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Female Athletes

Meet The Girl Reshaping Little League, One 70 MPH Fastball At A Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports

Mo'Ne Davis throws like a girl -- which is to say, she throws better than most of her peers, nearly all of whom are men. Davis, a 13-year-old Littl...

Inspiration From Misty and Under Armour: Are You Willing to Have What You Want?

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women
Tiffany Crawford

Often times in life it may "seem" as the odds are against you. It may seem like the cards are stacked against your favor. They are the moments that prepare you for what's to come. They prepare you for the message you are to share and the hearts you are to inspire.

Historic Becky Hammon Hire Focuses on the Talent - and that's Awesome!

Emily Cornelius | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

What is most notable about this announcement though is the focus on her work ethic, skills, and successes as the new hire. Sure, every headline, including this one, focuses on her gender, but her gender is not the reason she was hired.

Thank You, Under Armour

Liz Olson | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

I just fell in love with ballerina Misty Copeland. And Under Armour.

Soccer Superstar Hope Solo Arrested for Domestic Violence

Ravishly | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Though of course we want to be supportive of kickass female athletes, there's nothing about Solo's actions this weekend worth applauding. Domestic violence is a startling issue in this country, with millions of attacks reported every year.

8 Power Foods for Athletes and Rowers

Esther Lofgren | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Esther Lofgren

Whether you're training for your very first rowing race or the Olympic Games, choosing great nutrition is one of the biggest ways to up your game.

Young Women and ACL Injuries: How Proper Training Is Vital to Minimize Risk

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

One area of strength training has fallen short with female athletes, in which tears of the ACL -- or anterior cruciate ligament -- have actually increased dramatically over the years. Such injuries are now, in fact, common in female volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer players.

Mattel Uses Barbie to Titillate Adult Male Sports Fans

Nancy Hogshead-Makar | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Mixing young girlhood and sexuality and selling it to male sports fans is ... just creepy.

16 Images That Will Make You Truly Appreciate The Power Of A Woman's Body

Posted 02.11.2014 | Women

The Winter Olympics are upon us! And alongside the endless entertainment that @SochiProblems and the Opening Ceremony provided, the real fun happens w...

9 Women From Olympics Past Everyone Should Remember

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.30.2014 | Women

Olympics fever is hitting us hard. Between the first ever Olympic women's ski jumping event and the incredible figure skating routines we're anticipat...

The Reason I Just Can't Love The Super Bowl

Rachael Stark | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

Every year before Super Bowl Sunday, my husband files for divorce.

She Made Tennis History -- And Then Got Asked A Sexist Question

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

We imagine that 19-year-old tennis player Eugenie Bouchard was more than thrilled when she made history by becoming the first Canadian woman to make i...

POLL: How Do You Feel About The Addition Of The Women's Ski Jump Event In This Year's Olympics?

Posted 01.25.2014 | MarloThomas

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These Photos Of Women's Bodies Are Unbelievable

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women

The images below show an incredible variety of women, ranging in weight, height, race and proportion. What they all have in common is that they are...

These Iron Women Remind Us Anything Is Possible

Posted 10.14.2013 | Women

After 35 years, the Ironman competition may need to rethink its title to incorporate its Ironwomen. After all, the women of the Ironman World Champion...

21,000 People Sign Petition Against Roxy 'Surf' Video

Posted 07.28.2014 | Women

With over 21,000 petition signatures in hand, three-time world longboarding champion Cori Schumacher probably felt pretty optimistic and empowered whe...

A Little Bit of Diana Nyad in All of Us

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 11.20.2013 | Sports
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

I can't imagine my life without being an athlete, it's always felt like an inherent part of me. Young women my age have people like our mothers and like Diana Nyad to thank for that.

7 Women Who Got Their Big Breaks Before 30

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women

Often we hear more about notable young women's appearances than their intellect and character. Of course, there are plenty of women who make valuab...

We Ain't There Yet, Baby

Rachel Grady | Posted 10.26.2013 | Sports
Rachel Grady

Over the years, I've had hundreds of assumptions crushed. "Adults act like grown ups." "Judges are fair." "Love occurs at first sight." Making documentaries for a living makes assumption crushing easy.

Female Athletes Up to 8 Times More Likely to Have ACL Injuries -- This Video Can Help

Kate Carr | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kate Carr

Female athletes are eight times more likely to have ACL injuries than male athletes. There are plenty of theories for this discrepancy ranging from physical differences to hormone levels. Either way, there are stretches and exercises all athletes can do to help prevent these injuries.

Swoopes

Hannah Storm | Posted 09.28.2013 | Sports
Hannah Storm

It was sixteen summers ago. I had just had my first child and was working my way back into my job with NBC sports. Baby in tow, I travelled to the NBA Finals with bottles, stroller and crib, chronicling Michael Jordan's heyday while just beginning to comprehend the delicate balance of work and motherhood.

Guess Who Can't Race In The Tour De France?

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.19.2013 | Women

Lately any conversation about the Tour de France has focused on seven-time winner Lance Armstrong's indiscretions. Much less attention has been paid t...

WNBA Player Comes Out

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Chicago Sky guard Sharnee Zoll-Norman officially came out during an exclusive interview with the Windy ...

Why She Was Banned From Playing Football (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.21.2013 | Teen

Last season, 12-year-old Maddy Paige was the defensive tackle for her school's football team in Georgia. Even though the team had all-male players, Ma...

'Women Should Shut Up In Public'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 06.13.2013 | Women

Holger Osieck, manager of the Australian national soccer team, Socceroos, caused an uproar this week when he quipped that 'women should shut up in pub...