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Pac-12 joins Big Ten with conference-only schedules for fall sports

Pac-12 joins Big Ten with conference-only schedules for fall sports

Sports
July 10 (UPI) -- Less than 24 hours after the Big Ten announced it would have a conference-only schedule for all fall sports this year, the Pac-12 Conference voted Friday to follow that same blueprint amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Pac-12 CEO Group's decision also will delay the start of fall seasons -- including football, men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball -- until "a series of health and safety indicators, which have recently trended in a negative direction, provided sufficient positive data to enable a move to a second phase of return-to-play activities." Advertisement "The health and safety of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports continues to be our number one priority," Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement Friday. "Our decision...
Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue features first transgender model

Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue features first transgender model

Entertainment
July 11 (UPI) -- On Friday Valentina Sampaio became the first transgender woman to be featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The 23-year-old Brazilian model became the first openly transgender model for Victoria's Secret and in 2017 was featured on the cover of French Vogue, becoming the first transgender woman featured on the cover of a Vogue edition. Advertisement In a personal essay on the magazine's website, Sampaio, who grew up in a fishing village in northern Brazil, wrote that she was grateful for the opportunity "my intention is to honor that as best I can." "Being trans usually means facing closed doors to peoples' hearts and minds," Sampaio wrote. "We face snickers, insults, fearful reactions and physical violations just for existing. Our options for growing up in a ...
Historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader highlights weekend sports schedule

Historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader highlights weekend sports schedule

Sports
July 3 (UPI) -- NASCAR and IndyCar will race at the same track on the same weekend for the first time when the top motorsports tiers rendezvous Saturday and Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The trio of races highlight a packed live sports weekend. The Fourth of July weekend sports slate also includes UFC fights, a PGA Tour golf tournament, NWSL women's soccer matches, European soccer clashes and baseball games in Asia. Advertisement Drivers will first start their engines for the IndyCar's GMR Grand Prix at noon EDT Saturday. That race was scheduled for May, but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR will host an Xfinity race after the GMR Grand Prix on the same track at 3 p.m. EDT with the Pennzoil 150 at The Brickyard. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway's final weekend ra...

Premier League and sports news LIVE: Derby’s Andre Wisdom stabbed in Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp rules out big transfers, Roy Keane to take Azerbaijan job?

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]All the latest sports news, gossip and reaction with the Premier League back in full swing… Derby defender Andre Wisdom stabbed and robbed in Liverpool Tyson Fury fires back at ‘bull****’ foul play claims in Deontay Wilder rematch after American’s brother shares bizarre conspiracy theory Manchester United legend Roy Keane ‘in talks’ to become next […] talkSPORT

Premier League and sports news LIVE: Liverpool fans party for second night, Sir Alex sends message to Sir Kenny, five games on talkSPORT

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]All the latest Premier League news following Liverpool’s crowning as champions on Thursday, plus the latest sports news and gossip… Today’s headlines: Aston Villa vs Wolves LIVE on talkSPORT  Brentford blow Championship promotion race wide open by beating West Brom Andy Robertson EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool star thanks ‘father figure’ Jurgen Klopp, hails Jordan Henderson and reveals […] talkSPORT