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.
Could cheerleading be the most progressive sport in terms of gender roles? New research from the University of East Anglia indicates that the traditionally female-centered activity can help participants of both sexes challenge stereotypes about girls in sports. The study, which was published in the journal Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, tracked the growing popularity of cheerleading in the U.K. and focused on the members of four cheerleading teams. “The participants in our study talked about flipping gender norms in cheerleading,” Dr. Amy Pressland, a co-author of the study, 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, 22 Mar 2018 04:21:12 GMThttp://a.espncdn.com/i/espn/teamlogos/lrg/trans/espn_dotcom_black.gifwww.espn.com - TOPhttp://www.espn.com110110Dwight night: Hornets center posts rare 30-30With a 32-point, 30-rebound night, Charlotte's Dwight Howard became the first player since 2010 -- and just the second in 36 years -- to have a 30-30 night.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22863051/dwight-howard-charlotte-hornets-32-point-30-rebound-night-winWed, 21 Mar 2018 23:05:15 EST22863051Crosby swats flying puck for stellar goal in winSidney Crosby ignited a rally with a highlight-reel goal as the Penguins shook off the Canadiens for a 5-3 victory.http://www.espn.com/nhl/recap?gameId=400962736Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:49:44 EST22862706Rain or shine: Darnold delivers at wet pro dayUSC quarterback and potential No. 1 overall draft pick Sam Darnold showed he can throw in the rain, as he performed his pro day in soggy conditions.http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft2018/story/_/id/22860909/usc-trojans-qb-sam-darnold-shines-rainy-pro-dayWed, 21 Mar 2018 17:59:29 EST22860909Report: Panthers bidding reaches $2.5 billionBidding for the Panthers has reportedly reached $2.5 billion, pushing Fanatics owner Michael Rubin -- and potential minority partners Stephen Curry and Sean Combs -- to the sideline for now.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22860513/bidding-carolina-panthers-reaches-25-billion-rubin-curry-group-outWed, 21 Mar 2018 17:14:53 EST22860513Yanks' Stanton: I'm prepared for NYC scrutinyReigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton said he has calibrated his expectations for the "magnified" nature of performing well -- or poorly -- in the Big Apple.http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22861477/giancarlo-stanton-says-prepared-new-york-scrutinyWed, 21 Mar 2018 19:40:09 EST22861477Ginobili on Leonard: 'He is not coming back'Spurs guard Manu Ginobili says the team was fooled by the media into thinking injured forward Kawhi Leonard would return this season. The team has "to fight without him," Ginobili says.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22858753/san-antonio-spurs-guard-manu-ginobili-says-not-expecting-injured-forward-kawhi-leonard-return-seasonWed, 21 Mar 2018 14:24:38 EST22858753Serena falls at Miami for rare first-round defeatSerena Williams fell in straight sets to Naomi Osaka in the first round of the Miami Open.http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/22861010/serena-williams-loses-1st-round-miami-openWed, 21 Mar 2018 18:30:14 EST22861010Don’t be fooled, we’ve seen all this beforeA revolution is not happening in college basketball. We've had crazier tournaments. What's not so crazy? The Bilastrator's order of the 16 remaining teams.http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22847978/bilas-not-revolution-unprecedented-happening-ncaa-tournament-sweet-16Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:35:55 EST22847978Duke solved its defensive problems by taking a page from Syracuse's playbookThe seed was planted when Mike Krzyzewski took Jim Boeheim's advice and went to a 2-3 zone during a Team USA exhibition in 2010. Coach K turned to the zone again this season to save his defense and get the Blue Devils to the Sweet 16.http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22847137/ncaa-tournament-duke-blue-devils-mimic-syracuse-orange-2-3-zone-sweet-16Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:35:23 EST22847137LeBron, Cavs show Raptors they won't go down easilyLeBron James -- who else? -- led the way as Cleveland stormed back to beat Eastern Conference-leading Toronto in a potential playoff preview.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22861912/nba-lebron-james-cleveland-cavaliers-storm-back-beat-toronto-raptorsWed, 21 Mar 2018 21:55:48 EST22861912NFL's highest-paid players at every position -- and who's up nextKirk Cousins set a benchmark for quarterbacks, but Aaron Rodgers is primed to raise the bar even higher. Bill Barnwell breaks down the biggest contract numbers by position and forecasts who is in line for bigger paydays.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22836003/nfl-highest-paid-players-every-position-nextWed, 21 Mar 2018 08:25:34 EST22836003Kirk Cousins and Alex Smith's contracts side-by-side: Who did better?Now that the smoke has cleared, the Redskins have a QB at a price they like and the Vikings have what they hope is the missing piece to a championship.http://www.espn.com/blog/washington-redskins/post/_/id/35994/in-contracts-for-kirk-cousins-alex-smith-new-teams-got-what-they-wantedWed, 21 Mar 2018 08:39:18 ESTwashington-redskins-35994NFL Insiders predict free-agency impact: What's the best move so far?Kirk Cousins made history when he signed a fully guaranteed deal with the Vikings, but does it top all the other big moves? Our NFL Insiders weigh in on which signing or trade stood out, plus which team is the most improved.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22834845/nfl-insiders-predict-2018-free-agency-impact-most-improved-team-best-deals-moreWed, 21 Mar 2018 09:07:37 EST22834845Owner Jimmy Haslam among Browns contingent at Darnold's pro dayThe Browns brought the house Wednesday when Sam Darnold worked out at USC, and nothing they saw diminished the quarterback's case to be picked No. 1.http://www.espn.com/blog/cleveland-browns/post/_/id/25149/owner-jimmy-haslam-among-browns-contingent-at-sam-darnolds-pro-dayWed, 21 Mar 2018 20:16:03 ESTcleveland-browns-25149Where top six in draft stand: Who's taking QBs -- or could trade down?Teams in need of a franchise quarterback highlight the top of the NFL draft. But does that mean a QB will be taken with the first three picks?http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/272042/where-top-six-in-nfl-draft-stand-whos-taking-qbs-or-could-trade-downWed, 21 Mar 2018 08:30:02 ESTnflnation-272042Decoding the sneaker scribbles of NBA starsTake a close look at the shoes of LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving and you'll see handwritten messages. But what do they mean? We go behind the Sharpie to break it down.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22835960/decoding-sneaker-scribbles-nba-starsMon, 19 Mar 2018 14:47:47 EST22835960NBA March Madness: Cast your vote in our Elite Eight of alumni teamsWe've cut the field from 16 to eight in our ultimate NBA/NCAA mashup bracket. Now it's your turn to vote on which college alumni teams made up of today's NBA players will advance to our Final Four.http://www.espn.com/sportsnation/story/_/id/22848415/which-college-put-together-best-team-nba-playersWed, 21 Mar 2018 14:40:11 EST22848415Why 2018 could be monumental for Mike TroutTrout is so good, it took three rounds of swapping astounding stats to decide which numbers best cement his growing stature in baseball history.http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22834595/why-2018-monumental-mike-troutWed, 21 Mar 2018 08:17:34 EST22834595Olney: Aaron Judge, Manny Machado underrated in fantasy rankingsThey're among MLB's biggest stars, but they might be even better than the experts think. Here are nine players ranked too low, or too high, this year.http://www.espn.com/blog/buster-olney/insider/post/_/id/18322/olney-aaron-judge-manny-machado-among-underrated-yes-underrated-in-fantasy-rankingsWed, 21 Mar 2018 08:20:17 ESTbuster-olney-183222018 fantasy baseball rankings, sleepers, cheat sheets and moreGet everything you need to prepare for your fantasy baseball drafts here, including rankings and analysis from ESPN's team of experts.http://www.espn.com/fantasy/baseball/story/_/page/mlbdk2k18draft/2018-fantasy-baseball-rankings-cheat-sheets-mock-drafts-sleepers-breakouts-busts-more-draft-kitTue, 20 Feb 2018 17:47:08 ESTmlbdk2k18draftFantasy baseball mock draft: 10-team rotoMock drafts are a great chance to try out new strategies or take new approaches. In our latest mock, the injury to Justin Turner shifted the ranks at third base and allowed one drafter to see how he felt about his team with an injured Turner on board.http://www.espn.com/fantasy/baseball/story/_/id/22849272/fantasy-baseball-mock-draft-10-team-rotoWed, 21 Mar 2018 09:45:41 EST22849272If Serena Williams didn't know who Naomi Osaka was, she does nowOsaka said she wanted to impress Williams when they met Wednesday at the Miami Open. Let's just say she did that -- and then some.http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/22861125/miami-open-tennis-serena-williams-know-naomi-osaka-was-does-nowWed, 21 Mar 2018 23:26:11 EST22861125Tiger's next task? Check his book on Augusta and get ready for bent grassWith two weeks to go before the Masters and five tournaments behind him, Tiger Woods tells what's next as he preps for an event he has won four times but hasn't played in three years.http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/22847677/state-tiger-woods-game-ahead-masters-pga-tour-espn-golfTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:33:19 EST22847677Stoneman Douglas hockey team playing with a purposeThe Eagles won a Florida state title to qualify for nationals. Along the way, they have received support from the NHL and the Florida Panthers -- and in turn sought to help lift the Parkland community devastated by a mass school shooting.http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/22857808/stoneman-douglas-club-hockey-team-heads-nationals-purposeWed, 21 Mar 2018 12:43:13 EST22857808Being UMBC: Inside 72 hours of college basketball's biggest upsetNobody knew UMBC before the Retrievers pulled off college basketball's biggest upset. But suddenly stars and celebs were talking about them and fans were waiting until all hours to congratulate them.http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22835413/72-hours-umbc-biggest-upset-history-college-basketballTue, 20 Mar 2018 08:52:02 EST22835413Need a new team to root for? We got youSo your bracket is busted and you need someone new to follow. We've done the research for you already. All you have to do now is pick the team that best fits your style.http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22833300/ncaa-tournament-sweet-16-rooting-guideTue, 20 Mar 2018 09:39:37 EST22833300With so many top seeds eliminated, it's time to reseed the Sweet 16Let's try this again. It's not exactly the 16 teams we expected, but it's time to take a good look and put them in the proper order.http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22825232/ncaa-tournament-reseeding-sweet-16Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:27:09 EST22825232MLS Confidential poll: What the players really thinkWhat do MLS players think about pro/rel, the U.S.' World Cup failure and Lionel Messi? Our annual MLS Confidential player poll has the answers.http://www.espn.com/soccer/major-league-soccer/19/blog/post/3417935/2018-mls-anonymous-player-survey-us-world-cup-failure-promotion-relegation-salaries-moreTue, 13 Mar 2018 10:32:32 EST3417935How the NFL will (try to) rewrite the catch ruleWe know the league is trying to avoid more controversial catch calls. But how can they do it? Here's what the competition committee is likely to propose, its potential flaws and more.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22694632/how-nfl-competition-committee-try-rewrite-catch-rule-2018Thu, 8 Mar 2018 17:55:35 EST22694632The dominant 20 athletes of the past two decadesIn celebration of ESPN The Magazine's 20th anniversary, Peter Keating crunched the numbers to find the most dominant athletes of our time.http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/22765432/tiger-woods-lebron-james-most-dominant-athletes-last-20-yearsTue, 20 Mar 2018 09:21:59 EST22765432Barry Bonds' legacy? Always wanting moreIn ESPN The Magazine's ranking of the most dominant 20 athletes in sports, Tim Keown shares his lasting memory of Barry Bonds, baseball's home run king and un-asterisked captain of controversy: Not the bombs, but the desperation to create a legacy.http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22815229/barry-bonds-baseball-king-home-runs-controversy-no-17-our-listWed, 21 Mar 2018 08:52:57 EST22815229Are Jaguars the favorite in the AFC in 2018 after latest moves?Most of the contenders in the AFC are better through free agency this offseason, but none made the type of high-impact moves like the Jaguars.http://www.espn.com/blog/jacksonville-jaguars/post/_/id/25191/are-the-jaguars-the-favorite-in-the-afc-in-2018Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:50:25 ESTjacksonville-jaguars-25191Richard Sherman shares love for Seahawks fans despite 'hate and hypocrisy'The former Seahawks CB shared his thoughts on indignation over his decision to sign with a rival along with his sacrifices and triumphs in Seattle.http://www.espn.com/blog/seattle-seahawks/post/_/id/30153/richard-sherman-shares-love-for-seahawks-fans-despite-the-hate-and-hypocrisy-of-someWed, 21 Mar 2018 11:00:33 ESTseattle-seahawks-30153Patriots can explore multiple avenues to fill big void at left tackleLooking at the options in-house, in the draft and in free agency who might be an answer to the question, "Who's going to replace Nate Solder?"http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4812378/patriots-can-explore-multiple-avenues-to-fill-big-void-at-left-tackleWed, 21 Mar 2018 10:47:28 ESTnew-england-patriots-4812378ESPN's 2017 prospect of the year headlines Golden Boy cardJunior lightweight Ryan Garcia had an exceptional 2016, winning all six fights by stoppage. He'll try to keep the momentum going when he faces Fernando Vargas in the main event of a Golden Boy on ESPN card Thursday night.http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/22774274/golden-boy-espn-espn-2017-prospect-year-ryan-garcia-headlines-golden-boy-cardThu, 15 Mar 2018 09:52:54 EST22774274The top 10 college programs based on NHL lineupsWith the 2018 tournament upon us, we look at the legacy of college hockey's top programs -- some involved in this year's bracket, some in a down cycle -- and rank the ultimate lineups for them, based on the players' success at the NHL level.http://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/22846082/ranking-ultimate-lineups-ncaa-men-hockey-historyTue, 20 Mar 2018 13:17:57 EST22846082Trae Young tells his story: Saying goodbye to OU and hello to the NBAThe Oklahoma guard always dreamed of making the NCAA tournament, but now he's moving on to his next big goal: the NBA.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22838619/trae-young-come-enter-nba-draftWed, 21 Mar 2018 00:46:13 EST22838619The mostly bad history of NBA All-Stars as college coachesPenny Hardaway won't be the first former NBA All-Star to try his hand at being a college head coach. A look back at those who tried before should worry Memphis fans.http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22763512/penny-hardaway-former-nba-all-stars-struggling-college-head-coachesMon, 19 Mar 2018 11:38:19 EST22763512Nick Saban is ready for another season -- and that's just the beginningHow much longer will Nick Saban keep coaching? He can't say for sure, but he's showing no signs of slowing down as the Crimson Tide get ready for another title defense.http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/22833828/nick-saban-alabama-crimson-tide-future-coaching-plansWed, 21 Mar 2018 10:07:07 EST22833828The champs* are here: A new era dawns at UCFJosh Heupel takes over a team that dominated the standings, with a 13-0 record, and the headlines, with a self-proclaimed national title. How do the first-year head coach and star QB McKenzie Milton keep things rolling?http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/22774559/ucf-knights-begin-new-football-era-undefeated-seasonWed, 21 Mar 2018 10:07:35 EST22774559First look at the women's NCAA tournament Sweet 16 fieldAll four No. 1 seeds and each No. 2 seed reached the regional semifinals. Only 16 teams are left. How did they advance to the Sweet 16 -- and what must they do to move on?http://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22839399/first-look-women-ncaa-tournament-sweet-16-fieldTue, 20 Mar 2018 08:34:13 EST22839399UConn's Nurse living in the momentKia Nurse doesn't know where she'll be playing or living next year. But despite facing more questions than answers right now, the UConn senior is savoring her final March Madness with the Huskies.http://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22835486/women-ncaa-tournament-uconn-huskies-senior-kia-nurse-living-momentTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:35:45 EST22835486NHL experts predict: Maurice Richard Trophy winner, how to fix goalie interferenceGreg Wyshynski and Chris Peters debate the NHL's most pressing topics, including whether Alex Ovechkin or Patrik Laine will lead the league in goals, and why face-offs and hits are hockey's most overrated stats.http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/22848123/nhl-insiders-predict-whether-alex-ovechkin-patrik-laine-win-maurice-richard-trophyWed, 21 Mar 2018 12:16:10 EST22848123Who should win the Norris Trophy?The race for the Norris Trophy, given to the best defenseman in the NHL, is crowded this season. At least 10 worthy blueliners are battling it out for top billing. But these three D-men stand out above the rest.http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/22837012/nhl-tampa-bay-lightning-victor-hedman-los-angeles-kings-drew-doughty-top-norris-trophy-candidatesTue, 20 Mar 2018 13:43:08 EST22837012Ryan Getzlaf on chasing another Cup and how parenthood complicates hockeyAs Anaheim's elder statesman, Ryan Getzlaf has weathered plenty of storms on and off the ice. The center tells Greg Wyshynski why bouncing back from a tough start prepared Anaheim to "win now" and how he balances being a Duck and a dad.http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/22835198/nhl-center-ryan-getzlaf-anaheim-ducks-chasing-another-stanley-cup-how-parenthood-complicates-hockeyTue, 20 Mar 2018 13:42:53 EST22835198ESPN predicts the 2018 Formula One seasonAhead of the start of the 2018 F1 season, our experts have attempted to guess how the season will unfold.http://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/22844408/espn-predicts-2018-formula-one-seasonTue, 20 Mar 2018 10:42:35 EST22844408
Former MLB pitcher Greg Reynolds believes his career was cut short after he punched a naked man on LSD who was trying to break into his home. A jury just awarded Reynolds a settlement of more than $2 million.