Elder, first Black golfer to play in Masters, dies at age 87

PGA Tour pioneer Lee Elder, the first Black player to compete in the Masters, has died at age 87. The tour confirmed his death on Monday morning.

Dames resigns as Red Stars coach amid abuse allegations

Rory Dames resigned Monday as coach of the Chicago Red Stars, and the team said it has launched an independent review of player health and safety and the team's culture after The Washington Post quoted several players saying Dames was emotionally abusive.

Hamilton: F1 'duty bound' to raise awareness of human rights

Formula One is “duty bound” to raise awareness of human rights issues as the series closes its season in the Middle East, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday.

Former players say Canada Soccer ignoring investigation demands

Former players say Canada Soccer ignoring investigation demands

Canada’s governing soccer federation has initiated a third-party investigation concerning the 2008 dismissal of a former coach after allegations of sexual misconduct. However, their statement from last Friday makes no mention of recent requests made by the Professional Footballers Association Canada on behalf of former players with the Canadian under-20 team and the Vancouver Whitecaps women’s program.

Former players say Canada Soccer ignoring investigation demands
- Meaghen Johnson

Kelsey Koelzer becomes the first Black woman to coach an NCAA hockey team

Arcadia Knights women’s hockey team coach Kelsey Koelzer made history in her coaching debut on Saturday, when she became the first Black woman to coach an NCAA hockey team.

The Shift Staff

Jalen Green, Jordan Clarkson make NBA history during Rockets' Filipino Heritage Night

For the first time in league history, two players of Filipino heritage played in the same game, as the Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson faced Houston’s Jalen Green.

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Athletes Unlimited to launch new women's professional basketball league in 2022

A new professional women's basketball league is set to debut in January 2022 and will be operated by Athletes Unlimited. Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud and former WNBA players Sydney Colson and Ty Young have been announced as the first three players to sign with the AU basketball league.

Mechelle Voepel

Gruden resigns as Raiders coach after additional emails surface

Jon Gruden has resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders following reports that emails he wrote over a 10-year period included racist, misogynistic and anti-gay language.

Paul Gutierrez

Welsh to become first female linesperson in OHL history

Welsh to become first female linesperson in OHL history

History is going to be made Thursday night in Mississauga, Ont. The Ontario Hockey League announced that Kirsten Welsh will become the first female linesperson in OHL history when she takes to the ice tonight for a pre-season game between the Mississauga Steedheads and Guelph Storm.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Sept. 30 marks Canada's first national day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and survivors of the residential school system as well as their communities and families.

NCAA to use 'March Madness' to help market women's tournament

NCAA to use 'March Madness' to help market women's tournament

Two moves by the NCAA on Wednesday should allow increased opportunities for collaboration and cross-promotion between the Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments, as well as making the two championships more financially equitable.

- Mechelle Voepel
NCAA to use 'March Madness' to help market women's tournament

NCAA to use 'March Madness' to help market women's tournament

Two moves by the NCAA on Wednesday should allow increased opportunities for collaboration and cross-promotion between the Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments, as well as making the two championships more financially equitable.

- Mechelle Voepel
Male tennis players surveyed on LGBTQ attitudes, environment

Male tennis players surveyed on LGBTQ attitudes, environment

About 60 players on the men’s professional tennis tour have taken part so far in an anonymous, online survey about LGBTQ issues that ATP CEO Massimo Calvelli calls part of a “broader initiative” to create “an environment for players and staff that is inclusive, that is diverse and that is very safe and welcoming.”