The sports world applauded the WNBA’s players for taking a stand

Elwanda Tulloch

The WNBA announced on Thursday that the slate of games scheduled for the day were all cancelled.



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Instead, the players are taking what they’re calling a “day of reflection” and issuing a call to action to the rest of the world. It’s the second day in a row the league hasn’t played games as a response to the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Instead of sitting idle, though, the players used the time that they had to broadcast their message loud and clear to the masses.

When the league announced the cancellation of their games, the players all stood together in unity wearing shirts that said “Arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor.”

It was a truly incredible and extraordinary moment.

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NBA and WNBA Players Proved Basketball Is ‘America’s Sport’

Elwanda Tulloch

At the start of the 2018-2019 NBA season, I wrote about the NBA surpassing the NFL as “America’s Sport.” The piece was met with some skepticism. But what I was really getting at is NBA players are the most powerful athletes in pro sports. The NFL may be the most popular sport to watch, MLB may have the strongest players’ union, but NBA players are without a doubt the most influential athletes on the planet. 

Whether it be social issues or random pop culture moments, no other athletes move the needle as much as NBA players do. And we have to also show love to the WNBA players as well. Those women have been at the forefront of these social issues before the NBA and earn less media coverage for their activism. One of the best players in the WNBA, Maya Moore, paused her career to help free an innocent

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Top five young Indian players in the singles category

Elwanda Tulloch

These youngsters are capable of winning big trophies for the country in future.

The stature of badminton in India keeps on growing with each passing year. As the sport continues to gather popularity and the overall structure surrounding it is gradually improving, a lot of young kids want to now grow up playing the game and possibly take it up as a profession.

The likes of Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu have led the way on the international arena in the last decade, providing moments of immense joy to the nation with their exploits. On that note, let us look at a few young Indian starlets that have shown great promise and could similarly produce the goods on the biggest stages in the future.

5. Rohan Gurbani

Gurbani performed brilliantly in the National Badminton Championship

Rohan Gurbani is a promising youngster, touted by many for greater things in

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These top players are ready to play in Thomas-Uber Cup

Elwanda Tulloch

On 3 to 11 October, the Badminton Association of India will select the team for the Thomas and Uber Cup going to be held in Aarhus in a day or two. 10 shuttlers will be selected in the male and female category. Due to COVID-19, the selection of the team will be done on the basis of BWF ranking.

All the top players including PV Sindhu, K Srikkanth and Saina Nehwal are ready to play. A proposal to start the camp of all these 20 shuttlers from September 8 will be given by the Federation to the Sports Authority of India. According to the sources of Badminton Association of India, the World Badminton Federation wants the country to participate in this prestigious tournament. The Badminton Association of India has also been asked to impose visas on behalf of the organizers.

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Freeport’s greatest basketball players No. 10: Brian Hildebrand ’ahead of his time’ – Sports – Rockford Register Star

Elwanda Tulloch

Thirty years ago, most 6-foot-7 small-town basketball players stayed in the paint.

Not Orangeville’s Brian Hildebrand.

“He was ahead of his time,” former Orangeville coach Brian Benning said. “He was so versatile with his range. That’s what caught the eye of the college scouts. He was silky smooth with the most beautiful shot you could ever envision. Just a beautiful textbook jump shot.

“He had great range and great touch around the basket as well as medium range and long range. We didn’t have him shoot many long-rangers. We didn’t need to, but, boy, he could.

“He could do pretty much everything, and he could do it very well. That was really uncommon for someone his size back in the late 1980s and early 90s. He was a pioneer. He would fit in today’s game even better than he did back then. His game traveled well. He could play inside,

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Picking the best WSU basketball players of the ’70s and ’80s

Elwanda Tulloch

Who are the best men’s basketball players in Wichita State history?

How about the best players from their respective eras? Instead of trying to rank all of the standout players spread across different eras, The Eagle examined players from the same era to select an all-decade team for each decade in the modern era of Shocker basketball.

Starting with the 1950s, The Eagle picked the best starting lineup — trying to adhere to a traditional lineup of two guards, two forwards and a center — complete with a bench of five players and a head coach.

On Wednesday, the 1950s and 1960s all-decade teams were released. Here is The Eagle’s picks for the 1970s and 1980s.

The 1970s all-decade team

Greg Carney

5-9 guard (1967-70)

Chicago

Carney and Dave Stallworth are the only Shockers in history to average 20 or more points in their career. Although Carney only played one

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Postponing high school football could push out top players

Elwanda Tulloch

When Miller Moss transferred to Santa Ana Mater Dei in June, he knew his time there would be brief. The quarterback’s plan always had been to graduate high school early and hit the ground running with college football, just as soon as the rules allowed.

In that sense, Moss wasn’t unlike other top prospects in Southern California, an increasing number of whom have skipped their final semesters to get to a college campus as soon as possible. The path to that early exit wasn’t easy — it meant taking summer school classes and piling on extra work between practices and training sessions.

But Moss, who played last season at Mission Hills Bishop Alemany, was determined to get a leg up. It was that same instinct that led him to Mater Dei — home to a long lineage of Trojans passers — where he planned to test himself against the best

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basketball | Definition, History, Rules, Players, & Facts

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The early years

In the early years the number of players on a team varied according to the number in the class and the size of the playing area. In 1894 teams began to play with five on a side when the playing area was less than 1,800 square feet (167.2 square metres); the number rose to seven when the gymnasium measured from 1,800 to 3,600 square feet (334.5 square metres) and up to nine when the playing area exceeded that. In 1895 the number was occasionally set at five by mutual consent; the rules stipulated five players two years later, and this number has remained ever since.

Since Naismith and five of his original players were Canadians, it is not surprising that Canada was the

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football | History, Rules, & Significant Players

Elwanda Tulloch

Football, also called association football or soccer, game in which two teams of 11 players, using any part of their bodies except their hands and arms, try to maneuver the ball into the opposing team’s goal. Only the goalkeeper is permitted to handle the ball and may do so only within the penalty area surrounding the goal. The team that scores more goals wins.

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Britannica Quiz

Football (Soccer): Fact or Fiction?

In football (soccer), the defenders can use their hands to handle the ball.

Football is the world’s most popular ball game in numbers of participants and spectators. Simple in its principal rules and essential equipment, the sport can be played almost anywhere, from official football playing fields (pitches) to gymnasiums, streets, school

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