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- A football player unrestrained by his wheelchair
Danny Lilya, 16, was born with a broken back and has never walked. But that hasn't kept the MInnesota youth from playing football with the Moose Lake Rebels. Mark Strassman has the tale of a very special athlete
CBS News. Monday, 10 May 2021.
- With New Law Allowing NCAA Athletes To Be Paid, Georgia Shows Dangers Of System Of Haves And Have-Nots
Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia signed a bill that would allow college athletes to receive payment for the use of their name, image and likeness. ...
Forbes. Monday, 10 May 2021.
- Brian Kemp, Georgia Law, NCAA And Others Show Selfishness In Paying College Athletes
With much help from NCAA officials, state legislatures and the inevitable becoming reality, college sports is going from walking to sprinting down that dark, slippery and narrow road of paying athletes. This won't end pretty. ...
Forbes. Monday, 10 May 2021.
- North Korea's "army of beauties" will cheer on Olympic athletes
North Korea's state-sponsored cheering squad includes 230 members who are chosen for their looks and loyalty to the regime. Soon, they will be on the global stage, as they attend the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea. ...
CBS News. Sunday, 9 May 2021.
- Nationals announcer accused of sexual misconduct, pulled from broadcast booth: report
F.P. Santangelo, the color commentator for the Washington Nationals, was removed from the broadcast booth during their game against the New York Yankees after accusations of sexual misconduct came about in a report from The Athletic
Fox News. Sunday, 9 May 2021.
- Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Justin Gatlin part of test event at stadium
Former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin is one of hundreds of athletes to take part in a test event at Tokyo's Olympic stadium.
BBC News. Sunday, 9 May 2021.
- NCAA prez seeks NIL action before or near July 1
NCAA president Mark Emmert is pushing for approval of NIL guidance "before, or as close to, July 1," a date that coincides with when new laws regarding athlete
endorsement will go into effect in five states.
ESPN. Saturday, 8 May 2021.
- Sharron Davies hits out at decision to allow transgender weightlifter Hubbard to compete in Olympics
SHARRON DAVIES has hit out at the decision to allow transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to compete in the Olympics, describing it as 'another kick in the teeth for female athletes'.
Daily Mail. Sunday, 9 May 2021.
- Australian basketball star Liz Cambage blasts 'whitewashed' Olympics promotional photos
On Friday the 29-year-old blasted two promotional images of athletes which had been shared by the Australian Olympic Committee ahead of the Tokyo Olympics later this year.
Daily Mail. Saturday, 8 May 2021.
- Protests, march over hiring of new Northwestern AD named in cheerleader sexual harassment lawsuit
The organizers say they're embarrassed and dismayed by the new athletic
director selection and the message it sends to the Northwestern community.
ABC News. Saturday, 8 May 2021.
- Montana Gov. Gianforte signs bill banning transgender athletes from girls sports
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte approved legislation Friday barring transgender youth from participating on sports teams that correspond with their gender identity.
Fox News. Friday, 7 May 2021.
- Transgender athlete closes in on Olympics
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard takes a step closer to qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics after a change in rules.
BBC News. Thursday, 6 May 2021.
- Elliott: 1,000-point milestone reaffirms Kopitar as one of L.A.'s most accomplished athletes
Anze Kopitar became the 91st player in NHL history to score 1,000 points. It was fitting that he earned the milestone point on an assist.
Los Angeles Times. Thursday, 6 May 2021.
- Pfzier and BioNTech to donate vaccines for Olympic athletes
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Vaccine developers Pfizer and BioNTech will donate doses to inoculate athletes and officials preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, the IOC said Thursday. ...
Washington Times. Thursday, 6 May 2021.
- Special Olympics Chicago returns with scaled-down event in Dunbar Park
It may be smaller this year, but perhaps there's even more excitement. For the last year, the athletes were only able to see each other over Zoom.
ABC News. Thursday, 6 May 2021.
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