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Discouraging start to new season

My first game of the new season left me discouraged. We lost by one point after the person I had been guarding made a three-pointer with seconds left in the game. Had been guarding. I had just switched to cover the … Continue reading

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Gender differences in the gym

What surprised me most in interviewing Alyssa Nelson, the only woman playing league basketball at my athletic club, was this: She was disappointed that the guys weren’t interested in her as a person. “It was a long time before more … Continue reading

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When a woman plays basketball with the men

  I sat down with Alyssa Nelson the other day. I was curious what it must be like for her to be the only woman playing basketball regularly with the guys at the Capital Athletic Club in Sacramento. She’s been playing … Continue reading

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