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Hey so you know that sports anime

with the cute female manager

the gentle giant character with low self esteem

the cool megane character who seems rly badass and serious at first

but then turns out to be a fucking dork

the villain/rival character with personality issues

…that actually turns out to have a rly depressing backstory

Sports Anime Rivalries

Kuroko no Basuke: Like the worst break up ever. But five times.

Yowapeda: Either best frenemies for life, or trapped in rivalries with unworldly creatures. 

Haikyuu!!: Archnemeses who probably party together on weekends. 

Free!: We’re all basically best friends but we try really hard to hide it at official meets. Except for when we cry on each other.

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Meet twelve women who have transformed the phrase “you play like a girl” into a huge compliment! Among them are Mo'ne Davis, a 13-year-old baseball pitcher who made history when she threw a complete-game shut out that led her team to the Little League World Series; Erin Dimeglio, the first varsity high school football quarterback in the state of Florida; and Billie Jean King, who won 39 Grand Slam titles in tennis.

Read more about these phenomenal women and others via Sports.Mic 

Thirteen-year-old sensation Mo'ne Davis, who plays for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, has become the first Little Leaguer to grace the national cover of Sports Illustrated. The 5-foot-4 inch, 111-pound eighth grader is not only taking the Little League World Series by storm, but also she has captured the nation’s attention. 

SI STAFF: More information on Mo'ne Davis cover 
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When athletes step into the social sphere and express opinions on issues outside of sports, we’re often met with one of two reactions. The majority of people thank us for peeling back the curtain on identities shrouded by uniforms. A small minority of people respond with what amounts to “Shut up and play.” These are the same people who buy jerseys and tickets to games, or watch religiously on television. They help pay our salaries, and because of that they think they have a right to tell us what we can and can’t say, essentially, what kind of men we ought to be. A lot of fans wear the jersey, and they consider it costume, not representative of a human being. Some support us as players but not as men. That the league is predominantly African-American helps explain why. I’m happy to say I don’t want you as a fan if that’s how you think.
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Not quite my normal adventure posts, but yesterday I shot history-in-the-making as Mo'ne Davis became the first female pitcher to ever win a Little League Series game.

She pitched a two-hitter/no-run game.

It was incredible watching her perform. She had the skill and confidence of a world-class athlete. Can’t wait to see where this young lady goes.