*Spoiler alert, Louisville fan who wants his sports “politics free. Look away now.*
“We live in that Trumpian era where it’s okay to be sexist and degrade people that are good, just because they’re the opposite sex. We are what we are. We’re never going to apologize for being that good.”
Support for Auriemma continued on social media, where Julie Foudy, formerly of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, became the latest to weigh in.
In the summer of 2012, the Olympic journey of fiery Brazilian shooting guard Iziane Castro (“Izi”) was over even before it began. Castro, who has played for several teams in the WNBA, signed as a free agent out of Florida International University by the now-defunct Miami Sol in 2002. She saw action for the Phoenix Mercury, the Atlanta Dream, the Seattle Storm, and most recently, in 2013, the Connecticut Sun. Since then, Castro has restricted her play to Europe and Brazil.
But if Castro’s time in the “W” was peripatetic, her relationship with her national team can only be described as a very stormy emotional roller coaster ride
Dolson: US Responds Well To Pressure
Geno Auriemma gave the U.S. women’s basketball team one more day off at the Olympics before they start getting into the knockout rounds.The Americans are 4-0 and already clinched the top spot in their group. They face China on Sunday, which would need to pull off the monumental upset to advance to the quarterfinals.
After a film session on their boat, the team went out and explored Rio. Auriemma took in some of the Olympic golf along with assistant Jen Rizzotti, who got a special treat.
Sending a superstar a tweet has a rare chance of getting noticed, let alone receiving a reply. So what exactly causes a little kid to send a 140-character-or-less snippet to her favorite athlete, her role model, the woman she wants to be when she grows up?
Hope her favorite player will give her tweet the time of day, maybe not a reply, but at least a glance for two seconds, just long enough to read her message? Hope the sideline picture she requested via Twitter will maybe—just maybe—be remembered in the mind of her idol either before or after her game tonight?
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My WNBA career ended due to a back injury I first sustained early in my rookie season. Through my six active seasons I was on Celebrex, a medication given primarily to people 40+ years older than I was to deal with arthritis.
It is an excellent anti-inflammatory that I was taking in large doses during the season. I went off it during the offseason and underwent blood test to make sure that it wasn’t affecting my organs. I was 21 years old.
It wasn’t until my career ended that I ran into my former team doctor who had a serious conversation with me about my back injury that ended my career. He spoke to me very candidly and with massive regret. He told my team that I should not return to the court and needed time to rehab and heal.
I played the next day.