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Wendy Parker (WendyParker)

http://www.wendyparker.org/

@wparker

Atlanta, GA

About WendyParker:

I'm a veteran sports journalist, blogger and Web editor. Formerly a sportswriter and online journalist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, I'm a correspondent for Basketball Times and have extensively covered women's college basketball, soccer and Olympic sports.

WendyParker's Favorite Sports:

Basketball, W College Hoops, WNBA, Soccer, FIFA, WNT, NWSL

WendyParker's blog is a member of the Women Talk Sports Network:

Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars

No celebrities. No bimbos. No snark. Just the best reads, views and reviews about sports, and with a special focus on women's athletics.

Midweek Books: The odyssey of golf in China
  On Wednesday I highlight noteworthy new sports books, with links to reviews, interviews and other information about the subject and/or author. * * * * * * * * Golf was outlawed in China until 1984. Now there are believed to be several million ...[Read on]
Summer Readings: Roger Angell and ‘An Angel or the Devil’
Richard Sandomir writes about Roger Angell of The New Yorker, the J.G. Taylor Spink honoree into the Baseball Hall of Fame for his writing. Now 93, Angell joins the company of Ring Lardner, Red Smith, Shirley Povich and Dick Young. His baseball essays fo...[Read on]
Sexuality, domestic violence and the sports media herd
Last week, Tony Dungy’s comments about Michael Sam and Roger Goodell’s two-game suspension of Ray Rice revealed quite a bit about an American sports media that continues to ditch journalistic rigor about issues involving gender, sexuality and ...[Read on]
The cultural roots of race and baseball
  While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m posting links about sports history, books, culture and the arts that I haven’t mentioned here before. If you have any suggestions on great sports reads you’d like to bring ...[Read on]
Sports History Files: Germany’s stylish soccer renaissance
Tweet While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m posting recent links about sports history, books, culture and the arts that I haven’t mentioned here before. If you have any suggestions on great sports reads you’d like to ...[Read on]
Midweek Books: Cycling and fiction
  While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m posting links this week about sports history, books, culture and the arts that I haven’t mentioned here before. If you have any suggestions on great sports reads you’d like...[Read on]
Why sports fans are the way they are
Tweet While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m posting recent links about sports history, books, culture and the arts that I haven’t mentioned here before. If you have any suggestions on great sports reads you’d like to ...[Read on]
Wendy Parker: The Midsummer Classic and the American pastime
  July is the time for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game and Hall of Fame induction, so I’ll be devoting some posts this week to topics related to baseball’s future — and as always the case with this sport — and exp...[Read on]
Sports History Files: Remembering Louis Zamperini
  Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner, World War II prisoner of war and the subject of an acclaimed biography by Laura Hillenbrand, has died at the age of 97. Zamperini’s life was recounted in “Unbroken: A World War II Story of ...[Read on]
Sports longform and soccer: An ideal match
Tweet As the World Cup got started a couple weeks ago I laid out a rambling summary of how various media outlets — including more traditional ones — were jumping on the soccer bandwagon. What I didn’t do was get into was how the new lo...[Read on]