Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 25, 2020. It’s Friday.
Your need to read time today is under a minute. BECAUSE IT’S FINALLY FRIDAY!
This Morning’s Sports Headlines:
She’s racing this weekend: Charlie Martin to reach a new milestone for this season and reaches for a new challenge for 2021
In other LGBTQ sports news...
‘We’ve been here before’: Examining MLB’s relationship with the LGBTQ+ community, A must-read story in The Athletic. Scroll down to see reaction on social media!
Also new this morning...
Pac-12 announces resumption of football, basketball & winter sports seasons
More magic from Ryan Fitzpatrick leads Miami to first 2020 win: Dolphins 31, Jaguars 13.
Solicitation charges dropped against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft
MetLife turf ruled OK upon review after San Francisco 49ers’ gripes, source tells ESPN
And the talker of the day: Neighbor calls police on Lightning fans screaming ‘shoot’
The GO! SPACE Facebook group celebrates its member Chris Fitzgerald of Green Bay!
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:
Meet Jeremy, a runner who shared this post with the #gayathlete hashtag on Instagram before the Sauna Run in Tennessee:
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We be lining up for the sauna run 5k! . . . . . . . . #gayroadtrip #roadtrip #gayadventures #instagay #gaystagram #gay #runaddict #runner #vacation #gayvacation #gayjock #gayjocks #gayrunner #gayhot #runnerlife #vacationraces #gaytourist #gayfit #instarunner #run #runtennessee #tennessee #gaytennessee #gayathlete #gayadventures #gayhiker #greatsmokymountains #biguy #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #greatsmokymountains5k #gsmhalf
What are you doing Sunday? I know what our Shelby Weldon will be watching!
THIS SUNDAY— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) September 24, 2020
Women's hockey legends @couellette13 and @juliechu13 join @TaraSlone on an all-new episode of #TopOfHERGame!
Tune in at 11am ET on SN1 + SN NOW. pic.twitter.com/zEHYPN8CyF
Thanks to our Ken Schultz for highlighting these tweets!
I remember Sean telling me how it felt to have a fan loudly chant a homophobic slur at him during a game. Embarrassment, rage, responsibility for everyone else within earshot, more rage. And then the pride he felt when his teammates stepped up, pushed back, and put a stop to it. https://t.co/k5OouIY1Gq— Eireann Dolan (@EireannDolan) September 23, 2020
Bitch, you seen Sue Bird play? Catch the eff up. https://t.co/KxblrfkJvA— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) September 24, 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 Ken Schultz and 3 Strikes You’re Out! This week, Ken welcomes Cincinnati’s Mark Chalifoux, to talk Redlegs baseball and Thom Brennaman. Remember him? Listen here:
This and all Outsports podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and on every platform where you find Outsports!
Today’s Sports Calendar
WNBA: No games scheduled
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN
NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL:
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Dallas Stars at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC
MLB NATIONALLY-TELEVISED GAMES:
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Tampa Bay Rays at 6:40 p.m. EDT on ESPN+
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN2
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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