c / o them.us The Olympics opened for women in 1900, and for the most part things improved slowly but steadily. Initially, women could not compete in sports considered compatible with their femininity and their fragility. These included tennis, figure skating, horseback riding and other sports considered to fall under the “recreation” category. Thus, events …

TODAY JOPLIN: Joplin Workshops golf tournament, 8 a.m., Schifferdecker Golf Course. The session opens at 7 a.m. Lunch provided. Cost: $ 300 per team of four. Details: 417-781-2862. JOPLIN: Joplin Arts Fest, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Empire Market, 931 E. Fourth. The juryed event features artists, live music, food and more. Details: 417-986-3914. JOPLIN: …

Shawnee County Commissioners voted to resurface 12 tennis courts here Thursday after being assured those courts will be used in a reasonable manner. Although the similar sport of pickleball has grown in popularity considerably, tennis remains “very viable,” said Tim Laurent, director of parks and recreation for Shawnee County. “The two have to coexist,” Laurent …

A new Balkan grocer offers ethnic food imported to Northwest Indiana. Aroma Euro Market opened at Lincoln Ridge Plaza on US 30, about a mile east of US 41. The small market, locally owned and operated by the Krajisnik family, leased 2,100 square feet. at 212 W. Lincoln Highway. It aspires to be Northwest Indiana’s …

Lloyd Harris believes the time has come for the younger generation to ‘pull’ the ‘big three’ out of tennis first place after Daniil Medvedev’s stunning victory at the US Open. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have dominated men’s tennis for almost 20 years, winning 60 of the last 73 Grand Slam titles. But …

Staff, courtesy of the games room Air hockey tables are a wonderful way to keep your team active and engaged for hours at home. The simple rules and accessible action make this a great game for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Air hockey tables come in a range of sizes and prices, with …

Yan Jingyang / SHINE Wu Rongjin, principal of Luwan No.1 Central Primary School, teaches students at the school. Wu Rongjin arrives at school with a photo of the “school full of love” posted on WeChat before 6:30 am and leaves after 10 pm with another image posted of the “long and long corridor of love”. …

Indian table tennis star Manika Batra made a shocking revelation and alleged that national coach Soumyadeep Roy asked him to “concede a game” on purpose in the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers in March. She added that this was the main reason she refused to ask him for help during her Olympics. As the blame game continues, …

XI’AN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday evening declared the opening of the 14th National Games in Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. A grand opening ceremony with music, dance and cultural exhibition was held in the pomegranate flower-shaped Xi’an Olympic Center Stadium. During the 1.5-hour ceremony, Yang Qian, two-time …

Plans for a set of new pickleball courts at the Mill Creek Sportsplex on Tausick Way are underway and the Walla Walla Pickleball Association is seeking private donations to make it happen. Demand has been so high for Pioneer Park’s six outdoor courts that players are being contacted by Walla Walla Parks & Rec not …