Top WNBA Pick Brittney Griner Talks About Being ‘Out’ in Pro Sports

Brittney Griner, the former basketball standout at Baylor who on Tuesday saw her amazing basketball skills validated when the Chicago Sky chose her first overall in the WNBA draft, sat down with Sports Illustrated’s Maggie Gray recently to discuss, among things like becoming super-famous and making armfuls of… » 4/18/13 11:15pm 4/18/13 11:15pm

Baylor University Baller Brittney Griner Might Get a Shot at the NBA,…

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban caused a bit of a stir on Tuesday night when he said that he had "no problem whatsoever" with allowing Baylor University centre and women's college basketball's all-time leading shot-blocker Brittney Griner a chance to try out for a spot on Dallas' summer league team. » 4/04/13 1:05pm 4/04/13 1:05pm

8-Year-Old Girls Can Kick 8-Year-Old Boys' Asses at Sports, So Quit…

The idea that girls are "bad at sports"—or, at least, fundamentally less skilled than boys—is an enduring one, and just one of the billion ways that we set girls up to fail before they've even begun to try. Well, men are just stronger. Men are just better. More coordinated. It's a mantra that's drilled into kids'… » 5/31/12 3:40pm 5/31/12 3:40pm

The Revolutionary Idea Of Women Coaching Men's Teams

Apparently, just because you can do, it doesn't mean you can teach. Even in sports like hockey, where women have played with men at the professional level, female coaches are as rare as Kardashians who don't make millions marrying basketball players on television. In fact, it wasn't until 2009 that Nancy Lieberman, a… » 6/03/11 4:30pm 6/03/11 4:30pm

WNBA Wants Players To Focus On Their Lipstick As Well As Their Layups

The hottie to the left is Candace Parker, the Tennessee forward and number 1 WNBA draft pick. She's the first female to dunk in a college game, but that alone isn't why she is expected, by some, to raise the entire profile of the WNBA. Candace has already signed endorsements with Adidas and Gatorade, and, according to… » 5/05/08 4:40pm 5/05/08 4:40pm

Awesome African Athlete Reminds Us That Women Can Kick Ass

Boxer Esther Phiri is a role model to Zambian girls. Not because she's lithe and blonde and poses in a bikini and shills for Lycos, but because Esther (the slugger on the left) actually kicks major ass. She's a former street vendor with almost zero education who is currently the Global Boxing Union super featherweight… » 12/04/07 4:00pm 12/04/07 4:00pm

Oprah Tries To Create The Consummate Celebrity Quadroon

This week, daytime TV was stricken with a nasty case of the reruns. Even after I lauded The View for keeping it fresh all summer, B. Dubs went and gave the ladies this week off, leaving no reason for a lot of us to get up before noon. So the only View clip we have for you is from last Friday when Molly Shannon wore a… » 6/29/07 3:50pm 6/29/07 3:50pm