October 18: Happy Birthday, Martina Navratilova!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi October 18, 2011 1 min read

Happy birthday to Martina Navratilova, arguably the greatest all-around tennis player of all time. Navratilova has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 Grand Slam women’s doubles titles, and 12 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. She holds a record 9 Wimbledon singles titles and is the only tennis player, man or woman, to have won ...

Don’t be fooled by common misconceptions about concussions.

by MaryAnne Gucciardi September 27, 2011 2 min read

Awareness of the danger – and frequency – of concussions is growing. It’s not just in football. It’s a health risk in girls’ soccer too, whether from heading, collisions or falls. In August, I joined a taping of the Chapel Hill radio show, Your Health with Dr. Adam Goldstein and Dr. Cristy Page. Former Olympic player Cindy Parlow Cone was there too.

September 26: Happy Birthday, Serena Williams!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi September 27, 2011 1 min read

Happy birthday to Serena Williams, 27, Grand Slam title holder. Williams has won more career prize money than any other female athlete, in any sport, in history and is the fifth woman to have held all four Grand Slam titles at one time. She and her sister, Venus, who have both been ranked World No. ...

Aries Apparel! Special 15% Back-To-Soccer In Store and Online Promotion ends September 30

by MaryAnne Gucciardi September 17, 2011 2 min read

Check out the Back-To-Soccer Sale now on at Aries Apparel. — Dragonwing girlgear ™ (the first line of athletic sport and support wear designed for young sporty girls ages 8-17) announced that Portland, OR based Aries Apparel (a women and girls-only athletic apparel/footwear/accessories/equipment retailer) is now carrying the full line of Dragonwing girlgear ™ merchandise ...

August 25: Happy Birthday, Althea Gibson!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi August 25, 2011 1 min read

Happy birthday to Althea Gibson, the first African American to compete on the world tennis tour. Called “the Jackie Robinson of tennis” for breaking the color barrier in her respective athletic arena, Gibson is the first African American woman to win a Grand Slam title, as well as the first to be ranked no. 1 ...

Olympic and World Cup Soccer Champion, Brandi Chastain, shares her inspirations and advice for young women.

by MaryAnne Gucciardi August 17, 2011 1 min read

Olympic and World Cup Soccer Champion, Brandi Chastain, shares her inspirations and advice for young women. Brandi Chastain Interview Also, check out this interview of players Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy & Brandi Chastain on women and sports.

Play Safe in the Heat by Dr. Lindsay Di Stefano

by MaryAnne Gucciardi August 08, 2011 2 min read

As temperatures rise, it is critical that athletes of all ages follow some basic steps to stay safe in the heat

August 2: Happy Birthday, Skylar Diggins!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi August 03, 2011 1 min read

Happy birthday to Skylar Diggins, star of Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish basketball team.  As a sophomore, the guard led her team to the 2011 NCAA championship game, where they lost to Texas A&M. However, Diggins’ efforts did not go unnoticed; she was named a 2011 All-American by the Associated Press and a finalist for the ...

June 26: Happy Belated Birthday, Babe Didrikson Zaharias!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi August 01, 2011 1 min read

Happy belated birthday to Babe Didrikson Zaharias, named the 9th Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century by the Associated Press and the 10th Greatest North American Athlete of the 20th Century by ESPN. Didrikson Zaharias excelled at a variety of events, especially those within the areas of track and field, basketball, and golf. Inducted into ...


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