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Referee who came out as transgender makes Israeli sports history

Israeli soccer referee Sapir Berman made history on Monday, after she officiated her first game in the Israeli Premier League since coming out as transgender. One of the top referees in Israel’s marquee soccer league, Berman, 26, took the field for the game between Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Haifa, marking the first time a transgender referee officiated the sport in the country.

Sapir Berman referees an Israeli Premier League soccer match in Haifa
Sapir Berman, an Israeli transgender referee, gestures during an Israeli Premier League soccer match between Hapoel Haifa and Beitar Jerusalem, at Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel on Monday. 


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Clemson football player Justin Foster returns after COVID-19 retirement

Head Coach Dabo Swinney and Clemson Football announced Wednesday that defensive end Justin Foster has indicated his intention to return to Clemson for the 2021 season.(Video above is about previous story)Foster had previously announced his intention to step away from football on Feb. 24 following complications related to asthma and COVID-19. Earlier this week, he informed Clemson coaches of his intent to return to the team and resume training for the upcoming season.”For me, the decision came when I went to Duke a couple weeks ago and the doctor was positive on me recovering in the near future,” Foster said. … Read More

Is mental fatigue slowing you down?

When we talk about fatigue while running, we tend to focus on physical indicators like aching legs and burning lungs. These physiological markers, however, are just one piece of the puzzle. Mental fatigue and your perceived level of exertion will also have a significant impact on how soon you slow down or throw in the towel.

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Mental fatigue and running

In 2009, Samuele Marcora conducted a study to assess the impact of mental fatigue on physical performance. To do so, he took 16 participants and split them into two groups. He

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Photographs of synchronised swimmers from above show perfect poise and pleasing geometry

Released just in time for the 2021 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, ‘Water Geomaids’ follows on from his viral series last year, Pools From Above, which did the rounds on the Internet and found Walls a new legion of fans.

“I was surprised at the lack of imagery capturing the shapes and patterns that synchronised swimmers create,” he tells Creative Boom. “I’ve already captured the arts of diving, gymnastics, tennis and ballet, so this particular sport aligned perfectly with my aesthetic, leveraging synchronicity and symmetry – something which I always lean towards in my work, no matter the subject matter.”

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17-year-old killed at junior basketball game in Australia

A 17-year-old boy police believe was a spectator at a junior basketball game was stabbed and later died in hospital from his injuries

Police said Saturday that emergency services were called to Eagle Stadium in the southwestern Melbourne suburb of Werribee late afternoon on Friday.

Another boy, aged 15, is assisting police

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Vikings Soar Up ‘Sporting News’ Power Rankings

On Tuesday, Bleacher Report made it crystal clear that the Minnesota Vikings aren’t a very solid squad heading into 2021. Read the full details here. The sports-reporting outfit has the Vikings pegged as the NFL’s 23rd-best team at this juncture of the offseason.

For those embroiled in Vikings day-to-day fandom, this low seeding was a jaw-dropping moment. Is this team really not that good? — was the sentiment from purple heads. The only true-blue weaknesses on Minnesota’s depth chart as of early May are the right defensive end spot and probably the kicker position (due to uncertainty).

But that’s

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Former blue-chip commit Nyjalik Kelly sets Tallahassee visits

FSU football lost one of its prized commitments when four-star defensive end Nyjalik Kelly announced his de-commitment from the Noles.

Mike Norvell and staff found Kelly when Kelly was listed as a three-star recruit and knew he was one of the best defensive players in the nation.

Once the pandemic began to subside, and Kelly got exposure to camps, other schools began calling, and his recruitment took off.

A lot of people thought Kelly’s de-commitment was the end of his recruitment with FSU. However, he’s a player in a massive position of need and not a player one can stop

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17 best warm-weather outfit ideas

Run away from winter and sprint into spring in style.

Now that the tracks are clear and the turf has dried, running is a great way to get outdoors and burn some calories while you’re at it. It’s also a free activity to do in the summer, without having to pay a membership fee at a gym or wait for an open treadmill.

Instead, the only things you’ll need for a good run in the sun are the clothes on your back, the shoes on your feet and maybe a few accessories to keep you going.

Read on for a

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If You Build It, They Will Bike: Pop-Up Lanes Increased Cycling During Pandemic

Adding bike lanes to urban streets can increase the number of cyclists across an entire city, not just on the streets with new bike lanes, according to a new study. The finding adds to a growing body of research indicating that investments in cycling infrastructure can encourage more people to commute by bike, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve health.

“It’s the first piece of evidence we have trying to, at a larger scale, link the bikeway infrastructure — these pop-up bike lanes and things that were built — to cycling levels during Covid,” said Ralph Buehler, chairman

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Top Texas swimming spot Jacob’s Well is now open

Lifestyle // Travel & Outdoors

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Photo of Katie Friel

A woman takes the plunge into the cool waters at Jacob’s Well swimming hole. Often referred to as “The Gem of Texas Hill Country,” Jacob’s Well is in Wimberley, a short, 45-minute drive from Austin. The well was discovered in 1850 and is one of the longest underwater caves in Texas.

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After a shortened season in 2020 due to the pandemic, one of Texas’ top swimming holes is back open for visitors. 

Jacob’s Well, located about 60 miles north of downtown San

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