The legendary event of the spring, also known as the Kentucky Derby, draws in an audience from near and far. Whether if you love wearing big hats, you’re a horse fanatic or just looking for a good time – the Churchill Downs is the place to be during the first weekend of May. And nothing can be labeled an iconic event unless there’s a crowd of famous people attending, so of course, celebrities from all industries can be found at these renowned races.
Scoring baskets and breaking records is just part of the full-time responsibility the women of the WNBA have in their day-to-day lives. Being able to be a professional athlete and do what they do not only takes talent but practice and perseverance.
We take a look at the biggest female names in the world of sports reporting. From football to basketball to racing to soccer and more, these pretty ladies got all the action covered and keep us in the loop of all things sports. Although, they do run the risk of distracting you from the game. Who are they? What are their stories? Put on your helmet and join Hype Galore as we answer all your questions.
In March, police officers fatally shot Breonna Taylor, a Louisville resident, when they barged into her house to serve a no-knock warrant. She was not the target. On Wednesday, the grand jury announced that only one of the three officers that opened fire would be indicted. Following the news, members of the sports community express frustration, anger, and disappointment over a perceived lack of justice for Taylor.
Japanese professional tennis player Naomi Osaka is taking the world by storm, both on and off the court. She’s raked in the number one position for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), won the Grand Slam singles three times, and became the reigning champion at the US Open. Aside from her flourishing professional life, Naomi is using her platform to raise awareness for matters close to her heart. And she’s not letting a global pandemic slow her down.
Tom Brady is the stuff of legends. His crazy football stats go on and on. He holds the record for most Super Bowl wins held by a player. He has more rushing touchdowns than most full backs or half backs, and he’s the oldest person to ever win a Super Bowl, at 41. But behind the scenes of the football titan, there is a playful, funny, food-loving family man. Gear up and get ready to be hit with some fun facts about the all-star life of Tom Brady!
A former professional American football safety, Cedric Thompson, wanted to propose to his college sweetheart Charlotte in the most meaningful way. Knowing that the most important thing in her life was family, he found a moving way to include them in such a significant moment. Take a look at how this former NFL player got in touch with his sensitive side in this heartwarming engagement story.
Sports super-brand Nike have created a new modest swimwear line called Victory Swim, and everyone should be excited about it. Inclusiveness and acceptance are at the heart of this collection, allowing for the hijab community to be evermore participatory in sports. And it’s a first for a mainstream brand. After all, modesty isn’t usually a big consideration for premium sportswear.
NASCAR racing is a super high-octane sport. Basically, you’re flying down a concrete track in a metal box on wheels that can reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour! But behind each one of these speed freaks, there’s a loving guy or gal who has there back no matter what. Fasten you seatbelt, fill your tank, and get ready for a joyride through some of NASCAR’s favorite power couples.
From moments of disaster and awkwardness to moments of sheer sports perfection and joy, these photographers are there to catch every action-packed moment to the last millisecond. So, check out this impressive collection of the most awkward, hilarious, inexplainable and priceless mid-action snapshots of these athletes we’ve ever seen.