Women’s title fight called off because of virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

A women’s world middleweight title fight in England has been called off after a trainer tested positive for the coronavirus.

The trainer is Peter Fury. He is the uncle of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Peter Fury is also the trainer of Savannah Marshall. The 29-year-old Marshall was scheduled to fight Hannah Rankin on Saturday in Peterborough for the vacant WBO world middleweight title.

Matchroom boxing promotions says “the fight will be rescheduled in due course and our best wishes are with Peter.”


It was the co-main event. Matchroom says all other fighters and their teams tested negative and that the other bouts will be held as scheduled.

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Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The club says the rest of the squad will go back into isolation.

Juventus says “this procedure will

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Twentyeight Health is a telemedicine company expanding access to women’s health and reproductive care

New York’s Twentyeight Health is taking the wildly telemedicine services for women’s health popularized by companies like Nurx and bringing them to a patient population that previously hadn’t had access. 

The mission to provide women who are Medicaid or underinsured should not be deprived of the same kinds of care that patients who have more income security or better healthcare coverage enjoy, according to the company’s founder, Amy Fan.

The mission, and the company’s technology, have managed to convince a slew of investors who have poured $5.1 million in seed funding into the new startup. Third Prime led the round, which included investments from Town Hall Ventures, SteelSky Ventures, Aglaé Ventures, GingerBread Capital, Rucker Park Capital, Predictive VC, and angel investors like Stu Libby, Zoe Barry, and Wan Li Zhu.

“Women who are on Medicaid, who are underinsured or without health insurance often struggle to find access to reproductive health

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NCAA Champion Jackie Manuel Talks Coming Home, Women’s Hoops and Almost Transferring

Welcome to Season 3:Episode 2 of ‘The Player And The Fan’ featuring David Noel III and Quierra Luck. We are excited to bring you an official podcast highlighting both, equally important, sporting elements, the player and the fan. They will bring you their viewpoints weekly, featuring various sporting topics and games around the ACC, and specifically, North Carolina. 

Welcome to the new season! 

David and Quierra are happy to welcome you back with more hot topics, debates, and of course, featured guests. This year has been incredibly difficult for all of us. As we try and navigate our way through elections, racial injustice, and political division, the duo hopes to provide you with a short escape full of laughs, David’s dramatic storytelling, and of course, analysis of the upcoming basketball season. 

On episode two, 2005 NCAA Champion Jackie Manuel joins the podcast to discuss his return home to Chapel Hill.

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Meghan Duggan, captain of the Olympic-winning US women’s hockey team, will retire

Meghan Duggan, a captain on the US women’s hockey team that captured gold in the 2018 Olympics, is retiring.



a person wearing a helmet: USA's Meghan Duggan looks on in the women's preliminary round ice hockey match between the US and Canada during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 15, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski    (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)


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USA’s Meghan Duggan looks on in the women’s preliminary round ice hockey match between the US and Canada during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Duggan spent 14 years with the national team, and made the announcement Tuesday in an essay shared with ESPN.

“Although being an athlete will always be part of my identity, I am ready for the next chapter. I know it’s the right decision for me, but at the same time, it’s still very emotional,” Duggan said in the essay.

Duggan played in 137 games for the US national team, lighting the lamp with 40 goals and dishing out

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England Women’s Manager Phil Neville Admits ‘Everyone’s Missing Fans’

“I’ve got to say, I think everyone’s missing fans” admitted Phil Neville as he announced his England squad to play their first international game in seven months earlier today. “Everyone – the journalists that go to games, the players, the managers. I think we’ve just got to make sure that it’s safe”.

On 27 October, the Lionesses will travel to Wiesbaden to play Germany, the return of last November’s fixture at Wembley Stadium which was witnessed by a staggering attendance of 77,768. At the time, it seemed there

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Amy Coney Barrett’s extreme views put women’s rights in jeopardy

Recently, news broke that Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s deeply-conservative nominee to the Supreme Court, supported an anti-choice group whose extreme views include criminalizing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. In a 2006 newspaper advertisement signed by Barrett, St. Joseph Right to Life advocated for defending “the right to life from fertilization to natural death.”



a close up of a woman: Amy Coney Barrett's extreme views put women's rights in jeopardy


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Amy Coney Barrett’s extreme views put women’s rights in jeopardy

Jackie Appleman, the group’s executive director, told the Guardian that St. Joseph Right to Life “would be supportive of criminalizing the discarding of frozen embryos or selective reduction through the IVF process.”

Appleman went on to say that they are not supportive of criminalizing women “at this point.” Count me unconvinced.

Barrett’s anti-choice record was already alarming and well-documented. Still, her decision to support such a group is an example of just how far outside the mainstream she and other anti-choice politicians are

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Top track and field athletes of 2020: Women’s rankings

An event-by-event look at the women’s outdoor track and field rankings for 2020, a pandemic-impacted season that produced unpredictable top lists with some Olympic favorites not competing at all. Rankings and statistics via World Athletics and Tilastopaja.org …

100 Meters
1. Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM) — 10.85
2. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) — 10.86
3. Sha’Carri Richardson (USA) — 10.95
Next Americans: Aleia Hobbs (11.12), Hannah Cunliffe (11.14)

Thompson-Herah or Fraser-Pryce recorded the world’s fastest time seven of the last nine years, the only outliers being the fallow years of 2014 and 2018. The 20-year-old Richardson ranks third for a second straight year and is the U.S.’ best hope of a first Olympic 100m title since Gail Devers in 1996.

200 Meters
1. Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH) — 21.98
2. Sha’Carri Richardson (USA) — 22.00
3. Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM) — 22.19
Next Americans: Lynna Irby (22.47), Quanera Hayes (22.80)

Miller-Uibo, the Rio 400m

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United States women’s hockey captain Meghan Duggan retiring

Meghan Duggan, captain of the U.S. women’s hockey team that won Olympic gold in 2018, is retiring.

Duggan, who had a 14-year stint with the national team, announced her retirement in an essay published Tuesday by ESPN.

“Hockey literally changed my life,” Duggan wrote. “I put on a pair of skates as a toddler and grew up through the sport. It’s been one of the greatest privileges of my life to play for Team USA. While being an athlete will always be part of my identity, I am ready for the next chapter.”

Duggan, 33, played in 137 games for the U.S. women’s national team, scoring 40 goals and collecting 35 assists. She won seven gold medals at the IIHF world championships and was part of three Olympic teams, winning silver in 2010 and 2014 and taking home gold in 2018 — the American women’s first Olympic gold in 20

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Meghan Duggan, a champion across women’s hockey, retires

In the midst of the U.S. women’s hockey national team fighting for better wages and equitable support, Meghan Duggan got on the phone with every player to explain what it was all about.

With the world championships on home ice weeks away and the stakes high, Duggan felt it was her duty as captain.

“When you think of a captain on your team and a leader on your team, you want someone that’s willing to do things that no one else is willing to do,” teammate Monique Lamoureux-Morando recalled.

Duggan did that on and off the ice, leading the U.S. to the 2018 Olympic gold medal and spearheading the wage boycott. A year earlier that led to a new contract and a brighter spotlight on the sport.

She announced her retirement Tuesday after 11 years with the national team. She was the first American men’s or women’s player to win

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Women’s and Civil Rights Groups Hold March in Protest of Amy Coney Barrett Hearing

For the second straight day, Senate proceedings for Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court will be met with protests and demonstrations.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Protesters dress in costumes from "The Handmaids Tale" attempt to move after being surrounded by supporters of Judge Amy Coney Barrett outside of the Supreme Court the morning that the confirmation hearings begin for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to become an Associate Justice on Capitol Hill on October 12, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Barrett was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away in September.


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Protesters dress in costumes from “The Handmaids Tale” attempt to move after being surrounded by supporters of Judge Amy Coney Barrett outside of the Supreme Court the morning that the confirmation hearings begin for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to become an Associate Justice on Capitol Hill on October 12, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Barrett was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away in September.

A coalition of women’s and civil rights groups marched on Tuesday in protest of what they described as “rushed hearing” to consider the judge’s appointment to fill the seat vacated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Participating organizations included the National Women’s Law Center, Alliance for Justice, The Leadership Conference

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