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July 24, 2015 | by Compete Network
Friday Weekly Replay for July 18-24

 

 

Friday Replay

From the NBA to WWE to golf, even to college underwater hockey, this Friday is full of interesting stories and tidbits. Enjoy!

 

NBA San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon now a legit candidate for head coaching position

Given her first shot at a head coaching position in this year’s NBA summer league in Las Vegas, Becky Hammon coached the Spurs to the Summer League championship. Many who dismissed her abilities are now looking at her in a new light. Best of all, Gregg Popovich, the highly respected Spurs coach has said about Hammon, “She’s right in the middle and she knows how to do it and our players really respond to her. She’s just a natural.”

Read the full story here: http://www.businessinsider.com/becky-hammon-nba-head-coaching-candidate-2015-7?nr_email_referer=1&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_content=SportsSelect

 

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Aydian Dowling advances to finals For “Men’s Health” cover

Transman Aydian Dowling has won the popular vote for “Men’s Health” Ultimate Guy. But that only counts for 10 percent of winning. Will he be the first openly Transman on the cover of a national magazine?

Read the full story here:  https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/07/18/congrats-trans-model-aydian-dowling-makes-top-10-of-mens-health-cover-competition/

 

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Greg Louganis’ HBO special airs August 4th

According to HBO, “Back on Board: Greg Louganis traces his story from a difficult childhood, through his Olympic conquests, to a transformative post-Olympic life, outlining the discrimination and other obstacles he has faced throughout his remarkable journey.”

Watch the trailer here: http://www.hbo.com/sports/back-on-board-greg-louganis/video/back-on-board-greg-louganis-promo.html?autoplay=true

 

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Will WWE ever allow gay wrestlers to “play gay?”

In an interesting article by the “Daily Beast,” there’s an exploration of why, despite having Darren Young as an openly gay performer, the WWE cannot bring itself to let his character come out of the closet.

Read the full story here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/21/the-wwe-is-too-scared-to-go-lgbt.html

 

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Robbie Rogers benefits GLSEN

Robbie Rogers has been busy signing limited edition tags that will be included in backpacks sold to benefit the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network (GLSEN).

Read the full story here: http://www.properassembly.com/pages/robbie-rogers-for-proper-assembly

 

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Bae Sang-moon is leaving PGA tour for mandatory military service in South Korea.

Two-time PGA Tour winner Bae Sang-moon is putting his pro golf career on hold to return to his native South Korea for mandatory military service. Apologizing to his fans for causing concern, he said “I decided that I can mature further as a golfer by returning home as soon as I can and complete my mandatory military service.”

Read the full story here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2528737-bae-sang-moon-will-leave-pga-tour-for-mandatory-military-service-in-south-korea?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=golf

 

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Why are sports homophobic?

Interesting science-based video looks at homophobia in sports. Read the full story here:

http://www.towleroad.com/2015/07/asapscience-wonders-why-are-sports-homophobic/

 

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Tom Daley checks in on being out

In an in-depth interview, Olympian Tom Daley reviews his last two years after coming out.

Read the full story here:http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jul/18/tom-daley-i-always-knew-i-was-attracted-to-guys-olympic-2012-diver

 

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ASU Scores with underwater hockey

For new students at Arizona State University the response is usually “underwater what?” But in a city where triple digit temperatures are the summer norm, playing hockey at the bottom of a pool makes a lot of sense. The co-ed sport is played using snorkels and an eight inch hockey stick. According to Cronkite News: “Last month, Phoenix competed against 23 teams in the Underwater Hockey National Tournament in California. The team took home first place in the C division after playing 13 games in three days at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.”

Read the full story here: http://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2015/07/17/underwater-hockey-takes-root-in-desert/

 

 

Friday Replay is written by Community Editor, Ty Nolan. Check out Ty’s books on Amazon.

 

 

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