Michele Roberts named NBAPA chief
Washington, D.C., attorney Michele Roberts has been voted in as the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, making her the first woman to head up a major North American sports union.

Playing Overseas Puts McClinton in Prime Position
Now, weeks before her senior campaign officially begins, McClinton returned to Lawrence from her second worldly volleyball trip in as many years. This one sent the two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection to Maribor, Slovenia and Pula, Croatia with a first and last stop in Venice, Italy. From July 8-19, McClinton saw a completely different style of volleyball and view of the world than what she experienced a year ago while playing in China.

U.S. women’s national team to play World Cup qualifier at Sporting Park in October
The United States women’s national team’s quest to qualify for the 2015 FIFA World Cup will begin in Kansas City.

'Roos claim top spot on WBCA Academic Honor Roll
The Missouri-Kansas City women’s basketball team is the top honoree in Division I on the WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2013-14 season, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today.

Douglas Inspires Teen With Lupus
Douglas' example inspired Amarissa, 13, through a life-threatening illness and months of treatment. And what Amarissa got from her wish with Douglas earlier this month was far more than time with an idol from her favorite sport. After the cameras left, Gabby's family reached out again.

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.

Girls in sports need to worry about their knees, study finds
A new study in Pediatrics, the journal for the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that anterior cruciate ligament injuries are on the rise, and girls are more likely to get this injury than their male friends.

Steering reluctant daughters to play sports
Research shows female athletes gain many benefits, but many girls are hesitant to play. Here's how to fix that.

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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Tailgate at FC Kansas City game
  • Wednesday, August 6

    Tailgate at FC Kansas City game

    Join WIN for KC for a tailgate party before the FC Kansas City 7 p.m. game! Tailgate starts at 5 p.m.  Current WIN for KC members will receive free food and one game ticket.  Non-WIN members pay $15 for the tailgate and one game ticket. Click here to register.

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