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.
www.espn.com - TOPLatest TOP news from www.espn.comhttp://www.espn.com30enESPN Inc. http://www.espn.comCopyright 2015 ESPN Inc.Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:57:52 GMThttp://a.espncdn.com/i/espn/teamlogos/lrg/trans/espn_dotcom_black.gifwww.espn.com - TOPhttp://www.espn.com110110Rating real or not: Biggest surprises for all 32 NFL teamsAntonio Brown's modest start. An unstoppable Patrick Mahomes. NFL Nation picks out what's real and what's a mirage from the first two weeks.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24724637/biggest-surprises-nfl-2018-season-all-32-teams-rating-whether-real-mirageTue, 18 Sep 2018 19:23:04 EST24724637Week 3 Power Rankings: Rams are new No. 1 ... and chaos belowThere's turnover at the top of the Power Rankings, with new teams cracking the top three. Plus: Why every team can be optimistic.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24715438/nfl-power-rankings-rams-new-no-1-chaos-2018-week-3Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:23:23 EST24715438Book: Brady considered 'divorce' from BelichickPatriots quarterback Tom Brady felt trapped in the offseason and was not sure he wanted to play anymore for the only NFL coach he has ever had, Bill Belichick, according to a new book on Belichick's life.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24727652/new-book-says-tom-brady-long-worried-being-pushed-bill-belichickTue, 18 Sep 2018 23:32:33 EST24727652Sixers promote Brand to GM role, sources sayThe Philadelphia 76ers have tapped former NBA player and their current executive vice president of basketball operations, Elton Brand, to fill their vacant general manager role, league sources told ESPN.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24726403/philadelphia-76ers-tap-elton-brand-vacant-gm-roleTue, 18 Sep 2018 18:47:49 EST24726403Rice, Warner: We weren't briefed on HOF letterA group of high-profile Pro Football Hall of Famers said in a letter that it would not attend the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony until Hall of Famers receive health insurance and an annual salary that includes a share of league revenue.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24720441/group-hall-famers-threaten-boycott-induction-ceremony-nfl-provides-health-insurance-annual-salariesTue, 18 Sep 2018 17:01:17 EST24720441FanDuel won't make big payout due to line errorNew Jersey bookmaker FanDuel declined to honor a $110 bet on the Broncos on Sunday that would have paid more than $82,000, due to an error in the oddsmaking process, the company said.http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/24726426/fanduel-not-honoring-bet-paid-more-82000-due-line-errorTue, 18 Sep 2018 19:02:44 EST24726426Raptors prez: Quiet Kawhi committed, has 'fire'Although he hasn't addressed the media in Toronto since his trade to the Raptors, Kawhi Leonard is happy and healthy, team president Masai Ujiri said Tuesday.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24726504/kawhi-leonard-commitment-toronto-raptors-not-concern-team-president-masai-ujiri-saysTue, 18 Sep 2018 19:48:43 EST24726504Bucs' Winston sued over alleged Uber incidentBucs quarterback Jameis Winston, who is serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, is being sued by the female Uber driver who accused him of groping her during a ride in her vehicle in March 2016.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24726850/jameis-winston-tampa-bay-buccaneers-sued-uber-driver-alleged-2016-incidentTue, 18 Sep 2018 21:14:49 EST24726850The A’s are at it again: Inside another surprising runWe spent two weeks with Oakland's latest band of fun-loving misfits to discover how the A's are once again defying the odds and streaking toward October.http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24711961/the-oakland-athletics-shock-baseball-againTue, 18 Sep 2018 14:11:45 EST24711961Boston's 'Cora Four' has the stuff dynasties are made ofA quartet of young stars is helping the Red Sox romp through the record books under their rookie skipper. Next up: October.http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24715095/mlb-boston-red-sox-cora-four-stuff-dynasties-made-ofTue, 18 Sep 2018 08:16:28 EST24715095NBArank: Wall, Booker, DeRozan and more top-50 playersOur annual countdown forecasting the best players in the NBA continues at No. 50.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24666339/nbarank-2018-19-31-50-best-players-seasonTue, 18 Sep 2018 09:03:30 EST24666339Why NBArank is tough on Melo, Kobe and DeRozanThe big surprises in NBArank are what make the list unique.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24714341/why-nbarank-hard-players-carmelo-anthony-kobe-bryant-demar-derozanTue, 18 Sep 2018 09:20:06 EST24714341How Carson Wentz willed himself back, and why he's ready nowThe Eagles QB had done it before, triumphantly returning from injury in college. His mental coach knew this time would be no different.http://www.espn.com/blog/philadelphia-eagles/post/_/id/25978/mind-control-how-carson-wentz-willed-himself-backTue, 18 Sep 2018 11:27:26 ESTphiladelphia-eagles-25978Inside Davidson and Guilford's 152-point gameFCS Davidson beat Division III Guilford 91-61 in a game that saw 22 total touchdowns and a combined 1,662 yards of offense, but none of it was recorded in the NCAA's record books.http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/24722622/inside-davidson-wildcats-91-61-win-guilford-college-quakersTue, 18 Sep 2018 12:00:14 EST24722622Ranking the best wins – and worst losses – by CFP impactA close win or bad loss against a quality cross-conference opponent early in the season could be the difference between No. 4 and No. 5 come playoff time.http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/24714438/best-wins-worst-losses-nonconference-college-football-playoff-impactTue, 18 Sep 2018 09:10:18 EST24714438Bottom 10: Dear Big Ten, be thankful for FSUIn normal times, the Big Ten would own this week's Bottom 10. But friends, when FSU gets dominated by Syracuse and squeaks by Samford, we are not in normal times.http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/page/bottom091818/bottom-10-florida-state-big-ten-heading-wrong-directionTue, 18 Sep 2018 09:12:49 ESTbottom091818Neymar proves vs. Liverpool he's not being tested at PSGGreat players need to be challenged regularly, by opponents and teammates alike. In a loss to Liverpool, Neymar showed that's not happening at PSG.http://www.espn.com/soccer/uefa-champions-league/775/blog/post/3638302/neymars-peripheral-performance-vs-liverpool-proves-hes-not-being-tested-at-psgTue, 18 Sep 2018 19:14:12 EST3638302Pulisic's birthday goal gives Dortmund win over BruggeUSMNT star Christian Pulisic came off the bench on his 20th birthday to score an 85th-minute goal in Dortmund's 1-0 win.http://www.espn.com/soccer/report?gameId=526502Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:20:10 EST24726573Messi helps Barca get UCL campaign off to flying startBarcelona are desperate to lift the Champions League trophy this season. Lionel Messi & Co. played like it in their win over PSV.http://www.espn.com/soccer/uefa-champions-league/775/blog/post/3628307/lionel-messi-helps-barcelona-get-ucl-campaign-off-to-flying-start-vs-psvTue, 18 Sep 2018 19:26:14 EST3628307Week 2 lessons: Will the Josh Gordon lottery ticket pay off?The concept of Gordon rediscovering his dominant form is thrilling, but his history says it would be foolish to expect it. Plus: Where's Dez?http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24716797/what-learned-week-2-2018-nfl-season-josh-gordon-lottery-ticket-pay-new-england-patriotsTue, 18 Sep 2018 08:13:31 EST24716797Best and worst QBs of Week 2: Allen, Darnold disastrous in lossesA pair of four-touchdown games were only good enough for second and third, and a Bills QB finished last again.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24712663/nfl-best-worst-quarterbacks-week-2-2018-season-total-qbrTue, 18 Sep 2018 09:24:35 EST24712663Fantasy intel for all 32 NFL teams ahead of Week 3How to value Giovani Bernard, Matt Breida, Tyler Boyd and many more. Mike Clay has the info you need to make fantasy football decisions in Week 3.http://www.espn.com/fantasy/football/story/_/page/imagined180918/fantasy-football-fantasy-intel-all-32-nfl-teams-ahead-week-3-including-how-value-giovani-bernard-matt-breida-tyler-boydTue, 18 Sep 2018 09:42:16 ESTimagined180918Iowa St. golf champ found slain at Ames courseFormer Iowa State golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena, 22, was found dead at an Ames golf course, and a suspect has been charged with first-degree murder.http://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/24717884/man-charged-first-degree-murder-death-iowa-state-golfer-celia-barquin-arozamenaTue, 18 Sep 2018 00:37:31 EST24717884The changes to the Tour Championship are ... 'weird'The PGA Tour looked to add drama -- and less mind-numbing math -- to the Tour Championship and crowning of a FedEx Cup champion. Instead, as Justin Thomas says, it's just "weird."http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/24724574/fedex-cup-champion-justin-thomas-only-say-new-tour-championship-method-weirdTue, 18 Sep 2018 15:09:04 EST24724574Domestic struggles make for interesting Campeones CupToronto and Tigres are representing MLS and Liga MX as champions in the Campeones Cup, but their domestic forms have been anything but title-worthy.http://www.espn.com/soccer/blog/espn-fc-united/68/post/3636533/domestic-struggles-of-torontotigres-make-for-interesting-timing-of-campeones-cupMon, 17 Sep 2018 11:14:44 EST3636533Chuck Liddell is back in MMA -- and he doesn't plan on leavingFormer UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell will face Tito Ortiz in November after more than eight years away from the Octagon. He spoke with ESPN about his return.http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/24722206/chuck-liddell-back-mma-plan-leavingTue, 18 Sep 2018 11:15:01 EST24722206Divisional rankings: Canelo now the top middleweightWhat other changes appear in ESPN's boxing divisional rankings? Dan Rafael reveals his new world standings and what's next for the fighters.http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/21675272/boxing-rankings-espn-division-division-boxing-rankingsTue, 18 Sep 2018 10:09:21 EST21675272Fantasy hoops mock draft: 10-team H2H pointsWho went first in our expert mock draft? Who was the first rookie off the board? How far did the recuperating Russell Westbrook slide?http://www.espn.com/fantasy/basketball/story/_/id/24684973/fantasy-basketball-fantasy-hoops-mock-draft-10-team-head-head-pointsMon, 17 Sep 2018 17:07:31 EST24684973Big Three of 2018 evoking memories of 1974's power trioThere has been a lot of talk about lack of parity in NASCAR in 2018, which brings back memories of a dominant triumvirate from 44 years ago.http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/24714369/nascar-cup-series-big-three-2018-brings-back-memories-1974-drivers-richard-petty-cale-yarborough-david-pearson-bobby-allison-earl-rossMon, 17 Sep 2018 15:59:06 EST24714369Vettel should be on the verge of a fifth world titleSebastian Vettel should be waltzing towards a fifth F1 world championship. Here we readjust the championship standings to reflect the alternate universe where he did not make the mistakes which have handed Lewis Hamilton the advantage.http://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/24721002/sebastian-vettel-the-verge-fifth-title-how-f1-2018-looks-errorsTue, 18 Sep 2018 09:13:36 EST24721002Wysh list: Plant-my-flag draft picks for this fantasy seasonGreg Wyshynski spills the beans on which players he's targeting in his fantasy hockey drafts ahead of the 2018-19 NHL season.http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/24715805/fantasy-nhl-greg-wyshynski-plant-my-flag-fantasy-hockey-draft-picks-2018-19Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:27:53 EST24715805Everything you need to sign up for and play ESPN Fantasy SoccerESPN is testing a brand-new fantasy game! Compete against your friends or people around the world in the Champions League, Premier League and more.http://www.espn.com/fantasy/story/_/id/24585106/fantasy-soccer-everything-need-sign-play-espn-fantasy-soccerWed, 5 Sep 2018 10:09:20 EST24585106