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French Open Defends 'Pragmatic' Stance in Osaka Dealings

French Open Defends 'Pragmatic' Stance in Osaka Dealings

By Samuel Petrequin | Jun 13, 2021

French Open organizers said they took a "pragmatic" approach in their dealings with four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka earlier in the tournament, insisting they tried to engage with her several times before she decided to withdraw.

Lochte, Chastened by Misdeeds, Takes Aim at 5th Olympics

Lochte, Chastened by Misdeeds, Takes Aim at 5th Olympics

Jun 12, 2021

Ryan Lochte knows what people think of him. He's eager to make them forget the worst.

Homophobic Slurs at Soccer Final Lead to Three Minute Halt

Homophobic Slurs at Soccer Final Lead to Three Minute Halt

Jun 7, 2021

One of the more disturbing trends in international sports as of late has been the homophobic chants shouted by Mexican fans at games. On Sunday, the chants halted a match between the United States and Mexico at Denver's Empower Field.

Watch: Hunky Brit Ex-Football Star Thomas Beattie Reflects on Coming Out Last Summer

Watch: Hunky Brit Ex-Football Star Thomas Beattie Reflects on Coming Out Last Summer

Jun 7, 2021

Former footballer Thomas Beattie discusses how he benefited from coming out publicly as gay last year in a short video interview with BBC Sports.

Paul Lasts the Distance Against Mayweather in Exhibition

Paul Lasts the Distance Against Mayweather in Exhibition

Jun 7, 2021

Floyd Mayweather Jr. outclassed YouTube personality Logan Paul but couldn't stop him inside the distance.

Celebrate Pride Month with the Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros!

Celebrate Pride Month with the Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros!

Jun 6, 2021

The Boston Red Sox will host Pride Night @ Fenway Park on Thursday, June 10, at 7:10 p.m. when they take on the Houston Astros. This year's event is the eighth time Fenway Park has hosted Boston Pride.

Brad Cox-Trained Essential Quality Wins Belmont Stakes

Brad Cox-Trained Essential Quality Wins Belmont Stakes

By Stephen Whyno | Jun 6, 2021

Brad Cox insisted he wasn't sitting around waiting or worrying about whether a disqualification of Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby winner would give him his first victory in a Triple Crown race.

Olympian Tom Daley Opens Up, Shares Steamy Pics With Swimming Partner Matty Lee

Olympian Tom Daley Opens Up, Shares Steamy Pics With Swimming Partner Matty Lee

Jun 2, 2021

Tom Daley and Matty Lee are poised to win Olympic gold this summer in Tokyo. The pair share the cover of an upcoming issue of Attitude magazine in which Daley opens up about his coming out.

Florida Governor Bans Transgender Women from School Sports

Florida Governor Bans Transgender Women from School Sports

By Bobby Caina Calvan | Jun 1, 2021

Florida's Republican governor signed a bill Tuesday barring transgender females from playing on public school teams intended for student athletes born as girls, plunging the state into the national culture war over transgender rights.

Grand Slam Leaders Pledge to Address Naomi Osaka's Concerns

Grand Slam Leaders Pledge to Address Naomi Osaka's Concerns

By Howard Fendrich | Jun 1, 2021

The leaders of the four Grand Slam tournaments reacted Tuesday to tennis star Naomi Osaka's stunning withdrawal from the French Open by promising to address players' concerns about mental health.

Irving Dodges Bottle in Boston in Another Ugly NBA Incident

Irving Dodges Bottle in Boston in Another Ugly NBA Incident

By Jimmy Golen | May 31, 2021

Kyrie Irving says banning fans who mistreat NBA players won't solve the problem. It goes much deeper than that.

Good Company: Helio Castroneves Wins Indy 500 for 4Th Time

Good Company: Helio Castroneves Wins Indy 500 for 4Th Time

By Jenna Fryer | May 31, 2021

Written off as too old to race full-time, too old for a fourth Indianapolis 500 win, Helio Castroneves at long last joined that exclusive club in a popular victory for the old guys.

Striking a Balance Between Fairness in Competition and the Rights of Transgender Athletes

Striking a Balance Between Fairness in Competition and the Rights of Transgender Athletes

May 25, 2021

A professor of ethics and public policy analyzes the growing debate about transgender athletes in competitive sports.

21 Die in Extreme Weather in China Ultramarathon

21 Die in Extreme Weather in China Ultramarathon

May 23, 2021

Twenty-one people running a mountain ultramarathon have died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and gale-force winds hit the high-altitude race, state media reported Sunday.

Israel Folau Not Backing Down from Homophobic Remarks as He Seeks Return to Rugby

Israel Folau Not Backing Down from Homophobic Remarks as He Seeks Return to Rugby

By Kilian Melloy | May 23, 2021

Australian former rugby champ Israel Folau is looking to get back into the sport, but he's not backing down from the anti-LGTBQ commentary that lost him his $4 million contract in 2019.

A Wild Ride for Mickelson and 18 Holes Away from History

A Wild Ride for Mickelson and 18 Holes Away from History

By Doug Ferguson | May 23, 2021

Phil Mickelson could have done without the thrills Saturday in the PGA Championship.

Watch: Trans Athletes Profiled In New Hulu Documentary

Watch: Trans Athletes Profiled In New Hulu Documentary

By Emell Adolphus | May 18, 2021

"Changing the Game" follows three transgender athletes in high school as they fight for inclusivity in the sports they love.

How LGBTQ Women and Allies are Reshaping Pro Sports

How LGBTQ Women and Allies are Reshaping Pro Sports

By Lindsay B. Davis | May 17, 2021

Not without its challenges, queer women in pro sports are raising the bar for representation, social justice and media attention. But what forces are behind this new narrative and long overdue power shift?

Peloton's 'King of Quarantine' Cody Rigsby Takes Fear Out of Fitness

Peloton's 'King of Quarantine' Cody Rigsby Takes Fear Out of Fitness

By Steve Duffy | May 16, 2021

Peloton's Cody Rigsby has become the go-to instructor for the new exercise giant. EDGE spoke to the former dancer about his newfound celebrity, his love of pop divas and how he wants to take the fear out fitness.

Retired Black Players say NFL Brain-Injury Payouts Show Bias

Retired Black Players say NFL Brain-Injury Payouts Show Bias

By Maryclaire Dale and Michelle R. Smith | May 15, 2021

Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of "race-norming" to determine which players are eligible for payouts in the NFL's $1 billion settlement.

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