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.
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www.espn.com - TOPLatest TOP news from www.espn.comhttp://www.espn.com30enESPN Inc. http://www.espn.comCopyright 2015 ESPN Inc.Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:22:13 GMThttps://a.espncdn.com/i/espn/teamlogos/lrg/trans/espn_dotcom_black.gifwww.espn.com - TOPhttp://www.espn.com110110OTL: Football facing growing insurance issueFrom the NFL to rec leagues, football is facing a stark new threat: An evaporating insurance market that is fundamentally altering the sport's economics, squeezing and even killing off programs faced with higher costs and a scarcity of available coverage.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0117/r489927_2_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/25776964/insurance-market-football-evaporating-causing-major-threat-nfl-pop-warner-colleges-espnWed, 16 Jan 2019 10:24:34 EST25776964Durant, Harden trail in fan vote; draft on Feb. 7Five days are left in the fan vote for the NBA All-Star Game, and for now the Warriors' Kevin Durant and the Rockets' James Harden remain outside of the Western Conference starting five.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0101/r483859_600x600_1-1.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25786429/latest-nba-all-star-game-voting-kevin-durant-james-harden-outThu, 17 Jan 2019 15:13:38 EST25786429Source: Fournette challenges void of guaranteesJaguars RB Leonard Fournette has filed a challenge to the team's decision to void the guaranteed money in the final two years of his contract, a league source confirmed.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1216/r478232_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25786300/jacksonville-jaguars-rb-leonard-fournette-challenges-void-guaranteed-moneyThu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:17 EST25786300Canelo will face Jacobs to unify titles on May 4Canelo Alvarez will meet Daniel Jacobs to unify their 160-pound world titles on May 4 -- Cinco de Mayo weekend -- at a venue to be determined, though the fight it is likely to be at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, site of four of Alvarez's past six fights.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1217/r478859_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/25787300/canelo-alvarez-daniel-jacobs-set-4-bout-unify-titlesThu, 17 Jan 2019 16:18:28 EST25787300Fans can interact with NBA refs during gamesThe NBA's referee association is bringing back a program in which officials interact with fans on social media during games.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2016/0607/r90358_2_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25785435/fans-interact-social-media-real-refs-gamesThu, 17 Jan 2019 12:02:25 EST25785435Sources: Yankees, Ottavino reach 3-year dealFree-agent reliever Adam Ottavino, who had a breakout 2018 season as the setup man for closer Wade Davis with the Rockies, has agreed to sign with the Yankees, sources told ESPN.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2017/0809/r241850_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25786311/free-agent-relief-pitcher-adam-ottavino-sign-new-york-yankeesThu, 17 Jan 2019 13:50:03 EST25786311Sources: 'Plan A' is for Mavs, Smith to reconcile"Plan A" is for the Mavericks to fix their relationship with frustrated point guard Dennis Smith Jr., as the team believes he has star potential, sources told ESPN.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/0216/r328894_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25786857/dallas-mavericks-hope-reconcile-frustrated-pg-dennis-smith-jrThu, 17 Jan 2019 15:14:48 EST25786857'Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere' approach ends now for CerroneDonald 'Cowboy' Cerrone has been lauded for his willingness to fight anyone, anytime, anywhere. Now in the final stages of his career, he's stopping that in pursuit of finally winning a UFC belt.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0117/r489814_1296x518_5-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/25785662/donald-cerrone-last-dance-ufcThu, 17 Jan 2019 12:05:45 EST25785662Day 5 Australian Open preview: Roger Federer faces tough American opponentIt's an action-packed Day 5 at the Australian Open, with the best of the action set to take place on Rod Laver Arena. Here's what to look out for on Day 5.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0116/r489393_1296x518_5-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/25783262/day-5-australian-open-preview-roger-federer-maria-sharapova-rafael-nadal-angelique-kerber-headline-action-packed-day-center-courtThu, 17 Jan 2019 02:35:43 EST25783262The myth of the Patriots' underdog statusTom Brady wants us to think that no one believes in him. That's true, unless you ask any of his fans, supporters in the game and the media, or the millions who've already crowned him the GOAT.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0114/r488534_1296x518_5-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25776965/new-england-patriots-quarterback-tom-brady-pulls-underdog-card-nfl-2018Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:25:07 EST25776965Years of sorrow haven't taken everything from Rams CB Nickell Robey-ColemanThe Rams' nickel corner lost his infant son five days before facing the Chiefs. He hasn't missed a game and hasn't let tragedy stifle his spirit.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0117/r489663_2_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-rams/post/_/id/39705/lifetime-of-sorrow-hasnt-taken-everything-from-rams-cb-nickell-robey-colemanWed, 16 Jan 2019 23:01:10 ESTlos-angeles-rams-39705'He's from Krypton or something': Steven Adams is the NBA world's strongest manOKC's big man is a physical relic of the past who will grind possessions in the paint and overpower you to get there.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0116/r489687_1296x518_5-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25779289/steven-adams-nba-world-strongest-manWed, 16 Jan 2019 16:07:25 EST25779289Picking offseason priorities for NFL teams drafting in the top 10What should Kliff Kingsbury focus on first this offseason? We helped out the new Cardinals coach and the rest of the league's worst teams.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0116/r489744_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25780133/offseason-priorities-nfl-teams-top-10-picks-2019-draftWed, 16 Jan 2019 18:03:30 EST25780133Latest Harper, Machado predictions: Will duo sign by Super Bowl Sunday?With the offseason providing few answers for baseball's superstar free agents, we shed some light on where things stand and where they're headed.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1218/r479269_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25769367/will-bryce-harper-manny-machado-sign-super-bowl-sunday-other-burning-questionsThu, 17 Jan 2019 07:51:03 EST25769367Ariel & The Bad Guy Live: Official weigh-ins, 9 a.m. ET, Friday on ESPN+nullhttps://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0116/BK_WeighIn_1296x729.jpghttp://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/db16b79f-4b13-4389-8651-428c76d8bf2e/ariel--the-bad-guy-liveWed, 16 Jan 2019 11:24:45 ESTdb16b79f-4b13-4389-8651-428c76d8bf2ePre-fight show: The crew breaks down the cardnullhttps://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0116/BK_PreFight_1296x729.jpghttp://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/4db9c8cf-c082-42d9-b3e6-e0145788ef74/ufc-prefight-showWed, 16 Jan 2019 11:26:01 EST4db9c8cf-c082-42d9-b3e6-e0145788ef74Early prelims at 6 p.m. ET, Saturday on ESPN+: Edwards, Neal and morenullhttps://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0116/BK_EarlyPrelims_1296x729.jpghttp://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/05263798-df90-40c0-bd03-a1274768e6cb/ufc-fight-night-presented-by-modeloWed, 16 Jan 2019 11:27:54 EST05263798-df90-40c0-bd03-a1274768e6cbPrelims at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNnullhttps://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0116/BK_Prelims_1296x729.jpghttp://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3456405/ufc-fight-night-presented-by-modeloWed, 16 Jan 2019 11:29:53 EST3456405Main card at 10 p.m. ET, Saturday on ESPN+: Cejudo-Dillashaw and morenullhttps://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0116/BK_MainCard_1296x729.jpghttp://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/93483136-79f8-4fd6-970d-8afbd5f43588/henry-cejudo-vs-tj-dillashaw-main-cardWed, 16 Jan 2019 11:31:40 EST93483136-79f8-4fd6-970d-8afbd5f43588Post-fight show: The crew breaks down all the winners and losersnullhttps://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0116/BK_PostFight_1296x729.jpghttp://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/389a998f-055b-4079-8782-f33f52655e00/ufc-postfight-showWed, 16 Jan 2019 15:33:41 EST389a998f-055b-4079-8782-f33f52655e00DeMarcus Cousins: 'I'm back, and I'm not looking back'In advance of his Warriors debut, the four-time All-Star sat down with ESPN's Rachel Nichols to discuss his injury, his tumultuous career and the talent overload in Oakland.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1211/r476094_1296x729_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25781755/demarcus-cousins-back-not-looking-backWed, 16 Jan 2019 22:25:54 EST25781755He's on fire: James Harden's streak by the numbersThe reigning MVP is single-handedly carrying the Houston Rockets with a series of epic offensive outputs not seen since the likes of Wilt Chamberlain.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0117/r489849_2_1296x729_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25781827/the-see-numbers-james-harden-incredible-hot-streakWed, 16 Jan 2019 22:34:08 EST25781827Too-early college football 2019 All-America teamTrevor or Tua? Tua or Trevor? Quarterback is only the start of the debates for this early look at next season's All-America team.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0103/r484298_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25770491/too-early-college-football-2019-all-america-teamTue, 15 Jan 2019 15:00:23 EST25770491How Jalen Hurts fits in Lincoln Riley's QB factoryFollowing Heisman winners Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, Hurts inherits a potent Sooners offense that has the potential to challenge Alabama and Tua Tagovailoa.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0116/r489626_1296x518_5-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25778371/loaded-oklahoma-team-give-jalen-hurts-shot-alabamaWed, 16 Jan 2019 15:04:02 EST25778371NHL Power Rankings after Week 15: Bar trivia for all 31 teamsThe Lightning continue their reign at No. 1. Plus, who has the most Canadian provinces represented on their roster? Which team is heaviest? And much more.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0116/pwrrnkgs_16x9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/25779527/nhl-power-rankings-week-15-bar-trivia-all-31-teamsWed, 16 Jan 2019 16:45:09 EST25779527Wooden Watch: Can anyone catch Zion Williamson?Zion Williamson still leads the pack, but consistency from RJ Barrett and Grant Williams will be players to watch as the race continues on.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0117/r490021_1296x518_5-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/page/woodenwatch011719/zion-williamson-leading-packThu, 17 Jan 2019 12:15:22 ESTwoodenwatch011719How Juan Mata helped my brother, family grieve a tragic lossMan United's Juan Mata is a top footballer but what he did for my grieving 12-year-old brother was much bigger than the game, writes Andy Mitten.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0117/r490033_2_1296x729_16-9.pnghttp://www.espn.com/soccer/club/manchester-united/360/blog/post/3753203/how-juan-mata-helped-my-12-year-old-brother-grieve-our-fathers-deathThu, 17 Jan 2019 12:36:12 EST3753203Where are the January transfer window signings?The January transfer window has been quiet so far, but what do the big teams need? How about Sergio Ramos at Arsenal and Luka Modric at Man United?https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2017/0815/r244412_1296x729_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/soccer/blog/soccer-transfers/3/post/3753066/where-are-all-the-january-transfers-ramos-to-arsenal-and-modric-to-united-would-liven-things-upThu, 17 Jan 2019 05:59:31 ESTsoccer-transfers3-nullMLS Hot Stove: Is Almiron leaving Atlanta?Atlanta might have a Designated Player problem if one of their stars doesn't complete a move to England, while two Mexico stars are in limbo in LA.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0117/r489776_1296x729_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/soccer/major-league-soccer/19/blog/post/3752778/mls-hot-stove-will-almiron-leave-atlanta-is-vela-going-to-barca-whats-next-for-gio-dos-santos-and-laWed, 16 Jan 2019 19:10:55 EST3752778Jennings wants title shot ... but he's willing to wait for itHeavyweight title contender Bryant Jennings faces Oscar Rivas on Friday and hopes he'll receive a title opportunity against either Deontay Wilder or Anthony Joshua. That, however, could take a little time.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0116/r489575_1296x729_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/25777532/bryant-jennings-wants-title-shot-willing-wait-itWed, 16 Jan 2019 16:57:35 EST25777532Jennings vs. Rivas on ESPN+: How to watchLooking to watch the heavyweight fight between Bryant Jennings and Oscar Rivas on ESPN+ on Friday? Here's how to do it.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0117/r489678_2_1296x864_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/25778065/bryant-jennings-vs-oscar-rivas-how-watch-heavyweight-match-espn+Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:57:28 EST25778065Cody Rhodes on the origins and future of AEWAll Elite Wrestling has the professional wrestling business buzzing, and Cody Rhodes -- one of the key players in the new Khan family-backed promotion -- has a lot to say about AEW's origins and future plans.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2019/0117/r489821_2_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/wwe/story/_/id/25781334/cody-rhodes-all-elite-wrestling-origins-future-chris-jericho-path-aewWed, 16 Jan 2019 21:44:46 EST25781334Reigning champ UCI tops College League of Legends Week 1 rankingsReigning College League of Legends champion University of California-Irvine tops the first ESPN College League of Legends Coaches Poll.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/0610/r383720_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/25634040/espn-esports-college-league-legends-week-1-rankingsFri, 28 Dec 2018 15:54:58 EST25634040