The Next Battle of Title IX: The Rights of Transgender Athletes
Known as Title IX, the law has impacted athletics in the United States for 50 years. Many are wondering whether the law should be reshaped to ensure the participation of transgender athletes in sport in the same way as legal rights for women. With no federal legislation to set parameters, officials in at least 40 states have passed their own rules and laws. There are big differences…
The Next Battle of Title IX: The Rights of Transgender Athletes
Known as Title IX, the law has impacted athletics in the United States for 50 years. Many are wondering whether the law should be reshaped to ensure the participation of transgender athletes in sport in the same way as legal rights for women. With no federal legislation to set parameters, officials in at least 40 states have passed their own rules and laws. There are big differences. Some rules exclude transgender athletes from girls’ and women’s sports. Others define a person’s gender as that assigned at birth. She underlines how difficult it will be to achieve a national consensus.
Avalanche defeats Lightning 7-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the cup final
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-0 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals and went 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. Valeri Nichushkin scored his seventh and eighth goals in the playoffs. Playoff MVP leader Cale Makar scored twice in the third period after failing to net in the series opener. Game 1 overtime hero Andre Burakovsky scored again and set up Nichushkin’s goal before departing injured. The Lightning fell to 18-2 since the start of the first round in 2020 after losing in the playoffs.
US Open updates: Grayson Murray (+17) takes on clubs
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) – Grayson Murray is getting a lot of TV time at the US Open – for all the wrong reasons. Murray threw his putter after a quadruple bogey on the seventh hole at The Country Club. Then he grabbed an iron over his knee in 10th place. The 28-year-old from North Carolina missed the cut in his only other US Open in 2013. But playing at the weekend is apparently no reason for him to celebrate. Murray was +9 through 11 holes last round and +17 for the tournament. That tied with Harris English for last place.
LEAD: Juneteenth at MLB and Father’s Day
The nation’s newest federal holiday, June 16, will be celebrated in a variety of ways at Major League Baseball parks this weekend. The first 10,000 fans to attend the Angels-Mariners game at T-Mobile Park will receive a replica hat worn by the 1946 Seattle Steelheads, a Negro League team. Fans purchasing tickets to the St. Louis-Boston game at Fenway Park through a special offer should receive a Red Sox jersey in the June 16 colors with the June 16 flag. At PNC Park, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey, who is black, threw the first pitch Saturday before the Pirates hosted the Giants.
Zatoris and Fitzpatrick survive Open’s Beast to share the lead
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) – Will Zatoris and Matt Fitzpatrick share the lead in a US Open that was more about survival. The wind and cool conditions have Brookline playing like a beast. Zlatoris had a 67 for the day’s low round and gets another crack at a major. He lost in a playoff at the PGA Championship last month. Fitzpatrick had a 68 and wants the USGA double at The Country Club. Here he won the US Amateur in 2013. Defending champion Jon Rahm double bogeyed the bunker and went from one shot forward to one back.
“Drained”: NHL Champion Lightning in the 2-0 hole against Avs
DENVER (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning shook off their overtime loss to Colorado in the opener of the Stanley Cup Finals. They were confident they had figured out Avalanche goalie Darcy Kuemper, and they were totally confident in their superstar goalie Andrei Vasilevsky. But instead of showing off their championship history, it was strained nerves on Saturday night as the two-time defending champions were defeated 7-0 by the speedy Avalanche. The Lightning have a lot of corrections to make as the series moves to Tampa for Game 3 Monday night.
Dodgers’ Mookie Betts on the injured list with a fractured right rib
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers star Mookie Betts goes on the injured list with a fractured right rib. Manager Dave Roberts announced Betts’ diagnosis after Saturday’s 7-1 win over Cleveland. The 2018 AL MVP ranks third in the majors with 53 runs scored and has 17 homers, which ranks fourth in the NL. The Dodgers are 29-7 if he scores a run. Betts was injured during the first inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels when he collided with Cody Bellinger in outfield on a flyball. Betts played the rest of that game but was dropped from the lineup in the last two days.
AP Sources: Atkinson decides not to coach Charlotte Hornets
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kenny Atkinson has decided not to coach the Charlotte Hornets. Two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday that Atkinson had changed course and would not be taking over as the Hornets’ coach. The decision came more than a week after the Golden State Assistant agreed to a four-year deal. People spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because neither Atkinson nor the Hornets publicly revealed any details of the talks or the agreement.
World Swimming adopts new guidelines for transgender athletes
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – The World Federation of Swimming has issued new rules for transgender athletes, allowing only swimmers who switched before the age of 12 to compete in women’s events. FINA Members voted 71.5% in favor of the new “Gender Inclusion Policy” at the organization’s Extraordinary General Congress. It applies to all of your events from Monday. The 24-page policy also includes proposals for a new “open competition” category. FINA says it is establishing a “new working group that will spend the next six months examining the most effective ways to establish this new category”. The vote follows the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee last November.
Hurkacz beats top-ranked Medvedev to win the Indoor Open
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Hubert Hurkacz upset top-seeded Daniil Medvedev on Sunday to win the Halle Open and underline his credentials as a contender for Wimbledon two years in a row. It took the hard-hitting Polish player just 63 minutes to beat Medvedev 6-1, 6-4 to win his first title on grass. Hurkacz was a semi-finalist at Wimbledon last year and appears to be back on form after a tournament run in Halle in which he also defeated US Open semi-finalist Felix Auger-Aliassime and in-form Australia’s Nick Kyrgios. Medvedev has now lost back-to-back grass finals after being stunned by Tim van Rijthoven, then 205th, in ‘s-Hertogenbosch last week.
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