Archive for December 2014

Top Five Most Influential Women in Sports 2014

As we bid goodbye, here’s a shout-out to all who made a difference in the field of women in sports 2014, both on and off the field. The following individuals represent the glass-shattering, boundary-breaking events that define greatness anywhere and anytime in sports. 1) Mo’ne Davis: “I never thought at the age of 13 I’d... Read more »

Who's Effa Manley, and why is Penny Marshall directing a movie about her? Hint: Baseball

Who's Effa Manley, and why is Penny Marshall directing a movie about her? Hint: Baseball
Twenty years ago, Penny Marshall directed the baseball classic ‘A League of their Own,‘ about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, and Oak Park native Megan Cavanaugh (a high school friend of mine, along with Kathy Griffin,) the movie brought back an era that few people,... Read more »

2020 Olympics: Softball and Baseball come closer to inclusion

2020 Olympics: Softball and Baseball come closer to inclusion
There’s more than a chance that a new ruling by the IOC will allow Olympic softball and baseball in Tokyo, Japan, who’s hosting the 2020 Olympics. I’ve been following the saga of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reinstating softball and baseball to the Olympics for nearly four years now.  I’ve interviewed Jennie Finch on the... Read more »
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Good hair? SportClips great for women sports fans, too

Good hair? SportClips great for women sports fans, too
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