A catalyst for change
It's all about the team, Mo'ne Davis has made it a point to remind us. Throughout her incredible ascent to household name and Sports Illustrated cover queen, the 13-year-old girl with the fiery fastball has given us some clever quips ("Throwing 70 miles an hour… that's throwing like a girl" is an instant classic) and acknowledged that what she's done here at the Little League World Series is good for girl power.

Getting the most out of child's play
In the past, it was expected that we (as children) played outside for the majority of the day. Times have changed! Now, it seems to be the complete opposite. Children tend to spend the majority of their time indoors. With the help of TV, cell phones, texting, computers and video games, why would a child want to go outside? Even during the school year, recess has been eliminated in most schools. With the lack of exercise and social skills, children have also lost the art of thinking skills and building up their imagination. When children are not active as children, they tend to not be active as adults.

Mizzou Athletics announces basketball double header at Sprint Center
Columbia, Mo. – Mizzou Basketball fans in Kansas City will be treated to a double-header on Dec. 30 as Head Coach Robin Pingeton’s women’s basketball team will face the Missouri State Lady Bears at Sprint Center prior to the Mizzou men’s game against Oklahoma State later that evening.

ESPN, Fox Sports and NBC Sports Group join together to ensure the future of girls and women in sports
ESPN, FOX Sports and NBC Sports Group pledge over $2 million to the Women’s Sports Foundation to advance participation and leadership opportunities for girls and women through sports

Aiming at Glass Ceiling, but Not With Her Jump Shot
Nakase, the Clippers’ assistant video coordinator, is trying to earn credibility in the coaching profession the same way: by proving her worth. She landed a spot as an assistant coach on the Clippers’ bench during the two-week N.B.A. Summer League here, a first according to the Clippers and a step toward her goal of becoming an N.B.A. coach — something no woman has ever accomplished.

Cancer cases linked to lack of exercise among women 'rising'
Women in the UK have the 10th highest rate in the world for cancers linked to a lack of physical activity, research has found. The estimated number of diagnosed cases of bowel, breast and womb cancers in 2012 was 78,935, about 12,000 of which could be prevented if people were more physically active, according to scientists.


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