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Paula Sinclair on Bobbie Rosenfeld

This Week in History: On July 31, 1928, Canadian athlete Bobbie Rosenfeld won a silver medal for the 100-meter race at the Olympics. Paula Sinclair discusses the incredible range and determination of this revolutionary athlete.

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This Week in History: On July 31, 1928, Canadian athlete Bobbie Rosenfeld won a silver medal for the 100-meter race at the Olympics. Paula Sinclair discusses the incredible range and determination of this revolutionary athlete.

Why Women Should Be Furious About Deflategate

Disclaimer: I am a Boston girl/New Englander, born and bred. I am a Patriots fan, and I like Tom Brady (I honestly don’t understand how someone could NOT like him, but that’s a different post). I enjoy football, even though my relationship with sports is complicated as I am also a feminist.

I am mad as hell about the Tom Brady suspension.

And it has nothing at all to do with whether or not he cheated.

New England Patriots, 2011

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Tom Brady throwing a pass in a 2011 game against the Colts.
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Tom Brady throwing a pass in a 2011 game against the Colts.

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Shay Doron

When the reality of playing for the WNBA turned out to be less than she had dreamed, Shay Doron took her MVP skills back to her home team in Israel.

Shay Doron, 2007

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Israeli professional basketball player Shay Doron in 2007.
Courtesy of Noam Galai via Wikimedia Commons
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Israeli professional basketball player Shay Doron in 2007.

Courtesy of Noam Galai via Wikimedia Commons

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Naama Shafir

Committed to both her athletic career and her Orthodox faith, Naama Shafir faced challenges alien to most basketball players, from walking to games on Shabbat to altering uniforms for modesty.

Deena Kastor, 2007

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Deena Kastor at the 2007 Boston Marathon.

Image courtesy of Ambibro via Wikimedia Commons.

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Deena Kastor at the 2007 Boston Marathon.

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Sada Jacobson

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Sada Jacobson.
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Sada Jacobson.

Courtesy of Fencing.net

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Sarah Hughes, Cropped

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Sarah Hughes at the Grand Prix Final in Ontario, 2001.
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Sarah Hughes at the Grand Prix Final in Ontario, 2001.

Courtesy of Vesperholly via Wikimedia Commons

Sarah Hughes

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Sarah Hughes at the Grand Prix Final in Ontario, 2001.
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Sarah Hughes at the Grand Prix Final in Ontario, 2001.

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