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Storylines to know ahead of 2021 WNBA season tip-off
It was a busy offseason for the WNBA, the longest running women’s professional sports league that will tip off its 25th season Friday night.
100 ways women can make Olympic and Paralympic history (No. 61-70)
#70: In Tokyo, the U.S. women's basketball team will be aiming for a seventh straight Olympic gold medal, a streak that began in 1996.
The one place women aren’t allowed in the WNBA? Practice teams
You may have heard stories about the WNBA's all-male practice squads. But there is one key fact missing from how this narrative is usually told.
Serena Williams can’t imagine Tokyo Olympics without daughter
“I haven’t spent 24 hours without her, so that kind of answers the question itself,” Serena Williams said. “We’re best friends.
Google signs deal with WNBA to help champion women’s sports
The WNBA signed a multiyear deal with Google on Monday to be the presenting partner for the league's playoffs, part of the technology giant's efforts to help champion women's sports.
100 ways women can make Olympic and Paralympic history (No. 71-80)
Eight-time Paralympic medalist Oksana Masters - who already owns medals in three sports – will be aiming to win a medal in a fourth sport: cycling.
Boxer unable to qualify for Olympics after pregnancy, maternity leave
After giving birth to her daughter in 2018, Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold didn't have any reason to rush her return to the ring.
NWHL doubles salary cap, average player to receive $15,000
The NWHL’s decision to increase the cap from $150,000 to $300,000 means salaries will average $15,000 based on 20-player rosters.
Despite setbacks, Elena Delle Donne still has big goals for 2021
The last time Elena Delle Donne played a game in a Washington Mystics jersey, she was also wearing a face mask and knee brace.
Vicki Oliver will be first female trainer at Kentucky Derby since 2015
Vicki Oliver, who trains Hidden Stash, is set to become the first female trainer in the Kentucky Derby since 2015. It marks Oliver's Derby debut.
100 ways women can make Olympic and Paralympic history (No. 81-90)
#90: Helen Maroulis will look to become the first American wrestler - of any gender - to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals since 1992.
In coming out as trans, Nikki Hiltz is visible, vulnerable, and making track more inclusive
American runner Nikki Hiltz recently came out as trans. In a powerful essay for On Her Turf, Hiltz describes the strength they found in being vulnerable and visible.
Tune-in info: Man City and Chelsea meet with 2021 WSL title on the line
On Wednesday afternoon, Manchester City and Chelsea will meet in a match that will likely determine the 2021 WSL season title.
You cannot separate your human experience from your sporting success: A conversation with Sanya Richards-Ross
On Her Turf caught up with Sanya Richards-Ross to discuss her transition to the broadcast booth and the importance of social justice work.
With overseas fans barred from Olympics, new moms ask: what about my baby?
The needs of moms – especially those with very young children – aren't always top-of-mind when event organizers are making decisions about accommodations.
Ahead of Man City-Chelsea showdown, Dahlkemper details life across the pond
Ahead of the potential WSL title decider between Manchester City and Chelsea, NBC Sports caught up with Man City defender Abby Dahlkemper.
Lydia Ko untouchable at Lotte Championship, breaking tourney record
No one came close to Lydia Ko at the 2021 Lotte Championship. Ko torched Kapolei Golf Club and tournament records in the process.
U.S. women’s hockey coach steps down after questioning masks, vaccines
Bob Corkum has questioned the value of wearing masks and Canada’s coronavirus pandemic support plans in posts made on his LinkedIn account.
2021 WNBA Draft: Dallas Wings select Charli Collier with No. 1 draft pick
"Dream come true," Charli Collier said moments after being selected by the Dallas Wings. "It was just amazing to know that your hard work pays off no matter what you do."
Five things to know ahead of the 2021 WNBA Draft
Over fifty players have opted in to the 2021 WNBA draft. Charli Collier - a 6-5 center - is predicted to be the top pick in this year's draft.
Date and opponent set for Claressa Shields’ MMA debut
Two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields has a date and an opponent for her mixed martial arts debut with the Professional Fighters League.
100 ways women can make history at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics
#100: Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, and Simone Manuel all have the potential to become the first U.S. woman to win five gold medals at a single Olympics.
With working condition deal approved, USWNT can appeal equal pay ruling
A federal judge approved a partial deal between players on the women’s national team (USWNT) and the U.S. Soccer Federation over unequal working conditions.
Female jockey breaks one of the oldest gender barriers in sports
Women have only been allowed to enter the National as jockeys since 1975, making it a male-dominated event — until now.
Sha’Carri Richardson becomes sixth fastest woman in history
At Saturday's Miramar Invite, Richardson clocked 10.72 (+1.6 wind) in the 100m to become the sixth fastest woman to ever run the event.
Carli Lloyd becomes third member of soccer’s exclusive 300-cap club
Carli Lloyd is the third soccer player in history - of any gender - to earn 300 international caps, a feat she achieved by starting Saturday's friendly against Sweden.
After marathon labor, Aliphine Tuliamuk will compete at Olympics as a mom
Less than three months after giving birth, American marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk is still planning to compete at this summer's Tokyo Olympics.
Carissa Moore lands air reverse, earning near-perfect score (video)
Surfer Carissa Moore landed a massive air reverse during today's WSL Championship Tour stop in Newcastle, Australia - shocking even herself.
Tiffany Mitchell on becoming a leader, and the advice Dawn Staley gave her
Tiffany Mitchell of the Indiana Fever discusses why WNBA players are uniquely positioned to raise their voices off the court.
After winning third NCAA title, Tara VanDerveer keeps her word
On Tuesday, Tara VanDerveer joined NBC Sports' "Brother from Another" to discuss Stanford's historic season and 54-53 win in the 2021 NCAA championship game.
Morgan Hurd’s impassioned speech at anti-AAPI violence rally (video)
At an anti-AAPI violence rally, gymnast Morgan Hurd detailed racism she's endured, saying, "People don't want me representing them not because of my skill level, but because of my race."
Video: Ko’s final round makes history, but Tavatanakit perseveres at ANA Inspiration
Patty Tavatanakit had no idea Lydia Ko was tearing up the course three groups ahead Sunday in the final round of the ANA Inspiration.
Stanford hangs on to win 2021 NCAA women’s title
Stanford beat Arizona 54-53, giving the Cardinal and coach Tara VanDerveer their first national championship in 29 years on Sunday night.
Olympic Trials: Maroulis and Gray lead stacked U.S. women’s wrestling team to Tokyo (video)
On Saturday night, six American women punched their tickets to the Tokyo Games at U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials. 2016 Olympians Adeline Gray and Helen Maroulis both qualified for their second straight...
Stanford and Arizona bring Pac-12 rivalry to NCAA title game
Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer has a chance to win her third title Sunday night when the Cardinal face Pac-12 rival Arizona.
No longer overlooked, Aari McDonald wants her name pronounced correctly
Arizona’s Aari McDonald is used to being overlooked. Now that people are paying attention, she asks they pronounce her name correctly.
Where are the heavyweights? Wrestling weight classes exclude larger women
"It's kind of devastating for our sport," Adeline Gray explained. "I find it kind of chauvinist that we haven't expanded the weight class yet."
In college basketball, men can be ‘one-and-done.’ Why not the women?
There is no one-and-done option for female college basketball players because of the WNBA's longstanding eligibility rules. That could change.
Women’s Sports on NBC in April 2021
From wrestling to golf to diving, here's a look at all of the women’s sports action on NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel, and Golf Channel in April 2021.
Ahead of UConn debut, Azzi Fudd named player of the year
It's a little surprising to learn that basketball prodigy Azzi Fudd didn't grow up with a basketball hoop in her driveway.
Paige Bueckers: first freshman to win AP women’s player of the year
UConn’s star guard Paige Bueckers is the first freshman ever to win The Associated Press women’s basketball player of the year award.
Boston Pride defeat Minnesota Whitecaps to win 2021 Isobel Cup (video)
The Boston Pride are the first NWHL team to lift the Isobel Cup for a second time. The Pride defeated the Minnesota Whitecaps 4-3 on Saturday night.
Boston Pride’s Souliotis balances cancer research and hockey careers
Mallory Souliotis is hoping to help the Boston Pride lift the 2021 Isobel Cup trophy, but she also has a demanding 9-5 job.
Women’s Sports on NBC in March 2021
As Women's History Month gets underway, here's a look at all of the women's sports coverage on NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel, and Golf Channel this month.
All of the disparities at the 2021 NCAA women’s basketball tournament
The disparate weight rooms at the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments aren't the only example of how the NCAA treats the two tournaments differently.
Most anticipated Sweet 16 matchup? Bueckers vs Clark
UConn's Paige Bueckers and Iowa's Caitlin Clark will play their first college game against each other in the Sweet 16 at the 2021 women's NCAA tournament.
Rapinoe on gender pay gap: there’s no level of status that will protect you
Megan Rapinoe and Midge Purce were invited to the White House to to discuss the USWNT's equal pay lawsuit and the gender wage gap in sports.
In these sports, Equal Pay Day is years away
The women's game isn't to blame for the gender pay gap in sports. Instead, look at the decades of underinvestment, often fueled by sexist beliefs.

Hockey is for Her


Engel-Natzke showing the way for women in hockey

From club hockey to the University of Wisconsin to the AHL's Hershey Bears, Emily Engel-Natzke has been blazing a trail and helping to show girls and women everywhere that hockey is for everyone.


NHL, Isles fostering growth for women in hockey

Alexis Moed gives an inside look at her role as founder and president of the Islanders Girls Elite Hockey Program and talks about how the NHL Female Coaches Association Program is supporting women in the league.

On the Tee


Lewis excited for future of golf, women in sports

Mom, golfer and advocate Stacy Lewis spoke with Troy Mullins at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship about her daughter Chesnee and the future of golf.


Mariah Stackhouse inspiring on the golf course

Ahead of the KPMGGolf Women’s PGA Championships, LPGA golfer Mariah Stackhouse talks about being able to use her platform to help encourage diversity in golf.