Today, August 16, 2020: Other than the WNBA, we’re not aware of any scheduled events involving out LGBTQ athletes. If you know of one, or more, let us know by emailing us at [email protected]
Scroll down for today’s calendar of major sports events.
The Morning Sports Headlines:
MMA Fighting UFC 252 Results: Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier via unanimous decision.
Cormier: I’m not interested in fighting for anything but titles and I don’t imagine there’s going to be a title in the future. So that will be it for me. I’ve had a long run, it’s been great, I just fought my last fight for a heavyweight championship & it was a pretty good fight
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 16, 2020
Outsports: Gay high school lacrosse player found strength from pro player’s allyship
Outsports: Laura Hurff denied being gay when her sister asked. Now she’s out and proud on Team USA
Outsports: Triathlons kept gay athlete sane during his coming out
Outsports: NFL coach Bruce Arians honored as ‘Champion for Equality’ by Billie Jean King’s foundation
ESPN: Reds vs. Pirates weekend series postponed after one Cincinnati player tested positive for coronavirus.
Yahoo: 9 Oklahoma Sooners test positive for COVID-19 after returning from break
Banner Society: Coaches don’t know what to do with themselves if there’s no college football
SB Nation: Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies final score: Portland defeated Memphis, 126-122, to face the Lakers in the first round of the NBA playoffs on Tuesday.
The Athletic: Tuukka Rask’s decision is his own and must be respected by Steve Buckley.
ESPN: 6 epic tales of NFL stars dominating in other sports
This Day in LGBT Sports History
August 16, 2015: MiLB player David Denson comes out as gay
The talk of Twitter is this week’s upcoming Trail Blazers vs. Lakers matchup. It’s got the attention of the only professional men’s basketball player to come out while still active, Jason Collins.
Andraya Yearwood, one of the athletes at the center of an ongoing fight over transgender inclusion in Connecticut school sports, celebrated her 19th birthday on Saturday.
The one and only BJK reminds us that in the entire history of the U.S. Supreme Court, only four women have been named justices, and that elections have consequences.
Sue Bird and WNBA teammates wore T-shirts honoring “the intersectional vulnerability of [those] struggling with mental health while Black and female.”
Adam Rippon and Michelle Kwan endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Saturday.
Podcast Du Jour
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Today’s Sports Calendar
WNBA In The Wubble:
Dallas Wings vs. Phoenix Mercury at 1:00 p.m. EDT on ABC.
Seattle Storm vs. Connecticut Sun at 3:00 p.m. EDT on ABC.
Chicago Sky vs. Atlanta Dream at 4:00 p.m. EDT — not televised.
MLB Nationally-televised games:
Indians vs. Tigers at 1:10 p.m. EDT on ESPN.
Braves vs. Marlins at 1:10 p.m. EDT on MLB Network.
Dodgers vs. Angels at 4:10 p.m. EDT on TBS.
Yankees vs. Red Sox at 7:08 p.m. EDT on ESPN.
NHL Stanley Cup playoffs:
Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders at Noon EDT on USA.
Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames at 2 p.m. EDT on CNBC.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Chicago Blackhawks at 6:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN.
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Montreal Canadiens at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC.
St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks at 10:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN.
Cup Series: GoBowling 235 at 3 p.m. EDT on NBC.
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