Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP’s survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rio’s Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.
One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two months after Stabler — has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trauma. The New York Times reports that well over 100 football players, including several Pro Football Hall of Famers, have CTE so far.
With a dream of becoming the first hijab-wearing Muslim ballerina, 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow recently launched a fundraising page in the hopes of pulling together more than $7,000 so that she can get her certification to open a performing arts program in her native Sydney because she said, “I don’t want certain people who are discriminatory to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams and being unique.”
At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.
Clear the streets! Dutch cycling group Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg just broke the 2016 world record for longest bicycle. At a whopping 117 feet long, the bike stretches half a city block and spans farther than the word’s longest limo, at 100 feet long. Per Guinness World Record’s requirements, it has just two wheels and is actually operable. The bike stretches half a city block. (Photo: Guinness World Records) In the video, Mara Montalbano shows us how it rides.
“In business, you either close a deal or you don’t — and if you don’t, you can’t just say, ‘Well, everybody tried hard, right?’” Jen Welter, a sports psychologist and the first female coach in the NFL, tells Yahoo Parenting.
Could cheerleading be the most progressive sport in terms of gender roles? New research from the University of East Anglia indicates that the traditionally female-centered activity can help participants of both sexes challenge stereotypes about girls in sports. The study, which was published in the journal Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, tracked the growing popularity of cheerleading in the U.K. and focused on the members of four cheerleading teams. “The participants in our study talked about flipping gender norms in cheerleading,” Dr. Amy Pressland, a co-author of the study, tells Yahoo Parenting.
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Cilic will play Kyle Edmund, who upset No. 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, in the quarterfinals.http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/22185509/rafael-nadal-retires-marin-cilic-australian-open-quarterfinalsTue, 23 Jan 2018 07:18:32 EST22185509Rivers, Clips join NBA chorus of angst over refsClippers coach Doc Rivers, after watching his team rack up four technical fouls in the fourth quarter and then being ejected along with assistant coach Mike Woodson, dropped any sense of hesitation in expressing his displeasure with NBA officiating.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22185461/doc-rivers-los-angeles-clippers-ejected-ref-told-talkTue, 23 Jan 2018 03:05:43 EST22185461Giannis offered to intervene before Kidd firedBucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke with Jason Kidd 15 minutes before the coach was fired Monday, telling him he would do what he could to help save Kidd's job. Kidd said he replied, "There's nothing you can do. All you can do is tell the truth."http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22183206/giannis-antetokounmpo-offered-intervene-milwaukee-bucks-fired-jason-kiddMon, 22 Jan 2018 22:51:04 EST22183206Sources: Lillard, Allen met over Blazers' futureTrail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard met with owner Paul Allen for one hour last week to discuss the team's direction moving forward, sources told ESPN.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22185302/portland-trail-blazers-damian-lillard-meets-owner-paul-allen-team-directionTue, 23 Jan 2018 01:34:14 EST22185302Barea: I don't think Wall's teammates like himJ.J. Barea and John Wall had an on-court confrontation during the Mavericks' 98-75 win Monday. Afterward, Wall took a verbal shot at Barea when asked about the incident, and Barea said he doesn't like Wall and thinks Wall's teammates feel the same.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22185192/dallas-mavericks-jj-barea-washington-wizards-john-wall-exchange-barbs-court-confrontationTue, 23 Jan 2018 01:13:27 EST22185192Bouchard, Twitter date heading to Super BowlA relationship that started with a tweet from University of Missouri student John Goehrke to Genie Bouchard during last year's Super Bowl will now include a trip to next month's Super Bowl after an offer from NFL Canada.http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/22184097/genie-bouchard-attend-super-bowl-missouri-student-john-goehrke-secured-first-date-via-tweetMon, 22 Jan 2018 23:00:53 EST22184097Follow live: Wozniacki searching for spot in semisNo. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki must get past Carla Suarez Navarro if she wants to advance at the Australian Open.http://www.espn.com/tennis/courtcastTue, 23 Jan 2018 07:37:59 EST22187253Novak Djokovic's injury makes a bad day Down Under that much worseThere isn't much fun in losing, and there's even less fun when injured. Just ask Novak Djokovic, who fell in straight sets Monday at the Australian Open.http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/22178003/australian-open-novak-djokovic-injury-makes-bad-day-much-worseMon, 22 Jan 2018 08:23:46 EST22178003QB guru Pat Shurmur makes perfect sense as Giants coachShurmur isn't the sexiest hire, but his history working with quarterbacks and the Giants' uncertainty at the position make him an ideal fit.http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/56016/qb-guru-pat-shurmur-makes-perfect-sense-as-giants-coachMon, 22 Jan 2018 19:51:59 ESTnew-yorkgiants-56016Cardinals hoping patience in coaching search pays off with Steve Wilks hireThe Cardinals took their time finding a new coach and now must wait and see whether their approach pays off.http://www.espn.com/blog/arizona-cardinals/post/_/id/29156/cardinals-waited-to-hire-steve-wilks-but-now-they-wait-to-see-if-patience-will-pay-offMon, 22 Jan 2018 19:51:50 ESTarizona-cardinals-29156Barnwell: Foles vs. Foles could surpass Eagles vs. Patriots in Super Bowl LIIIn the span of five games in six weeks, we've seen the full gamut of Nick Foles appearances, from the Christmas night disaster to his mastery against the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page/Barnwellx180122/2017-nfl-playoffs-mystery-philadelphia-eagles-quarterback-nick-folesMon, 22 Jan 2018 09:26:26 ESTBarnwellx180122Guide to Super Bowl LII: Predictions, X factors, more for Eagles-PatriotsNew England will have its chance at ring No. 6 against Philadelphia, which will be playing for its first Lombardi trophy. Here's an initial look at their matchup with expert picks.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22170337/guide-super-bowl-lii-predictions-x-factors-more-philadelphia-eagles-new-england-patriotsSun, 21 Jan 2018 21:46:25 EST22170337Tom Brady's enduring brilliance is a problem ... a really, really good kindIt's not easy to avoid tension when a 40-year-old QB is breaking the mold of everything we know about football. But that's Brady -- fresh on his way to another Super Bowl.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22172706/tom-brady-age-defying-brilliance-best-kind-problem-super-bowl-bound-new-england-patriotsSun, 21 Jan 2018 22:26:33 EST22172706West Virginia, North Carolina find conference road trips can be costly for contendersThe No. 7 Mountaineers and No. 10 Tar Heels -- each full of expectations and hype -- showed Monday that they aren't quite ready for the big stage.http://www.espn.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/120738/conference-road-trips-prove-costly-for-supposed-contendersTue, 23 Jan 2018 00:20:44 ESTcollegebasketballnation-120738NBA Power Rankings: Is Houston becoming a problem for Golden State?The Rockets return to familiar territory after topping the defending champs, and newly minted All-Star Joel Embiid has the Sixers rolling on the heels of a perfect week.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22143421/nba-power-rankings-our-expert-panel-unveils-rankings-week-15Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:04:21 EST22143421The best career moment of every player on this year's Hall of Fame ballotPlayers nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame usually have long careers full of standout games. But what if they had to be defined by just one? We take a look at the signature moment of each player on the ballot.http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22155865/the-best-career-moment-every-player-year-hall-fame-ballotFri, 19 Jan 2018 20:41:18 EST22155865Re-drafting the top five picks of the 2017 NFL draftIf there were a do-over of last year's draft, how long would Deshaun Watson last? Would the Bears still pick Mitchell Trubisky to be their QB of the future? How early would Marshon Lattimore go? Our NFL Insiders re-draft the top five.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22182639/redrafting-first-five-picks-2017-nfl-draftTue, 23 Jan 2018 08:03:09 EST221826392017 NFL star graduates: Players who are now officially in the clubFrom a historic Saints rookie class to a quarterback who finally got his shot to a group of breakout second-year players, these are the players who earned the right to turn their tassels this season.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22183243/class-2017-nfl-stars-players-graduated-stardom-seasonTue, 23 Jan 2018 07:51:10 EST22183243Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar surrounded by enablers as he abused athletesUnderstanding how Dr. Larry Nassar gained unfettered access to sexually assault young female athletes -- despite repeated warning signs -- means confronting an uncomfortable truth: He didn't gain that access alone.http://www.espn.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/22046031/michigan-state-university-doctor-larry-nassar-surrounded-enablers-abused-athletes-espnTue, 16 Jan 2018 09:23:20 EST22046031Sanchez, Mkhitaryan deal: Who's getting the best of it?Alexis Sanchez has finally left Arsenal but for Man United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way. What should we make of this complex deal?http://www.espn.com/soccer/blog/marcottis-musings/62/post/3356011/alexis-sanchez-man-united-henrikh-mkhitaryan-arsenal-seven-thoughts-on-swap-dealSun, 21 Jan 2018 12:15:04 EST3356011Efficiency is the goal for Cashman, Epstein and FriedmanOne big reason for the stagnant winter? Three teams with big resources -- the Dodgers, Cubs and Yankees -- are run by executives devoted to efficiency.http://www.espn.com/blog/buster-olney/insider/post/_/id/18102/efficiency-is-the-goal-for-cashman-epstein-and-friedmanSun, 21 Jan 2018 08:20:05 ESTbuster-olney-18102Do the best free-agent deals come to teams that wait?As this odd hot stove season lingers on, we crunched the numbers to see who benefits most by holding contract negotiations later in the offseason.http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22136083/do-best-free-agent-deals-come-teams-waitThu, 18 Jan 2018 07:37:24 EST22136083Are the Red Sox going to sign J.D. Martinez or what? Here's what we knowBoston needs him. He appears to need Boston. A deal for baseball's top free-agent slugger is inevitable ... right?http://www.espn.com/blog/boston/red-sox/post/_/id/53867/are-the-red-sox-gonna-sign-j-d-martinez-or-what-heres-what-we-knowFri, 19 Jan 2018 08:33:04 ESTbostonred-sox-53867College hoops Power Rankings: About time the non-power schools joined the partySaint Mary's, Gonzaga, Rhode Island and Nevada have shown they belong in the top 25, no matter which conference they call home.http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22171790/college-basketball-power-rankings-gonzaga-bulldogs-saint-mary-gaels-provide-big-conferences-some-companySun, 21 Jan 2018 18:25:22 EST22171790ESPN 100 RankingsAfter reclassifications from the 2018 and 2019 classes, the top of the ESPN 100 has a new No. 1. Five-star small forward R.J. Barrett takes over the top spot with highlight machine Zion Williamson right behind him.http://www.espn.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/playerrankings/_/order/trueMon, 22 Jan 2018 08:57:16 EST22178504American Stoppers: Can USA goalies go from anonymity to Olympic glory?David Leggio, Ryan Zapolski and Brandon Maxwell are hoping to backstop the U.S. to its first Olympic gold medal since the "Miracle on Ice" in 1980. Get to know the trio as they tell the stories of their selection and look ahead to Pyeongchang.http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/22179535/can-team-usa-goalies-go-anonymity-olympic-gloryMon, 22 Jan 2018 11:15:46 EST22179535Clubs that helped themselves in MLS SuperDraftThe first day of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft was chock full of trades. So who left Philadelphia with a stronger squad?http://www.espn.com/soccer/major-league-soccer/19/blog/post/3353403/clubs-who-helped-themselves-in-a-frantic-first-day-of-the-mls-superdraftFri, 19 Jan 2018 16:49:50 EST3353403Quick fixes for what ails the Los Angeles KingsA six-game losing streak brought the Kings back to the pack in the West, but a resilient Jonathan Quick and a rousing win over the Rangers showed why there's no need for LA -- which welcomes its top offensive weapon back for the stretch run -- to panic.http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/22174239/nhl-count-los-angeles-kings-stanley-cup-contenders-yetSun, 21 Jan 2018 23:17:24 EST22174239