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Women’s 3-on-3 event to debut at NHL All-Star weekend

Women’s 3-on-3 event to debut at NHL All-Star weekend

Sports
Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The NHL will debut a 3-on-3 women's scrimmage at the 2020 All-Star Game in St. Louis. Sources told ESPN, The Athletic and Hockey Night in Canada about the event, which includes the top American and top Canadian women's hockey players. NHL All-Star weekend begins Jan. 24. The NHL is expected to officially announce the women's event this week. The scrimmage will take place on the first day of All-Star weekend, The Athletic reported. Women have participated in the last two NHL All-Star weekends. The league asked Team USA Olympians to demonstrate drills for the skills competition in 2018, when the event was held in Tampa, Fla. Last year, Kendall Coyne Schofield became the first woman to compete in an NHL All-Star skills competition. Coyne finished seventh in the fastest-ska...
Golden Globe Awards: Michelle Williams praised for women’s rights speech

Golden Globe Awards: Michelle Williams praised for women’s rights speech

Entertainment
Michelle Williams has been praised by fellow actors after giving an impassioned speech about women's rights at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.The 39-year-old made the comments, which alluded to abortion, after picking up one of the acting awards."I wouldn't have been able to do this without employing a woman's right to choose," she said. "To choose when to have my children, and with whom."But she came in for criticism from anti-abortion commentators in the US.The four-time Oscar nominee won the Golden Globe for best actress in a limited series or TV movie for her role in drama series Fosse/Verdon."I am grateful to live in a moment in our society where choice exists, because as girls and women, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice," she to...
U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Alex Morgan to play in 2020 Summer Olympics

U.S. women’s soccer co-captain Alex Morgan to play in 2020 Summer Olympics

Sports
Nov. 6 (UPI) -- United States women's national soccer team star Alex Morgan said she plans to play in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo despite expecting her first child less than four months before the start of the event. Morgan, 30, announced her pregnancy on social media two weeks ago. She is expecting a baby girl in April, about three months before the beginning of the Olympics. "I hope to get back on the field as soon as possible," Morgan told reporters Tuesday. "After having a healthy baby, I want to get back with the national team and look forward to playing in Tokyo." Morgan, who helped guide the U.S. women's national team to a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics and wins in the 2019 World Cup and the 2015 World Cup, said she believes she will continue to play at a high level after h...
Left-handed women’s quirk over sense of smell

Left-handed women’s quirk over sense of smell

Health
Scientists say they have discovered a biological anomaly that could change how we understand our sense of smell. The study in the journal Neuron shows some people can smell normally, despite missing the part of the brain that is considered to be crucial for smell - the olfactory bulbs. Lacking bulbs should cause anosmia (being unable to smell). Curiously, the phenomenon mostly affects left-handed women, and has never been detected in men. How does smell work?So how do we smell a fresh mug of coffee, a garden flower or even a newborn's soiled nappy? Current science says odours enter the nose where they excite nerve endings. This creates an electrical signal that travels up to a specialised part of the brain called the olfactory bulbs. They process the sign...
Dina Asher-Smith wins World Championships women’s 100m silver; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce takes gold

Dina Asher-Smith wins World Championships women’s 100m silver; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce takes gold

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device 2019 World Athletics ChampionshipsVenue: Khalifa International Stadium, Doha Dates: 27 September-6 OctoberCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website and app; Listen live on BBC Radio 5 Live; Live streams, clips and text commentary online.Dina Asher-Smith became the first British woman to win an individual World Championships sprint medal in 36 years as she claimed silver in the 100m final with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce taking gold.It is the 23-year-old's first major global medal outdoors with the 200m to follow, where sh...