Across the Net: Issue 9

A shortened version of our weekly newsletter: a round-up of the best women's sports coverage from across the internet.

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Golf

Michelle Wie on Making Her Own Lane in Golf 

In this real nice vid, Wie chats about being famous at 13, working out as a golfer, Lord of the Rings, going to Stanford, and saving up 'easy money' at 15 by playing her dad's friends. How else are you gonna buy a car as a child prodigy?

 

 

Aluko celebrates her second goal of the match

Football

Aluko Double Sends Chelsea to a 6-0 Thrashing of Yeovil

In their fourth match of the season, Chelsea show no sign of easing off with a 100% win-rate so far taking them to 12 points. If you're wondering why Chelsea are so deadly in front of the goal, football analyst Pat Kevin has the answers for you, and a reel of beautiful goals. Gonna get "don't smash it, pass it" on a tee immediately – speaks volumes on how women play football.

 

 

Softball

Softball Will be Back at the Olympics for 2020

So it turns out softball is actually sick. The last two olympics saw softball taken off the menu but in Tokyo it'll be back along with baseball. Coach of Canada's team Mark Smith says that those who haven’t watched softball before are in for a treat. “The intensity of the play is what makes it so great for spectators,” he said. “It’s a smaller dimension diamond than baseball, but the ball is thrown at comparable speeds to baseball, so the action is much quicker.' Count us in.

 

 

England Captain Heather Knight Bats

Cricket

England Revive Ashes Campaign

Following our update last week in which England were doing pretty miserably, the team have reignited their Ashes chances with their first win of the series, ensuring Australia's path to victory isn't so clear after all. Head coach Mark Robinson said it has saved the team from entering into dangerous territory of feeling sorry for themselves. Never a good look.

 

 

Gymnastics

Ellie Downie Wins Young Sportwoman of the Year

18-year old Downie made history this year when she won the all-around title at the European Championships, the first British woman to do so. Recently Downie has had to contend with surgery on her foot but has her sights firmly set on 2018 where she will compete in the Commonwealth Games, World Champs and defending her European crown. Just normal teenager things y'know. 

 

 

WHAT'S ON? : NOVEMBER

3rd – 5th  |  GOLF
LPGA The Toto Japan Classic: Ibaraki
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9th – 12th  |  CRICKET
The Ashes, Australia v. England: Test Match
Watch on BT Sport 

11th – 12th  |  FOOTBALL
Women's Super League including: Reading v. Chelsea
Watch on BT Sport 

11th – 12th & 26th  |  CYCLING
Cyclo-Cross National Trophy: Round 3 & 4
Follow on Twitter

17th , 21st & 25th |  RUGBY
Old Mutual Wealth Series: England v. Canada
Watch Live in Twickenham