Sports news round-up: Sports hockey, triathlon join array of sports reviewing transgender policies; Fifty years since Title IX, the world of women’s sport has changed and more

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MLB Roundup: Isaac Paredes’ 3 HRs makes Rays over Yankees

Isaac Paredes hit three home runs to fuel a slumping offense and help the Tampa Bay Rays break a four-game losing streak against the New York Yankees. Paredes, who snuffed out Gerrit Cole’s no-hit bid Monday with a leadoff single in the eighth inning, took starter Nestor Cortes (6-3) deep in the first and third. He added a third shot against Clarke Schmidt in the fifth. It was the seventh time in Rays history that a player had hit three long balls and the first time since Brandon Lowe snapped three long balls against the Yankees on Oct. 2.

Cycling ex-champion Froome is awarded the Tour de France

Four-time champion Chris Froome will make his 10th Tour de France appearance next month after being called up to Israel’s Premier Tech squad on Wednesday. Froome, 37, had previously expressed doubts about being selected for the race due to fitness issues following a career-threatening crash three years ago.

Tennis Kyrgios says the sport’s beauty has vanished with the advent of off-court coaching

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has criticized the ATP Tour’s decision to test off-court coaching, saying on Wednesday it takes away the beauty of the sport, which requires players to figure things out for themselves. The ATP will trial off-court training in the second half of the year, with players scheduled to receive instruction in qualifiers and main draw games at tournaments such as the US Open and ATP Finals.

Fifty years after Title IX, the world of women’s sport has changed

Half a century after the passage of the landmark US Title IX law, Olympians and trailblazers alike say the legislation has profoundly transformed global sport for women. Passed on June 23, 1972, the law requires that US federally funded educational programs provide equal opportunities for participation—including all sports.

Sports hockey, triathlon join a number of sports reviewing transgender policies

The International Hockey Federation (IHF) and World Triathlon have joined a series of governing bodies reviewing their policies on the participation of transgender athletes in women’s sports following last weekend’s decision by swimming governing body FINA. On Sunday, FINA voted to ban anyone who has passed male puberty from elite women’s competitions and set up a working group to create an “open” category for transgender swimmers at some events as part of its new policy.

Swimmer Caitlyn Jenner says FINA made the right decision to change transgender policy

Caitlyn Jenner has spoken out in support of FINA after it voted to limit the participation of transgender athletes in elite women’s competitions, saying women’s sport must be protected. The decision by FINA, the strictest of all Olympic sports organizations, states that male-to-female transgender athletes are only eligible to compete in women’s competitions if they have not experienced any part of male puberty.

Canadian teenager McIntosh wins the women’s 200m butterfly

15-year-old Canada’s Summer McIntosh won the women’s 200m butterfly at the World Championships on Wednesday with a time of 2:05.20, beating America’s Hali Flickinger by 0.88 seconds. McIntosh’s time was a new junior world record and contributes to her silver medal in the 400 meter freestyle.

The NFL says the black coaches’ discrimination case should be resolved in arbitration

A discrimination case brought by three black coaches who accused the National Football League of racist attitudes should be resolved in closed arbitration rather than in court, the league said in court filings late Tuesday. Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and two other coaches sued the league and its 32 teams in February, alleging that teams conducted “sham interviews” with black candidates to comply with a policy requiring consideration of minorities and that black coaches are paid less than their white counterparts.

Swimming dresser withdraws from world championships

Seven-time Olympic champion Caeleb Dressel has withdrawn from the remainder of the World Championships after abandoning his 100m title defense due to medical reasons. American Dressel, also the defending champion in the 50m butterfly, 100m butterfly and 50m freestyle, was set for a showdown with rising talent David Popovici of Romania, who is now the favorite in the 100m freestyle.

Golf-LIV Golfers are allowed to play at the Open, says R&A

Golfers who have joined the Saudi-backed Breakaway LIV Golf Invitational Series will be allowed to play at the Open next month, organizers told The R&A on Wednesday. The PGA Tour has already suspended members who signed up to play golf at LIV, saying everyone else who makes the jump will meet the same fate.

(With agency contributions.)

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