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Black Athletes and Hair, Part Three: Why one of the world’s best high jumpers started to wear wigs

By Adele Jackson-Gibson Jun 14, 2017

This is third installment of the “Black Athletes and Hair” series by Excelle Sports staff writer Adele Jackson-Gibson, exploring the…

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Op-Ed: Why Tiger Woods still deserves the respect of every female golfer

By Anya Alvarez May 31, 2017

I remember  exactly where I was when news broke that Tiger Woods had been in a car accident on Nov.…

WATCH: Is this really what “boring” women’s sports look like to you?

By Lyndsey D'Arcangelo Apr 6, 2017

Last Friday.   That’s all it should take to change someone’s mind. That age-old cop-out that women’s sports are boring…

In My Own Words: Softball’s Emily Allard on why there’s no obligation to support women’s pro sports

By Emily Allard Apr 4, 2017

Emily Allard is a professional softball player for the Chicago Bandits, part of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF). In this…

Black Athletes and Hair, Part Two: Is this the real reason why African-Americans don’t swim?

By Adele Jackson-Gibson Mar 29, 2017

My name is Adele and my hair is nappy-curly-straight. My afro has as many textures as the number of sports I’ve…

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Circus or sports media? Why not all press is good press for female athletes

By Lyndsey D'Arcangelo Mar 22, 2017

P.T. Barnum was a master promoter. In 1871, his circus was considered “the greatest show on earth”— a phrase he…

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