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Krysta Palmer, who first dove at age 20, leads at U.S. Olympic Trials
At U.S. Olympic Diving Trials, Krysta Palmer is leading the field in both individual and synchronized springboard. She first started diving at age 20.
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Olympic hopeful Gabby Thomas: the world’s fastest epidemiologist?
When the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, 200m sprinter Gabby Thomas decided it was as good a time as any to pursue her Master's degree... in epidemiology.
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Which women will make the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team?
Simone Biles is essentially a lock to make the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, but which five teammates will join her at the Tokyo Olympics?
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With father in the stands, Suni Lee shines on uneven bars (video)
On the first night of women's competition at the 2021 U.S. National Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, Suni Lee put on a show on the uneven bars.
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High school junior Megha Ganne in the hunt for U.S. Women’s Open title
The calculus homework awaiting Megha Ganne might have to wait a couple more days to get done. Ganne, 17, is in the mix to win the 2021 U.S. Women's Open.
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Why Kara Lawson could be the new Celtics head coach
Lawson, a 2005 WNBA champion and 2008 Olympic gold medalist, has prior experience as a Celtics coach, having served as an assistant during the 2019-20 season.
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Nevin Harrison sprints towards Tokyo Olympics, debut of women’s canoe
Women's canoeing will make its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Olympics, where Washington native Nevin Harrison is expected be a favorite in the C-1 200m.
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100 ways women can make Olympic and Paralympic history (No. 41-50)
Simone Manuel could become the first woman to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals in the 100m free since Dawn Fraser won three straight titles (1956-1964).
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100 ways women can make Olympic and Paralympic history (No. 51-60)
#60: Skateboarding’s Olympic debut is likely to feature several very young athletes, including Great Britain’s Sky Brown, who turns 13 in July.
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Video: Every replay of Simone Biles’ Yurchenko double pike vault
Simone Biles competed her new Yurchenko double pike for the first time at Saturday's U.S. Classic, receiving a score of 16.1.
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Video: Simone Biles lands Yurchenko double pike during U.S. Classic podium training
During podium training ahead of the U.S. Classic, Simone Biles showed off her new Yurchenko double pike, a skill no female gymnast has done before.
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Jordan Chiles rekindled her love of gymnastics by moving 1,800 miles
Two years ago, gymnast Jordan Chiles wasn't sure if she wanted to continue competing. After a big move, she's in contention for the U.S. Olympic team.
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Silence is compliance: Morgan Hurd’s call to action
In a profound essay, American gymnast Morgan Hurd writes about her own experience with racism, and details what you can do about to stop anti-Asian violence.
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Five things we learned from the first games of the 2021 WNBA season
The first games of the 2021 WNBA season provided standout performances from familiar faces and new names to keep an eye on.
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Schanzer to become first woman to produce Triple Crown race
Lindsay Schanzer will make television history at the Preakness when she becomes the first woman to produce a Triple Crown race live on site.
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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.
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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.
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The real threat to women’s sports? It’s not trans women
Fairness is often cited as the reason for exclude trans women from sports. But this argument relies on a fallacy. Because women’s sports aren’t fair.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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Hockey is for Her

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.