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Eugenie Bouchard's struggles point to double standard, say experts

TORONTO – Eugenie Bouchard‘s admission that she battled an eating disorder during her precipitous fall in the women’s tennis rankings came as no surprise to one former Olympian who now works as a sports psychology consultant to some of Canada’s top athletes. 652 more words

Sports

A Woman Just Signed a Million Dollar Contract for the First Time in the History of U.S. Team Sports

A major glass ceiling was broken this week.

U.S. softball star Monica Abbott, the pitcher who helped America’s team win a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has just signed a contract worth $1 million to play with Houston team Scrap Yard Dawgs. 279 more words

Pubdesk

GladiatHer™ Wives: LeShonda Martin

We took a couple months off, but GladiatHer™ Wives is back and it was worth the wait! Recently, we got to sit down with a pretty extraordinary woman. 1,407 more words

Basketball

Why I launched with a post on female athletes

I feel vindicated in my choice of first post following today’s news coverage of the Shane Sutton situation in the UK cycling world. Allegations have emerged against the chief coach of UK cycling that he is sexist, and disturbingly prejudiced towards disabled and  adaptive athletes as well.   294 more words

Sports

On the Conspicuous Absence of Women in Baseball

It’s always been the case that women have been conspicuously absent from the world of baseball. From the lack of female players on the field to the fact that female baseball writers are few and far between, women have simply not played a role in the development of the sport, despite the fact that many consider baseball to be America’s past-time. 318 more words

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