Sports and Society

Bills look to help community after mass shooting

Morning Buzz / Monday, May 16, 2022
Bills S Micah Hyde  hosted his Charity Softball Game at Sahlen Field yesterday, a day after the mass murder on Buffalo’s East Side. A crowd of more than 10,000 fans "packed the downtown ballpark for the event, which benefitted Hyde’s I’MagINe For Youth Foundation." Hyde announced...

Burnout among student athletes: Can it be prevented?

SBJ Newsletters / Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The month of May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month but truly, every month should bring enhanced awareness to a growing concern, especially for student athletes. The drive to win can consume a student athlete. Those closest to athletes have long recognized the pressure facing these 18- to 22-year-olds....

Biden mum on Russia during Team USA visit

Morning Buzz / Thursday, May 5, 2022
More than 600 U.S. athletes who participated in the Tokyo and Beijing Games visited the White House yesterday afternoon. President Biden "said little to the athletes about the coronavirus that forced a year-long delay in the Summer Olympics." Neither the president nor first lady ...

Report shows work to be done 50 years after Title IX

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Research by the Women’s Sports Foundation reveals that girls today still have fewer high school participation opportunities than boys did when Title IX legislation was passed in '72. The report, titled, “50 Years of Title IX: We’re Not Done Yet,” found that nationwide there are currently 3.4 million...

BodyArmor donates big to Bryants' foundation

Closing Bell / Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Sports drink brand BodyArmor and its Founder, Mike Repole , are donating a combined $24M to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, making it the largest single donation that MMSF has received since its inception in '18. BodyArmor also created a new strawberry grape flavor, called “Mamba Forever,” a...

Page Turners

Weekly / Monday, May 2, 2022
Tiger & Phil: Golf’s Most Fascinating Rivalry By Bob Harig April 26; St. Martin’s Press Sports Illustrated’s Harig takes a deep dive into the compelling relationship between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, tracing their off-course friendship and on-course rivalry that...

Fanatics lines up inaugural Global Impact Day

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Fanatics today hosts its inaugural “Global Impact Day,” a company-wide day of service where more than 4,000 employees across 10 countries will volunteer in local communities. Activities will include building houses with Habitat for Humanity; campus beautification projects at Boys and Girls Clubs; assisting at shelters and food banks;...

Griner's agent on implications of detention in Russia

Closing Bell / Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Brittney Griner 's agent,  Lindsay Kagawa Colas , pens a story for the L.A. TIMES sports section explaining why the WNBA Phoenix Mercury star was in Russia when she was detained and "what it says about women’s sports in the U.S." She writes while her client's "detention...