CARLSBAD — Highly competitive and not afraid to show emotion on the golf course, eight-time LPGA Tour winner Brittany Lincicome figured that being pregnant and still playing in tournaments would bring a change of perspective. Maybe she’d mellow, not take it all so seriously. Carrying another life inside you might seem to do that.She laughs about that now.When the 33-year-old started the Founders Cup last week with a 74, all that motherly kumbaya stuff vanished.“I’m, like, gosh dang it, if I miss this cut in Phoenix I’m going to be (mad),” Lincicome said. “It’s funny how it switched. Just that competitiveness of being a professional athlete was kind of kicking in. I’m thinking, I’m better than this. I’m going to make this cut.”Her next three rounds: 65-70-67, and Linicicome tied for 27th.Lincicome is back for another start this week in the Kia Classic at Aviara Golf Club, and she’s one of two … [Read more...] about It’s a baby boom on the LPGA Tour; Lincicome, Smith among golf moms who compete while pregnant
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Ice Cold Takes is a weekly humor column covering what is trending around the NHL. This week, we trade in our regular format for an all-love Valentine’s Day Feb. 15 special. It’s Feb. 15! Which is probably a meaningless day to you, other than perhaps your morning trip to the drug store for a pregnancy test (Just kidding, I don’t think they work that fast). Valentine’s Day is still in the air, though, so let’s keep with the loving theme. Like an upcoming episode of Wife Swap (when it was popular for about three weeks in ~2004), we’re all sitting here, super excited to see who goes where in the days leading up to the NHL trade deadline. While there hasn’t been much movement yet, perhaps Valentine’s Day will butter up some of these general managers enough to bring down their asking prices. Hey Jarmo, we know Artemi Panarin is a very talented player, but he’s not going to do you any good if you let him walk in the offseason for … [Read more...] about Ice Cold Takes: Valentine’s Day in the NHL, trade rumors, Ducks win!
Sport by Press Association 23/01/2019, 7:07 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Serena Williams refused to blame a jarred ankle after suffering a remarkable Australian Open collapse in the quarter-finals against Karolina Pliskova. From a set and a break down, the title favourite turned things around to lead 5-1 in the deciding set and had four match points but lost six games in a row to fall to a 6-4 4-6 7-5 defeat. Williams had her first match point at 5-1 but, after being called for a foot fault on what appeared to be an ace, she jarred her left ankle and did not win another point on serve during the match. The other three chances came with Pliskova serving at 4-5 but the Czech was rewarded for bravery on her forehand, and Williams insisted afterwards it had been her opponent who had won the match rather than she who had lost it. Williams said: “There’s nothing I did wrong on those match points. I can’t say that I choked. She … [Read more...] about Serena Williams makes no excuses for her shock Australian Open collapse
On a crisp, sunny day in Berlin, hundreds of people gathered on the streets chanting: ‘My body, my choice, raise your voice.’ As they walked along the capital’s Unter den Linden carrying banners that read: ‘Whether we choose to have children or not, we alone decide it,' many of these pro-choice protesters, were sending a message that they are unhappy with the current abortion laws in Germany. SEE ALSO: Five things to know about abortion in Germany The debate is a divisive and tricky issue that can be difficult to understand. Why? Well the procedure, which is covered by section 218 of the country's criminal code, is technically illegal in Germany, but there are circumstances in which a woman can have a termination without facing any legal consequences. A woman can legally have an abortion within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and only after taking part in a counselling session. After this point, abortions can be legal in cases when the physical or mental … [Read more...] about What you need to know about the abortion law battle that divides Germany
The word loyalty is thrown around a lot more in sports than it’s demonstrated these days. Players are making hundreds of millions, teams are worth billions and sports is first-and-foremost a business. The collective bargaining agreements in the NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL have added a complexity to contract situations that was unimaginable two decades ago.Those factors have made nomads out of even the most transcendent superstars. LeBron James is the most famous athlete of this generation and maybe even the best basketball player ever. He's used the proliferation of free agency to change teams three times in 15 years.It may sound like one of your grandfather's tropes, but it makes more sense to root for the name on the front of the jersey and not the one on the back. Why spend $100+ on a jersey that could be obsolete just a few days later? The retail market has even begun fighting against that with jersey assurance programs popping up left and right.If buying a jersey is a tenuous … [Read more...] about How loyalty in sports affects baby names & jerseys