Long after the bright lights of March Madness dimmed, 24 female athletes from Liberia, Lithuania, Pakistan, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela are taking home memories and lessons of their time in the United States to pay it forward to women and girls in their countries.
Title IX legislation helped open doors for girls and women in schools and sports since it was signed into law 40 years ago, but can its message reach those beyond America's borders?That question is one of the main inspirations behind the State Department's Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative, which aims to encourage and motivate young female athletes across the globe.
NBA All-Star weekend begins Friday and ends with the big game on Sunday. We're still 162 days away from the WNBA All-Star game set for July 27. Due to the timing of last summer's Olympics, there was no exhibition for the women, so we'll honor the league's MVP instead.
A lot of people would say their teams are close-knit, everyone’s friendly and they are their home away from home, but Indiana is different. I’ve been a member of the Indiana Fever since I was drafted out of Arizona State in 2009.