Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, August 18, 2020! It’s Tuesday. And as always, today’s Huddle is a 90-second-read.
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Scroll down for today’s calendar of major sports events.
This Morning’s Sports Headlines:
Highlights from Social Media:
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Did you know that if you search #gayathlete on Instagram you’ll find amazing stories? Like these:
We found gay athletes in Germany…
And Australia, too:
Look! Johnny Weir is back on the ice.
And Chris Mosier is doing his best to work out while wearing his mask.
It seems almost everything on Twitter this morning seems to be about last night’s start of the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention, and who said what; You can read all about that elsewhere. But here’s something millions of Americans watching the major TV networks’ coverage of the convention did not see: they cut away just as the fabulous Billy Porter and the legendary Stephen Stills performed “For What It’s Worth.” Thanks to our friend and follower Conner Mertens for RT’ing so we can share this fine performance!
This Day in LGBT Sports History:
On August 18, 2002, out lesbian golfer Meg Mallon shot a 1-over 73 and claimed a two-shot victory at the Canadian Women’s Open.
Today’s Sports Calendar
WNBA in the Wubble:
Nationally-televised MLB games:
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in Canada:
NBA Playoffs in The Bubble:
9 p.m. EDT: Western Conference quarterfinals, Game 1: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers on TNT.
5:30 a.m. EDT: Kiwoom Heroes vs. NC Dinos on ESPN2
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