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So what does sell women's sports?
Why does the sports world remain fiercely hostile to open participation by LGBT athletes?
Of the top fifteen men's players in the world, seven of them are Egyptian, and the women's side is not far behind.
Athletes need to realize that they can shape their own image much more successfully than athletes of previous generations.
Victor Navasky on Babe Ruth, Stephen F. Cohen on Frank Beard, Jennifer Egan on Monica Seles, Cecile Richards on Carl Yastrzemski, Bob Herbert on Bobby Thomson and Hank Thompson, Ralph Nader on Lou Gehrig, Dahlia Lithwick on Toller Cranston, Adam Gopnik on Joe Namath and Yvan Cournoyer, John Sayles on Roberto Clemente, Dennis Kucinich on Jim Thorpe, Jane Mayer on Arthur Ashe, Dan Rather on Rube Walker, David Remnick on Muhammad Ali, Mark Cuban on Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell
Bobby Thomson’s “shot heard ’round the world” and something my father told me.
The collective resentment of Monica Seles was an expression of our cultural discomfort with a kind of overt female aggression that seems to revel in itself.
I may have been delusional about my golf game, but not about Frank Beard's.