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A girls’ soccer team joined the boys’ league and won the regional championship

  • Perhaps it’s time to rethink gender segregation in sports.
  • After realizing a single girls’ team was consistently dominating their league, Sergio González, president of amateur soccer club AEM Lleida in Spain, decided to register the team for the boys’ league in 2014.
  • And in 2017, they beat out 13 boys’ teams to claim the junior regional league championship. Read more (5/12/17)
And the sh*t goes on

You may not know this, but Spanish golfer Sergio García has just won the US Masters. Jon Rahm - a Basque golfer who was favourite - also played but ultimately lost to García.

And because some people are unable to praise someone without insulting another person, actor-turned-far-right-politician Toni Cantó has tweeted this jewel:

“It’s their problem if someone want to stick to their 8 weird surnames, to their little language, to the tribe. Spain is García”.

We’ll leave aside his gratuitous attack to Basque people. He refers to the fact that García is one of the most common surnames in Spain. The problem is:

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Conchita Martínez (b. 1972) is a Spanish tennis player, the only one from her country to win the women’s singles title at Wimbledon, which she achieved in 1994. Her highest world ranking was No. 2, and she remained in the top 10 for nine years.

In addition to her Wimbledon win, she was the runner-up for the French Open multiple times, and won several other titles, including the Italian and the German Open. Today, she is the captain of the Spain Fed Cup Team and the Spain Davis Cup Team.