Spanish football’s governing body has condemned the resignation of 15 players from their senior women’s national team in protest at head coach Jorge Vilda. The upside of acknowledging that sex differences in performance exist is that we can discuss the vital, knotty debates that emerge from this biology. For example, would creating more coed sporting opportunities before, say, age 10, keep girls in sport longer?
- The Asian aristocrat’s passion for horses, which can be traced as far back as Hittite times, if not earlier, led not only to horse races but also to the development of polo and a host of similar equestrian contests.
- Press play to hear from expert athletes, coaches, and trainers on how to recruit and retain more girls in sports, more women in coaching and engage all in youth sports.
- Major League Baseball has concluded its experiment of pitch clocks at the minor league level.
- In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, simultaneously or consecutively, with one winner; in others, the contest is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other.
For young and for old, for better and for worse, sports are the world’s passion. Cricket and rugby seemed to require British rule in order to take root. Football needed only the presence of British economic and cultural influence. In Buenos Aires, for instance, British residents founded clubs for cricket and a dozen other sports, but it was the Buenos Aires Football Club, founded June 20, 1867, that kindled Argentine passions. In almost every instance, the first to adopt football were the cosmopolitan sons of local elites, many of whom had been sent to British schools by their Anglophile parents.
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September 23, 2022 • Federer bid adieu Friday night with one last contest before he heads into retirement at age 41 after a superlative career that spanned nearly a quarter-century and included 20 Grand Slam titles. Bryan Hayes, Jeff O’Neill and Jamie McLennan are joined by New York Post sports columnist Ian O’Connor to discuss if Aaron Judge should be considered the single-season home run king even though Barry Bonds set the record during the steroid-era. Bedard caps two-goal night with OT winner as Pats top Oil Kings Connor Bedard capped a two-goal night with the game-winner in overtime leading the Regina Pats to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings on Thursday. Chiefs-Buccaneers game to remain in Tampa after Hurricane Ian Sunday night’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will continue to be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa as originally scheduled, the NFL announced Thursday.
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For them, gymnastic festivals were grand occasions at which tens of thousands of disciplined men and women demonstrated nationalistic fervour. Behind this epochal transition from Renaissance to modern sports lay the scientific developments that sustained the Industrial Revolution. Athletes trained systematically to achieve their physical maximum. New games, such as basketball, volleyball, and team handball, were consciously invented to specifications as if they were new products for the market. As early as the late 17th century, quantification became an important aspect of sports, and the cultural basis was created for the concept of the sports record. The word record, in the sense of an unsurpassed quantified achievement, appeared, first in English and then in other languages, late in the 19th century, but the concept went back nearly 200 years.
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Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin was asked about the importance of fan support as the Rebels head into SEC play, and the third-year head coach was critical of the half-empty stadium. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he’s well aware of how hard it is to win at Iowa when a team is ranked in the top 5. There was a scary moment in the Miami Dolphins-Cincinnati Bengals game Thursday night when Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa was taken off the field in Cincinnati. The Miami Dolphins’ handling of Tua Tagovailoa was criticized by a leading concussion expert on Thursday night as the quarterback went to the hospital with a head and neck injury. The Clippers might be challenged in distributing playing time each game for the current roster throughout the season.