Women and Girls

Taylor Rooks Gets the N.B.A. Interviews That Go Viral

[Marc Stein is on a brief hiatus after spending 54 days inside the bubble. Shauntel Lowe, N.B.A. editor for The New York Times, is filling in this week. Sign up to receive his newsletter each week by clicking here.] Taylor Rooks has been praised by her industry peers and sports fans alike for conducting some …

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Parenting Inside Sports’ Bubble: ‘This Is Mom’s Job. Work With Me.’

When her soccer team returned to the field in June, Amy Rodriguez had a familiar problem. Alone in Utah with her two sons, she needed to get back to work but had no way to hire child care help because of the pandemic. So Rodriguez did what only felt normal after years of balancing her …

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First Woman Drafted in N.B.A. Avoids Coronavirus, but Not Its Frustrations

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the class of 1969 from tiny Union-Whitten High School in Iowa still met once a month. Its homecoming queen, Denise Rife, then known as Denise Long, once scored 111 points in a basketball game, and was the first woman drafted by an N.B.A. team. Rife, a retired pharmacist, turned 69 last …

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