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Trans Swimmer Won Her First NCAA Championship and the Crowd Was Outraged

After becoming the first trans swimmer to win an NCAA swimming championship in the 500-yard freestyle race on Thursday night, the reception she faced from fans was as if she had lost the race. As Lia Thomas accepted her award for winning the 500-yard freestyle on Thursday she was met with near silence, and even some unkind “boos”, which is just the latest sign of how people feel about the athlete’s groundbreaking path. Her journey as the first transgender NCAA athlete to compete at this high of a level has meant that she’s had to deal with a number of detractors, along with the supporters she’s gathered. 

What stuck out in particular was the fact that her runner-up, Emma Weyant was met with rabid applause even though she lost to Thomas. Making matters even worse was the fact that during postgame photos, Lia Thomas was seen standing alone to the left while Weyant celebrated with her fellow competitors. Thomas’ record-breaking finishes have stoked the debate as to whether or not trans athletes should be able to compete in women’s athletics. During a race the next day, on Friday March 18th, Thomas earned a second-place finish in the 200m free swim preliminary race. 

Despite that loss to Stanford’s Taylor Ruck who was victorious in the race with a time of 1.42.09 seconds, Thomas will still be able to compete for another NCAA championship in the final. The reality is that she often has to deal with naysayers and critics, Thomas insists that they have no impact on her competitive mindset, saying in a post-swim interview that she simply ‘ignores’ them. As her career continues to progress, her ability to tune out the voices of people who disagree with her right to compete will likely become much more important.

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Phil Mickelson lost a whopping $40 million gambling in four years

Phil Mickelson lost a whopping $40 Million gambling in four years

Golfer Phil Mickelson is in the news for losing $40 million in less than half a decade.  The golfer lost the massive sum of cash betting on a wide variety of events.  In fact, Mickelson even made 50 wagers in less than half an hour while in the presence of a reporter.  

All the Juicy Details

The details of Mickelson’s gambling losses are explained in a new book hitting store shelves this month.  The book, “Phil: The Rip-Roaring (and Unauthorized) Biography of Golf’s Most Colorful Superstar”, written by sports reporter Alan Shipnuck, gives readers an inside look into golf’s most beloved personality.  

The book delves into how Mickelson spent time gambling while golf writer John Hawkins was in his presence.  Hawkins observed Mickelson wagering in a locker room back in the aughts.  The experience, as recently revealed in an excerpt from the book, details how Mickelson used his phone in front of Shipnuck to place several wagers on college basketball games.  

Hawkins noted that it seemed as though Mickelson was attempting to show off while in his presence, possibly to win his favor as a buddy who would go to bat for him in the media.  Though Hawkins did not put all the details of Mickelson’s wagers in the piece he wrote about the golfer at the time, he is talking about the experience now that Shipnuck’s book is available.

Is Phil Mickelson a Gambling Addict?

Mickelson, also noted for correctly predicting the Baltimore Ravens’ first Super Bowl victory, is likely a gambling addict.  The golfer wagered on the Ravens to win it all that year and made it known to the media yet his losses have clearly surpassed his gains.  

The fact that the public is aware of Mickelson’s $40 million gambling loss in the first half of the 2010s is an indication that the golfer has likely lost even more than he is unwilling to discuss publicly.  Mickelson’s character also took a hit years back when it was revealed he engaged in insider stock trading.

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Video Shows Guardians’ Myles Straw Told Yankees Fans to Hit Him

Video released showing what happened at Yankees game before fans started throwing trash at Guardians’ players

We all saw the aftermath play out on television, as New York Yankees fans were throwing garbage and empty beer cans onto the field after an altercation with the Cleveland Guardians’ outfielder Myles Straw, but everyone was wondering what was said that led up to that bottom. Wonder no more, as a new video has been released showing what went down that Saturday afternoon.

On April 23, tensions started to rise in Yankee Stadium after Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a double to left to tie the game in the ninth inning. During the play, left fielder Steven Kwan was injured after banging into the wall. Straw then climbed up the left-field wall to confront a fan after the play.

So, what did Straw say to the Yankee fan after he scaled the wall? A new video shared by the New York Post shows Straw telling Yankees fans to “hit me, motherf–ker.” In the video, you can also hear one of the fans yelling “get mad” repeatedly toward Straw and fellow outfielder Oscar Mercado.

The Yankees went on to win the game 5-4 and after the final out, Yankees fans proceeded to throw garbage and debris onto the field and at the Guardians players. An umpire was trying to calm down the scene and was hit by some of the trash being thrown, the New York Post reported.

After the game, Straw told reporters, “Brutal. Worst fan base on the planet.”

Guardians manager Terry Francona also spoke to the media after the game and gave his team’s side of the story. He said, “Myles was kinda sticking up for his teammate. Kid’s out there bleeding, checking him for a concussion. I just think probably emotions got a little out of control. Regardless, I don’t think people can throw stuff at our players on the field. That’s never gonna be OK.”

While the scene got intense, it did calm down pretty quickly. Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters, “Obviously there’s no place for throwing stuff on the field. Obviously we certainly don’t want to put anybody in danger. Love the intensity, but can’t be throwing stuff out on the field.”

No word on if the Yankees will be punished or fined by the MLB for the actions of their fans on this ugly Saturday afternoon.

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Albert Pujols Announces Divorce Soon After Wife’s Brain Surgery

Albert Pujols Announces Divorce Soon After Wife’s Brain Surgery

2022 has been a year of continued change for St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols. After an 11-year divorce from the redbirds, he made the decision to rejoin them this offseason after spending his career out west. As he’s facing a reunion on the field, he’s facing an unfortunate divorce off of it. Days after his now ex-wife, Deidre, underwent a procedure to remove a brain tumor, Albert made the decision to divorce her citing irreconcilable differences. The two had been married since 2000 and have five children together. The announcement comes just days before he’s slated to begin the final season of his career. In a statement released by his agent, Dan Lozano, Pujols said, “I’ve been asked a lot of questions over the past few days regarding what’s been going on at home and sadly, after 22 years of marriage, I have made the decision to file for divorce from my wife, Deidre.” 

He continued by saying, “I realize this is not the most opportune time with Opening Day approaching and other family events that have recently taken place. These situations are never easy and isn’t something that just happened overnight. As a devout Christian, this is an outcome that I never wanted to see happen. For many long days and nights I prayed, asking the Lord for His guidance.” Later on in the statement, he ended by reaffirming his commitment to raising their children in a loving and safe environment. Since Pujols’ numbers have been steadily declining as his career draws to a close, it’s safe to assume he’s hoping this doesn’t hang over his head to start the season. He finished last season hitting .236 with 17 home runs and split the season with the Dodgers and the Angels.

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Seahawks Star DK Metcalf Reveals his Shocking Diet

Seahawks Star DK Metcalf Reveals his Shocking Diet

If you listen to the Jim Rome radio show, you’ve likely heard mention of DK Metcalf’s unique diet earlier this week.  The sports talk show host went on a lengthy tangent about how Metcalf scarfs down unhealthy food, yet still retains his chiseled physique.  

Metcalf spilled the beans about his unusual approach to food in a recent interview.  If the Seahawks star wide receiver is telling the truth about his diet, one has to wonder how he maintains his God-like frame.  Metcalf revealed his diet while speaking with former NBA great Kevin Garnett on the KG Certified podcast.

Metcalf Indulges in Sweets on the Regular

Michael Jordan was famous for his terrible diet.  The best player to ever hit the hardwood notoriously ate McDonald’s and other fast food on a daily basis.  Metcalf is taking unhealthy eating up a notch, consuming bags of candy every single day without exception.  The wideout eats a single meal per day, downs one cup of coffee every 24 hours, and indulges in candy in between.  

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Metcalf’s diet is the fact that his lone meal of the day comes late at night after practice and weightlifting sessions have come to an end.  Most nutritionists insist it is best to eat light at night, opting for larger meals in the late morning and early afternoon.

Metcalf’s Dentist is Busy

As noted on the Jim Rome show, Metcalf’s dentist has to love the wide receiver’s choice of food.  If Metcalf is being forthright with the media, he downs multiple bags of Skittles® and gummy candies on a daily basis.  Metcalf can’t go a day without a large cup of coffee which presents even more of an opportunity for his dentist to rake in the cash through procedures and treatments.  

Metcalf doesn’t brew his own coffee at home.  Rather, the massive wideout heads to Starbucks to get fresh coffee.  Stay tuned as there is a good chance one of Metcalf’s teammates outs him for stretching the truth about his unconventional diet.

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Parents Of Ivy League Swimmers Speak Out After Trans Swimmer Wins Her First NCAA Championship

Parents Of Ivy League Swimmers Speak Out After Trans Swimmer Wins Her First NCAA Championship

It is a hot-button issue that got even hotter when trans swimmer Lia Thomas won the 500-yard freestyle in the collegiate national championships on Thursday night. The parents of competitors from five Ivy League schools wrote to The New York Post to share the experiences of their children competing against Thomas.

To sum it up, they basically say it isn’t fair and shouldn’t be happening, especially during Women’s History Month. In the letter, the parents say they “have witnessed firsthand the utter abandonment of women and girls this year.”

The parents state that “Thomas, a biological male, took a lane and a podium from a deserving female swimmer” and “Lia has now broken female legacy records across pools and in the Ivy League.” They state they are furious and that most everyone in the community is furious also.

As the letter continues, they state, “Parents, coaches, swimmers, and rational, logical people know this is grossly unfair” and “female swimmers have not consented to this.” The parents state anyone that has said no to this has been told to be quiet and their concerns are transphobic.

The fellow swimmers apparently talked with coaches about “the injustice they faced in the pool” and “how uncomfortable the locker rooms were with male nudity,” but they kept being turned away. The parents even compared this experience to “a propaganda machine that would make Russia jealous.”

They state that girls who had a problem with transgender athletes competing were told to seek counseling and team meetings were called at every school to communicate a singular message. They went on to say “everyone was cowed into silence” while the institutions spared no expense to show their support for Lia.

Despite Lia’s accomplishments, the parents say, “Women deserve fairness without caveat, and they should not be asked to shoulder the mental health of others at their own expense. A male body cannot become a female body. A woman is not a disadvantaged man.” They added that “women pay a deep psychological toll, competing or not, when told they are undeserving of fair competition.”

The parents wrapped things up by saying, “No one deserves mistreatment or workplace discrimination, but women’s sex-based rights to safety and fair treatment are not negotiable. Women’s protected rights have been rolled back. We are now aware. We demand change. Demand it with us.”

In those demands, they added, “Women’s boundaries, women’s bodies, their fair treatment, respect and dignity are not up for reimagining by men. Women and girls are not acceptable collateral damage in social change.”

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