Former MMA fighter Gina Carano finds new life with Star Wars franchise

Gina Carano arrives for the premiere of Disney+’s ‘The Mandalorian’ at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Photo by Chris Chew/UPI

SI Sportsperson of Year crowning touch for World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe

Appearing on three Sports Illustrated covers in one year, plus a special edition digital cover, Megan Rapinoe was propelled into superstar status. Additionally, she would also become the first openly gay athlete to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, with a gallery of over 30 photos online, also taking place in 2019.

Swimsuit 2019: St Lucia
Megan Rapinoe
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Appearing on her second Sports Illustrated cover in 2019

Appearing on a special edition Sports Illustrated Digital Cover following the World Cup victory

Among six variant covers for the 2019 World Cup Preview Issue

Offside a riveting tale in Rhonda Leeman Taylor’s hockey journey from player to builder

Required reading for all young women that grace the ice, Offside by Rhonda Leeman Taylor is an important account of the growth of women’s ice hockey. Consisting of fascinating anecdotes, unique stories about club hockey in the 1970s, to the landmark 1982 Women’s National Championships, Leeman Taylor was an integral part of this remarkable time. Introduced to a new generation via Offside, even appearing at the PWHPA Dream Gap Tour event, her appreciation as a key figure in the game’s growth is only truly long overdue, setting a positive example in the modern fight for sporting equality.

Ottawa Gee-Gees captured inaugural FISU University World Cup of Soccer

Defeating Brazil’s Paulista University in Jinjiang, China, the Ottawa Gee-Gees, a wild card entry in the tournament captured the inaugural FISU University World Cup of Soccer. Mikayla Morton, who calls Courtice, Ontario, her hometown scored the game-winning tally in just the second minute of play, placing a header into the net after Katherine Bearne made a corner kick. Having won the USPORTS women’s soccer championship in 2018, the Gee-Gees earned the right to represent Canada at the tournament.

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