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BWSF Power Up Triathlon Grant Winners Complete Women’s Philadelphia Duathlon 2021

July 16, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Local Inaugural BWSF Power Up Triathlon Grant Awardees Rudesia Sutton, Jenice Armstrong, and Lisa Suarez completed The 4th Annual Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Women’s Philadelphia Duathlon Presented by Inspira Health.   The Black Women in Sport Foundation, Coeur Sports, and USA Triathlon sponsored  the trio whose collective goals are to…

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On the basketball court, Taylor Brown has become a 7th grade phenomenon

July 16, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Taylor Brown  (Photo: Napoleon F. Kingcade) By Napoleon F. Kingcade  It is sometimes said that good things come in small packages.  In the case of 13-year-old Taylor Brown, the speedy, petite, and super talented point guard is an incredible basketball player. Despite her small size, Brown has taken local youth basketball by storm….

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Swim caps for thick, curly hair not allowed at Olympics

July 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Simone Manuel (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) By Beth Harris ASSOCIATED PRESS  Swimming caps designed for natural Black hair won’t be allowed at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, with the sport’s world governing body saying they are unsuitable due to them not “following the natural form of the head.” The British brand Soul Cap sought to…

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Naomi Osaka’s return to action highlights Olympic tennis

July 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Naomi Osaka celebrates after defeating Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig during their first round match of the French open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, May 30, 2021 in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) By Howard Fendrich ASSOCIATED PRESS  As it was, Naomi Osaka would have been one of the most-watched, most-discussed, most-supported…

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At 34, ‘Mommy Rocket’ Fraser-Pryce sprinter to beat in Tokyo

July 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, center, hands off to Jonielle Smith, right, during a women’s 4×100 meter relay semifinal at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. On Friday, June 25, 2021, Fraser-Pryce cruised to a victory in the 100 meters at Jamaican national championships and will head to Tokyo in search of her third…

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Too Much Magic?

July 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Sha’Carri Richardson celebrates after winning the women’s 100-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Eugene, Ore.  (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) While the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games might have its share of Black Girl Magic, it’s also got a level of Black Girl Scrutinization. By Chris Murray …

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Commentary: Legal Gardening

July 7, 2021

Now that America’s schizophrenic policies regarding cannabis will probably cost the country a Gold Medal in track and field, can we now have a serious talk about them? By Denise Clay-Murray Back when I was still in college, I saw a movie called “Reefer Madness” on MTV. The movie, which was made in 1936, was supposed…

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Sha’Carri Richardson: “I am human”

July 2, 2021

By EDDIE PELLS and PAT GRAHAM American champion Sha’Carri Richardson cannot run in the Olympic 100-meter race after testing positive for a chemical found in marijuana. Richardson, who won the 100 at Olympic trials in 10.86 seconds on June 19, spoke of her ban Friday on the “Today” show. She tested positive at the Olympic trials and…

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In search of relief

July 2, 2021

The Phillies bullpen is still giving fans heartburn. By Chris Murray  For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN  Coming into the 2021 season, most observers thought the Phillies would be solid offensively with guys like right fielder Bryce Harper, catcher J.T. Realmuto, and leftfielder Andrew McCutchen.  Fans also knew that they had a pair of solid starting…

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