The new National Women’s Soccer League has brought a fresh start for me, on and off the field. A new squad (Red Stars), new city (Chicago) and new teammates too. Our season opener on April 14 against the Seattle Reign had some parts that were great and some that, well, weren’t.
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, the running community is trying to help those who lost loved ones or were hurt in the tragedy.One of many fundraising events took place this week in New York, where many turned out to raise money for the family of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who died from one of the two explosions.
Howdy y'all! My name is Cassie Tysarczyk (tie-sar-check), and I'm a junior softball player for Texas A&M. First off, I want to express how incredibly blessed I am to have the opportunity to play for Texas A&M.
The 119th edition of the Penn Relays, the oldest and largest U.S. track and field event, will commence today at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field and run through Saturday. More athletes have participated in the Penn Relays than any other single meet in the world, and it's the most watched globally following the Olympics and world championships.
Howdy, y’all!My name is Taylor Hoagland, and I am a senior infielder for the University of Texas Longhorns softball team. I am a born-and-raised Southern girl from the best country in the world: Texas.
Participating in the WNBA draft was one of the greatest weekends of my life! I was afforded the opportunity to be around 11 of America's best college seniors and learn several things about our new employer.
On this day in 1996, the WNBA was founded. Eight teams took the court for the league’s inaugural season in 1997, and on June 21, 1997, Penny Toler scored the WNBA’s first points for the Los Angeles Sparks in a game against the New York Liberty at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Words cannot describe how excited I am as the conclusion of SEC play draws near and the postseason atmosphere begins to fill the air. Before I get into a recap of this past week, I feel like I should introduce myself.
On this date in 1954, Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit his first of 755 major-league home runs. Aaron’s career total is second to Barry Bonds’ 762. In NCAA softball, former UCLA star Stacey Nuveman holds the Division I home run record with 90 during her career, which spanned 264 games between 1997 and 2002.
My days leading up to the draft were spent with 11 other rookies going to meetings to help ease the transition into the professional sports world. Rookie orientation was only three days long and as you can imagine, there is a lot of information that can be helpful in preparing to enter the WNBA.
Earth Day was celebrated for the first time on this date in 1970. It was founded by Gaylord Nelson, a former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. Today, as we celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the modern environmental movement, we send a special shout out to a few athletes who make us think kindly of our planet: Vonetta Flowers (former Olympic bobsledder), Amber Brooks (soccer), Nirra Fields (UCLA women’s basketball), Tayler Hill (Washington Mystics draft pick), Jane Park (LPGA) and Bethanie Mattek-Sands (WTA).
Women's soccer fans have been pointing to today's National Women’s Soccer League matchup between the Seattle Reign and Portland Thorns since the schedules were announced. On paper, the Pacific Northwest squads look like two of the top teams in the league.
Five years ago today, Danica Patrick became the first woman to win an IndyCar race when she was the first to cross the finish line at the Indy Japan 300. Since then, she has zoomed past several other milestones as well.
No joke. Today is Humorous Day, a day dedicated to laughter and smiles -- two things that can promote health and well-being. Turns out we not only benefit from actually getting a joke but even more from laughing at it.
Hilary Knight is a forward on the U.S. women's hockey team that won gold April 9 at the world championships.The past week and a half has been a whirlwind of activity, ending with a victory against Canada for the world championship.