Ledecky Goes for 4 at Olympic Swimming Trials
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by Emma Hruby
3h ago
The US Olympic Swimming Trials begin this weekend, running from June 15th through June 23rd in Indianapolis, with Katie Ledecky eyeing her fourth-straight Summer Games. While traditionally held in Omaha, Indiana’s Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, has been fitted with a 50-meter pool to host the meet that will determine the 2024 Paris Olympics roster. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Team USA (@teamusa) All eyes will be on seven-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, who will be competing in the 200-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter, and 1500-meter freestyle ..read more
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Orlando and Kansas City Shoot for 13 in NWSL Weekend Action
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by Emma Hruby
3h ago
The 13th match weekend is fast approaching in the NWSL, with two season-long unbeaten streaks on the line. League-leaders Kansas City and Orlando will attempt to survive the weekend with their unbeaten runs intact, as the Current host Chicago on Friday and the Pride travel to North Carolina for Saturday’s match. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Just Women’s Sports (@justwomenssports) But while Kansas City and Orlando have been the gold standard this year, they’re still a number of wins away from tying Washington’s record for longest unbeaten streak in a single NWSL season. In 2 ..read more
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WNBA All-Star Voting Stars on June 13th
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by Meredith Heil
1d ago
Voting for the 2024 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game opened at 2 PM ET today and runs through June 29th. All active WNBA players are eligible to make the All-Star Game, set for July 20th in Phoenix. Unlike previous formats that featured two voted-in All-Star squads, this year’s contest pits a single All-Star team against the already-decided Olympic-bound USA Women’s National Team. Fans can submit a daily ballot nominating up to 10 athletes via WNBA.com or the WNBA App. View this post on Instagram A post shared by WNBA (@wnba) Fan-submitted ballo ..read more
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San Diego Wave Hires Ex-KC Current GM Camille Ashton
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by Meredith Heil
1d ago
The San Diego Wave introduced Camille Ashton as their new general manager and sporting director yesterday, three weeks after Ashton resigned from her position as GM of the Kansas City Current. The 34-year-old former NWSL pro will manage San Diego’s coaching staff and on-field budget, as well as lead player scouting and acquisitions. Ashton joins Wave FC president Jill Ellis and head coach Casey Stoney in an effort to lead the team back to their 2023 NWSL Shield-winning success. View this post on Instagram A post shared by San Diego Wave FC (@sandiegowavefc ..read more
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Riot Fest Forces Red Stars to Move Scheduled NWSL Game
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by Emma Hruby
1d ago
The Chicago Red Stars are scrambling to find a solution for a September 21st home game after it was revealed that a music festival would be taking over the team’s usual stadium.  Riot Fest announced on Wednesday that SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois will host the three-day concert event from September 20th through the 22nd. The Red Stars — who were scheduled to play the San Diego Wave on September 21st — have played at SeatGeek since 2016, and recently set an all-time NWSL attendance record during a one-off game at Wrigley Field.  View this post on Instagram A post shared b ..read more
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How Pregnancy Made Me a Better CEO
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by Haley Rosen
1d ago
I am pregnant. I am actually very pregnant — 39 weeks as we speak. I’m also the founder and CEO of an early stage company, and for the first time in my life, I’m wondering if I bit off more than I can chew. For the last four years, I have poured my whole self into Just Women’s Sports. It’s been a wild, unpredictable ride, one that’s been both incredibly fulfilling and incredibly hard. When I started JWS, no one wanted to bet on women’s sports, media, or a 26 year old with only one year of actual work experience under her belt. People didn’t think women’s sports could work as sports, and even s ..read more
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The Women’s Cup Finalizes 2024 Tournament With Chile’s Colo Colo
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by Emma Hruby
2d ago
The Women’s Cup field has been finalized, with Chilean club Colo Colo joining the four-team field.  Colo Colo will join Racing Louisville of the NWSL along with Italy’s Juventus and Brazil’s Palmeiras at Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville from August 9th through 13th.  The tournament will have a $100,000 prize pool. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Women's Cup (@thewomenscupofficial) “We are honored to have Colo-Colo as the first Chilean Team to play in The Women’s Cup,” said J.P. Reynal, CEO of The Women’s Cup, in yesterday’s press release. “Women’s soccer has see ..read more
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PWHL Draft Spurs Controversy for League Champs Minnesota
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by Emma Hruby
2d ago
The 2024 PWHL Draft took place on Tuesday, with Princeton and Canadian national team forward Sarah Fillier going first overall to PWHL New York.  New York also added two defenders and a goaltender, as well as three forwards to make seven solid additions to next season’s roster.  The first round of the 2024 PWHL Draft is complete! The future is now. pic.twitter.com/RXFj6pzKZL — PWHL (@thepwhlofficial) June 10, 2024 But it was first-ever PWHL champions Minnesota that created the most buzz, with the draft happening just three days after they announced the abrupt departure of general m ..read more
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Washington Mystics Snap 12-Game Losing Streak
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by Emma Hruby
2d ago
The Washington Mystics snapped a team-record 12-game losing streak on Tuesday, taking home their first win of the season over the Atlanta Dream.  Brittney Sykes returned from injury and made an immediate impact with game-high 18 points, four assists, and three rebounds. As a team, Washington shot over 50% from behind the arc. “The feel is it’s been coming,” coach Eric Thibault said after the game. “I said the other night that we’re turning into a good basketball team and we just haven’t had the wins to show for it yet. We’ve been playing better basketball now for a while. “We’re obviously ..read more
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USA Women’s Basketball Releases Olympic Roster, Explains Clark’s Omission
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by Emma Hruby
3d ago
USA Women’s Basketball announced its official Olympic roster on Tuesday, with officials noting that Caitlin Clark’s lack of national team experience played a key role in her omission. Selection committee chair Jen Rizzotti said that the committee evaluated players according to a set of on-court criteria they were given. “When you base your decision on criteria, there were other players that were harder to cut because they checked a lot more boxes,” she told reporters on Tuesday. “Then sometimes it comes down to position, style of play for [coach Cheryl Reeve] and then sometimes a vote.” The s ..read more
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