Twin top rankings reflect rise of women in Indian sports: Saina Nehwal

… Times of India MUMBAI: After reclaiming the top spot in badminton singles rankings, Saina Nehwal is doubly delighted at fellow Hyderabadi tennis ace Sania Mirza’s rise to the summit of the women’s doubles rankings and says the twin achievements reflect the rise of  … NDTVSports.com … India.com …

Sport England and Nike take different tacks to get women active

… Financial Times There is more than a whiff of paternalism about two big campaigns on both sides of the Atlantic to encourage more women into sports … In the UK, Sport England’s much-praised #thisgirlcan advert — which has been viewed more than 13m times online  …

From Boston to Saudi Arabia, Sarah Attar sends powerful message

… Boston Globe (subscription) But breakthroughs in women’s sports often require that athletes seize opportunities, not wait for perfect openings. As Attar said, “I knew running in London would be meaningful, but I didn’t know how meaningful. There was no way to know what would …

New Girls Youth Sports Grant

… charlestonchronicle.net New York, NY – The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), and national partner espnW, announced today the 2015 grantees for its “Sports 4 Life” initiative, a national effort to increase the participation and retention of African-American and Hispanic girls …

Wonderful Pre-Fall 2015

Officially, the Fall 2015/2016 shows have already begun in New York, so I thought it was about time to have a bit of a Pre-Fall 2015 run-down with lots of pretty sparkly dresses.