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Courageous U.S. Beach Volleyball Players Will Compete in Bikinis

Gotta check out this hysterical take on the "bikini story" out of London from Gawker:

Courageous U.S. Beach Volleyball Players Will Compete in Bikinis


Saudi Woman May Withdraw From Games Over Hijab Ban

Once more the hijab comes into play...or, more likely, takes an athlete or more specifically Islamic  women OUT of play: Saudi Judo Competitor May Bow Out Over Hijab Ban


NBA To Go All Nascar-Like

It was only a matter of time.  Some league, at some point, was just gonna say, "I give"  (or rather "I Take").  The NBA has announced that their teams' uniforms are for sale.  As in YOUR AD HERE.

I thought for sure it was gonna be the NHL that arrived at this point 1st, but now that the barn door's been opened, shoot, all the animals are gonna commence to commercing (if that's a word).


Easing Up on Track Uniform Rules...Finally!

The National Federation of State High School Associations has -- decided to ease up on the sometime draconian enforcement of ridiculously minor uniform rules--particularly around state tournament time-- when it seemed as though every regulator grew especially persnickety. Here's the scoop:


Stop The Insanity!!!

There's been so much mock hulla-ba-loo about the U.S. Olympic team's Chinese made uniforms, you'd a thunk we was being disqualified for competition due to --I don't know, excessive crapola about a minor issue/reality.



Nike, which has taken over for Reebok as the official uniform supplier to all 32 NFL teams, will unveil its new line Tuesday in New York.

Either way, Michael Vick, a Nike guy, likes what he's seen.

"The new NFL uniforms thru Nike are going to be crazy . . . Innovation at its finest!," he tweeted Monday night.

Some teams are expected to have tweaks to the logos and colors, but you likely won't see any wild apparel designs like those of the Oregon Ducks, who also have their uniforms supplied by Nike. According to the Associated Press, the Ducks have seven jerseys and six pants.

"Team logo [and] color changes have to be approved by the clubs and the league," NFL vice president of corporate communications Brian McCarthy told "Aside from that, I really wouldn't want to get into what the unveiling would look like. It's Nike's unveiling, so I really wouldn't want to step on their toes."

Apparently, the biggest difference will be in the material. Many reports are predicting sleek, lightweight fabrics that fit better, and could conceivably enhance performance.


The Soft Slap - Amy Hillenbrand

Amy Hillenbrand explains and demonstrates the Soft Slap batting technique.