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, 27 May 2018 00:59:17 GMThttp://a.espncdn.com/i/espn/teamlogos/lrg/trans/espn_dotcom_black.gifwww.espn.com - TOPhttp://www.espn.com110110If Warriors are eliminated, should they make a major change?Can the Rockets win without CP3? Are KD isos bad for the Warriors? We answer the biggest questions for Game 6.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23606391/golden-state-warriors-vs-houston-rockets-5-5-debate-chris-paul-kevin-durant-moreSat, 26 May 2018 10:00:21 EST23606391Will Harden's Rockets beat Warriors without Paul?With Chris Paul out, the Rockets will have to rely even more on James Harden. But will it be enough?http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23604967/houston-rockets-beat-golden-state-warriors-chris-paulSat, 26 May 2018 09:25:35 EST23604967Ronaldo: 'It's been very nice playing for Real'nullhttp://www.espn.com/soccer/real-madrid/story/3510863/cristiano-ronaldo-puts-future-in-doubt-its-been-very-nice-playing-for-real-madridSat, 26 May 2018 17:52:04 ESTstoryEgypt 'optimistic' Salah can play in World Cupnullhttp://www.espn.com/soccer/liverpool/story/3510907/liverpools-mohamed-salah-a-world-cup-doubt-with-serious-injury-jurgen-kloppSat, 26 May 2018 18:13:13 EST23616360Kerr laments CP3 injury: He's haunted by themWarriors coach Steve Kerr expressed sympathy before Game 6 for injured Rockets guard Chris Paul, saying, "I hate when anybody gets hurt."http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23617095/golden-state-warriors-coach-steve-kerr-expresses-sympathy-chris-paul-houston-rocketsSat, 26 May 2018 20:30:17 EST23617095Love out for Game 7 after entering protocolKevin Love will not play in the Cavaliers' decisive Game 7 on Sunday against the Celtics, as the All-Star forward has been placed in the concussion protocol.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23613755/kevin-love-cleveland-cavaliers-game-7Sat, 26 May 2018 15:29:11 EST23613755QB Freeman leaves CFL's Alouettes, retiresAfter signing with the Alouettes in January in an attempt to resurrect his once-promising NFL career, quarterback Josh Freeman has decided to retire, the team announced.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23614235/josh-freeman-retires-cfl-leaving-montreal-alouettesSat, 26 May 2018 14:52:16 EST23614235Hero teacher who played at SIU out of hospitalJason Seaman was released from an Indianapolis hospital a day after helping stop a shooter at an Indiana middle school.http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/23616151/former-southern-illinois-salukis-de-jason-seaman-hospital-intervening-school-shootingSat, 26 May 2018 18:20:33 EST23616151Madrid cement their place in football's history booksNot since the 1970s has a club won three straight European Cups. Real Madrid's achievement is unparalleled in modern football, so where's the love?http://www.espn.com/soccer/blog/the-match/60/post/3509636/real-madrids-third-straight-champions-league-title-cements-place-in-historySat, 26 May 2018 19:11:45 EST3509636Ancajas, Yafai focused on title defenses, not each otherJerwin Ancajas and Kal Yafai are being featured on the same card as a prelude to a possible unification, but they're focused on the business at hand.http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/23592238/top-rank-espn+-jerwin-ancajas-khalid-yafai-focused-title-defenses-not-otherThu, 24 May 2018 10:42:58 EST23592238How to watch the Ancajas vs. Sultan title fight on ESPN+Looking to watch the Ancajas-Jonas Sultan junior bantamweight world title fight on Saturday? Here's how to do it.http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/23581284/jerwin-ancajas-vs-jonas-sultan-how-watch-fight-espn+Thu, 24 May 2018 10:45:07 EST23581284Is it greatness or is it magic? It's Year 15 of LeBronLeBron James has made a habit of dominating playoff games at home, and Game 6 was no exception with the Cavaliers facing elimination.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23609203/lebron-james-dominates-another-postseason-home-game-cleveland-cavaliers-nbaSat, 26 May 2018 14:54:30 EST23609203Capitals-Golden Knights tale of the tape: Full breakdown and picksWhich team has the superior first line? The better power play? Who has been blessed by the hockey gods? We debate eight categories and make picks.http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/23593862/2018-stanley-cup-final-vegas-golden-knights-vs-washington-capitals-eight-categories-plus-series-picks-nhlFri, 25 May 2018 08:40:30 EST23593862Yale lax proves it's more than Ben ReevesLed by Matt Gaudet, Yale overwhelmed Albany on its way to Monday's lacrosse national title game, proving its roster is deeper than Tewaaraton Award finalist Ben Reeves.http://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/23615902/yale-bulldogs-men-lacrosse-national-semifinal-prove-more-ben-reevesSat, 26 May 2018 17:27:11 EST23615902Experts' picks: Rafa will run the table, but women's winner is up in the airOur group of experts unanimously picked Rafael Nadal to win the French Open, but the women's winner is much more debatable.http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/23610371/french-open-2018-experts-picks-rafael-nadal-run-table-women-winner-the-airSat, 26 May 2018 11:09:07 EST23610371Venus Williams hoping not to stumble in tough openerHere are our matches to watch on Sunday, including Williams vs. Qiang Wang.http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/23613200/french-open-venus-williams-hoping-not-stumble-vs-tough-opening-round-foeSat, 26 May 2018 15:04:25 EST23613200Why the Red Sox parted ways with Hanley RamirezThe Sox will still owe Ramirez about $15 million for the rest of the season, but with the highest payroll in baseball, they can afford mistakes.http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23605629/why-red-sox-parted-ways-hanley-ramirezFri, 25 May 2018 16:05:30 EST23605629Juiced baseballs, starting relievers and MLB's next big thingNow that we know baseballs are flying higher than ever, is there a fix? Also, what to make of bullpenning, and get ready for the best series of 2018.http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23596903/juiced-baseballs-starting-relievers-mlb-next-big-thingFri, 25 May 2018 08:26:25 EST23596903Is Josef Newgarden the next face of IndyCar circuit?Outside endeavors have brought added publicity for a slew of drivers, but Josef Newgarden could become the face of IndyCar with a win at the Indianapolis 500.http://www.espn.com/racing/indycar/story/_/id/23603618/win-2018-indianapolis-500-make-josef-newgarden-face-indycar-circuitSat, 26 May 2018 11:49:07 EST23603618Graham Rahal, Marco Andretti at peace with place in racingRahal and Andretti have had to carry their considerable family names every time they suit up, and nowhere are those names more powerful than in Indy.http://www.espn.com/racing/blog/racing/story/_/id/23607013/graham-rahal-marco-andretti-peace-their-place-racing-fathers-legaciesSat, 26 May 2018 11:49:01 EST23612334Ricciardo sends message to Mercedes and FerrariDaniel Ricciardo's scintillating pole run was a reminder of why he is the hottest commodity on the F1 driver market.http://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/23611765/mercedes-ferrari-putting-daniel-ricciardo-phone-number-speed-dialSat, 26 May 2018 11:14:51 EST23611765How the Monaco GP has changed in 50 yearsFifty years after he visited the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time, Maurice Hamilton looks at how times have changed at the world's most famous street circuit.http://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/23590599/how-monaco-gp-changed-50-yearsThu, 24 May 2018 09:40:57 EST23590599LIVE: ESPN's Ultimate Weekend of SportFrom football to cricket, rugby to F1, French Open tennis to UFC and everything in between, this weekend of sport promises to be huge -- and ESPN is there every step of the way.http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/23602273/live-espn-ultimate-weekend-sportFri, 25 May 2018 08:56:05 EST23602273Graziano: Bungled anthem policy shows NFL has much to learn from NBAWhy can't the NFL get it right with its anthem policy and clumsy handling of players' rights? The answer has to do with sincerity and trust.http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/276029/why-the-nfl-is-light-years-behind-nba-on-social-justice-frontThu, 24 May 2018 09:23:06 ESTnflnation-276029Rory McIlroy must hold off charging Francesco Molinari at WentworthIt wasn't an easy third round for McIlroy, but he fought past hitting multiple spectators and shares the lead with a fast-charging Molinari.http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/23614483/pga-bmw-championship-come-rory-mcilroy-francesco-molinariSat, 26 May 2018 17:01:21 EST23614483Breaking down the most common mistakes at the National Spelling BeeFrom the number of letters to the language of origin, the trickiest traits of National Spelling Bee wordshttp://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/23574524/2018-scripps-national-spelling-bee-numbersTue, 22 May 2018 17:27:10 EST23574524Breaking down the Charlotte starting lineupKyle Busch won his third pole of the season. Joey Logano will start second. Take a driver-by-driver look through the field for the season's longest race.http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/23595742/nascar-cup-series-charlotte-motor-speedway-starting-lineup-breakdownThu, 24 May 2018 22:24:49 EST23595742Roundtable: Biggest snub in NASCAR Hall of Fame history?Buddy Baker is one of several NASCAR stalwarts who have yet to be selected. Our experts offer up Baker and others who should be in the HOF.http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/23592453/nascar-roundtable-10-classes-the-biggest-snub-nascar-hall-fame-historyFri, 25 May 2018 09:36:01 EST23592453Meet Wisconsin's backflipping 'Mr. Aloha'You may know Olive Sagapolu as the 335-pound lineman doing backflips on the beach, but he has other hidden talents, too.http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/23605775/wisconsin-badgers-lineman-olive-sagapolu-known-backflips-all-big-ten-type-performancesFri, 25 May 2018 14:07:00 EST23605775Has WWE put Ronda Rousey on the wrong path?Ronda Rousey is getting a title shot at Money in the Bank, but has the WWE rushed its new star, who is still working on her in-ring ability?http://www.espn.com/wwe/story/_/id/23602939/has-wwe-put-ronda-rousey-wrong-pathFri, 25 May 2018 10:00:29 EST23602939Ashland University signs first Fortnite playerAshland University is offering $4,000 scholarships for prospective players of the Epic Games breakout hit and has thousands of applicants.http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/23606335/ashland-university-signs-first-fortnite-playerFri, 25 May 2018 15:38:00 EST23606335Keeping up with Virat Kohli, India's best cricketerTo be India's best cricketer is to live with the suffocating, infuriating, frightening trappings of fame. But for Virat Kohli, it's seductive all the same.http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/23531071/the-strange-life-india-cricket-god-virat-kohliWed, 23 May 2018 09:26:45 EST23531071The annual ranking of the biggest names in sportsTo find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with a list of 600. Then we ranked them based on a formula that consists of three fame factors.http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/page/WorldFame/espn-world-fame-100-2018Tue, 22 May 2018 08:28:02 ESTWorldFameKyle Korver excels in season of personal sorrowDespite the sudden loss of his youngest brother, Cavs guard Kyle Korver has managed to play his best.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23561760/cleveland-cavaliers-kyle-korver-plays-family-tragedyMon, 21 May 2018 10:12:54 EST23561760
Amar'e Stoudemire is eyeing an NBA comeback. The former six-time NBA All-Star big man, best known for his role on successful Phoenix Suns teams in the mid-2000s, told CBS Sports that he's working to get "back to top shape and see if there's an (NBA) team that needs my talents."