Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 10, 2020. It’s Thursday.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Sports Headlines:
The Trump administration is sending mixed messages to schools on LGBT issues: Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education launched an investigation of homophobia in school sports, but on the same day, promised to punish trans-inclusive sports programs. Oddly, Connecticut’s governor is silent on new threats, even after getting called out by the ACLU
Speaking of the NFL...
Are you ready for some football? SB Nation’s James Dator says these are the 6 must-watch games of the NFL season that kicks off tonight
Also new this morning...
Just one short of the record! Braves score 29 runs against Marlins, as reported by ESPN
Tokyo officials vow Olympics will go on ‘at any cost,’ even if coronavirus remains in 2021, according to NBC News
Are the Straights okay? Rockets’ Danuel House suspended for sneaking a woman into the Bubble; fans think it is Taylor Rooks, reports The Sports Rush
If you’re an LGBTQ person in sports looking to connect with others in the community, head over to GO! SPACE to meet and interact with other LGBTQ athletes, or to Equality Coaching Alliance to find other coaches, administrators and other non-athletes in sports.
Highlights from Social Media:
Oh my god, THIS GAME!!!— Layshia Clarendon (@Layshiac) September 10, 2020
We had the best time and convo, as always!! Until next time, stay safe and healthy! ❤️ https://t.co/6FAnID9xm2— Ali Krieger (@alikrieger) September 10, 2020
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“That’s my advice to younger, especially rural, LGBTQ+ athletes: Fight like hell, because your visibility matters.” ♂️ Read more from @joshsorbe’s coming out story, our latest at Outsports.com - link in bio! • #outsports #courageiscontagious #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #lgbtqpride #lgbtqrights #lgbtqiaplus #lgbtqiapride #swimming #lgbtquotes #comingout #comingoutstory #gayquotes #gaypride #pride #pridemonth #gayswimmer
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment, and this week we have TWO new LGBT In The Ring episodes for you. Yesterday, our Brian Bell rang in his 50th episode by recapping AEW’s All Out event with Fanbyte’s Colette Arrand. The event featured superb clashes between Jon Moxley & MJF, Hikaru Shida & Thunder Rosa and FTR & Kenny Omega/Adam Page. Click here to listen!
And today, he welcomes Em Fear (PWTorch’s Grit & Glitter podcast) back to the show to chat all about MV Young’s Poly Cult Party 2! Here’s the link:
Today’s Sports Calendar
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets at 7 p.m. EDT on TNT
NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF GAME:
MLB NATIONALLY-TELEVISED GAME:
Click here for ESPN’s schedule for the U.S. Open and yesterday’s results.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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