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Leagues of their own for a good reason

TweetThis week espnW has been running a series examining the possibilities of women competing in men’s professional sports leagues. Veteran reporter Jane McManus does a good job detailing the physical and cultural obstacles women face in football, while Pat Borzi does the same in baseball. I do admire the women facing very long odds of ever […]

LPGA’s transgender ban subject of lawsuit

TweetIn The New York Times, Katie Thomas details the lawsuit retired police officer Lana Lawless has filed against the LPGA for banning potential competitors like her who are not born female. Among the other targets of her legal action — and I’m not making any of this up, including her name — are the Long […]

A hot midsummer’s roundup of women in sports

Tweet• At Extracurriculars I have written about “Female athletes, their bodies and distorted perceptions” that only figure to continue to heat up: Serena Williams and her body, the LPGA Tour’s mommy conundrum, media coverage of women athletes and the return of Caster Semenya to the women’s track and field fold. For all the caterwauling about […]

LPGA at a crossroads; German soccer’s renewal; FIFA follies

TweetWhat I’m reading about sports and the media on Monday, July 5: • The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review examines the travails of the LPGA as the U.S. Women’s Open gets underway at Oakmont Country Club. The recession and the lack of high-profile American stars to succeed the retired Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa have given new commissioner […]