/trump-powell-jobs-atlantic.html

Canadian soccer player Rebecca Quinn comes out as transgender.

Quinn is one of the most prominent North American athletes to come out as transgender.
— Read on sports.yahoo.com/canadian-wnt-player-comes-out-as-transgender-015540946.html

Abbotsford’s pink-haired pitching phenom throws 83 mph fastball – Victoria News

Baseball prodigy Raine Padgham records impressive throwing speed at recent Baseball BC camp
— Read on www.vicnews.com/sports/abbotsfords-pink-haired-pitching-phenom-throws-83-mph-fastball/

86-year-old Sue Zipay wants to start a women’s baseball league

86-year-old Sue Zipay wants to start a women’s baseball league in our three-county area and is sending up a trial balloon to gauge interest.
— Read on www.heraldtribune.com/story/sports/2020/09/08/86-year-old-sue-zipay-wants-start-girls-baseball-league/5740216002/

Playing ball like a girl: Local baseball players begin fall season with all-girls team | HF Chronicle

Playing ball like a girl: Local baseball players begin fall season with all-girls team | HF Chronicle
— Read on www.hfchronicle.com/article/2020/sep/08/playing-ball-girl-local-baseball-players-begin-fall-season-all-girls-team

Queen of Diamonds: Japanese Women’s Baseball League’s star pitcher Ayami Sato — Assembly | Malala Fund

Meet the best women’s baseball player in the world.
— Read on assembly.malala.org/stories/ayami-sato-japanese-baseball-player

Caster Semenya Can’t Defend Olympic Title Unless She Lowers Testosterone, Court Rules

The Olympic gold medalist runner lost her appeal against running’s governing body after a two year legal battle.
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/09/08/caster-semenya-cant-defend-olympic-title-unless-she-lowers-testosterone-court-rules/

Apply To Be a High School Official!

Make a difference in your community and become a high school official. #BecomeAnOfficial
— Read on highschoolofficials.com/

Colleges should offer a major in sports. It could solve some problems. – The Washington Post

We’ve taken one of the most critical fields of human learning and dumbed it down with our own prejudices and guilt.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/09/07/college-sports-major/

NCAA rules allow White students and coaches to profit off labor of Black ones, study finds – The Washington Post

Although sports revenue nearly doubled during the study period, the players “risking their health and safety” have not seen a comparable increase in benefits, data show.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/09/07/ncaa-student-athletes-pay-equity/

A week in the life of 3 college-aged women in the pandemic – The Lily

We followed three 18-year-olds navigating college in the pandemic
— Read on www.thelily.com/on-campus-at-home-and-in-limbo-a-week-in-the-life-of-3-women-starting-a-new-school-year/

Nakken’s historic jersey comes to Cooperstown | Baseball Hall of Fame

Nakken’s historic jersey comes to Cooperstown | Baseball Hall of Fame
— Read on baseballhall.org/discover/nakken-donates-giants-jersey-to-hall-of-fame

ABC Presents A Two-Hour WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Event With The Season Finale

At the batting cages, a girl is trying to better her baseball game. Her father disapproves, telling her, “Girls don’t play baseball.” The girl is determined to prove to her dad that she can compete with the boys. Will others come to her defense?
— Read on www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/ABC-Presents-A-Two-Hour-WHAT-WOULD-YOU-DO-Event-With-The-Season-Finale-20200905

A first in baseball cards: Topps to produce women’s pro softball cards | KX NEWS

NEW YORK (AP) — The Topps Company will create women’s professional softball cards for the first time in its 82-year history. Athletes Unlimited announced an agreement with Topps on Friday to create an online exclusive trading card set commemorating the new Athletes Unlimited league. The cards will be produced during the season and shipped when […]
— Read on www.kxnet.com/news/national-news/a-first-in-baseball-cards-topps-to-produce-womens-softball-card-set/

Better Days 2020 and other groups move to include more women in history lessons – The Lily

“We have an obligation to correct this.”
— Read on www.thelily.com/behind-the-growing-movement-to-add-more-women-to-history-lessons/

Mo Farah breaks one-hour world record on ‘amazing’ return to track | Sport | The Guardian

Mo Farah broke a world record for the first time in his career, running 21.33km in 60 minutes to set a one hour mark in Brussels
— Read on www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/sep/04/mo-farah-breaks-one-hour-world-record-on-return-to-track

N.C. State grad Shannon Yates named AD at Fayetteville Tech

N.C. State grad and Biscoe native Shannon Yates has been named new athletic director for Fayetteville Tech’s junior college program
— Read on www.fayobserver.com/story/sports/2020/09/03/n-c-state-grad-shannon-yates-named-ad-fayetteville-tech/5705676002/

Tammy Lohmann Named San José State Softball Head Coach – SJSU Athletics

After her college playing days were behind her, she moved on to play professionally beginning in 1998 with the Arizona Peppers of the Ladies Professional Baseball League. That same year, she helped the Arizona Angels to a runner-up finish at the USA Women’s Baseball National Tournament.
— Read on sjsuspartans.com/news/2020/9/3/tammy-lohmann-named-san-jos-state-softball-head-coach.aspx

SHE-CAN – Home

SHE-CAN – Home
— Read on www.shecan.global/

Even the Seattle Kraken are enabling girls and seeking to modify NHL civilization:’Here is the way it ought to be’

SEATTLE–Kraken specialist scout Cammi Granato has been increased at an hockey-playing family along with four brothers, meaning that she felt intimidated
— Read on thenewspocket.com/even-the-seattle-kraken-are-enabling-girls-and-seeking-to-modify-nhl-civilizationhere-is-the-way-it-ought-to-be

MLB marks memorable Jackie Robinson Day – The Washington Post

Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts narrated a video that was played in stadiums across the league Friday as part of a celebration of the iconic Dodger.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/08/29/mlb-jackie-robinson-day/

Emily Wiebe: From Cape League Hyannis intern to St. Louis Cardinals – Sports – capecodtimes.com – Hyannis, MA

It was the summer of 2014 in Hyannis, and Randy Flores needed help setting up his video equipment. Flores, who pitched for eight seasons in the major leagues including five for the St. Louis Cardinals, was running a video scouting company called OnDeck Digital after his playing days ended. He was working on installing cameras at McKeon Park for a Harbor Hawks game when a young intern, Emily Wiebe, came over and asked if she could assist him. Wiebe proved so helpful to Flores that he offered her
— Read on www.capecodtimes.com/sports/20200829/emily-wiebe-from-cape-league-hyannis-intern-to-st-louis-cardinals

PBS series honors barrier-breaking women – Cache Valley Daily

PBS series honors barrier-breaking women – Cache Valley Daily
— Read on www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/archive/2020/08/29/pbs-series-honors-barrier-breaking-women/

Girl Scout troop makes PPE for elementary school – CNN

A Girl Scout troop in Colorado has come to the aid of a local elementary school by making personal protective equipment to fend off the coronavirus — and they used money made from cookie sales to do it.
— Read on www.cnn.com/2020/08/30/us/girl-scout-coronavirus-ppe-school-trnd/

‘They wanted to drown me at birth – now I’m a poet’ – BBC News

Kuli Kohli has always used writing as a means of escape from the prejudice she has experienced as an Asian woman with cerebral palsy.
— Read on www.bbc.com/news/stories-53749629

King hails Osaka as sport’s latest torchbearer for change – Reuters

At the end of a week when Naomi Osaka brought the fight for racial justice to sport’s front door, it seemed fitting that another great tennis pioneer Billie Jean King should hail her quiet successor for her “compassion, strength and leadership.”
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-tennis-cincinnati-osaka-feature-idUSKBN25P0TH

50 Great Moments In Little League World Series History

2014: Mo’ne Davis of Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League becomes the first female pitcher at the LLBWS to win a game after throwing a shutout in the team’s first appearance.
— Read on www.baseballamerica.com/stories/50-great-moments-in-little-league-world-series-history/

The Written History of the Unwritten Rules, Part 1: “Instruments of the Devil” | FanGraphs Baseball

Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary.
— Read on blogs.fangraphs.com/the-written-history-of-the-unwritten-rules-part-1-instruments-of-the-devil/

Changing the narrative: The lack of diversity in baseball’s broadcast booths – The Athletic

The vast majority of announcers are overwhelmingly white and male. Background matters because those who call the action shape the stories.
— Read on theathletic.com/2025430/2020/08/28/changing-the-narrative-the-lack-of-diversity-in-baseballs-broadcast-booths/

Calls for justice continue as baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day – The Boston Globe

As social justice remains at the forefront of conversation, the sport celebrates the pioneer who broke the color barrier by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
— Read on www.bostonglobe.com/2020/08/28/sports/calls-justice-continue-baseball-celebrates-jackie-robinson-day/

Study: MLB nets small gain in diversity hiring, led by women | Baseball | bismarcktribune.com

PHOENIX (AP) — A diversity report released Friday on Major League Baseball showed a modest increase in its overall diversity hiring practices, spurred by its improved gender diversity.
— Read on bismarcktribune.com/content/tncms/live/

‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of colon cancer at 43

Marvel’s “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who also portrayed Jackie Robinson and James Brown in biopics, died Friday of colon cancer. He was 43.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2020/08/28/black-panther-star-chadwick-boseman-dies-cancer-43/5663866002/

Brown Emails Muse on the Ivy ‘Killing’ Sports Gender-Equity Pact – Bloomberg

A decades-old legal fight over gender equity in sports at Brown University heated up this week with the disclosure of internal emails that included a discussion of upending a landmark settlement with female athletes.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-28/brown-emails-muse-on-the-ivy-killing-sports-gender-equity-pact

Mets and Marlins walk off field, leave Black Lives Matter shirt on home plate – CBS News

The dramatic scene unfolded after several pro teams boycotted games in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/news/mets-marlins-walk-off-field-protest-black-lives-matter/

The Corp: Season 3, Episode 7 – Jennifer Lopez | Barstool Sports

Actress, Singer, dancer, fashion designer, and businesswoman Jennifer Lopez joins the show to talk about her incredible career in entertainment, what drives her and keeps her motivated and much more. …
— Read on www.barstoolsports.com/podcast/2809217/the-corp-season-3-episode-7-jennifer-lopez

Jennifer Lopez Says Owning Mets Would Be ‘Amazing,’ MLB Needs Women!

Jennifer Lopez says owning the NY Mets would not only be “amazing” for her … but extremely beneficial for MLB to have a strong woman in a position of power.
— Read on www.tmz.com/2020/08/27/jennifer-lopez-ny-mets-ownership-bid-women/