Athletes

Bill passed restricting transgender athletes

by on May 18, 2022 0

Senate Bill 44, sponsored by Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, is titled the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.” BATON ROUGE, La. — The House on Tuesday passed a bill barring transgender athletes from competing based on their gender identity. Senate Bill 44, sponsored by Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, is called the Women’s Sports Equity Act....

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‘Aspire to Inspire’: Pro Athletes Encourage Young Seychelles Sportsmen to Aim for the Best

by on May 14, 2022 0

Michael Mancienne in the Nottingham Forest kit, 2016. (Wikipedia) Photo License: CC0 The qualities needed to become top athletes and the sacrifices that will have to be made were part of an experience sharing session led by two professional athletes with young aspiring Seychellois swimmers, cyclists, weightlifters and sailors. The young athletes met on...

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Eagle and Tiger athletes excel at Mount Abe

by on May 12, 2022 0

TIGER FRESHMAN JOSHUA Kafumbe looks serious as he finished sixth in the long jump at Monday’s track meet at Mount Abraham. Independent Photo/Steve James BRISTOL – Host boys Mount Abraham enjoyed their day in the spring sunshine on Monday when they emerged victorious in an eight-team home Athletics meeting with 169 points, beating second-placed...

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What mental health support for athletes looks like

by on May 10, 2022 0

For anyone who missed it yesterday, the Indiana Daily Student ran a bombshell story about Indiana University volleyball head coach Steve Aird and the toxic culture that would have instilled in the program. You must read it. The story and the resulting publicity should put some pressure on the Indiana administration to act, which...

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Esports athletes prepare for the Commonwealth Games

by on May 5, 2022 0

Gamers flexed their finger muscles and gray matter in the battle to find New Zealand’s first Commonwealth esports athletes. The final qualifying round for the EBlacks national team took place online Thursday night from homes across the country and a purpose-built studio in Auckland inside the Sky Tower. Josh King (JMKKing) was a finalist...

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End of seasons for Riverbank Spring Athletes

by on April 27, 2022 0

Spring break last week gave Riverbank High School athletes, with the exception of baseball players, a little “time out” before the final games on the schedule. Bruin Baseball The varsity baseball team took part in a four-day tournament at Ceres High School last week. On Monday, April 18, they fell to the host Bulldogs,...

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Westmoreland HS Athletes of the Week: Cheyenne Piper of Ligonier Valley, Donavin Waller of Greensburg Salem

by on April 17, 2022 0

By: Bill Beckner Jr. Saturday April 16, 2022 | 3:13 p.m. Cheyenne Piper, Ligonier Valley sophomore softball player Submitted by Donavin Waller Greensburg Salem’s Donavin Waller is a member of the 2022 track team. Previous Following Piper Cheyenne The school: Ligonier Valley Sport: Soft ball Year: Second year Claim to Fame: Piper had an...

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Following alleged sexual assault of student-athlete, NCSD administrator reviews code of conduct and finds need for changes

by on April 12, 2022 0

The NCSD Board held a regular meeting on Monday 11th April. (Screenshot via NCSD, YouTube) CASPER, Wyo — At the March 14 meeting of the Natrona County School District Board of Trustees, family members of a student alleged the student was sexually assaulted by a student-athlete in the spring 2021 and that the student-athlete...

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Triple Amputee Snowboarder Receives Surprise Challenged Athletes Foundation Grant From Snowboarding Legend Shaun White

by on March 30, 2022 0

Challenged Athletes Foundation and Shaun White surprise Zach Sherman with CAF training and coaching grant A triple amputee snowboarder pursues his dreams in adaptive snowboarding with the help of CAF Salt Lake City, UT, March 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and Olympic snowboarding legend Shaun White orchestrated a special...

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Third Circuit Court of Appeals to Determine Whether Student-Athletes Can Be Classified as “Employees” Under FLSA | Steptoe & Johnson LLC

by on March 25, 2022 0

Since last year’s landmark SCOTUS ruling at Alston limiting the NCAA’s ability to limit student-athlete compensation for certain educational benefits, the landscape continues to change in unprecedented ways. Now, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether student-athletes can be classified as “employees” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), mandating minimum wage...

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A long way to go for athletes

by on March 10, 2022 0

WITH the fifth stop of the Namibia Athletics Grand Prix series being held in Oshakati this weekend, most Namibian athletes are still a long way from qualifying for major international events this year. The World Championships in Athletics will be held in Oregon, USA from July 15-24 and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham from...

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes welcomes IU Football Head Coach Tom Allen to 2022 FCA Banquet — Muncie Journal

by on March 8, 2022 0

IU Head Coach Tom Allen. Photo courtesy of UI, Bloomington. March 8, 2022 By Jeff Mosier— MUNCIE, Ind.—Fellowship of Christian Athletes of East Central Indiana is very pleased to announce that Tom Allen, a New Castle native and Indiana University head football coach, will be the special guest speaker for the banquet of FCA...

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NFL Scouting Combine: Green Bay’s Top Athletes

by on March 6, 2022 0

As the NFL Scouting Combine draws to a close, with the final field workouts taking place on Sunday, complete sports profiles for hundreds of prospects come together. So now is the time to analyze the current Packers roster to identify the best athletes in Green Bay, based on their metrics when they entered the...

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NCAA athletes shouldn’t want to be employees

by on February 27, 2022 0

NCAA athletes shouldn’t want to be employees With the NCAA allowing NIL compensation, student-athletes were finally granted the right to earn income for the use of their name, image and likeness. We have written a series of articles exploring various issues related to NIL compensation. Among these, we have focused on payment logistics. We...

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The minds of athletes like Jessie Diggins.

by on February 22, 2022 0

On Sunday, in a stadium packed with athletes from around the world, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach closed the Beijing 2022 Games with a recitation of all the ways they don’t really matter. “This unifying power of the Olympics is stronger than the forces that want to divide us,” Bach said. “You are...

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China’s Human Rights Record Made Winter Olympics ‘Irresponsible’, Swedish Athlete Says | Winter Olympics Beijing 2022

by on February 18, 2022 0

A Swedish gold medalist has said it was “extremely irresponsible” to hold the Winter Olympics in China because of the government’s human rights record. Nils van der Poel, a 25-year-old speed skater, made the comments after returning from the event in Beijing, where officials struggled to maintain policy and protest despite diplomatic boycotts. Van...

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Olympic athletes and team officials testing positive for COVID-19 at a higher rate than others

by on February 1, 2022 0

BEIJING — Athletes and team officials are testing positive for COVID-19 at much higher rates than other people arriving in China for the Beijing Olympics, organizers said Tuesday. Figures released by local organizers showed 11 positive tests for COVID-19 among 379 athletes and officials who arrived on Monday. They have been taken to isolation...

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The Gunma company solves the problem that afflicts athletes in various sports

by on January 30, 2022 0

MAEBASHI–A lotion that uses a hornet cocoon extract helps solve a problem that has long plagued athletes striving for top-notch performance: painful broken nails. In collaboration with the Gunma Industrial Technology Center, Art Co. in Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture, processed hornet silk, a substance left in beehives after hornets emerge from their cocoons, with fiber...

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Beijing Winter Olympics | Chinese media claims US pays athletes to ‘disrupt’ Beijing Games

by on January 29, 2022 0

The plan is “to incite athletes from various countries to express their dissatisfaction with China”. Chinese state media said the United States planned to “maliciously disrupt and spoil” the Beijing Winter Olympics by inciting athletes to make half-hearted efforts in competition and criticize Beijing. A week before the start of the Games against a...

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Beijing Olympics 2022: Buhari wishes Nigerian athletes success

by on January 25, 2022 0

President Muhammadu Buhari wished the Nigerian athletes participating in the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games success in the competition. The President, in a statement released by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, expressed his belief that Nigerian athletes participating in different events will excel in the competition surpassing the previous record in PyeongChang, South...

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Reporter reflects on relationship between athletes and media after tense exchange with Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl – Edmonton

by on January 19, 2022 0

A veteran Edmonton sportswriter whose career saw him inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame says he believes it’s harder for reporters to smooth things over when there’s friction with an athlete than before. “It’s not meant to be an adversarial relationship between the media and the players,” Postemedia writer Jim Matheson told 630...

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Aguinaldo and Bolger Named Boxer Club Student-Athletes of the Month – December

by on January 15, 2022 0

History links FOREST GROVE, Oré.- Camy Aguinaldo (Senior/Honolulu, Hawaii) and Jacob Bolger (Junior/Portland, OR) were named Pacific University Boxer Club Student-Athletes of the Month for their outstanding performances in the month of December. Jacob Bolger hit double digits in four of five games in December. The forward averaged 14.5 points per game and grabbed...

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High-end properties owned by Kenyan athletes

by on January 12, 2022 0

It’s no secret that athletes pocket millions of shillings after winning medals at famous world events. The athletes are congratulated for putting Kenya on the map of the sports industry. However, in some cases a number of athletes have been profiled for wasting their income and later living a life of destitution. Nonetheless, in...

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Wakened Texas Professor Says John Madden NFL Computer Games ‘Dehumanized Black Athletes’

by on January 2, 2022 0

Awakened Texas University Professor Accused Late NFL Coach And Beloved Former Broadcaster John Madden Of “Dehumanizing And Taking Advantage Of Black Athletes” And Creating A “Digital Plantation” With His Huge Popular Video Game Franchise “Madden NFL”. Andrew McGregor, a history professor at Dallas College in Texas, also claimed the video game to be “glamorous...

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Clay Travis: “Covid Zero” is over. Let the athletes play

by on December 28, 2021 0

December 28, 2021 1:40 p.m. ET From the Seahawks-Bears NFL game in Seattle, December 26. Photo: Stephen Brashear / Associated Press Covid testing policies in professional sports are being violated (“NFL vs. Covid Magical Thinking” by Holman Jenkins, Business World, December 22). Worse than that, they don’t make athletes safer. About 95% of NFL...

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COVID prevention measures will keep athletes safe at Beijing Winter Olympics, organizers say

by on December 23, 2021 0

# Beijing2022 is well prepared with its first snowfall this weekend ❄☃ The city center recorded an average snowfall of 10.8mm, and the high-altitude mountains of Yanqing recorded more than 20mm of snowfall. 🐼🏮Our mascots greet you with their new outfits decorated with snowflakes!Lang fengjie pic.twitter.com/naiBJsfcgK The country has some of the strictest COVID...

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Vaccinated student-athletes will be allowed to unmask themselves for the games – NBC Connecticut

by on December 17, 2021 0

Starting Dec. 23, masks will become optional for vaccinated student-athletes, according to the Connecticut Public Health Department’s latest guidelines to school districts. School administrators say publicly identifying a student’s immunization status using a visible marker such as a mask may violate their privacy. “Since the start of this pandemic, we have never said that...

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Ellington school board concerned about state mask mandate for student-athletes

by on December 13, 2021 0

ELLINGTON, Connecticut (WTNH) – The Ellington School Board opposes state mask warrants for unvaccinated student-athletes. On December 9, the Ellington Board of Education sent a letter to Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) commissioner Manitha Juthani, expressing concerns about the state’s policy on these mask warrants. According to current Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC)...

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Athletes Unlimited, Aspiration engage in a historic multi-year partnership

by on December 10, 2021 0

-Athletes Unlimited to Operate the First US-based Carbon Neutral Professional Sports Leagues- -Aspiration selected as eco-partner of choice, with unmatched knowledge and capabilities in the field of sustainability- -The partnership is the most important in the history of Athletes Unlimited- NEW YORK, December 10, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Athletes Unlimited and Aspiration have entered...

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JMU athletes reflect on another shortened season

by on December 4, 2021 0

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – James Madison University Athletics recently moved from the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) to the Sun Belt Conference. The realignment will allow JMU to compete at the highest level of college football. However, the move comes at a cost to student-athletes after the Dukes were barred from competing for the CAA...

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