Sexy hardback: what will the Justin Timberlake autobiography be like?

With the pop stars new book, Hindsight & All the Things I Cant See in Front of Me, on its way, here are some (imagined) extracts Recording Its Gonna Be Me, NSync When I first sang, Its gonna be MAY!, I remember the guys from Cant Stop the Feeling!, was…

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USA Gymnastics CEO resigns after backlash from Simone Biles and Aly Raisman

Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman and Simone Biles.Image: mashable composite: SOPA Images / Contributor  and NBC / Contributor via getty UPDATE: October 16, 2018, 4:11 PM: Following backlash to her now-deleted September tweet criticizing Nike, CNN reported that the new interim president and CEO of USA Gymnastics Mary Bono has resigned. The…

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Here’s why WWE fans are talking about the mysterious disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist

The WWE's deal with Saudi Arabia is under scrutiny from fans for a host of reasons, including the alleged murder of a dissident journalist.Image: AFP/Getty Images UPDATE: Oct. 11, 2018, 6:55 p.m. EDT Updated to include statement from WWE. The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi…

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J.K. Rowling tweets very blunt response to this comment about Quidditch

No, J.K. Rowling doesn't want you to ask her about Quidditch.Image: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic This isn’t the first time J.K. Rowling has fielded a tweet about Quidditch, and it almost certainly won’t be the last. Anyone who does think about challenging the Harry Potter author’s fictional sport, though, may want to…

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Our culture teaches us to censure angry women. This book wants to change that.

its time to stop policing womens anger.Image: VICKY LETA / MASHABLE In the women’s final of the U.S. open, the world came face-to-face with the righteous rage of a woman on live television. What came next, however, proved that society and the media were more irked by Serena Williams’ expression…

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Serena Williams fined $17K for three code violations, adding fuel to the fire in sexism row

Image: Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images Serena Williams already paid a hefty price for the events which transpired on court during the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open. But now, in addition to being issued point deductions and being forced to forfeit an entire game, she will now have…

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Sports Twitter is the weird and fun haven you need from the rest of your feed

Image: Mashable composite: Twitter/Getty Images This is An Ode to…, a weekly column where we share the stuff we’re really into in hopes that you’ll be really into it, too. Twitter is one of the great enigmas of life on this planet in the year 2018, capable of being a…

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Pull no punches: how sports movies swapped triumph for truth

Where cinema once focused on underdogs winning against the odds, now films that focus on athletes in personal and physical crisis are showing the dark side of sports Sports movies, like history, tend to be written by the victors. The Hollywood canon is packed with stories about winning against all…

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Lost Empress by Sergiode la Pava review a crazed American football farce

An uproarious yarn of an underdog team and its overdog owner takes in a shadowy criminal cartel, a stolen Dal and the social tensions of a nation In August 2016, Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner before the start…

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Nike, Colin Kaepernick, and the Changing Role of the Athlete

To commemorate Nike’s 30th anniversary of its iconic “Just do it” campaign, the sportswear goliath on Monday released a series of striking black-and-white ads featuring tennis champion Serena Williams, pro-skateboarder Lacey Baker, and NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Its most controversial placard, though, was a close-up image of former…

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The World Surf League will implement pay parity for women and men

The World Surf League will pay women and men equally from next year.Image: wsl The World Surf League (WSL) has set the standard for other sports by announcing equal prize money for men and women. Coming into force from the 2019 season, the move makes it the first U.S.-based global…

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Serena Williams talked about coping with ‘postpartum emotions’ in candid Instagram post

Serena Williams at the San Jose State University Stadium Court, July 31, 2018.Image: Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Serena Williams has opened up about the emotional impact of motherhood in a candid Instagram post.  Williams began by referring to last week’s match against Johanna Konta at the Silicon Valley…

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