Biles Wins 8th Championship, Harbaugh Missing 3 Games, Rubiales Suspension-Mother Goes On Hunger Strike, Michelle Obama Advocates For Equal Pay In Tennis
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Simone Biles won her eighth US championship on Sunday night, a record for the 26-year-old, who is now the oldest female gymnast to achieve this feat.
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh will miss the first three games of the season due to recruitment violations that allegedly occurred during the COVID-19 dead period. During his Monday news conference, Harbaugh called for the need to share TV revenue with college athletes.
The outrage over Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales continues. FIFA provisionally suspended Rubiales after he was seen giving player Jenni Hermoso a kiss following Spain's World Cup win over England. Rubiales' mother is defending her son by shutting herself in a church and going on a hunger strike.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama addressed a crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium advocating for equal prize money for female athletes. The Women's Tennis Association believes they have a path to equal pay at all tournaments by 2033. Currently, there is a large discrepancy. At this month's Western and Southern Open in Ohio, men's champion Novak Djokovic and women's champion Cocoa Gauff earned $1.02 million and $454,500 respectively.