Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, August 20, 2020. It’s Thursday. And as always, today’s Huddle is a 90-second-read.
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This Morning’s Sports Headlines:
Two fired lesbian volleyball coaches who in 2018 won a discrimination lawsuit lost on appeal Wednesday; the court ruled they didn’t prove discrimination and that the University of Delaware was in its rights to fire them for being overly aggressive with players
And in other news...
SBNation: Someone redesigned each MLB team’s jersey, just for fun (Yankees fans are gonna SCREAM when they see theirs!)
Highlights from Social Media:
As Ken Schultz also reported for Outsports, Reds’ players are showing support for the LGBT community following a hot mic slur by Thom Brennaman, as seen in this ESPN tweet:
Reds players tweeted their support of the LGBTQ+ community after their team broadcaster used an anti-gay slur on air during a game. pic.twitter.com/BvauTZfBRt— ESPN (@espn) August 20, 2020
Elena Delle Donne shared an article about a girl named Adi who was inspired by the WNBA star but couldn’t find a big name store in D.C. selling her shoes. What she and her dad got instead was a dose of toxic masculinity and epically bad customer service.
A thread. First, please read this story by Adi: https://t.co/PvBsXzEpTB— Elena Delle Donne (@De11eDonne) August 19, 2020
Jason Collins let us know what LeBron James told Yahoo Sports’s Chris Haynes: his push to get people, especially African-Americans, to vote, is not about supporting any one presidential candidate, but as far as who he’s endorsed: “What’s known don’t even need to be said:”
LeBron James says urging people - particularly African Americans - to go to the polls is not about swaying them to a candidate. I asked who he’s endorsing for President of the United States in the upcoming election. @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/I4WLihehjU— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 20, 2020
Diana Taurasi shows everyone how it’s done in the Wubble.
Chris Mosier wants to see your pets! Text him and join his online community, and he’ll text you back with a pic of his rabbits:
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This is Humphrey. I’m so very fortunate to have so many people in my life willing to share the joys of their animal roommates with me. DM me a picture of your animal friends? Or text me and I’ll send you a pic of my rabbits! 312-847-2551 #animals #dog #pug #pugsofinstagram #puglife #borroweddog
Podcast Du Jour
Six days a week, Outsports has a new podcast for your listening pleasure. Today’s podcast is Brian Bell’s LGBT In The Ring. Today, Brian welcomes Billy Dixon back to the show to chat his upcoming ballroom x wrestling event Paris Is Bumping. Dixon reveals the origin of the idea, the similarities ballroom and wrestling hold and how events like Paris Is Bumping hope to push wrestling further into new cultural spheres. We also discuss the meaning behind the name of his new finisher, the E.M.T., and why Billy has remained so vocal about black trans & queer identites amid the racial equity movement.
Today’s Sports Calendar
WNBA in the Wubble:
NBA in the Bubble:
NHL in Canada:
MLB nationally-televised games:
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Minnesota Twins at 7:10 p.m. EDT on FS1.
If you’re a soccer fan, check out ESPN’s schedule of matches by clicking here.
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