[Content note: suicide]
Women in Sports:
- Patricia McCormick, Bullfighter Who Defied Convention, Is Dead at 83 (New York Times):
By all accounts she was the first woman in North America to become a professional bullfighter. For more than a decade, beginning in 1951, she performed in hundreds of bullfights, receiving top billing in stadiums from Mexico to South America. She drew thousands of fans and became an international celebrity, capturing the attention of the American press.
- Muslim women kick new AFL goal (Muslim Women in SPORTS)
- Debate: Does the New U.S. Women’s Soccer League Stand a Chance? (Bleacher Report)
- Paula Radcliffe hopes her marathon world record will survive far beyond this year’s 10th anniversary (Telegraph)
AWESOME: Spelman College Dropping Sports in Favor of Fitness, Leaving the NCAA Altogether (New York Times)
In horrific news: Death at Texas Motor Speedway NASCAR race: Man commits suicide with gun (The Dallas Morning News)
NASCAR plans to become more involved in race-sponsorship decisions by speedways in light of the continuing controversy surrounding the National Rifle Association’s sponsorship of the Sprint Cup race Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.
“The NRA’s sponsorship of the event at Texas Motor Speedway fit within existing parameters that NASCAR affords tracks in securing partnerships,” said NASCAR spokesman David Higdon. “However, this situation has made it clear that we need to take a closer look at our approval process moving forward, as current circumstances need to be factored in when making decisions.”
Tomorrow is the WNBA draft:
- 2013 WNBA Draft: Prospects Gathering Most Attention (Bleacher Report)
- WNBA Draft 2013: Date, Start Time, TV Schedule and More (Bleacher Report):
Where: ESPN, Bristol, Conn.
When: Monday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Watch: Round 1 on ESPN2, Rounds 2 and 3 on ESPNU
Tomorrow is also the Boston Marathon:
- Blind Runner Will Run Boston Marathon for Charity and Memory of Parents (Bleacher Report)
- Good weather after 2012 heat at Boston Marathon (Yahoo)
- Boston Marathon 2013: Highlighting Competitors You Need to Know About (Bleacher Report)
- Shalane Flanagan best US hope in Boston Marathon in years (Yahoo)
Olympics: Baseball, softball merge to seek Games return (Yahoo)
In the “WTF” file: High School Umpire Threatens to Toss Players Who Dare Speak Spanish (Bleacher Report)
- Tianlang Guan is youngest golfer to make cut at the Masters (SB Nation)
- Masters underground economy enjoying upswing (Yahoo)
Violence at Football Matches:
- Fan arrested after throwing beer bottle at FC Dallas soccer player (Dallas Morning News)
- Football Association set to investigate Millwall violence after fighting breaks out during FA Cup semi-final (Telegraph)
- Disorder after Sunderland beat Newcastle United (BBC News)
A story that is sad in every way imaginable: School district sues Brian Banks’ accuser over false rape claim (Pro Football Talk)
Sure, that makes sense: Dolphins pick up the tab for stadium vote (Pro Football Talk)
According to Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Dolphins delivered a check for $4.8 million to the Miami-Dade County mayor’s office to pay for a referendum on public money for renovations to Sun Life Stadium.
The money is non-refundable, and will be used to pay for the election, if the election is held. If the Florida Legislature doesn’t pass a bill to approve the election, the county keeps the money.
Today in HAHAHAHA: Beer Bust: Yankees Rename ‘Craft Beer’ Stand At Stadium (NPR)