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.Sun, 18 Nov 2018 00:29:33 GMThttp://a.espncdn.com/i/espn/teamlogos/lrg/trans/espn_dotcom_black.gifwww.espn.com - TOPhttp://www.espn.com110110Rams' Donald fined $23K for going after BrittThe NFL fined Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald more than $23,000 for his actions toward the Seahawks' Justin Britt during Sunday's game.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1111/r462386_2_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25304119/aaron-donald-los-angeles-rams-fined-justin-britt-confrontationSat, 17 Nov 2018 17:45:04 EST25304119Bama top rusher Harris exits with concussionDamien Harris, who leads Alabama with 678 rushing yards, was diagnosed with a concussion after a big hit in the second half against The Citadel.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1117/r465065_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25304498/alabama-crimson-tide-rb-damien-harris-suffers-mild-concussionSat, 17 Nov 2018 15:42:45 EST25304498Sources: Miles nearing deal to be Kansas coachLes Miles, who is 141-55 in 15-plus seasons as a coach at LSU and Oklahoma State, is close to a deal to become head coach at Kansas, sources told ESPN.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2014/0718/ncf_u_lesmiles_ms_600x400.jpghttp://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25302728/les-miles-deal-become-head-coach-kansas-jayhawksSat, 17 Nov 2018 10:56:49 EST25302728Astros acquire IF Diaz in trade with Blue JaysThe Astros, who could lose Marwin Gonzalez to free agency, acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz, who hit a career-high 18 homers last season, in a trade with the Blue Jays.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1117/r464981_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25302846/houston-astros-acquire-aledmys-diaz-trade-toronto-blue-jaysSat, 17 Nov 2018 17:02:43 EST25302846Samford QB passes McNair to set FCS recordIn the final game of his career, Samford quarterback Devlin Hodges passed the late Steve McNair to set an FCS record for career passing yards.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1117/r465081_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25304719/devlin-hodges-samford-bulldogs-sets-fcs-career-passing-recordSat, 17 Nov 2018 18:11:40 EST25304719Finger wag negates Harvard RB's touchdownHarvard running back Devin Darrington was called for taunting after wagging his finger at a Yale defender while crossing the goal line, negating his touchdown and forcing the Crimson to settle for a field goal.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1117/r465133_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25305876/finger-wag-negates-harvard-crimson-rb-devin-darrington-touchdown-vs-yale-bulldogsSat, 17 Nov 2018 19:19:38 EST25305876Most important takeaway for each Top 25 teamNotre Dame dominated Syracuse and is one game from the CFP. Ohio State held on to keep its B1G hopes alive. What else have we learned in Week 12?http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1117/r465078_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25303976/top-25-college-football-results-takeaways-most-importantSat, 17 Nov 2018 16:23:21 EST25303976A broken hand isn't stopping Rajon RondoAn injury is keeping Rondo from playing on the court, but he has another task in Los Angeles: Get the young Lakers up to speed.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1116/r464751_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25296525/inside-mentality-lakers-point-guard-rajon-rondoSat, 17 Nov 2018 08:19:21 EST25296525Lowe's 10 things: Trae, Jabari and a rule not workingThis week's spotlight falls on Anthony Davis, Jabari Parker, the Jazz and more.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/0822/r418199_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25290354/zach-lowe-10-things-like-including-trae-young-nbaFri, 16 Nov 2018 23:02:55 EST25290354Week 11 NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, moreWinners and projections for every matchup, plus fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. Catch up on Week 11 here.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1030/r454829_2_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page/viewersguide-week11/week-11-nfl-score-predictions-guide-best-games-fantasy-outlook-more-2018Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:41:24 ESTviewersguide-week11Inside the love story between Khalil Mack and ChicagoQBs are king in the NFL, but not in Chicago, where defensive stars reach legendary status. And in Mack, the fans finally have another worthy talent.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1117/r463593_2_576x324_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/blog/chicago-bears/post/_/id/4708681/inside-the-love-story-between-khalil-mack-and-chicagoSat, 17 Nov 2018 07:00:39 ESTchicago-bears-4708681Power Rankings: Oregon, Syracuse tumbleThe Ducks and Orange left Madison Square Garden out of the Power Rankings, which opened the door for two SEC teams to climb in.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1116/r464667_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/25200602/college-basketball-power-rankingsTue, 6 Nov 2018 22:14:37 EST25200602Fantasy fallout: Can Fournette, Davis, Trubisky keep this up?Productive games from a few 2017 draftees provided reason for optimism in Week 10, and NFL Nation reporters let you know what to expect in Week 11.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1115/r464306_576x324_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/287433/fantasy-fallout-can-fournette-davis-trubisky-keep-this-upSat, 17 Nov 2018 09:12:42 ESTnflnation-287433Stream on ESPN+: Matthew Berry expects huge weeks from the likes of Cam Newton, Dak Prescott and Kareem Huntnullhttp://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=1-25288470Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:58:28 EST25288470Duke's final preparations for the season (Ep. 8)nullhttp://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=1-25305507Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:46:28 EST25305507Mike Krzyzewski talks with his players (Ep. 7)nullhttp://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1117/Ep_07_Spotlight_1296x729.jpghttp://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=1-25305506Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:46:27 EST25305506Countdown to Craziness (Ep. 6)nullhttp://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=1-25305508Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:46:29 EST25305508The Road is Home (Ep. 5)nullhttp://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=1-25305509Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:46:30 EST25305509Viral Sensation (Ep. 4)nullhttp://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=1-25305510Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:46:31 EST25305510Be As Tough As Your Mother (Ep. 3)nullhttp://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=1-25305511Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:46:32 EST25305511New Heights (Ep. 2)nullhttp://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=1-25305512Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:46:33 EST25305512The Brotherhood (Ep. 1)nullhttp://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=1-25305513Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:46:34 EST25305513A blockbuster offseason move for all 30 teamsWant to make a hot stove splash? Start with these bold trades and free-agent additions.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1106/r459843_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25258102/a-blockbuster-offseason-move-all-30-teamsThu, 15 Nov 2018 10:49:15 EST25258102How the jaded can still appreciate Lionel MessiLionel Messi's ability to regularly conjure up moments of brilliance can make fans numb. Here's how to remain awake to his majesty.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1115/r464206_1296x729_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/soccer/blog/espn-fc-united/68/post/3698996/how-jaded-fans-can-still-appreciate-lionel-messi-on-the-15th-anniversary-of-his-barca-debutMon, 12 Nov 2018 12:31:15 ESTespn-fc-united68-nullPulisic anger over England loss a good thing for U.S.Christian Pulisic's frustration was evident after the U.S. were outclassed by England but the side need to channel the anger in the right direction.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1116/r464386_2_1296x729_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/soccer/club/united-states/660/blog/post/3701461/christian-pulisics-anger-over-england-loss-a-good-thing-for-us-it-shows-he-caresFri, 16 Nov 2018 13:20:02 EST252942785 things to watch for during NASCAR's season finaleThese could be key as Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano battle it out at Homestead for the 2018 Cup series championship.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/0803/r409614_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/25295094/nascar-5-things-watch-cup-series-season-finale-homesteadSat, 17 Nov 2018 08:06:19 EST25295094Breaking down the Homestead starting lineupDenny Hamlin won the pole. The four championship drivers all start in the top 12. Take a look through the field for Sunday's final Cup race of the year.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1117/r464881_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/25293399/nascar-cup-series-homestead-starting-lineup-breakdownFri, 16 Nov 2018 20:06:58 EST25293399Zverev on the verge of a breakthrough; now he just needs to ... break throughSo close, yet ... you know the rest. Alexander Zverev is one win away from winning the prestigious ATP World Tour Finals, and coming up short won't cut it any longer.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1117/r464984_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/25302886/atp-world-tour-finals-alexander-zverev-verge-breakthrough-now-just-needs-break-throughSat, 17 Nov 2018 11:32:18 EST25302886Survivor Series 2018 could mark end of an era for Raw and SmackDownFor the second year in a row, Survivor Series is almost entirely built around clashes between Raw and SmackDown.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1116/r464566_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/wwe/story/_/id/25294304/wwe-survivor-series-2018-mark-end-era-raw-smackdown-new-fox-tv-deal-2019Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:50:24 EST25294304Last-minute changes and three first-time-ever matches creating excitement for WWE Survivor SeriesAfter Becky Lynch was removed from the card due to injury, WWE adjusted plans and created some must-see matches for one of the brand's biggest shows of the year.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1116/r464498_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/wwe/story/_/id/25293153/wwe-survivor-series-preview-daniel-bryan-vs-brock-lesnar-ronda-rousey-vs-charlotte-flairFri, 16 Nov 2018 11:15:57 EST25293153Should Nick Diaz's return be against Jorge Masvidal?Nick Diaz is close to finalizing a fight to compete this spring in the UFC. Was Jorge Masvidal the best first opponent after nearly four years away?http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2015/0914/gettyimages-462605378_r8859_1296x729_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/25293729/should-nick-diaz-return-ufc-jorge-masvidalFri, 16 Nov 2018 14:09:34 EST25293729After leaving home to pursue MMA, Ponzinibbio returns as a headlinerUFC welterweight contender Santiago Ponzinibbio has dreamed of showcasing Argentinian fighting to the world. He will get his chance as the headliner in Buenos Aires.http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1116/r464508_1296x729_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/25293329/after-leaving-home-pursue-mma-santiago-ponzinibbio-returns-headlinerFri, 16 Nov 2018 11:55:33 EST25293329