Puget Sound bowlers rally to get the sport into Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s reopening plan


Bowlers across Washington state want Governor Jay Inslee to move the sport back into Phase 3 of reopening so they can roll strikes again, sooner rather than later.

EVERETT, Wash. — Bowlers in Snohomish, Pierce, and King Counties gathered outside local bowling alleys Saturday to raise awareness about pandemic restrictions surrounding their favorite sport. 

They haven’t been allowed to throw strikes or score a spare since March and frustration is growing now that it appears reopening is even further away.

Governor Jay Inslee recently reclassified bowling alleys in his ‘Safe Start’ reopening plan, placing them in Phase 4, which is

Safer Sport Day to reinforce the utmost importance of athlete safeguarding


This Saturday, 8 August, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) joins the celebrations for Safer Sport Day, championed by the International Safeguards for Children in Sport Initiative, a coalition of more than 60 organisations working together to make sport safer, in which the IOC is represented on the advisory board.

Safer Sport Day is an opportunity to reflect on and raise awareness of athlete safeguarding globally, encouraging every sport and sport-for-development organisations to tackle this issue and improve athlete protection.

Athletes’ safety and wellbeing is a priority and a core value for the IOC, which is committed to leading

With more college football cancellations, sport inches closer to total fall shutdown


The NCAA’s second-highest level of football won’t crown a 2020 champion as more schools announced Friday they wouldn’t take the gridiron this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Universities comprising the Missouri Valley Football Conference, Big Sky Conference and Pioneer Football League all said they won’t play this fall, which effectively pulled the plug on postseason play for the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

As FCS teams and conferences pulled out of fall play in recent weeks, the NCAA announced that FCS playoffs would be cancelled if 50 percent of eligible teams pulled

College sports embraced reckless greed. With the coronavirus crisis, the bill has come due.


The novel coronavirus crisis is an incredible diagnostic tool. The excesses have never been so sharply delineated: The $50 million stadium upgrades, the indoor waterfalls, the ballooning salaries, the locker rooms designed like first-class luxury airliner cabins now look like protruding, tumorous distortions, worthy of recoil and disgust. Institutions have laid themselves bare, with their desperate insistence on trying to make unpaid kids play football in a viral outbreak simply to meet their overextended bills.

“Schools have spent money recklessly for years,” says attorney Tim Nevius, a former NCAA investigator who is now an advocate for athletes. “Now they’re in