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.Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:45:35 GMThttp://a.espncdn.com/i/espn/teamlogos/lrg/trans/espn_dotcom_black.gifwww.espn.com - TOPhttp://www.espn.com110110Sources: Rockets push into Clips' locker roomHouston's James Harden, Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green pushed into the LA Clippers' locker room Monday night looking to confront Austin Rivers after the Rockets' loss, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22116253/houston-rockets-push-la-clippers-locker-roomTue, 16 Jan 2018 01:50:08 EST22116253D'Antoni accuses Griffin of intentional contactRockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Clippers forward Blake Griffin intentionally made contact with him Monday night before a heated confrontation that led to double technical fouls with 3½ minutes to play.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22116760/mike-dantoni-houston-rockets-accuses-blake-griffin-intentional-contactTue, 16 Jan 2018 03:17:43 EST22116760Melo 'done' with refs after Westbrook ejectedThunder guard Russell Westbrook's ejection minutes before the end of Monday's game resulted in a technical foul for coach Billy Donovan and led teammate Carmelo Anthony to say he's "done" with officials.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22115496/russell-westbrook-oklahoma-city-thunder-ejected-upsetting-carmelo-anthonyTue, 16 Jan 2018 00:08:05 EST22115496Warriors suffer through cold showers at 'The Q'The Warriors, after taking down the Cavs with a stout fourth quarter in which they shot 53 percent, were cooled off in the visitors' locker room after the win. "Somebody call Bron!" Kevin Durant could be heard yelling.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22115611/golden-state-warriors-suffer-cold-showers-qTue, 16 Jan 2018 00:39:36 EST22115611CP3 draws mixed reception in return to L.A.The boos for Chris Paul weren't the reason it was a disappointing return to L.A. for the former Clippers star, with his Rockets falling 113-102 at Staples Center on Monday night.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22116103/chris-paul-houston-rockets-draws-mixed-reception-return-laTue, 16 Jan 2018 01:29:24 EST22116103Sources: Giants shift coach search to ShurmurThe focus of the New York Giants' coaching search has shifted to Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. The Giants are planning to schedule a second interview next week with Shurmur, sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano and Chris Mortensen.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22112464/new-york-giants-coaching-search-shifts-minnesota-vikings-offensive-coordinator-pat-shurmurMon, 15 Jan 2018 17:35:39 EST22112464Sources: Norton jilts 49ers to be Seahawks DCThe Seahawks' coaching changes now feature Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator and Mike Solari as offensive line coach, sources told ESPN. Norton is leaving the 49ers after just one week for the Seattle job.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22113896/ken-norton-jr-mike-solari-joining-seattle-seahawks-staffMon, 15 Jan 2018 21:06:55 EST22113896Alabama LB who went after staffer will transferAlabama linebacker Mekhi Brown, who was involved in a sideline incident with an assistant coach during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, will transfer to Tennessee State.http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/22112646/alabama-linebacker-mekhi-brown-transfer-reportedly-tennessee-stateMon, 15 Jan 2018 18:21:45 EST22112646Kevin Durant dominates the Cavaliers again as Warriors sweep seriesThe Golden State Warriors took advantage of Cleveland's porous defense to sweep the season series.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22115187/kevin-durant-proves-too-much-cavaliersMon, 15 Jan 2018 23:25:40 EST22115187Three goats and the GOAT: Barnwell's lessons of an improbable NFL final fourWe knew Tom Brady would be here. But Case Keenum, Blake Bortles and Nick Foles? No way. There are lessons to be learned from each of the quarterbacks in the conference title games and how they got here.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page/Barnwellx180115/2017-nfl-playoffs-lessons-impossible-quarterback-final-fourMon, 15 Jan 2018 08:59:43 ESTBarnwellx180115Resetting NFL playoff bracket: Who has edge in Jags-Patriots, Vikings-Eagles?Minnesota punched its ticket to Philadelphia for a chance at the NFC crown with a late game winner. Here's a look at both conference title matchups.http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/266593/resetting-nfl-playoff-bracket-who-has-edge-in-afc-nfc-championship-gamesSun, 14 Jan 2018 20:27:41 ESTnflnation-266593Follow live: Sharapova seeks strong startRoger Federer began this year's Aussie Open campaign right where he left off a year ago -- with a dominant win. This time, it came against Aljaz Bedene in straight sets.http://www.espn.com/tennis/courtcastSun, 14 Jan 2018 22:34:40 EST22101928Duke's good and bad all on display in one nightWhen Duke is good, the Blue Devils might be the best team in the nation. When they're bad, they look like a young mess. They showed both against Miami.http://www.espn.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/120608/duke-erases-13-point-deficit-to-beat-miamiMon, 15 Jan 2018 23:42:10 ESTcollegebasketballnation-120608Power Rankings: Big 12 depth is downright scaryHow tough is the Big 12 this season? The top of the league includes four Final Four threats. So no games are easy, especially on the road.http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22099138/college-basketball-power-rankings-big-12-depth-downright-scaryMon, 15 Jan 2018 08:28:35 EST22099138Bracketology: The ever-changing No. 1 seedsThe revolving door of No. 1 seeds spins again. Purdue, it's your turn on a top line.http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketologyMon, 15 Jan 2018 10:46:13 EST22109121Kansas, Duke show why it's hard to beat the kingKansas and Duke might not be in Final Four form, but Monday's comeback victories showed that they are significant factors in their conference races.http://www.espn.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/120616/kansas-duke-show-its-hard-to-beat-the-kingTue, 16 Jan 2018 01:25:32 ESTcollegebasketballnation-120616Anthony Davis' play is evidence that it's best to be patient with Kristaps PorzingisKristaps Porzingis is just 44 games into his role as the No. 1 option in an NBA offense, so the flashes of brilliance could yet become a regular thing.http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/66950/anthony-davis-play-is-evidence-that-its-best-to-be-patient-with-kristaps-porzingisTue, 16 Jan 2018 00:01:22 ESTnew-yorkknicks-66950McCutchen, face of Pirates, shipped to GiantsTwo days after sending ace Gerrit Cole to Houston, the Pirates took another definitive step in their rebuild Monday, trading former MVP outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the Giants.http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22111712/andrew-mccutchen-traded-san-francisco-giants-pittsburgh-piratesTue, 16 Jan 2018 00:39:39 EST22111712Old, bold and unwilling to fold: Can the Giants make one last run?Time is running out for the Giants' veterans, but adding Andrew McCutchen means the fading champs are making a desperate bid to keep up with the National League's elite teams.http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22113478/giants-make-one-last-runTue, 16 Jan 2018 00:41:01 EST22113478Donovan: Failure at Leon not an optionLandon Donovan was presented in front of around 7,000 Club Leon fans on Monday evening in Estadio Leon and wasted no time in setting the bar high.http://www.espn.com/soccer/leon/story/3350041/landon-donovan-stresses-that-failure-at-leon-is-not-an-optionTue, 16 Jan 2018 00:50:37 EST3350041UConn survives upset bid from TexasThe performance fell short of vintage UConn, but Geno Auriemma didn't hesitate to say he was proud of his Huskies. On a night when little came easily, the Huskies withstood their latest test. Even so, it seems like it's getting more difficult to be UConn.http://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/22114106/connecticut-huskies-survive-upset-bid-texas-longhornsMon, 15 Jan 2018 20:58:07 EST22114106Inside the play that saved the Vikings' season -- and crushed the SaintsMinnesota had less than a 3 percent chance to win before Diggs caught the 61-yard touchdown pass from Keenum. Here's how the tide changed in the final moments -- from both teams' perspectives.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22102295/inside-play-saved-minnesota-vikings-season-crushed-new-orleans-saintsMon, 15 Jan 2018 00:29:17 EST22102295Mularkey's stubbornness, failure to scheme around Marcus Mariota were his demiseMularkey didn't make enough adjustments to take advantage of his quarterback's skill set in what had become a predictable offense in Tennessee.http://www.espn.com/blog/tennessee-titans/post/_/id/25226/mike-mularkeys-stubbornness-failure-to-scheme-around-marcus-mariota-was-his-demiseMon, 15 Jan 2018 13:37:44 ESTtennessee-titans-25226Brady, Gronkowski, Belichick stand in way of Jaguars' Super Bowl runThe Jaguars advanced to the AFC Championship Game for the third time in franchise history by beating Pittsburgh at Heinz Field on Sunday.http://www.espn.com/blog/jacksonville-jaguars/post/_/id/24509/brady-gronkowski-belichick-stand-in-way-of-jaguars-super-bowl-runSun, 14 Jan 2018 18:31:30 ESTjacksonville-jaguars-24509In a shocker, Patriots will host Jaguars, not Steelers, in AFC title gameThe Patriots won't have to contend with the Steelers next weekend, but there is no guarantee that facing the Jaguars will be the "easier" path.http://www.espn.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4810436/in-a-shocker-patriots-will-host-jaguars-in-afc-title-game-not-steelersSun, 14 Jan 2018 21:33:25 ESTbostonnew-england-patriots-4810436History repeating? Eagles to host Vikings in NFC Championship GameThe last time the Eagles went to the Super Bowl, they played the Falcons and Vikings to get there. They'll get the latter again after Minnesota's wild win.http://www.espn.com/blog/philadelphia-eagles/post/_/id/23845/history-repeating-eagles-to-host-vikings-in-nfc-championshipSun, 14 Jan 2018 21:33:06 ESTphiladelphia-eagles-23845Just how evil can the Yankees get? Imagine this dream/nightmare 2018We dust off our crystal ball for our annual glimpse into one extreme -- though not completely implausible -- season in the Bronx.http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york/yankees/post/_/id/97842/just-how-evil-can-the-yankees-get-imagine-this-dreamnightmare-2018-in-the-bronxMon, 15 Jan 2018 07:30:30 ESTnew-yorkyankees-97842Man City pull out of Sanchez race - sourcesManchester City have pulled out of the race to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, sources have told ESPN FC.http://www.espn.com/soccer/soccer-transfers/story/3349818/man-city-pull-out-of-race-to-sign-alexis-sanchez-sourcesMon, 15 Jan 2018 16:03:42 EST3349818Liverpool vs. Man City lived up to hypeThe Premier League often overhypes itself when it comes to clashes between big clubs, but Liverpool vs. Man City definitely delivered.http://www.espn.com/soccer/blog/marcottis-musings/62/post/3349438/liverpool-vs-man-city-lived-up-to-hype-while-real-madrid-freefall-continuesMon, 15 Jan 2018 09:55:53 EST3349438What you need to know before national signing dayThe season is over. What's next? Recruiting. Patrick Surtain Jr. is the top available recruit and UGA has the top class. With one signing period in the books and another less than a month away, let's catch up and get ready for national signing day.http://www.espn.com/college-football/recruiting/story/_/id/22044029/what-need-know-national-signing-dayThu, 11 Jan 2018 14:35:43 EST22044029Hiring of Kevin Sumlin should be great news for Arizona QB Khalil TateSumlin coached Johnny Manziel to a Heisman while at Texas A&M, and the coach's attention to detail should work wonders for the Wildcats' young quarterback.http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/22100589/kevin-sumlin-hire-great-news-arizona-wildcats-qb-khalil-tateSun, 14 Jan 2018 20:07:46 EST22100589Remembering Dan Gurney, always the coolest man in the roomThe first driver to stand atop the podium in the world's four major racing classifications got there with a decidedly American flair, and his legacy as one cool racing hero will long transcend the world of motorsports.http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/22110226/remembering-dan-gurney-always-coolest-man-room-indycar-nascar-formula-one-le-mans-sports-carsMon, 15 Jan 2018 12:25:26 EST22110226Who will win Bellator's Heavyweight World Grand Prix?Bellator's Heavyweight World Grand Prix kicks off Saturday when Chael Sonnen faces Rampage Jackson in Los Angeles. Which fighter will come out on top when the tournament is completed? Our panel makes its picks.http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/22102868/who-win-bellator-heavyweight-world-grand-prixSun, 14 Jan 2018 23:59:48 EST22102868NHL trade asset tiers: Buyer's guide to the deadlineNow that trade season has begun in earnest, who are the top players available? We rank the top 34 into five tiers based on expected return, led by three veteran skaters in the "price of your neighbor's yacht" class.http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/22101277/nhl-trade-asset-rankings-tiers-2017-18-trade-deadline-john-tavares-oliver-ekman-larsson-max-paciorettySun, 14 Jan 2018 21:37:25 EST22101277