[Content note: violence, gun violence, sexism, emotional abuse]
OMG, everybody in Philadelphia go to this: Passing The Ball: Race and Sports Conference, Apr 19-20 at Temple University (Pop Spot)
All I’ve got on this one is, “GOOD”: Sport is slowly catching up with transgender realities (The Guardian)
Boston Marathon Feel-Good Story, which we ALL need at this point: Boston College Students Schedule Walk to Finish Boston Marathon (Mashable): “A Facebook event — titled “Boston Marathon: The Last 5” — is encouraging runners and supporters to walk from the college to downtown Boston on Friday, April 19 “to stand united.” More than 10,000 people have already RSVPed to attend.”
Other Marathon News:
- Oklahoma City Marathon Will Proceed, Organizers Say After Boston Attack (NPR)
- London Marathon to pay tribute to Boston with a period of silence before race (Telegraph)
- Mo Farah and rest of elite field committed to Sunday’s London Marathon (Telegraph)
- Brighton marathon runner collapses and dies (from Sunday, the BBC)
- Pyongyang (North Korea) marathon goes ahead despite North Korea tensions – autoplay video (The Guardian): “Fourteen foreign runners and 237 North Koreans ran in the Pyongyang marathon on Sunday”
Football, not the US kind, on US TV: NBC networks to televise EPL next season (Yahoo)
French Open: French Open increases prize money more than $4M in 2013 (USA Today)
But their offense is so fun to watch: Oregon football committed major violations, school reportedly agrees with NCAA (SB Nation)
Think of the children: Pressure to win ‘turns children into sports cheats’ (from BBC)
Two-thirds of UK children feel under pressure to cheat at sports because of a “win-at-all-costs” culture on the playing fields, a survey suggests.
A quarter of the children questioned for the survey thought team mates would cheat frequently if they could get away with it.
Ninety per cent of the 1,002 eight- to 16-year-olds said their team-mates felt pressure to win while playing sport.
More than a third said they felt no remorse at winning by cheating.
SERIOUSLY, think of the children: Is Mike Rice Really Coaching 12-Year-Old Girls Now? (Deadspin)
Tickets now, please! U.S. will host new International Champions Cup this summer (Sports Illustrated): “Real Madrid, Juventus and the Los Angeles Galaxy are three of the eight teams that will take part in the U.S. this summer in the first edition of an annual knockout tournament involving some of the world’s top soccer clubs.”
Stadium News: Wrigley to get $500M facelift (ESPN): “it includes no taxpayer funding.”
Now that’s just cold: Warriors Teammates Punk Festus Ezeli, Hide Car’s Tires in Name of Rookie Hazing (Bleacher Report)
In “Please, Shut Up” News, Sir Stirling Moss:
- Sir Stirling Moss says women lack mental aptitude for Formula 1 (BBC)
- Stirling Moss Isn’t Just Wrong About Female Drivers, He’s Sexist (Deadspin)
- Stirling Moss, your women jibe is ‘sexism for sexism’s sake’ (Telegraph)
WNBA links coming up in their own post in a bit…