As a Pioneer in the Sport, Nawal El Moutawakel Says “Things Are Brighter for Women” – Women’s Running

The first African-born Arab Muslim woman to ever win Olympic gold reflects on the evolution of women’s rights in Arab countries. The 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, which concluded on Sunday, cast a spotlight on a region not exactly known for a big fan base in the sport. But it seemed like a fitting reason to catch up with Nawal El Moutawakel, the Moroccan who won Olympic 400-meter hurdles gold in 1984, the first African-born Arab Muslim woman to become an Olympic champion in any sport. Back then,…

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2020 Draft order set | Los Angeles Angels

For the second time in three years, the Tigers own the No. 1 pick in the Draft. After taking right-hander Casey Mize with the first selection in 2018, Detroit is on the clock for 2020. Detroit lost a Major League-high 114 games, the second-most in the franchise’s 119-season history, to For the second time in three years, the Tigers own the No. 1 pick in the Draft. After taking right-hander Casey Mize with the first selection in 2018, Detroit is on the clock for 2020. Detroit lost a Major League-high…

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Trae Young admits hanging on to old tweets for motivation

Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young is soaking up the negativity ahead of what he wants to be his first All-Star season. Young told Yahoo Sports in a story published Thursday that he goes so far as to keep negative tweets on his phone as motivation. Whether it’s shots at his 6-foot-2 stature or the 2018 draft-day trade that brought him to Atlanta, it’s all fuel for the 21-year-old. “I remember coming into high school, coming into college, they were saying, ‘He’s too small.’ Coming into the league, ‘He’s too…

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The NHL’s three tiers of hatred

I watched a Los Angeles Kings vs. Calgary Flames game this week. Not by mistake. Not because I fell asleep with Center Ice streaming. I watched it because of pure, uncut, mutual animosity. The rivalry between Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk managed to surpass the trash-talk-laden hype leading up to the game. It’s a feud that has spanned a few seasons. Doughty, who once said he has no respect for Tkachuk, recently said, “I think we both know who the better player is, so if he…

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How one win in 76 races could spur a NASCAR title – NASCAR

Kyle Larson is the latest example of how one win in NASCAR’s playoff system can completely change the championship fortunes of a driver. It was just a little over two months ago that Larson was anguishing over having to “race backup cars” as he wrecked his primary car in practice sessions on two consecutive race weekends, forcing him to start races from the rear of the field. At the same time he was in the midst of what turned out to be a 75-race winless streak in the Cup Series…

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Waterson Embracing Mom Champ Mentality

While the timing wasn’t right for Waterson to secure a title shot in the summer, she believes she’s landed this bout with Jedrzejczyk at the perfect time. Once considered the most dominant female champion in the sport, the days of opponents being psyched out before stepping into the cage with the 32-year-old Polish standout have passed. After running off 14 straight victories to begin her career, including her championship victory over Carla Esparza and five consecutive successful title defences, Jedrzejczyk enters this weekend’s headlining bout with just a single victory…

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