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.Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:16:56 GMThttp://a.espncdn.com/i/espn/teamlogos/lrg/trans/espn_dotcom_black.gifwww.espn.com - TOPhttp://www.espn.com110110NFL playoff picture: Texans jump Pats in Week 15, Eagles (barely) aliveIf the regular season ended right now, here's how the top six would look in each conference, plus clinching scenarios.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1215/r477836_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25529293/2018-nfl-afc-nfc-playoff-picture-bracket-schedule-super-bowl-matchups-week-15Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:52:03 EST25529293Foles sparks Eagles' biggest upset since 1995No Carson Wentz, no problem, as Nick Foles again stepped in, this time leading the Eagles to a 30-23 upset of the Rams in Los Angeles on Sunday night.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1216/r478530_600x600_1-1.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25554516/nick-foles-philadelphia-eagles-beat-los-angeles-ramsSun, 16 Dec 2018 23:52:24 EST25554516Raps' Nurse rips refs: Kawhi no-calls 'ridiculous'Raptors coach Nick Nurse directed his ire at officials after Sunday's loss to the Nuggets for not calling fouls made against star Kawhi Leonard.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1211/r476366_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25555022/nick-nurse-toronto-raptors-rips-referees-kawhi-leonard-no-calls-ridiculousMon, 17 Dec 2018 01:24:54 EST25555022Tomlin backs Boswell after FG helps seal victorySteelers kicker Chris Boswell, making 61.1 percent on his field goals on the season, seems nevertheless to have the backing of coach Mike Tomlin after helping seal a 17-10 win over the Patriots with a 48-yarder in the final minutes.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2017/1024/r278859_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25553614/mike-tomlin-pittsburgh-steelers-backs-chris-boswell-field-goal-helps-seal-victorySun, 16 Dec 2018 21:57:41 EST25553614Beasley attends Lakers game with ailing motherMichael Beasley, who has missed a week while spending time with his ailing mother, was in the area as the Lakers' four-game road trip rolled through Washington and sat on the bench with the team in the second half.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/0930/r440004_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25553989/michael-beasley-rejoins-los-angeles-lakers-bench-second-halfSun, 16 Dec 2018 23:14:09 EST25553989Kings' Joerger lauds Doncic: I don't see a ceilingKings coach Dave Joerger said Sunday he doesn't see a ceiling on Mavs rookie Luka Doncic, the player selected immediately after Sacramento drafted Marvin Bagley III with the second overall pick.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1216/r478535_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25554304/sacramento-kings-coach-dave-joerger-see-ceiling-dallas-mavericks-rookie-luka-doncicMon, 17 Dec 2018 00:11:58 EST25554304Nick Diaz says he hasn't accepted UFC 235 fightNick Diaz denied UFC president Dana White's claim last month that Diaz had agreed to fight Jorge Masvidal at UFC 235 on March 2 in Las Vegas.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2016/0112/r43479_600x400_3-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/25553755/nick-diaz-says-accepted-ufc-235-fight-vs-jorge-masvidalSun, 16 Dec 2018 22:10:43 EST25553755Let’s overreact to Week 15: Jason Garrett back on the hot seat?How far do the Cowboys need to go for Garrett to be safe? Should the Browns keep Gregg Williams? We take on Week 15's biggest questions.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1216/r478509_2_1296x518_5-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25549082/let-overreact-nfl-week-15-2018-jason-garrett-back-hot-seatSun, 16 Dec 2018 21:47:21 EST25549082Don't bury the Patriots yet: Why their playoff path isn't dauntingAfter back-to-back losses, these Patriots don't look like the Patriots of old. Count out Tom Brady and Bill Belichick at your own peril, though.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1216/r478489_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25551874/bury-patriots-yet-why-their-playoff-super-bowl-path-daunting-nfl-2018Sun, 16 Dec 2018 22:45:42 EST25551874Derrick Henry posts a second consecutive 30-point weekDerrick Henry reached the 30-point PPR plateau in fantasy for the second consecutive week in a Week 15 full of unexpected performances that also included big games from Damien Williams, Mike Williams and Marlon Mack.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1216/r478324_576x324_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/fantasy/football/story/_/page/winners181216/fantasy-football-best-worst-week-15-derrick-henry-does-againSun, 16 Dec 2018 16:09:50 ESTwinners181216Projected 2019 NFL draft order: Cardinals are near locks for No. 1 pickArizona is in pole position for the top pick in next year's draft. Here are our projections for picks 1-32.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1216/r475610_3_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nfl/draft2019/story/_/id/25117609/2019-nfl-draft-order-projected-first-round-picks-1-32-date-tracker-resultsSun, 16 Dec 2018 20:48:06 EST25117609The most important takeaway for each bowl gameBowl season started on Saturday with a little bit of everything, including close games, big offenses and a last-second field goal. Here's what you need to know.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1215/r477985_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25541689/the-most-important-takeaway-bowl-gameSun, 16 Dec 2018 00:26:29 EST25541689Let's go bowling: Your one-stop shop for every gameBefore we get beyond Christmas to the playoff, there will be plenty of action worth watching.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1215/r477743_1296x518_5-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25508284/the-one-stop-shop-every-bowl-gameSat, 15 Dec 2018 16:28:41 EST25508284Why Gonzaga, UCLA and Syracuse should be concernedThe Bulldogs couldn't defend against North Carolina on Saturday. The Bruins and Orange were surprised at home.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1215/r477930_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/25542885/why-gonzaga-ucla-syracuse-concernedSat, 15 Dec 2018 21:19:27 EST25542885Late-season scramble: Jackson, Ravens might need to run the tableNow 4-1 as a starter, the rookie QB gets Baltimore the win against Tampa Bay and some security over the No. 6 seed in the AFC.http://www.espn.com/blog/baltimore-ravens/post/_/id/47899/electric-and-erratic-lamar-jackson-leads-ravens-playoff-pushSun, 16 Dec 2018 22:01:46 ESTbaltimore-ravens-47899Bears clinch first NFC North title since 2010The Bears defeated the Packers 24-17 on Sunday to clinch their first NFC North title since 2010.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1216/r478154_1296x518_5-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25550177/chicago-bears-clinch-first-nfc-north-title-2010Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:06:38 EST25550177Tipped pass gives Redskins reprieve and saves their seasonThe Redskins didn't look like a playoff contender for much of Sunday's game in Jacksonville, but the ball bounced their way when it mattered most.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1216/r478411_576x324_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/blog/washington-redskins/post/_/id/37878/tipped-pass-gives-redskins-reprieve-and-saves-their-seasonSun, 16 Dec 2018 18:07:12 ESTwashington-redskins-37878Clunker is proof Giants' offense might not be fixed after allNew York needs to start making arrangements for its QB of the future after an ugly performance by Eli Manning in an embarrassing shutout loss.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1216/r478272_576x324_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/58350/clunker-is-proof-giants-offense-might-not-be-fixed-after-allSun, 16 Dec 2018 22:03:13 ESTnew-yorkgiants-58350Canelo a winner, and not only in the ringSaturday's win was far from the most impressive of Canelo Alvarez's career, but it might have been one of the most significant.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1215/r477951_1296x729_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/25544184/canelo-alvarez-winner-not-only-ringSun, 16 Dec 2018 00:54:13 EST25544184Iaquinta edges Lee, calls out McGregor, FergusonUFC lightweight Al Iaquinta used a strong finish Saturday to get his second win over Kevin Lee, then claimed Conor McGregor will have to go through him if he wants another title shot.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1215/r478033_1296x729_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/25543644/al-iaquinta-defeats-kevin-lee-ufc-fight-night-milwaukeeSat, 15 Dec 2018 23:23:33 EST25543644Edson Barboza dominates Dan Hooker on the feet, finishes him in thirdBefore UFC Fight Night Milwaukee's main event between Kevin Lee and Al Iaquinta, a multitude of undercard fights had major implications. Here's how it all went down.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1215/r477989_1296x729_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/25536837/ufc-fight-night-milwaukee-undercard-recap-edson-barboza-dan-hooker-sergio-pettis-rob-fontSat, 15 Dec 2018 20:47:21 EST25536837Who had the best sneakers of Week 9 in the NBA?PJ Tucker is back with another fire pair, Stephen Curry pays homage to the Bay Area and Nick Young is back for kicks of the week.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1215/r478012_640x360_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25544178/which-player-had-best-sneakers-week-9-nbaSun, 16 Dec 2018 00:11:50 EST25544178WWE TLC recap: Asuka wins title after Rousey interference, Bryan and Styles shineThe triple-threat TLC match capped off an impressive night from WWE with a milestone for women's wrestling and the potential for a clear path to a historic WrestleMania main event in 2019.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1216/r478539_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/wwe/story/_/id/25552141/wwe-tlc-results-match-recaps-match-ratings-newsSun, 16 Dec 2018 19:12:21 EST25552141College football's 50 best players in 2018Oklahoma teammates Kyler Murray and Marquise Brown make the top 25 of the postseason top-50 ranking.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1004/r441964_608x342_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25504670/college-football-best-players-2018-seasonMon, 10 Dec 2018 22:53:53 EST25504670What’s lurking in your stadium food? Slime, roaches and miceESPN's Outside the Lines reviewed food-safety inspection reports for all 111 North American pro sports venues. Find your stadium and see how it fared.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1205/r473377_1296x729_16-9.jpghttp://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/25316231/health-inspection-reports-find-critical-violations-nfl-nhl-nba-mlb-stadiums-2018-espn-linesThu, 13 Dec 2018 08:13:29 EST25316231Coach K, Duke focused on the bigger pictureAfter 10 games, it's obvious the Blue Devils are really good. But it's just the start. Finding the next layers can make it a truly special team.https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1216/r478353_1296x518_5-2.jpghttp://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/25494194/duke-blue-devils-10-games-little-things-matterMon, 10 Dec 2018 10:26:51 EST25494194Streaming exclusively on ESPN+, Episode 1: The Brotherhoodnullhttp://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=1-25500062Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:00:38 EST25500062The legendary QB breaks down the signal-callers of today's gamenullhttps://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1121/Detail16_1296x729.jpghttp://www.espn.com/watch/series/9156f557-7055-46a8-87b0-1108432b0795/detail-peyton-manningTue, 4 Dec 2018 09:16:43 EST25450552Keeping up-to-date with the big (and small) stories of the weeknullhttps://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1121/AlwaysLate16_1296x729.jpghttp://www.espn.com/watch/series/8542de47-bbe9-4e35-8c69-71a9bddb6682/always-late-w-katie-nolanTue, 4 Dec 2018 09:15:52 EST25450550News and analysis presented with Matthew Berry's smart, irreverent stylenullhttps://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1121/FantasyShow16_1296x729.jpghttp://www.espn.com/watch/series/e2d4e77d-6242-42d3-a6db-e749751f0ef4/the-fantasy-showTue, 4 Dec 2018 09:15:00 EST25450526Breaking down the MMA weekend and looking ahead to the biggest cardsnullhttps://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1121/ariel16_1296x729.jpghttp://www.espn.com/watch/series/85fcf508-90c7-4c95-afc9-8683d6cb56ea/ariel-the-bad-guyTue, 4 Dec 2018 09:14:11 EST25450522Get more unlimited access to premium contentnullhttps://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/1121/ESPNplus_16x9_1296x729.jpghttp://www.espn.com/watch/espnplusTue, 4 Dec 2018 09:17:26 EST25450554