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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After throwing six warm-up pitches, he left with a trainer prior to the start of the second inning.http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24418007/yu-darvish-chicago-cubs-pitches-just-1-inning-rehab-startSun, 19 Aug 2018 15:57:57 EST24418007'Why am I still hiding this?': The state of mental health in the NBAStars such as Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan opening up has been an important step, but the stigma of mental health remains alive in NBA locker rooms.http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24382693/jackie-macmullan-kevin-love-paul-pierce-state-mental-health-nbaWed, 15 Aug 2018 12:26:56 EST24382693Sizzling sluggers shake things upThe Red Sox are still No. 1 atop a pile of quality clubs in the AL, but hot hitters are powering rising challengers from the NL.http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24393785/ranking-mlb-teams-week-20Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:42:18 EST24393785Andrew Luck's next step: The moment of truth, after moments of doubtAfter worrying for months about their QB's arm and NFL future, the Colts and their fans anxiously await what they hope is his return to greatness.http://www.espn.com/blog/indianapolis-colts/post/_/id/23418/andrew-luck-next-step-the-moment-of-truth-after-moments-of-doubtMon, 20 Aug 2018 08:46:40 ESTindianapolis-colts-23418He's no Khalil Mack, but Reggie Gilbert looks real for PackersAs fans dream of Khalil Mack in a Packers uniform, Reggie Gilbert is showing he has earned a spot, and he might be just the guy they need.http://www.espn.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/45414/hes-no-khalil-mack-but-reggie-gilbert-looks-real-for-packersMon, 20 Aug 2018 08:47:34 ESTgreen-bay-packers-45414Making an Indy 360: Orlando Brown Jr. transforms from combine bustBrown returns to Indianapolis for his first MNF appearance with his stock soaring, the result of hard work, a good diet and listening skills.http://www.espn.com/blog/baltimore-ravens/post/_/id/45768/making-an-indy-360-orlando-brown-transforms-from-combine-bustMon, 20 Aug 2018 08:46:59 ESTbaltimore-ravens-45768The 100s tracker: Can Red Sox stay on record-setting pace?As we keep tabs on the best and worst teams this season, a tough test could challenge Boston's pace. 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Here are the most important injuries of Week 2, and what they mean moving forward.http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/279520/the-biggest-injuries-from-nfl-preseason-week-2-2Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:28:31 ESTnflnation-279520Snedeker caps big week with Wyndham winBrandt Snedeker closed with a 65 for a 3-stroke victory Sunday in the Wyndham Championship, four days after opening with an 11-under 59.http://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/24419116/brandt-snedeker-wins-wyndham-championship-3-strokesSun, 19 Aug 2018 19:12:10 EST24419116Ronda Rousey wins Raw women's championship at SummerSlamRonda Rousey became the Raw women's champion with a victory over Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam.http://www.espn.com/wwe/story/_/id/24420476/summerslam-ronda-rousey-tops-alexa-bliss-summerslamSun, 19 Aug 2018 22:52:37 EST24420476SummerSlam recaps: Roman Reigns, Ronda Rousey, Seth Rollins and Charlotte Flair win goldRoman Reigns finally got the best of Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey became a WWE champion and Seth Rollins and Charlotte Flair recaptured gold in Brooklyn.http://www.espn.com/wwe/story/_/id/24401436/2018-summerslam-recaps-ratings-wweSun, 19 Aug 2018 18:10:18 EST24401436Lynx, fans give nod to retiring Lindsay WhalenWhether running the point or commanding an arena with a mic in front of her, Whalen always brings the goods -- especially at her own ceremony.http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/24420189/minnesota-lynx-fans-give-nod-retiring-lindsay-whalenMon, 20 Aug 2018 01:55:41 EST244201892018 WNBA playoff scheduleThe WNBA playoffs begin Tuesday. Seattle and Atlanta earned double-byes into the semifinals. Who will capture this year's crown?http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/24420312/2018-wnba-playoff-schedule-resultsSun, 19 Aug 2018 23:50:23 EST24420312Fortnite Summer Skirmish suffers from its spectating experienceWatching Fortnite is a lot like watching the Overwatch League solely from the perspective from Tracer or Genji -- it's practically unwatchable.http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/24416873/fortnite-summer-skirmish-suffers-lack-live-spectator-modeSun, 19 Aug 2018 12:18:17 EST24416873Updated FAQ: The latest on the Maryland football controversyFollowing Friday's announcement that Maryland's board of regents is assuming control of the university's investigations, here's where things stand in the wake of the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair.http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/24402668/latest-maryland-football-controversyFri, 17 Aug 2018 18:28:52 EST24402668Atlanta's Martinez ties MLS season goals recordJosef Martinez matched the Major League Soccer record for goals in a season with nine games remaining, as he scored his 27th of the year.http://www.espn.com/soccer/atlanta-united-fc/story/3603733/atlanta-uniteds-josef-martinez-ties-mls-record-with-27th-goal-of-seasonSun, 19 Aug 2018 16:28:46 EST3603733Dota 2: The International sets mark at $24.8MWith a $24.8 million prize purse, Dota 2 tournament The International has broken its own mark for an esports prize pool.http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/24420798/the-international-8-breaks-record-248m-prize-purseSun, 19 Aug 2018 23:30:04 EST24420798How the F1 driver market looks after Ricciardo, Alonso announcementsDaniel Ricciardo's shock switch to Renault and Fernando Alonso's decision to quit Formula One at the end of 2018 have blown the F1 driver market wide open. Here's how the driver market looks as we near the end of the summer break.http://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/24423219/how-formula-one-driver-market-looks-events-summer-breakMon, 20 Aug 2018 06:45:49 EST24423219Blossoming at Bristol: Kurt Busch seals playoff berth after first win with new crewNot only did Kurt Busch earn a playoff berth, he gave his crew -- which began working with the veteran driver at the start of the season -- its first Cup win.http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/24415502/kurt-busch-seals-playoff-berth-first-win-new-crewSun, 19 Aug 2018 08:48:50 EST24415502