The National Republican Congressional Committee posted a GIF showing Colin Kaepernick throwing a pick-six interception and compared his lack of "competitive" spirit to that of the U.S. women's national soccer team.The Washington-based NRCC tweeted a clip showing the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback throwing an interception against the Arizona Cardinals in a September 2015 NFL game. The Republican group, which aims to replace Democratic members of Congress, set its sights on Kaepernick over reports he persuaded Nike to pull a shoe showing the Betsy Ross U.S. flag over racism concerns.The NRCC's tweet compares Kaepernick to the U.S. women's soccer team as they face off against England Tuesday, but many USWNT supporters immediately remarked that team captain Megan Rapinoe is a vocal supporter of Kaepernick. "Good luck to @USWNT! Win this one for one of America's first strong, independent women, Betsy Ross. We have no doubt you'll be more competitive on the field than @Kaepernick7. … [Read more...] about NRCC Mocks Colin Kaepernick With Interception Clip, Cheer On US Women’s Soccer Team
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Story highlights Many successful women played sports at the high school or college level Sports increase confidence and offer networking opportunities, female executives say By age 14, research shows girls drop out of sports at twice the rate of boys Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns, and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on Twitter. (CNN)There are a slew of benefits I know my girls get by playing a team sport: learning about teamwork and how to win and lose gracefully, building confidence and pushing themselves physically and mentally. But perhaps, I can add another positive to the already solid list -- helping them crack the glass ceiling. Just look at some of the top women in corporate America: Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo's chief executive officer, played cricket in college in India, Meg Whitman of Hewlett-Packard played lacrosse and squash at Princeton and Christine … [Read more...] about Can team sports help women crack the glass ceiling?
She won’t be living it up at regular schoolies haunts on the Gold Coats, Byron Bay and even Bali, she’ll be hanging out with a group of women with the same goal - defending Sydney FC W-League crown. The teenager, who turns 18 at the end of the month, finished her last HSC exam and celebrated by attending Sydney FC at their training ground at Macquarie Park. Amy Sayer played juts a single game for Sydney FC last season.Source:News Corp Australia RUGBY SEVENS: Former NRL player a model of success TOKYO: Quest to go from factory floor to Olympics “No schoolies for me. I wouldn’t go crazy anyway,” said the Barker College Hornsby student, who lives at Middle Cove. “I don’t mind missing Schoolies. It’s not really my scene. “I’m doing training and playing games instead. That is bigger for me.” Sayer, who made her Matildas debut in 2018 at the Tournament of Nations, played just a single game for Sydney FC last season with a … [Read more...] about Dedicated Sydney FC teenager Amy Sayer misses Schoolies to prepare for W-League opener
Story highlights Study finds high school soccer players suffered hundreds of concussions over 10-year period The majority of concussions were due to physical contact between players, much of which is against FIFA rules Heading, or the practice of playing the ball off the head, was linked with a third of concussions in high school soccer (CNN)Soccer has been increasing in popularity in the U.S. as a high school sport, and with the recent victory of the U.S. team in the Women's World Cup, that will likely grow. But so has the number of concussions among young soccer players, according to a new study. Researchers looked at the number and cause of concussions reported among soccer players at a sampling of 100 high schools across the U.S. between 2005 and 2014. They calculated that there were 627 concussions among girls and 442 among boys. Most of them were caused by physical contact with another player rather than "heading," or hitting the ball off the head. The study found that … [Read more...] about How can we keep young soccer players safe?
In the summer of 2002, I walked into a hair salon in New Jersey and asked a stylist to cut off all my hair. I was done having hair. Enough with the pain of straightening it with a chemical that scalded parts of my scalp and left others in blisters. Enough with the discomfort of braiding it – eight hours of tugging and wincing followed by painkillers to ease the soreness, or a full day of not being able fully to turn my head. Free me from this burden, I told the stylist, who stared at me, confused, while I ranted. She tried to convince me merely to trim it, but I told her I wanted it all gone. Reluctantly, she obliged and I walked out that afternoon to the sensation of the wind on my bare scalp. The feeling was ineffable, my newfound freedom unquantifiable. I regrew my hair into a short afro and cut it all off again before it reached the length where its coarseness made combing a battle. I did this several times, until I decided to stop with the cutting. Why was I running away … [Read more...] about ‘With every inch, the challenge multiplies’: me and my afro