The GIST's Quick Hits - US (April 15, 2021)
⚽️USWNT: Ahead of Tuesday’s impressive 2–0 victory over No. 3 France, the USWNT picked up a big win off the pitch Monday when a judge approved a partial settlement over working conditions, paving the way for players to appeal the original decision and keep up the fight for equal pay. Rihanna would be proud.
🎓🏐🤸♀️College: The NCAA volleyball championships continue today, highlighted by 2019 runner-up and No. 1 seed Wisconsin taking on Webster State at 7 p.m. ET. And with ESPN broadcasting all games, we’re finally set for the rest of the tourney. About damn time.
- There’s more college sports where that came from. The NCAA gymnastics championship semifinals begin tomorrow with eight teams competing for the title. Flip on over to ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday for the finals.
⚽️NWSL: Chicago Red Stars owner/ESPN host Sarah Spain and NJ/NY Gotham FC general manager Alyse LaHue were fined yesterday for their tweets in support of Red Stars defender Sarah Gorden, who, along with her boyfriend, was racially profiled after last week’s season opener.
- Why the fine? The league had issued a memo asking front office members not to comment on the investigation of the situation. Hmm...time to walk that talk, NWSL.
🏎NASCAR: Watch out Ricky Bobby, Jennifer Jo Cobb is coming for you. The 47-year-old announced that she’ll make her NASCAR top series debut at Talladega Speedway’s GEICO 500 on April 25th. As long as she figures out what to do with her hands, she’ll do great.