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  OLYMPICS U.S. fencers protest teammate accused of sexual assault

Three fencers on the men's U.S. Olympic team wore pink masks during their match against Japan to protest a teammate accused of sexual assault, The Hill noted. Jake Hoyle, Curtis McDowald and Yeisser Ramirez wore their ...


  OLYMPICS U.S. women's basketball team wins, but there are concerns

The U.S. beat Japan 86-69 on July 30, three days after beating Nigeria by nine in the opener, according to That was the first time a team had come within single digits of the U.S. team in the Olympics since ...


  Olympics: U.S. women's soccer team advances to semis

The United States women's national team are through to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic soccer semifinals after a penalty shootout win against Netherlands, following a 2-2 draw after extra-time, noted. Vivianne Miedema, who was making her ...


  Olympics: Tennis player apologizes for anti-gay slur

Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini apologized for yelling at himself with an anti-gay slur during a loss in the Olympic tennis tournament, reported. Fognini used the offensive Italian word repeatedly during a three-set loss to ...


  Olympics: U.S. women's 3x3 basketball team wins gold

The U.S. team of Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young won the first women's gold medal in the new Olympic sport of 3x3 basketball, The Chicago Tribune reported. Plum scored all five of ...


  9/11 Memorial Stair Climb and Walk taking place at Soldier Field

In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, members of the public will join area firefighters to climb the stairs of Soldier Field in honor of the 343 firefighters from the FDNY who ...


  Olympics: Japan tops U.S. in gold-medal softball game

In the Olympics, host country Japan beat the United States 2-0 to take the gold medal on July 27. Softball was added to the games at host country Japan's request, and from the moment it became ...


  NBC Sports apologizes for misgendering Olympian; GLAAD responds

GLAAD responded to media coverage of the first several days of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, including the misgendering of Team USA skateboarder Alana Smith. Smith made Olympic history July 25 as the first ...


  Olympics: Women's soccer team advances to quarterfinals

United States women's national team (USWNT) forward Alex Morgan had a goal disallowed as the squad settled for a 0-0 tie with Australia in its final game of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics group stage, noted. ...


  Gay British diver wins Olympic gold

The British team of Tom Daley and Matty Lee narrowly won the 10-meter synchronized diving competition on July 26 at the Tokyo Olympics, upsetting favored China and keeping the diving powerhouse from any chance of a ...


  Chicago Red Stars fall to Gotham 2-1

The Chicago Red Stars' Makenzy Doniak scored in the second half's stoppage time—but the team ultimately lost to NJ/NY Gotham FC 2-1 at Harrison, New Jersey, on July 25. Allie Long and Midge Purce scored for ...


  Women's soccer: U.S. Olympic team bounces back with 6-1 win

Days after Sweden snapped the U.S. women's national team's (USWNT's) 44-game win streak with a deflating 3-0 loss, the U.S. team scored a 6-1 victory over New Zealand on July 24, The Sporting News noted. The ...


  Women's soccer: Sweden snaps United States' 44-game win streak

In women's soccer, Sweden dominated the United States 3-0 on July 20 in Tokyo, snapping the Americans' 44-game winning streak in convincing fashion, Yahoo! Sports reported. The U.S. team entered this event as heavy favorites to ...


  Hockey prospect makes history by coming out

Just weeks after the first active pro-football came out as gay, a professional hockey prospect has done the same. Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop has come out as gay, becoming the first active player under contract ...


  Trans model makes history with SI Swimsuit cover

On July 19, Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit announced this year's cover models: rapper Megan Thee Stallion, tennis player Naomi Osaka and model/actress Leyna Bloom—each making history in her own way. A press release sent to Windy ...


  Chicago Red Stars net 3-1 victory over OL Reign

Vanessa DiBernardo and Kealia Watt celebrated league milestones as the Chicago Red Stars defeated the OL Reign at home (SeatGeek Stadium) on July 18. DiBernardo reached the 10,000th minute mark in her NWSL (National Women's Soccer ...


  Billie Jean King part of group inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame

Lesbian trailblazer and icon Billie Jean King was one of 12 people inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 17, according to the hall's website. The Class of 2021 includes coach Dennis Van ...


  More than 140 LGBTQ athletes slated to be at Tokyo Olympics

At least 142 publicly out LGBTQ and non-binary athletes are headed to Tokyo for the Summer Olympic Games—more than double the number who participated at the 2016 Rio Games, according to Outsports. The number of publicly ...


  Chicago Sports Alliance continues to help combat gun violence

The Chicago Sports Alliance—a collaboration between the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs andWhite Sox that began in 2017—announced it will move forward for a fourth year to combine the reach and resources of the franchises in ...


  SPORTS Sky's Parker among cover athletes for video game NBA 2K22

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic, Chicago Sky.WNBA standout Candace Parker and Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant are among the players who will be featured on the next NBA 2K video-game release, per an NBA press statement. ...


  Sky's Quigley wins three-point contest

Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley made nine of her last 10 shots to win her third WNBA MTN DEW Three-Point Contest title at halftime of AT&T WNBA All-Star 2021 at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay ...


  Chicago Red Stars defeat Houston 2-1, thanks to two own-goals

On July 11 in SeatGeek Stadium, the Chicago Red Stars staged a unique comeback—with two own-goals—to defeat the Houston Dash 2-1. After a scoreless first half, Houston scored when Veronica Latsko netted a goal in the ...


  Soldier Field sued for allowing anti-LGBTQ+ slurs

Four men—Jordan Penland, Karl Gerner, Edward R. Burke and Paul C. Burke—are suing Chicago's Soldier Field, saying they were subjected to anti-LGBTQ+ slurs during a 2019 soccer game there and stadium personnel did nothing to stop ...


  Chicago Sky lose to Mystics in overtime thriller

At Chicago's Wintrust Arena, the Chicago Sky lost to the Washington Mystics 89-85 in an overtime matchup on July 10. Chicago had five players (Kahleah Copper, Stefanie Dolson, Courtney Vandersloot, Allie Quigley and Candace Parker) score ...


  Chicago Sky guard to take part in three-point contest

Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley has been selected to participate in the WNBA MTN DEW 3-Point Contest at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas. The event will take place live ...


  SPORTS Krueger joins U.S. women's soccer team as full member

After previously being named as one of four alternates to the 2020 U.S. Olympic women's soccer national team (UWSNT), Chicago Red Stars defender Casey Krueger is now a full member of the United States' 22-player roster ...


  Chicago Fire FC extends win streak to three games

Chicago Fire FC (3-7-2, 11 points) came from behind to defeat Orlando City SC (6-3-3, 21 points) 3-1 at Soldier Field on July 7, getting its third consecutive victory, according to a press release. Three different ...


  SPORTS Sprinter Richardson now off relay team as well

Banned sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson was not on the Olympic roster released July 6 by USA Track and Field, reported. This decision means her positive test for THC will cost her a chance at running on ...


  WOMEN'S SOCCER U.S. again beats Mexico 4-0

In East Hartford, Connecticut, the U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) finished in its final match before departing for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics in style, defeating Mexico 4-0 on July 5 to wrap up the 2021 ...


  Chicago Sky fall to Dallas Wings 100-91

On July 2, Marina Mabrey tied a career high with 28 points and the Dallas Wings pulled away late to beat the Chicago Sky 100-91 in Texas, according to The Sky led by 10 in the first quarter and the ...


  WNBA: Sky, Sun lead All-Star selections vs. Team USA

The Chicago Sky and Connecticut Sun will each have three players on Team WNBA in the league's All-Star Game on July 14 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, reported. The game will feature ...


  Women's soccer: Chicago Red Stars prevail 1-0

Kayla Sharples' defense and Cassie Miller's first NWSL regular-season clean sheet propelled the Red Stars to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Spirit on July 2 in Leesburg, Virginia. At the 33-minute mark, Sharples received a ...


  WNBA Sky's Wade named Coach of the Month

The Chicago Sky's James Wade was named the WNBA Coach of the Month for June, the league announced. Wade led the Sky to an 8-4 record for the month as Chicago finished June, with a 10-8 overall record. Chicago went 5-3 ...


  Out sprinter off U.S. Olympic team after testing positive for THC

Track-and-field star Sha'Carri Richardson has been suspended for one month from the U.S. Olympic team after testing positive for THC, a chemical found in marijuana, reported. Richardson appeared on NBC's Today show on June 2 ...


  Women's soccer: U.S. defeats Mexico 4-0

On July 1, the United States women beat Mexico 4-0 in a friendly in East Hartford, Connecticut, according to The match was the U.S. team's second-to-last tune up ahead of this summer's Olympics in Tokyo. ...


  Chicago Sky defeat Dallas 91-81

On June 30, the Chicago Sky defeated the Dallas Wings 91-81 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. Chicago had seven players (Kahleah Copper, Candace Parker, Stefanie Dolson, Allie Quigley, Courtney Vandersloot, Diamond DeShields and Azura ...


  Gov. Pritzker signs legislation allowing student athletes to sign endorsement deals

--From a press release

CHAMPAIGN — Today, Governor JB Pritzker signed SB 2338, the Student-Athlete Endorsement Rights Act, into law, making Illinois a national leader in granting student-athletes the ability to sign individual endorsement deals while enrolled at a colleg ...


  Ex-Blackhawks discuss sexual-assault allegations against former video coach

The Chicago Tribune reported that several former Chicago Blackhawks players and staff members connected to the 2009-10 team have discussed if the team knew at the time about sexual-assault allegations by two former players against former ...


  Chicago Sky's historic win streak snapped

Chicago had its historic seven-game win streak snapped, falling 74-58 to the Connecticut Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, on June 27. The Sky are now 26-30 all-time against the Sun, having previously won both of its games ...


  Women's soccer: Chicago Red Stars fall to Louisville 3-0

Former Chicago Red Stars Yuki Nagasato and Savannah McCaskill returned to Chicago for the first time as the Red Stars fell to Racing Louisville FC 3-0 on June 26 at SeatGeek Stadium. In Casey Krueger's probable ...


  WNBA: Sky's win streak hits all-time high

The Chicago Sky set a new franchise-record for consecutive games won—seven—thanks to a 91-68 victory over the New York Liberty on June 25. In the Sky's 15-year history, its longest winning streak was previously six games, ...


  SPORTS Chicago Sky center qualifies for Olympic 3X3 team

Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson is among four athletes who qualified USA Basketball for the inaugural 3X3 Olympic competition this summer to represent the USA at the Tokyo Games. Dolson ...


  Three Red Stars make Olympic women's soccer team

The United States Women's National Team (U.S. WNT) announced its 2020 Olympic team roster for the upcoming games in Tokyo. Red Stars defender Tierna Davidson, midfielder Julie Ertz and goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher were selected as part ...


  Chicago Red Stars fall to OL Reign 2-0

The Red Stars welcomed Alyssa Mautz, Nikki Stanton and Bianca St. Georges back as starters, but fell to the OL Reign 2-0 on June 22 in Tacoma, Washington. After returning to the pitch June 5 ...


  WNBA: Sky's win streak hits six

Candace Parker had 23 points, 12 rebounds and six assists to lead the Chicago Sky to a 92-72 win over the New York Liberty on June 22, The Chicago Tribune reported. It was the sixth consecutive win for the Sky ...


  adidas celebrates Illinois Olympic icon with Honoring Black Excellence Initiative

At a private engagement at The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation Headquarters, adidas and track-and-field icon Jackie Joyner-Kersee gathered friends and family for an intimate mural unveiling for the launch of the ...


  First active pro football player comes out as gay

Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player in history to announce that he is gay, according to Outsports. "What's up people," Nassib posted on Instagram. "I'm at my house in ...


  Courtney Vandersloot wins WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

--From a press release

CHICAGO (June 21, 2021) - Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot was named as the WNBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced today. This is the sixth time in Vandersloot's career, including the third ...

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  WNBA: Chicago Sky notch fifth straight win

On June 19, the Chicago Sky won their fifth consecutive game, 91-81 over the Connecticut Sun at Chicago's Wintrust Arena. Winning that many consecutive games has only been achieved three times in franchise history. There has ...


  St. Georges debuts as Red Stars tie Washington

Bianca St. Georges made her Chicago Red Stars debut as the team tied the Washington Spirit 1-1 on Juneteenth (June 19) at SeatGeek Stadium. Morgan Gautrat scored a late penalty in stoppage time; she also led ...


  Chicago Sky win fourth consecutive game

The Chicago Sky are on a roll. The team won its fourth consecutive game, defeating the Connecticut Sun 81-75 at Wintrust Arena on June 17. Matching its high from 2020 (when the team won four straight ...

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  Chicago Sky win third straight game, top 100 points

On June 15, the Chicago Sky secured a 105-89 victory over the Minnesota Lynx from the Target Center in Minneapolis on June 15. The Sky's season has been a series of up-and-down streaks. ...


  AT&T WNBA All-Star 2021 returns to Las Vegas July 14

--From a press release

NEW YORK, June 14, 2021 - AT&T WNBA All-Star 2021, to be played Wednesday, July 14 at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, will showcase the WNBA's biggest and brightest ...

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  U.S. women's soccer team beats Jamaica 4-0

Carli Lloyd's 24-second strike—the second quickest goal in the United States women's national team history—helped her team beat Jamaica 4-0 on June 13, reported. Lindsey Horan, Midge Purce and Alex Morgan all added goals for ...


  Women's soccer documentary to debut June 24 on HBO Max

HBO Max debuted the official trailer for the women's soccer movie LFG ahead of the documentary's premiere on Thursday, June 24. Directed by Oscar winners Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine, LFG is an inside account ...


  WORLD India court, trans death, Guatemalan LGBTQs, Gay Games

A court in India ordered state and federal officials to draw up plans for sweeping reforms to respect LGBTQ rights, in a ruling that went far beyond the terms of a case brought by a lesbian couple who said they had ...


  Chicago Sky win second consecutive game

Two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker had her first double-double of the 2021 season—and her first ever in a Chicago uniform—as the Sky (4-7) won their second consecutive game, 83-79 at Indiana on June 12, reported. ...


  NU women's lacrosse season ends with loss to Syracuse

Recently, in the world of women's collegiate lacrosse, number two Northwestern (15-1, 13-0 Big Ten) fell to number three Syracuse 21-13 at Johnny Unitas Stadium (in Towson, Maryland) in its first loss of the season, losing ...


  Chicago Sky snap seven-game losing streak

The Chicago Sky ended their seven-game losing streak against the Indiana Fever, defeating them 92-76 on June 9 in Wintrust Arena. In securing their first home win of the year—and the first since their playoff victory ...


  Red Stars top North Carolina 1-0

At Bridgview's SeatGeek Stadium, the Chicago Red Stars, led by Rachel Hill's 29th minute goal and Alyssa Mautz's NWSL return, defeated the North Carolina Courage 1-0. In addition to scoring the lone goal, Hill had 57 ...


  L.A. Sparks defeat Chicago Sky 68-63

On June 5, the Chicago Sky lost to the L.A. Sparks 68-63 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Forward Ruthy Hebard recorded her third double-double of the season (fourth career) with 14 points and 10 rebounds ...


  Sky's slide hits six with overtime loss

The Chicago Sky started the season with two wins, but now have dropped six consecutive games—the latest being a 77-74 overtime loss to the Phoenix Mercury on June 3. The Sky and Mercury finished a two-game ...


  Ex-Blackhawks video coach faces second sexual-assault suit

A former Michigan high-school hockey player is suing the Chicago Blackhawks in a second complaint tied to sexual-assault allegations against former video coach Bradley Dale Aldrich, according to The Chicago Tribune. The second plaintiff, identified as ...


  DeSantis signs bill barring trans females from competing on girls' sports teams

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that bans transgender girls and women from playing on girls' public-school teams, reported. "[Florida sports provide] our young girls with opportunities that last a lifetime," DeSantis said. "We ...


  Chicago Sky lose at buzzer to Phoenix

On June 1, the Chicago Sky lost at the buzzer to the Phoenix Mercury 84-83. The Sky (2-5) concluded their five-game homestead without a single victory, although they have won both of their road games. Guard ...


  Only one of Chicago's MLB teams has a Pride Night planned

According to an Outsports article, 17 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams will hold Pride Nights this season. The Chicago Cubs would be one of those teams, with its Aug. 25 game against the Colorado Rockies marking ...


  Chicago Sky lose again to L.A. Sparks

The Chicago Sky lost its fourth straight game—this time, 82-79 in overtime to the Los Angeles Sparks on May 30 at Wintrust Arena. It was the second time the Sky (2-4) lost to the Sparks in ...


  Red Stars lose to Houston 2-1

Mallory Pugh scored four minutes into the game as the Chicago Red Stars battled against the Houston Dash before eventually falling 2-1 on May 29 in Houston. Pugh also had 51 touches, 28 passes with an ...


  Chicago Sky lose third consecutive game

In WNBA action, the Chicago Sky lost its third straight game, as the Los Angeles Sparks defeated them 76-61 on May 28. The Sky (2-3)—who were held to their lowest point total of the season—have yet ...


  Red Stars' St. Georges chosen for Canadian national team

Canada Soccer announced the Women's National Team roster for two international friendly matches that will take place during the June FIFA international window—and Chicago Red Stars defender Bianca St. Georges was selected as part of the ...


  Red Stars win for the first time since October

The Chicago Red Stars won for the first time since October 2020, beating Kansas City 2-0 in front of more than 5,000 fans at Legends Field in Kansas City on May 26. After a scoreless first half, second-half goals from Kealia Watt ...


  Chicago Sky drop second consecutive game

The Chicago Sky dropped their second straight game, 93-80 to the Atlanta Dream, on May 25. The Sky (2-2)—who played without injured teammates Candace Parker and Allie Quigley—are in the rare position of having won both ...


  ACLU sues Arkansas over ban on health care for transgender youth

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit on behalf of four transgender youth and their families as well as two doctors challenging an Arkansas law that prohibits health care professionals ...


  Two Red Stars selected for U.S. WNT Summer Series roster

--From a press release

CHICAGO (May 25th, 2021) - The United States Women's National Team (U.S. WNT) announced their roster for the upcoming Summer Series presented by AT&T 5G. The series includes matches against Portugal, Jamaica, and Nigeria on June ...


  SPORTS Chicago Sky lose home opener to Liberty

In a game that was televised on ESPN and which was the first regular-season game for the Chicago Sky at Wintrust Arena since Sept. 1, 2019, the home team lost 93-85 to the New York Liberty on May 23. The team's ...


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