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forbes.com - Dina Kaplan - The Mindfulness Of Sports And Running
The Mindfulness Of Sports And Running
Forbes

During the pandemic, Michelle Edgar — a music executive who had never been an athlete, and never been a runner, put on jogging shoes and began, in her own words, running for her life. What brought her to the track is an extraordinary story.

axios.com - Axios Sports
Axios Sports
Axios

1 big thing: 🇺🇸 Meet Team USA 613 Olympians, plus a handful of alternates ready to step in at a moment's notice, will represent the U.S. in Tokyo over the next two weeks, Axios' Jeff Tracy writes. Why it matters: That's the largest…

telegraph.co.uk - Tom Garry - Football Manager planning to include women's leagues in 'watershed moment' for sport
Football Manager planning to include women's leagues in 'watershed moment' for sport
The Telegraph

Management simulation game Football Manager is to incorporate women's football for the first time, in what Chelsea manager Emma Hayes has described as a “watershed moment” for the sport and the football gaming industry. Football…

bbc.co.uk - Bristol Rovers sign Harrogate's Belshaw - BBC Sport
Bristol Rovers sign Harrogate's Belshaw - BBC Sport
BBC

Bristol Rovers have signed goalkeeper James Belshaw for an undisclosed fee from fellow League Two side Harrogate. The 30-year-old, who played for Rovers as a trialist in the friendly against Plymouth, has agreed a two-year deal. Boss Joey Barton…

forbes.com - Kirk Wakefield - Why Brands Love Sports: Fans Are Innovative, Progressive, Social, Upscale And Diverse
Why Brands Love Sports: Fans Are Innovative, Progressive, Social, Upscale And Diverse
Forbes

Brands like AdventHealth and Bud Light love Tampa Bay Lightning fans for the same reasons sponsoring brands love home team fans everywhere: It pays off. Fans love brands back. Brands amplify messages with measurable returns with integrated…

mashable.com - Stan Schroeder - Google's Olympic Doodle is a full-on anime sports game
Google's Olympic Doodle is a full-on anime sports game
helios.web

Google has a new Doodle to celebrate the start of the Olympic Games in Japan, and it's one of the company's most elaborate Doodles yet. The Doodle is a complete sports game, with a neat animation intro and several disciplines to choose from. Now…

masslive.com - Steph Solis | ssolis@masslive.com - College sports betting, esports, diversity mandate: Here's what's in the Massachusetts House's sports betting bill
College sports betting, esports, diversity mandate: Here's what's in the Massachusetts House's sports betting bill
masslive

The Massachusetts House on Thursday passed a sports betting legalization bill, backing wagers on collegiate sports, esports and fantasy contests. Lawmakers spent six hours reviewing 28 amendments before approving the bill, 156 to 3. A Boston…

bbc.co.uk - Boro sign Millers midfielder Crooks - BBC Sport
Boro sign Millers midfielder Crooks - BBC Sport
BBC

Middlesbrough have signed versatile midfielder Matt Crooks from Rotherham United on a three-year deal, for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old was one of the stand-out players in a difficult last season, scoring seven goals in 42 games as the…

kunm.org - Sharon Pruitt-Young - The Sexualization Of Women In Sports Extends Even To What They Wear
The Sexualization Of Women In Sports Extends Even To What They Wear
KUNM

It's 2021, but the policing of female athletes' bodies is a practice that continues to thrive. The Norwegian women's beach handball team is in a battle with the sport's governing bodies to wear less-revealing uniforms. After the team's repeated…

bbc.co.uk - Wrexham sign ex-Cambridge United striker Mullin - BBC Sport
Wrexham sign ex-Cambridge United striker Mullin - BBC Sport
BBC

Forward Paul Mullin has joined Wrexham after he turned down a new contract with Cambridge United. Mullin scored 34 goals in 50 games for Cambridge last season as they secured promotion to League One. The 26-year-old had joined Cambridge from…

bbc.co.uk - Football Manager to add women's football - BBC Sport
Football Manager to add women's football - BBC Sport
BBC

The makers of the Football Manager computer game series have confirmed a 'multi-year project' to bring women's teams into future releases. Miles Jacobson, the studio director of Sports Interactive who produce the game, said they have been working…

mainichi.jp - Time to show power of sports, athletes: Tokyo Olympics chief - The Mainichi
Time to show power of sports, athletes: Tokyo Olympics chief - The Mainichi
毎日新聞

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Olympic organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto said Friday it is time to exhibit the power of sports and athletes just before the games began after a one-year delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Hashimoto…

independent.co.uk - Prudence Wade - Tokyo Olympics: 5 niche sports to really get into this year
Tokyo Olympics: 5 niche sports to really get into this year
The Independent

Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from The Independent. Read our privacy notice After a year's delay, the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games are finally…

tennessean.com - Blake Toppmeyer, The Tennessean - If SEC passes on Texas and Oklahoma, it risks its spot at head of college sports' table | Toppmeyer
If SEC passes on Texas and Oklahoma, it risks its spot at head of college sports' table | Toppmeyer
The Tennessean

If we're indeed headed for another round of conference expansion or realignment, how the SEC acts will determine whether it maintains its place. Texas and Oklahoma reportedly have expressed interest in joining the SEC, which would create a 16-team…

chicagotribune.com - Column: Cynical GOP laws barring transgender youth from sports will fail, but kids will be hurt along the way
Column: Cynical GOP laws barring transgender youth from sports will fail, but kids will be hurt along the way
Chicago Tribune

More than 250 bills seeking to limit the rights of LGBT people have been brought up or passed in state legislatures across the country this year. Many target transgender youth by limiting access to gender-affirming medical care or prohibiting…

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