For the first time in the history of the NFL, your daughter or niece will be able to say this while channel-surfing through pro football games this fall. About But until this past week, when the league announced that it had hired Sarah Thomas as a full-time game official, the only women on the field on any given Sunday were a dozen or so half-naked cheerleaders and maybe one television sideline reporter. If you're female and a football fan, you can't overstate how big this is. Sure, some might call it a public-relations maneuver, something designed to counter some of the ill will generated last summer in the NFL's mishandling of the Ray Rice suspension.
O n Tuesday morning, year-old Sarah Thomas from Colorado, US, became the first person to swim the Channel four times without stopping. In just over 54 hours of swimming, and miles, she redefined what an endurance athlete could be for a generation: until this week, only four swimmers had ever managed to make the journey three times without stopping. Because women have been quietly dominating outdoor endurance swimming for some time now. In general, women have a greater distribution of slow-twitch muscle fibres, which — while less useful for explosive sprints — mean the body is more resistant to fatigue, and better at coping with feats of endurance.
Jen Welter and Sarah Thomas. NFL history here! The first a woman to coach in the NFL and first full time ref who is a woman! Very cool!
Host Dan Walker made the hilarious gaffe when he was flipping through the morning papers. The BBC Breakfast host is usually very well-behaved on his morning show, but viewers were left in stitches over a cheeky blunder today. Dan Walker had been hoping to show his co-hosts, Louise Michin and Sally Nugent, a picture of a Yorkshire pudding that looked like a dog. The year-old had torn the picture out of the paper but had no idea what photograph had been printed across the back. A semi-nude woman in a bikini could be seen in a full view before the camera — though Dan was left utterly clueless.