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A 'Britt McHenry' moment in my life

A 'Britt McHenry' moment in my life
I remember my first time getting ‘recognized’ when I didn’t look or feel my best. Mercifully, it wasn’t caught on camera..otherwise, who knows? I might have the same reputation to repair now as ESPN’s Britt McHenry. She’s due to come off suspension this week for her tirade against an employee of the towing company that... Read more »

Thoughts on the 2015 WNBA Draft and leaving school early

Thoughts on the 2015 WNBA Draft and leaving school early
The 2015 WNBA Draft will be remembered primarily as the year underclassmen went 1-2. Yes, the men have been doing it since the 1970′s (think Moses Malone, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, etc.)  But the women? Not so much. The last player to declare early, according to the New York Times, was... Read more »

Baseball for All seeks teams for America's first national girls' baseball tournament

Baseball for All seeks teams for America's first national girls' baseball tournament
Note: This story first appeared in the Des Plaines Valley News Every morning I just wake up and say, ‘What can I do for girls baseball? What can I do to make things better, to push our sport along,’ ” Justine Siegal, founder of Baseball for All, to MLB.com. According to Siegal, who founded the... Read more »
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To 670 The Score: We Saw Your Boobs

To 670 The Score: We Saw Your Boobs
There’s something wrong in this world when, heartfelt apologies aside, the Score 670 anchors Dan Bernstein and Matt Spiegel deserved to be suspended for their viral rants about the ‘giant boobs’ and  dubious talents of Comcast Sportsnet Chicago reporter Aiyana Cristal. As reported in the New York Daily News: “Dan Bernstein and Matt Spiegel, hosts... Read more »

Can UConn be stopped in Women's NCAA before Geno Auriemma can't go through hoops anymore?

Can UConn be stopped in Women's NCAA before Geno Auriemma can't go through hoops anymore?
Every way I slice the Women’s NCAA bracket, it comes out the same way. It’ll be the UConn Huskies vs. the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Women’s NCAA Championships. Geno Auriemma will have his 10th title. It goes like this:     For the title, UConn will beat St. Francis Brooklyn, California, and Louisville to... Read more »

DePaul Lady Blue Demons earn second Big East Conference title; 13th NCAA berth awaits

DePaul Lady Blue Demons earn second Big East Conference title; 13th NCAA berth awaits
Was this any real surprise? As predicted earlier in the season, DePaul’s Lady Blue Demons (26-7) earned an automatic NCAA berth (their 13th consecutive) by capturing their second consecutive Big East title. But victory was not so easily won. They did it with a hard-fought 78-68 victory over Seton Hall on Tuesday night. The tournament’s Most... Read more »
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Working on the right moves....Chicago Sky re-signs Quigley and Breland, adds veteran Pondexter

Working on the right moves....Chicago Sky re-signs Quigley and Breland, adds veteran Pondexter
News from a very busy Chicago Sky offseason from the Sky’s press department: Allie Quigley, the WNBA’s 2014 Sixth Woman of the Year, just signed a multi-year contract to remain with the Chicago Sky. Last season, Quigley came off the bench to help the Sky clinch its second playoff berth in franchise history and the... Read more »

Jackie Robinson West Little League adults need to own up in title scandal

Jackie Robinson West Little League adults need to own up in title scandal
In the hours since Jackie Robinson West’s U.S. Little League title was stripped, where are now-former team manager Darold Butler and District 4 administrator Michael Kelly? Hiding, it would appear. Neither Butler nor Kelly has released a statement through lawyers. They have not held press conferences.  They have not responded to innumerable  press inquiries to... Read more »

US Soccer plays catch-up, Hope Solo suspended 30 days, Women's World Cup...?

US Soccer plays catch-up, Hope Solo suspended 30 days, Women's World Cup...?
 ”Thirty days seemed to be the appropriate suspension under our rules, given the circumstances,” he said. “There are a number of things that Hope (Solo) is being asked to do in that 30 days. We’re not going to get into the specifics of that. We’ll evaluate where things stand at the end of that period... Read more »
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Day in court is coming for Hope Solo...why is she still playing?

Day in court is coming for Hope Solo...why is she still playing?
“Once all the facts come to light and the legal process is concluded, I am confident that I will be fully exonerated.” Hope Solo, on her Facebook page, June 2014  Soccer star Hope Solo has a day in court…soon. A judge in Kirkland, Washington set January 20th as the day she faces two counts of fourth-degree... Read more »
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