Men have been coaching prominent women's sports for decades. So why was it so gasp worthy when Andy Murray hired former top-ranked player Ameile Mauresmo as his coach? Because it's precedent setting. And frankly it's about time.
When Molly Fichtner transferred, Alabama got the catcher it needed and much more. Don't let her size fool you, she plays a big role for the Crimson Tide as a power hitter and sets an example of living, and thriving, with Type 1 diabetes.
Graham Hays knows this from Friday's super regional play: Florida State was able to put Thursday's 17-3 drubbing by Michigan behind it, coming back to win two games and advance to the Women's College World Series.
Arizona's eight national championships can be a weighty burden, so coaches are telling the Wildcats, our No. 7 team, to focus on the present. Of course, top-notch pitching makes doing that a lot easier.
With the 76ers inking high school sensation Kevin Grow, who has Down syndrome, to a two-day contract and Lindsey Jacobellis becoming the latest Olympian to rescue a Sochi puppy, it was a sports day worth savoring.
Marcus Smart admits he was wrong to shove an opposing fan, but he's not totally at fault. It's time for the NCAA to step up and protect its unpaid student-athletes from the increasingly personal and abusive insults.