women’s sports

January 16th, 2016

Cholitas Luchadoras: The Indigenous Women Wrestlers Of Bolivia

The seat of the Bolivian government is usually called “La Paz” but the city’s full name is Nuestra Senora de La Paz — “Our Lady of Peace.” Reporter Asa Merritt recently traveled to La Paz and found a group of female wrestlers who are anything but peaceful.

October 24th, 2015

Opportunities Expand, But Women Still Facing Barriers In Sports

If you pay attention to the headlines, there have never been more opportunities for women in sports. But is the landscape as good as it seems? Bill Littlefield speaks to Professor Nefertiti Walker.

October 17th, 2015

Muslim Lady Warriors Balance Modest Dress, Performance And Fashion

For young girls of East African descent living and playing basketball in Minneapolis, balancing cultural and religious standards of modesty with a love of sports can pose challenges. Producer Sam Radwany has the story of how the Lady Warriors basketball team designed uniforms that keep them both observant and competitive.

August 12th, 2015

Commentary: Rousey Vs. Mayweather Should Remain A Verbal Fight

With the two undefeated fighters exchanging words, there’s been talk of a showdown between UFC champ Ronda Rousey and boxer Floyd Mayweather. Bill Littlefield reasons that such a fight would never, ever occur — but, then again, maybe it could…

Featured Book
August 8th, 2015

Striving To Make Baseball ‘A Game Of Their Own’

Jennifer Ring’s new book “A Game of Their Own” shares the stories of women who resisted societal pressure and chose to play baseball. One such woman is Ring’s daughter, Lilly Jacobson. Ring and Jacobson join Bill Littlefield to discuss the book and opportunities for women in baseball.

August 8th, 2015

Ronda Rousey’s Former Trainer: UFC Must Find A Challenger

It’s hard to miss UFC champion Ronda Rousey these days between her dominance in the cage, modeling and movie roles. For a look at her rise to stardom, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou sat down with Rousey’s former trainer and Olympic judo coach Jimmy Pedro.

In Depth
August 1st, 2015

Dutee Chand Wins Gender Fight In Track And Field

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has naturally high levels of testerone. Last year, the IAAF banned her from competing against other women. This week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport allowed Chand to run again. Only A Game spoke with Juliet Macur from New York Times.

In Their Own Words
July 30th, 2015

Inside The Winner’s Circle With Basketball’s Sue Bird

With the 2015 WNBA season just past its halfway point, Only A Game was reminded of the story of Seattle Storm guard and basketball great Sue Bird, who has found success throughout her legendary hoops career.

Only A Blog
July 28th, 2015

Hyperandrogenic Sprinter Wins Right To Race

Sport’s highest court has ruled that Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, who has naturally high levels of testosterone, can compete against other women again.

July 25th, 2015

California Mom: Secretary By Day, Sumo Wrestler By Night

Jenelle Hamilton is not your typical sumo wrestler. She weighs just 130 pounds and competes against men three times her weight. Now, six years after she hit the mat for the first time, Hamilton is preparing for a return to the US Sumo Open.

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