Thursday Reading – Sports (July 11. 2019)

Here are some of the best sports articles I read during the past week. One of the major issues in sports right now is how much the women’s United States soccer team players are paid compared to the men’s United States soccer team players. On just dollars alone you can say the women players are being underpaid compared to the men players especially since the women have now won 4 women’s World Cup Championships (including the last 2). If you dig deeper and look at the percentage of revenue collected from women’s soccer that the women receive it is higher than what the men receive. In other words the women get a greater percentage of the money they bring in but they bring in much less than the men. Also much of the money the men make year to year is from their salaries playing on teams in men’s soccer leagues. The women make much less when they play on teams in women’s soccer leagues mainly due to less fans and revenues. I have included articles on the pay gap including 3 from Forbes that explain why women are not getting paid as much as the men for playing soccer. I have also included articles on the MLB All-Star game, the world’s highest paid athletes, Kwahli Leonard and the Clippers new rivalry with the Lakers, NCAA reform, and an article on superhuman strength. I have also listed 2 Tennis articles one an essay by Serena Williams and the other about Venus Williams and Coco Gauff.

Unflappable. Unapologetic. Unequaled. This edition of the USWNT has a claim to go down as the greatest U.S. women’s soccer team ever, winning the most competitive Women’s World Cup yet with the spotlight at its brightest, the target on its back glaring and outside pressures and attention raising the stakes to new heights. By Grant Wahl on The Sports Illustrated Website.

World Cup Team on Victory Parade: Pictures on The Flipboard Website.

Equal Pay For Equal Play; The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Tackles Its Next Quest by Tom Goldman on The NPR Website.

There Should be ‘Equal Pay’ For the World Cup: That Means Paying Men More by Sophia Carbone on The Human Events Website.

Revenue Disparity Explains Pay Disparity Between Soccer World Cup’s Men And Women by Mike Ozanian on The Forbes Website.

U.S. Women’s Soccer Salaries: The Economic Justification For Paying The Men More by Bill Conerly on The Forbes Website.

Earnings Parity in Women’s Soccer A Long Kick Away by Bill Conerly on The Forbes Website.

MLB All-Star Game 2019: Score, Highlights and Comments From MVP by Joe Tansey on The Bleach Report Website.

The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes by Badenhausen on The Forbes Website.

Kawhi Leonard gives us the Clippers vs. Lakers rivalry we didn’t know we wanted by Bill Bender on The Sporting News Website.

NCAA Reform Starts With Us by Russell Okung on The Players Tribune Website.

Venus Williams Blazed A Trail For Coco Gauff, Who Looks Like The Future Of Tennis by Gerald Marzorati on The New Yorker Website

Serena Williams Poses Unretouched for Harper’s BAZAAR. In this candid, first-person essay, Serena Williams opens up about last year’s controversial match at the US Open—and why she’ll never regret using her voice to speak out against injustice. By Serena Williams on The Harper Bazaar Website.

Unlocking the mystery of superhuman strength by Scott Eden on The ESPN Website.

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