Afghanistan girls soccer team given asylum in Portugal

The girls on Afghanistan’s national soccer team were anxious. For weeks, they had been moving around the country, waiting for word that they could leave.

TSN Features

The women behind the Raptors' organization

Sunday, March 8 is International Women's Day - a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The women who are part of the Toronto Raptors' organization are excellent role models for this day. Their paths to their positions were varied but as a group they represent a work ethic and confidence that serves them well. Assistant coach Brittni Donaldson is a prime example.

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The women behind the Raptors' organization

TSN Original: The Doctor Is In

Hayley Wickenheiser is a renaissance woman: Olympic and world champion, Maple Leafs assistant director of player personnel, and medical student. After leading the national team for more than two decades, she is on her way to becoming an emergency room doctor, and Monday she enters the Hockey Hall of Fame. Watch the TSN Original ‘The Doctor Is In’.

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TSN Original: The Doctor Is In

185 - By Diana Matheson

For decades she's been a Canadian icon and now she is a part of global history. Canadian national Diana Matheson describes Christine Sinclair's heart, devotion and humility in this essay.

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185 - By Diana Matheson

TSN Original: As Long As I Breathe

Rosie MacLennan is a two-time Olympic champion. She is also battling anxiety. But through the years, Rosie learned healing actions, catered to her wellness and performance. In collaboration with Team Canada, here is the TSN Original - ''As Long As I Breathe''.

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TSN Original: As Long As I Breathe

A Sports Media Pioneer

Dome Production's Mary Ellen Carlyle is a trailblazer in the sports broadcast industry. The launch of 4K in North America is one of her proudest achievements. Women on the technical side of the business were rare when her career began 30 years ago and throughout her career she has helped change that by mentoring younger people. In December, she became the first Canadian to be inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in New York City.

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A Sports Media Pioneer

The WNBA continues to lead the way on its own terms

When we reflect on movements in time that pushed for racial equality and justice, the story around Black women and the integral role they’ve played often goes untold. This past summer, with seasons pausing because of the pandemic and then again because of social unrest, we saw just how powerful the voice of an athlete can be. Specifically, we saw how powerful the WNBA has been. Kayla Grey with more.

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The WNBA continues to lead the way on its own terms
Wickenheiser takes the lead at Leafs development camp

Wickenheiser takes the lead at Leafs development camp

Maple Leafs’ senior director of player development Hayley Wickenheiser has had to be mindful of the impact that COVID-19 related shutdowns have had on the 39 young players participating in Toronto’s annual rookie session. The focus during the next few days, Kristen Shilton writes, will be on “a little less thinking, and a little more playing and competing” so team staff can assess where each player is at in terms of their “full package” of skills.

Wickenheiser takes the lead at Leafs development camp
- Kristen Shilton

This Canadian team sets the gold standard – on and off the pitch

Members of Canada’s Olympic gold medal-winning women’s soccer team embody what a solid work ethic and team play mean. They showed us they deserve the gold medal and now it is our time to show this team that we deserve them, Shireen Ahmed writes.

Shireen Ahmed

Shireen Ahmed

Knight sets record as USA routs Japan to advance

Hilary Knight set a new world women's hockey championship record for the United States and Switzerland reached the semifinals for the first time in almost a decade Saturday.

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The Shift: Amanda Beard

The Shift: Amanda Beard

Seven-time Olympic medallist Amanda Beard joins The Shift's Kayla Grey to describe her coming-of-age story, mental health in sports and her work with younger athletes.

Women send powerful message in Olympic track and field

Over nine days at the near-empty Olympic Stadium, the women of track and field delivered a memorable show, both inside the lines and out.

In the shadow of George Floyd Square, the Minnesota Lynx remain steadfast in the fight for racial justice

The murder of George Floyd, a Black man, by then-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020, put the Lynx once again at the physical epicenter in the fight for racial justice. Five years ago, the Lynx wore T-shirts demanding justice and accountability for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two Black men who were killed by police in 2016.

Katie Barnes

Devils hire Duggan to management team

Devils hire Duggan to management team

The New Jersey Devils announced Wednesday that Meghan Duggan has been hired for the newly created role of Manager, Player Development within the club’s Hockey Operations Department.

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144

After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports, the WNBA created a single site at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida where 144 players across 12 teams played 147 games from July to October 2020. Directed by Lauren Stowell & Jenna Contreras, the documentary explores the season dedicated to social justice and all that the players overcame to get through it: the COVID-19 pandemic, the demands of activism, and the rigors of an unrelenting schedule.

The 25 firsts that have defined the WNBA's 25 years

Since its inception, the WNBA has continually pushed the boundaries of what women athletes can accomplish on the court and in their communities.

Identity

MLB to get first all-female broadcast team next week

History will be made next Tuesday when the Baltimore Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The matchup will feature the first all-female broadcast in MLB history, according to the New York Times.

Looking back on a seismic shift in women’s hockey

Looking back on a seismic shift in women’s hockey

Professional women’s hockey in North America has undergone a seismic shift since March 31, 2019, when the CWHL announced it was ceasing operations after 12 seasons. From the PWHPA starting up in the wake of the CWHL’s demise to the NWHL continuing to grow, here is a timeline of what has happened in women’s hockey since the CWHL announced it was folding.​

- Brianne Spiker
Poulin primed for return to Team Canada lineup

Poulin primed for return to Team Canada lineup

It’s been more than a year since Canadian fans last saw Marie-Philip Poulin don the Canadian jersey. Now one of the best players in women’s hockey is ready to hit the ice again.

Poulin primed for return to Team Canada lineup
- Meaghen Johnson