By DANIEL DUANE FEB. 7, 2019 These women want the right to compete in big-wave contests — and get paid as much as men do. These women want the right to compete in big-wave contests — and get paid as much as men do. by daniel duane Photographs by Dina Litovsky FEB. 6, 2019 One sunny morning in January 2018, on a white boat in the blue sea off the Hawaiian island Maui, Bianca Valenti and Keala Kennelly sat on a beanbag listening to “German Sparkle Party,” a song by the Something Experience, and waiting for the right moment to surf 50-foot waves. Valenti, who is 33 and a muscular 5-foot-5, with a small, square jaw and friendly brown eyes, lives in San Francisco and is the best female big-wave surfer on the United States mainland. Kennelly, 40 and a slight 5-foot-6 with spiky peroxided hair, lives on Oahu in Hawaii and is the best female big-wave surfer on Earth. The waves that day, at a surf spot called Peahi or more commonly known as Jaws, were the … [Read more...] about The Fight for Gender Equality in One of the Most Dangerous Sports on Earth
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By Associated Press | September 13, 2018 at 12:08 am RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. Forecasters say Hurricane Florence has slightly weakened but remains a potentially catastrophic Category 3 storm as it continues toward North and South Carolina. The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday evening that the storm is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and rainfall to the Carolinas as it approaches the coast Thursday and Friday. As of 8 p.m., the storm was centered 335 miles (540 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina and was moving northwest at 16 mph (26 kph). Its maximum sustained winds have dropped slightly to 115 mph (185 kph). ___ 8 p.m. President Donald Trump spent Wednesday monitoring federal preparations for Hurricane Florence’s expected landfall in the Southeast. The White House says Trump spoke with Sens. Lindsay Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina and Sen. Richard Burr of North … [Read more...] about The Latest: Florence weakens slightly, remains Category 3
0 of 30 Skipping ahead five years into every NBA team's future would be far easier if crystal balls and tarot cards were more than decorative props. In the absence of accurate extrasensory perception, we have logic, reason, unapologetic inklings and the license to apply all three at the same time. From surprise trades and free-agency relocations to franchise-altering breakouts, injuries and everything in between, the next half-decade will be littered with unpredictable developments. We're using each team's present direction and hoping it clues us into where they'll stand entering the 2023 offseason. The goal isn't to be exact. That isn't possible. Our mission is to land inside the ballpark—to determine whether each squad is on course to be better or worse than it is right now. 1 of 30 Jennifer Pottheiser/Getty Images The Atlanta Hawks may come to regret trading back and drafting Trae Young instead of taking Luka Doncic. The latter has the look and feel of a transcendent … [Read more...] about Will Your NBA Team Be Better or Worse Off in 5 Years?
Thirty years after Randy Savage became WWE champion, his peers remember the icon's finest hour by Denny Burkholder @dennyburkholder 2h ago • 48 min read On July 13, 1988, on a sweltering 93-degree day in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Hulk Hogan returned from a three-month hiatus to accept Randy "Macho Man" Savage's call for a tag team partner at WWE's first SummerSlam.Hogan also dropped a hint as to why the Mega Powers -- he and Savage, best of pals -- were doomed from the start."When we step in the ring, man, and the lovely Elizabeth is in our corner," Hogan barked, "She's my lady, too, brother!" Fans ate it up. But on the television broadcast for that "WWF Superstars of Wrestling" episode, Jesse "The Body" Ventura called B.S."That's gonna be a problem, [Vince] McMahon."WWE, then known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), took the world title off Hogan in February. Hogan left to film "No Holds Barred" right after WrestleMania IV. With the exception … [Read more...] about The Summer of Savage: Inside the Macho Man’s explosive run to the top of WWE, 30 years later
You might have a vision of Ivy League football in your head, of hoity-toity, champagne-at-tailgates sensibility with tall grass and three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust offense. That vision has never been entirely true, but it was true enough to persist. That’s all changing. Ivy League football is good, and it’s getting better. The Massey Composite compiles computer ratings for both the FBS and FCS levels. In 2015, the Ivy League, powered by No. 5 Harvard and No. 6 Dartmouth, graded out as the second-best FCS conference, behind only North Dakota State’s Missouri Valley. In 2017, it ranked fourth. The league has fielded at least one top-15 team in six of the last eight years, and the depth appears to be increasing quickly, too. That trend should only continue. Per HERO Sports, Princeton signed 2018’s No. 1 FCS recruiting class, and three other Ivy schools (No. 2 Yale, No. 6 Harvard, No. 14 Columbia) ranked in the top 15. Harvard and Yale ranked in the top eight in … [Read more...] about Why the Ivy League might finally be ready to compete in the playoffs