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  • Biden’s trans order undoes decades of feminist progress

    01/23/2021 5:38:20 AM PST · by karpov · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 22, 2021 | Ramona Tausz
    The Biden presidency, we’re told, is a historic win for women. With Kamala Harris as his Madam Vice President and a record number of women in his Cabinet, the new commander in chief is advancing the female cause. “This is what breaking the glass ceiling looks like,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar enthused on Inauguration Day. As is often the case, the gratuitous symbolic victories distract from more significant, material losses. Hours after Harris became the first female vice president, Biden signed an executive order that discriminates against her entire sex. The directive, titled “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of...
  • NBC Plans To Shutter NBC Sports Network By End Of Year

    01/22/2021 12:13:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Sports Business Daily ^ | Jan. 22, 2021 | By John Ourand
    NBC has told distributors and some sports leagues that it plans to shut down its NBCSN sports channel by the end of the year. NBC’s most recent affiliate deals with Charter and Dish Network do not include carriage for NBCSN beyond this year, sources said. Plus, sports leagues that have deals with NBC were being told of the changes this week.
  • Jonas Schwartz to sue SNY: They let me go after race dispute

    01/21/2021 12:55:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 2 | Andrew Marchand
    Recently let go, longtime SNY sportscaster Jonas Schwartz plans to file a multi-million dollar retaliation and race discrimination lawsuit against his former network in Southern District Federal Court next week, The Post has learned. Schwartz’s lawyer, Kristan Peters-Hamlin, already has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a copy of which The Post obtained. The EEOC file is a requirement before a suit. Peters-Hamlin confirmed to The Post the plans for the forthcoming Federal Court filing next week and the damages sought. SNIP In the next hour, Schwartz claims he was pulled by Marc Davis, SNY’s coordinating producer,...
  • ESPN’s Dominique Foxworth, Other Doubters Silenced in Buffalo Bills Historic Divisional Win

    01/19/2021 6:30:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2021 | Gabe Kaminsky
    Bills fans “are people with American flags and dogs,” said ESPN commentator Dominique Foxworth back in December of 2020. Now they’re people whose team is in the AFC championship as well. For the first time since 1993, the year in which they got blown out by Troy Aikman and the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXVIII, the Buffalo Bills are headed back to the AFC Championship. It is not merely a miracle or lucky season. The team deserves it. Through the engine of 24-year-old quarterback Josh Allen and veteran wideout Stefon Diggs, the team has risen to the challenge offensively....
  • Justin Thomas loses Ralph Lauren as sponsor after anti-gay slur

    01/18/2021 11:51:11 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 59 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | January 15, 2021 | Bob Harig
    Justin Thomas has lost an endorsement deal with Ralph Lauren after he used an anti-gay slur during the third round of last weekend's Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawai'i. Thomas, 27, the third-ranked player in the world, was overheard on a greenside microphone cursing at himself for missing a par putt at the fourth hole on the Plantation Course at Kapalua on Jan. 9. He apologized profusely after the round and said after missing a playoff by a stroke that the issue was bothering him enough for it to be a distraction. "We are disheartened by Mr. Thomas' recent language,...
  • British Government Tells Soccer Players to Stop Hugging

    01/13/2021 10:10:18 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/13/2021 | AP
    LONDON (AP) — The British government is increasingly troubled by soccer players hugging and kissing in celebrations, risking coronavirus infections and the sport’s ability to be allowed to continue during the latest lockdown. Outbreaks at Premier League teams, forcing the postponement of matches, have heightened concerns about the avoidable and very visible close contact between players.
  • CFP National Championship: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Ohio State Buckeyes

    01/11/2021 5:11:16 PM PST · by blam · 71 replies
    This Crimson Tide is back in the Championship Game against the Big Ten Champ Buckeyes.True leader! ✊#cfbplayoff #RollTide pic.twitter.com/8dFfFblQqL — Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) January 12, 2021 2020-21 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Monday, January 11, 2021 Tide (12-0) vs Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0)Miami, FL ~ 7:15pm CT /8:15pm ET ESPN ~ SEC NETWORK! •If you choose to watch ESPN, the announcers are Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit with Maria Taylor and Tom Rinaldi on the sidelines. •The SEC Network will air the game with Eli Gold’s call. If you don’t have access to SECN, you may have to find Eli on Alabama Radio...
  • President Trump Golf Course Expected To Lose Major Event

    01/10/2021 10:56:12 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 46 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 1/10/21 | Andrew Holleran
    One of President Trump’s top golf courses is expected to lose a major event once he leaves office, according to a golf insider. The 2022 PGA Championship is scheduled to be hosted by Trump National Bedminster golf club in New Jersey. However, the PGA of America is expected to change venues once President Trump leaves office, according to a report.
  • Coach John Calipari, Kentucky Basketball Team Kneel for National Anthem for First Time

    01/09/2021 8:46:47 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 46 replies
    SI.com ^ | 1/9/2021 | JOSEPH SALVADOR
    The entire Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team, as well as coach John Calipari, took a knee during the national anthem on Saturday before their 76-58 win against Florida. In previous home games this season, the Wildcats had stayed in the locker room while the anthem played in Rupp Arena, according to The Athletic's Kyle Tucker. Calipari had previously said Kentucky would decide how to carry out any protests as a team, and that either all would participate or nobody would. The Wildcats stuck to that line of thought in their first public protest. The protest comes on the heels of...
  • Sandra Scully, wife of beloved Dodgers Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully, dies at 76

    01/05/2021 12:09:55 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 21 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | 1/4/2021 | Sareen Habesian
    Sandra Scully, the beloved wife of Dodgers’ Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully, died Sunday evening, the Scully family announced. She was 76. Sandra had been battling with Lou Gehrig’s disease for several years and received care at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where she ultimately succumbed to complications from ALS. She was born on Dec. 27, 1944, in Cascade, Virginia, and married Vin in November of 1973. Scully leaves behind 93-year-old Vin, her husband of 48 years, and children Catherine, Kelly, Erin, Todd, Kevin and Michael, as well as 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The couple had one...
  • Despite Doomsday Predictions From The Media, College Football Endured

    01/01/2021 9:33:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 1, 2021 | Hutson Mason
    The culture of college football won the war and beat the doomsayers. Here’s to getting back to normal, tailgating, and crazy student sections in 2021.For those who don’t remember, we were told College Football Playoff games were never going to happen, let alone reach the conclusion safely without any deaths. But after months of fearmongering from sports media about how players would die if games were played, we can all exhale. We made it to the finish line. The war to save football is over. And, in this case, the culture of college football won and beat the doomsayers. January...
  • Pro Sports Suffer Ratings Disasters, Lose Billions in Revenue in 2020

    12/31/2020 4:53:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-31-20 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    The year of the coronavirus was a major disaster for professional sports as every league suffered ratings declines, and lost billions in revenue in 2020. TV viewership was not off by just a little, either. It was off an average of 50 percent over last year’s numbers. Even though many Americans were stuck at home as their jobs and cities shut down, TV viewership for sports still cratered. According to Front Office Sports, one of golf’s big games, the U.S. Open, lost 56 percent of its viewers over 2019. Basketball suffered greatly, as well. The NBA finals were down 49...
  • Spurs’ Becky Hammon Becomes First Woman to Coach NBA Team

    12/31/2020 7:47:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/31/2020 | AP
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Becky Hammon became the first woman to direct a team in NBA history, taking over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers following Gregg Popovich’s ejection in the first half. Popovich was ejected by official Tony Brown with 3:56 remaining in the second quarter. Popovich screamed at Brown and entered the court following a non-call on DeMar DeRozan’s attempted layup and a subsequent attempted rebound by Drew Eubanks. Popovich was applauded as he exited the court by several of the team’s family members that were in attendance at the AT&T Center.
  • Tulsi Gabbard's Bill to ban biological men from women's sports gains bipartisan support in Congress

    12/30/2020 8:57:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 12/30/2020 | Benjamin Zeisloft
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation to ban biological males from participating in women’s sports.Gabbard, a Democrat who ran for the 2020 presidential nomination for her party, is the sponsor of H.R. 8932, the “Protect Women’s Sports Act,” alongside Reps. Markwayne Mullin, (R-Okla.), Bill Flores (R-Texas), Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), Rep. Alexander Mooney (R-W.V.), and Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.).The legislation aims “to provide that for purposes of determining compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in athletics, sex shall be determined on the basis of biological sex as determined at birth by a physician.”In a joint press release...
  • Minnesota To Make Kid Hockey Players As Young As 5 Wear Masks

    12/29/2020 10:57:55 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Dec 29, 2020 | Hank Berrien
    The Democrat governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, has implemented rules for sports that apparently would force children as young as five in hockey leagues to wear masks while playing. The Minnesota Department of Health, in its “COVID-19 Sports Practice Guidance for Youth and Adults,” writes: Starting Jan. 4, 2021, practices for organized youth and adult sports may resume. Practices cannot exceed pod sizes of more than 25. Spectators are not allowed; however, this does not prevent a parent, guardian, or support person from being present if necessary due to a participant’s age, disability, or medical condition. … Face coverings must...
  • Humbugged: NBA Christmas Day Ratings Tank ‘Massively’

    12/27/2020 2:08:52 AM PST · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 25 2020 | DYLAN GWINN
    The NBA put its best and shiniest presents under the tree of the American television viewer on Christmas Day and America said, no thanks. The NBA, which uses Christmas Day to showcase their best games and talent to jumpstart their season, had their gifts returned by viewers who were less than enthused. According to DEADLINE Hollywood: The National Basketball Association’s day-long celebration of sports led the demos, scoring a 1.1 and 3.74 million total audience for its hours-long programming for ABC and ESPN. That’s the good news – the bad news is that’s down massively from past performances. In a...
  • Megan Rapinoe, Billie Jean King & 174 female athletes sign brief supporting trans women in sports

    12/26/2020 8:26:44 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 143 replies
    LGBTQ Nation ^ | December 22, 2020 | Alex Bollinger
    Megan Rapinoe, Billie Jean King, and 174 other female athletes signed an amicus brief in support of transgender girls and women playing sports as their gender identity. “As women and LGBTQ+ athletes,” says their brief, they “submit that all youth deserve an equal opportunity to participate in sports alongside their peers. Such equal opportunity benefits the entire sports community.” The brief was filed in Hecox v. Little, a lawsuit brought against the state of Idaho, which passed a law this year banning transgender girls and women from competing in school sports as girls and women. The law also allows for...
  • The sports figures I'm thankful for in 2020

    12/24/2020 7:01:53 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    yahoo ^ | Shalise Manza Young·Yahoo Sports Columnist November 25, 2020 | Shalise Manza Young·Yahoo Sports Columnist November 25, 2020
    Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe Individually they’re amazing, but together they’re one of the greatest couples in sports. Bird won her fourth WNBA title with the Seattle Storm last month, and while in the Wubble she led the can’t-get-rid-of-her, let’s-help-her-lose movement to boost Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock, who is now in a runoff against Republican Senator and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler. Rapinoe proposed to Bird in late October, and there may or may not have been happy squeals at this laptop when we saw that news. George Hill By all accounts, it was Hill, the Milwaukee...
  • Rose Bowl moved from Pasadena CA to TEXAS!

    12/20/2020 3:36:09 PM PST · by calico_thompson · 61 replies
    The Rose Bowl, and semi-final playoff game between Alabama and Notre Dame will be played on January 1, 2021 in Cowboy Stadium, Arlington Texas.
  • From Classroom to Stadium, the Creeps will Creep

    12/18/2020 10:13:42 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 18, 2020 AD | John F Di Leo
    US Senator Cory Booker (D, Thrace) has introduced a bill to “solve” the problem of college athletics, in much the same way that a healthy dose of arsenic might be proposed to solve a stomach ache. We have over 5000 colleges and universities in the United States. Every college, public and private, has a somewhat different approach to finance, with varying balances between tuition and endowments, scholarships, government grants and all kinds of partnerships. The colleges that offer competitive sports teams include the costs (coaching staffs, facilities, travel, player scholarships) and the profits (ticket sales, advertising and broadcast rights) of...