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Google partners w/ WNBA+ESPN; pushing for dedicated women's sports segment on SportsCenter
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When I think back to all of the time I have spent watching sports, a few memorable moments rise to the top. Lisa Leslie’s famous dunk, the first in WNBA history, took the world by storm. My daughter and I were on the edge of our seats when the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the fourth time back in 2019. And seeing Simone Biles perform multiple signature gymnastics moves that have never been done before is a testament to her creativity and incredible talent. These moments are inspiring and remind us that investment in women and girls allows for them to live out their dreams.

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Despite knowing the importance of representation, only 4% of television sports coverage and less than 1% of sponsorship is dedicated to women’s sports. This lack of visibility and support impacts not only professional athletes, but all of us, from fans and emerging athletes to our kids who dream of following in the footsteps of their idols. It even transcends sports by reinforcing standards of inequity. This is something I am personally passionate about, and that we at Google are eager to help change.

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Today, we’re proud to announce that we’re embarking on a multi-year partnership with the WNBA and ESPN as a WNBA Changemaker. As a Changemaker, we are committed to increasing visibility and coverage of women’s sports to help break down barriers.

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We are also working with ESPN to add a dedicated segment for women’s sports on SportsCenter, ensuring the network’s flagship program celebrates the top plays, inclusive of all genders.

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The WNBA has been at the forefront of progress, for gender equity, racial justice and sport as a whole. And with ESPN as the leading platform for sports coverage, they are at the forefront of telling stories that need to be heard and shining a light on athletes making a difference. We are incredibly proud to partner with these two organizations that share our values on equity and inclusivity, so that women athletes can get the recognition they deserve.


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ShakeandBake
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re: Google partners w/ WNBA+ESPN; pushing for dedicated women's sports segment on SportsCenter
Never seen a business try to commit suicide like ESPN. SportsCenter used to be can’t miss programming.


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re: Google partners w/ WNBA+ESPN; pushing for dedicated women's sports segment on SportsCenter
i deleted my espn sports app. i use score for sports updates now


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re: Google partners w/ WNBA+ESPN; pushing for dedicated women's sports segment on SportsCenter
We should just get a WSPN and watch it fail miserably.


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Go woke go broke


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baobabtiger
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This is crazy. The fact that the stands are empty for the games should be all the proof needed.


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re: Google partners w/ WNBA+ESPN; pushing for dedicated women's sports segment on SportsCenter
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Lisa Leslie’s famous dunk, the first in WNBA history, took the world by storm.


I would be willing to bet $100 that whoever wrote this unironically supports biological men being allowed to play women's sports.

Thus rendering Lisa Leslie's feat completely moot.
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pushing for dedicated women's sports segment on SportsCenter


It will be a ratings bonanza!


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re: Google partners w/ WNBA+ESPN; pushing for dedicated women's sports segment on SportsCenter
WokeSPN.

Hope they go the route of the NBA.


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re: Google partners w/ WNBA+ESPN; pushing for dedicated women's sports segment on SportsCenter
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Lisa Leslie’s famous dunk, the first in WNBA history, took the world by storm.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/qjS0vbu.jpg


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I mean I don't see an issue with this.


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RogerTheShrubber
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Never seen a business try to commit suicide like ESPN.


Someone is paying someone for all this wokeness.


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Yep that's the big issue of our day, women playing basketball.


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This might not be a bad thing if they contain all the lame womens highlights to that hour and stop trying to force them into the real highlights. Nobody likes seeing 400 ft homeruns, 360 dunks, sweet double plays, and then a chick reverse layup mixed in to pretend thats the same level.


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Hobnailboot
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re: Google partners w/ WNBA+ESPN; pushing for dedicated women's sports segment on SportsCenter
Why dont they just create an all women all the time channel to add to their 78 other channels and let the viewers decide what they watch.


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I thought they had that already or some version like ESPNW


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re: Google partners w/ WNBA+ESPN; pushing for dedicated women's sports segment on SportsCenter
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Never seen a business try to commit suicide like ESPN. SportsCenter used to be can’t miss programming.




I used to watch sports center all morning on repeat when I was younger. These days my tv doesn't even land on ESPN unless LSU is playing


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I used to watch sports center all morning on repeat when I was younger. These days my tv doesn't even land on ESPN unless LSU is playing



This.


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