Cornell Study Attempts to Quantify Sexism in Sports Media

Cornell Study Attempts to Quantify Sexism in Sports Media

Liye Fu, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Lillian Lee of Cornell University recently released their study: “Using language models to quantify gender bias in sports journalism“. The researchers ran an algorithm to analyze the differences in word usage during pre- and post-game press conferences with professional tennis players. When they completed their study, they found that:  “journalists ask male […]

Federer set to continue march toward record eighth title

The path to an eighth Wimbledon title appears wide open for Roger Federer as the Swiss goes into Friday's semi-final against Tomas Berdych in imperious form and heavily favored to claim a record-extending 19th grand slam crown.

Federer set to continue march toward record eighth title

By Pravin Char LONDON (Reuters) – The path to an eighth Wimbledon title appears wide open for Roger Federer as the Swiss goes into Friday’s semi-final against Tomas Berdych in imperious form and heavily favored to claim a record-extending 19th grand slam crown. Federer is the only member of the so-called “big four” left in […]

Murray opens Wimbledon bid against lucky loser

Andy Murray will begin the defence of his Wimbledon title against a qualifier after the draw was made for the third grand slam of the year at the All England Club on Friday.

Murray opens Wimbledon bid against lucky loser

By Simon Cambers LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray will begin the defence of his Wimbledon title against a qualifier after the draw was made for the third grand slam of the year at the All England Club on Friday. The Scot, who is bidding to win Wimbledon for a third time, was drawn in the […]

Romanian Captain Ejected From Fed Cup Following Racist And Sexist Comments

Romanian Captain Ejected From Fed Cup Following Racist And Sexist Comments

Ilie Năstase, captain of Romanian’s Fed Cup team, was caught making racist comments about Serena Williams baby during a Q&A at the Fed Cup. The 70-year-old Romanian was heard joked with one of his teammates about what color Williams’ baby would end up being. The controversy did not end there; Năstase was later ejected from the stadium for unsportsmanlike […]

Maria Sharapova tested positive for performance enhancing drug

Maria Sharapova tested positive for performance enhancing drug

Maria Sharapova held a press conference earlier today to announce that she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) contacted the star athlete to let her know she had tested positive for a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Federation (WADA). Sharapova admitted she had been using Meldonium for a […]

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