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Saudi Arabia launches a soccer league for women

Saudi Arabia launches a soccer league for women

Saudi Arabia is launching a soccer league for women, another gesture toward loosening some of the strict rules that are still imposed on women living in the ultra-conservative kingdom. Until recently, Saudi women were mostly barred from participating in sports in public. But the country has been under pressure from various sports governing organizations to…MORE

Michael Avenatti is out of solitary confinement, his lawyer says

Michael Avenatti is out of solitary confinement, his lawyer says

Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti, who was convicted of attempting to extort millions of dollars from Nike, is out of solitary confinement, his lawyer said Tuesday. Tom Warren said his client was moved out of the special housing unit at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Thursday and into the general population where he is housed with…MORE

Sorry, hard core athletes, those electrolytes don’t help as much as you may think

Sorry, hard core athletes, those electrolytes don’t help as much as you may think

Ultramarathoners and other endurance runners take note: You can’t rely on electrolyte sports drinks and supplements to keep essential salt levels in balance and prevent illness during and after these grueling races, according to a new study. Researchers from Stanford University evaluated 266 athletes who took part in RacingThePlanet — an extreme sporting event that…MORE

Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO. Bob Chapek replaces him

Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO. Bob Chapek replaces him

Bob Iger has stepped down as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, effective immediately. Bob Chapek is the new CEO, the board of directors announced on Tuesday. He most recently served as chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Iger has assumed the role of executive chairman and will direct the company’s creative endeavors, the…MORE

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