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Jock Talk: Rippon revels in candor, some snark in SF

Jock Talk: Rippon revels in candor, some snark in SF

  • by Roger Brigham
  • May 1, 2019

If you're a get-off-my-lawn curmudgeon like me, your first impression when hearing Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon chatter, throw shade, and coyly chuckle just might be that he's a lightweight with not much to offer — but man, what a mistake.

Jock Talk: Paris Gay Games finishes in the black

Jock Talk: Paris Gay Games finishes in the black

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 24, 2019

The 2018 Gay Games in Paris were not merely successful at pulling in enough participants to create strong tournaments in virtually every sport. Gay Games X became the first Gay Games held outside of the United States to turn a profit.

Jock Talk: 2019 EuroGames registration reopens

Jock Talk: 2019 EuroGames registration reopens

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 17, 2019

Online registration for the 2019 EuroGames is back up and running after organizers responded to concerns over the event by the licensing organization and reduced their official sports offerings.

Jock Talk: Australia was the experience of a lifetime

Jock Talk: Australia was the experience of a lifetime

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 11, 2019

Every sports person should get a chance at least once in life to coach Australians.

Jock Talk: Delaying the obvious

Jock Talk: Delaying the obvious

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 3, 2019

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has postponed until later this month a ruling on the international track federation and its proposed restrictions against female athletes with naturally high testosterone levels.

Tennis great King charms SF audience

Tennis great King charms SF audience

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 27, 2019

Billie Jean King charmed audience members as she regaled them with stories about her life, women's rights, and gender equity at a recent appearance at the University of San Francisco.

Jock Talk: Media outlets forfeit in coverage of high school wrestling

Jock Talk: Media outlets forfeit in coverage of high school wrestling

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Mar 27, 2019

Less than a month ago, two Colorado high school girls earned medals in the state wrestling championships after a boy refused to wrestle either one of them.

Jock Talk: 'Light in the Water' is a must-see

Jock Talk: 'Light in the Water' is a must-see

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Mar 20, 2019

Spoiled as we are these days with so many competition and participation options in so many different sports, it is easy to forget how hard it was to get here.

Amid low registration, EuroGames on hold

Amid low registration, EuroGames on hold

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Mar 19, 2019

Online registration for the 2019 EuroGames was suspended this week.

Jock Talk: Nuance and Navratilova

Jock Talk: Nuance and Navratilova

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Mar 6, 2019

A week ago, I wrote that lesbian tennis great Martina Navratilova was wrong when she said transgender women competing in women's sports were cheating, that not even she believed that.

Jock Talk: On Martina, Caster, and wrestlers who wouldn't wrestle

Jock Talk: On Martina, Caster, and wrestlers who wouldn't wrestle

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Feb 27, 2019

Martina Navratilova is wrong. Transgender women competing in women's sports isn't "cheating." Not even she believes that.

Jock Talk: The NBA's imperfect All-Star Game

Jock Talk: The NBA's imperfect All-Star Game

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Feb 20, 2019

The NBA's All-Star Game returned to Charlotte, North Carolina, where an anti-trans bathroom bill derailed it a few years ago.

Jock Talk: The novel that sparked a generation

Jock Talk: The novel that sparked a generation

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Feb 13, 2019

The sad news came last weekend that lesbian author Patricia Nell Warren had died at the age of 82.

Patricia Nell Warren, author of gay classic, dies

Patricia Nell Warren, author of gay classic, dies

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Feb 13, 2019

Bestselling novelist, social activist, and longtime LGBT sports advocate Patricia Nell Warren died Saturday, February 9, at the age of 82. A cause of death was not immediately reported but Ms. Warren had been battling various health issues.