The WNBA, NBA and MLS Lead American Sports in Diverse, Fair and Inclusive Hiring

Editor’s Note: Richard Lapchick is a human rights activist, racial equality pioneer, sports expert, scholar and author. Over the past two years we have witnessed seismic shifts in the world following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and then the racial reckoning that began after the murder of George Floyd. And now the war in … Read more

Pound-for-pound MMA rankings – Alexander Volkanovski and Aljamain Sterling make strides into the top 10

A big win resulted in a small (but significant) move for Alexander Volkanovski. The UFC men’s bantamweight champion made his way with Chan Sung Jung on Saturday in their UFC 273 title fight, edging the South Korean 152-51 on his way to a one-sided fourth-round TKO . The win, Volkanovski’s 21st straight and third title … Read more

As Brittney Griner’s detention continues, all-star center ‘continues to have our full support,’ WNBA’s Cathy Engelbert says ahead of draft

7:21 p.m. ET Mechelle close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984 and has worked for ESPN since 1996. WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert expressed concern Monday about Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner and said the league is doing everything it … Read more

Rachel Balkovec applauded her historic debut at the helm of the New York Yankees minor league team

LAKELAND, Fla. — Rachel Balkovec signed autographs, got a standing ovation when she was introduced, and posed for a photo at home plate. It was then time to get to work. The manager of a minor league New York Yankees team had a game to play. But that Friday night, the fact that Balkovec became … Read more

The NFL has been warned to improve the treatment of women and workplace culture by attorneys general in six states

NEW YORK – Attorneys general from six states have written to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressing concern about the league’s treatment of female employees and chastising him for the lack of improvement in the workplace culture of the league. Without improvement, attorneys general have warned of possible legal action. The letter outlines gender discrimination concerns … Read more

College Softball Roundtable – Oklahoma’s Undefeated Run, Biggest Surprises, and More

We’re just over halfway through the college softball season, and we’ve seen records broken, home runs, and thrilling defensive plays on the field. Just like last year, Oklahoma showed its dominance. The Sooners, who won their first 33 games of the 2021 season en route to the Women’s College World Series title, are 32-0, leading … Read more

Geno Auriemma, reflecting on NCAA final loss, says UConn would still need a ‘little bit of luck’ to beat South Carolina

2:01 a.m. ET Mechelle Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984 and has worked for ESPN since 1996. MINNEAPOLIS — UConn’s women’s basketball team played and won its first NCAA Finals in this city in 1995. And in 10 … Read more

South Carolina Gamecocks go wire to wire against UConn Huskies to win second national championship

10:46 p.m. ET Alexa PhilippouESPN Close Covers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native with additional experience at the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times and Cincinnati Enquirer MINNEAPOLIS — A year after a heartbreaking Final Four loss to eventual … Read more

Jennifer Kupcho closes out Chevron Championship win for first LPGA Tour title in final round of major at Mission Hills

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Jennifer Kupcho took the final victory jump into Poppie’s Pond on Sunday afternoon, ending the tournament better known as Dinah Shore’s Half-Century Race at Mission Hills in the California desert. . Six shots before entering the round, Kupcho shot a 2 of 74 for a two-shot win over Jessica Korda in … Read more

16-year-old Anna Davis ‘just out there having fun’ wins Augusta National Women’s Amateur in her first appearance

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Anna Davis didn’t know many players when the 16-year-old arrived for her first Augusta National Women’s Amateur. They all know who she is now. Davis entered the mix with two birdies around Amen Corner, closed with a 3-under 69 and clinched the title on Saturday when Latanna Stone collapsed on the final … Read more