It’s Nice That profiled Craig Stronach’s creative project with the England Lionesses who played in the 1971 Women’s World Cup in Mexico, better known as the Lost Lionesses.
Tom Mitcham is using ChatGPT to co-manage União de Lamas on CM 97/98. Follow along on cm9798.co.uk to see how he gets on.
South Africa could have their flag and anthem banned from major sporting events—including the Rugby World Cup—if they don’t update their anti-doping legislation:
The country would also be prevented from hosting, or bidding to host, international competitions, among several other punitive measures. They have until 13th October.
GQ on The Man Who Broke Bowling:
Jason Belmonte’s two-handed technique made him an outcast. Then it made him the greatest—and changed the sport forever.
TIL: Hunter actor Fred Dryer is the only NFL player to have scored two safeties in one game. Here’s footage of him doing it (the match in question was the LA Rams vs. the Green Bay Packers in Game 6 of the 1973 season).
How the Black Press Helped Integrate Baseball:
Black newspapers often spoke to the conscience of the nation. As historian Bill L. Weaver notes, the Black press was ‘acutely perceptive and remarkably capable of assessing the importance of racial advances in the context of what the race ultimately hoped to achieve.’
The Baltimore Ravens beating the Houston Texans by 25-9 was the first time that scoreline had been seen in the NFL. John D. Cook looked at all possible pairs of scores and all the actual pairs of scores. Interesting maths!
Watch Skyler Woodward sink a golden break for USA against Europe in the Mosconi Cup. I had to look up what a golden break was as I’m more familiar with 8-ball than 9-ball pool. Incredible time to get it as well!
Carlos Alcaraz and Tommy Paul played another epic, this time in Cincinnati. In terms of pace, this might be the fastest tennis match I’ve ever seen. I had to check if I was watching on 1.5x speed.
What if the Romanian SuperLiga got a £1.6bn TV deal? TomFM gave them the mother of all cash injections to see how it’d affect the league—and nation’s—footballing future. I love these “what if’s”.
A fan-made documentary on Roger Federer’s 2017 comeback. I’m biased but objectively, this is a good look at how it all came together in one of the most remarkable seasons for any player.
British basketball in ‘untenable’ position due to lack of funding, warns federation:
In an open letter seen by the Guardian, [Chris] Grant [chairman of GB Basketball] also questions why basketball receives so little funding compared to sports such as sailing when it is the second most played team sport in the UK after football, with 1.3 million regular participants – 47% of whom are from backgrounds other than white British – and has a women’s team that has broken into the world’s top 20.
Madeleine Penfold on the power of stories and photographing the Women’s World Cup. The tournament starts on 20th July in Australia.