mm,Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 14, 2020. Yeaaah, it’s Monday.
Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.
This Morning’s Sports Headlines:
Elite teenage hockey player Yanic Duplessis comes out as gay
In other LGBT Sports news...
Reactions to Rugger Levi Davis coming out as bisexual show care is there
Also in the news this morning...
Here’s a headline we could never imagine before: Tom Brady’s team loses but Patriots win
NFL Week 1 grades: Seahawks get an ‘A’ for letting Russell Wilson cook, Cowboys earn a ‘B-’ despite loss
Jacksonville Jaguars only team with fans allowed in stands on Sunday
NFL fans express their anger at the ‘politicization’ of the league
After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo
LeBron James wants to keep winning with the Lakers
Five Takeaways from ANOTHER comeback victory by the Nuggets to force Game 7
Dominic Thiem rallies from 2-set deficit vs. Alexander Zverev to win US Open in 5th-set tiebreaker
Meet one of the new members of the GO! SPACE Facebook group: Jaden Vazquez! “I’m a junior at Fordham University in NYC. I play linebacker here for the football team. I am an Urban Studies major and have a minor in Business Administration. I am from Bethlehem, PA. I am also out publicly as bisexual!”
Jaden was profiled late last month in Outsports. Read his coming out story by clicking here!
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:
Kaitlyn Long’s advice for today: Stay Cozy!
Even though Covid-19 protocols meant she could not attend the U.S. Open at the sports complex that bears her name, Billie Jean King had nothing but praise for the USTA as the U.S. Open wrapped up Sunday:
Congratulations to @usta for an amazing @usopen set in unprecedented times.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 14, 2020
Each member of the staff, from the crew at the NTC to medical to the team who made many large & small decisions for the #USOpen to run smoothly: Thank you.
Good luck to @rolandgarros in 2 weeks’ time.
And Rennae Stubbs gave a shout-out to ESPN:
Want 2 send out a HUGE THANKS to all our crew @espn we cleaned mics, we cleaned chairs, we wore masks on air, we sat in different booths 2 commentate & we even had a camera man, manning a camera from a room! the amount of work done was unreal to bring this to air! Congrats team!— Rennae Stubbs (@rennaestubbs) September 14, 2020
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Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today it’s our Cyd Zeigler with the latest episode of Five Rings To Rule Them All: Team USA and Texas diver Jordan Windle was raised by his gay dad, Jerry, and mentored by Greg Louganis.
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Today’s Sports Calendar
NFL: For the first time in Monday Night Football history, fans have 2 games to watch!
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Giants at 7:15 p.m. EDT on ESPN
Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans at 10:10 p.m. EDT on ESPN
WNBA: NO GAMES SCHEDULED
NBA PLAYOFFS: NO GAMES SCHEDULED
NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS:
Dallas Stars vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights at 8 p.m. EDT on NBCSN
MLB NATIONALLY-TELEVISED GAMES:
Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN+
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners at 8:10 p.m. EDT on FS1
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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