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Why does Melania stay?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In an article published this week in The New Yorker, reporter Ronan Farrow describes an extramarital affair President Donald Trump allegedly began in 2006 -- a few years into his marriage to Melania Trump and not long after the birth of their son, Barron.<p>The alleged affair involved Karen …

Donald Trump

Lavar Ball Says He's Not Afraid of Magic Johnson, Lakers

After previously being told to tone down his criticisms of Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, LaVar Ball isn't afraid to keep talking.<p>Speaking to TMZ Sports, Ball even said "I ain't never afraid of nothing" in response to a question about Magic Johnson.<p>ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported in …

Basketball

'Burned rock' foul causes rare stir at Olympic curling

AP<p>GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A rare moment of controversy in the typically ultra-polite sport of curling erupted Friday over a foul known as a "burned rock" in the Canada vs. Denmark women's match.<p>The drama unfolded in the fifth end, or period, of the already tense game, when a Danish player …

Rachel Homan

Robert Griffin III absolutely blasts the Browns on IG

There is not much news surrounding free agent NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III these days. The last time RGIII suited up was with the Cleveland …

Football (U.S.)

Mikaela Shiffrin beats herself out of second gold in 2018 Winter Olympics

Mikaela Shiffrin is the only person who can beat Mikaela Shiffrin at the 2018 Winter Olympics<p>Nancy Armour | USA TODAY Sports<p>PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin has stood in the start gate hundreds, maybe thousands of times, staring down the mountain and knowing it will bend to her …

Gymnastics

Russian military contractors reportedly tried to test the US military in Syria — but they got whooped

More details have emerged from a massive battle in Syria that reportedly pitted hundreds of Russian military contractors and Syrian and Iranian pro-regime fighters against the US and its Syrian rebel allies — and it looks like it was mission to test the US's resolve.<p>Bloomberg first reported this …

Military

Dwyane Wade, Chris Long Respond to Fox News Anchor's LeBron James Comments

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long took aim Friday at Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham, who told LeBron James to "shut up and dribble" in light of comments he made about President Donald Trump.<p>"They use to try and hide it.. now the president has given …

Basketball

Nick Foles still hasn't heard from Brady, explains lack of Super Bowl handshake

The Eagles backup QB doesn't blame Brady for not contacting him, and sounds like a guy who wants to stay<p>The outcome of Super Bowl LII was never in …

NFL

The first wave of spring injuries is here, leaving Mariners without first baseman

Ryon Healy and Troy Tulowitzki are dealing with injuries already<p>Pitchers and catchers have reported, and that meant it was only a matter of time …

Baseball

Mikaela Shiffrin ends quest for five Winter Olympic skiing gold medals

Mikaela Shiffrin's shot at five gold medals at Winter Olympics ends before it could begin<p>Nancy Armour | USA TODAY Sports<p>PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- There won’t be five gold medals for Mikaela Shiffrin. There won’t even be five races.<p>The new Olympic champion in giant slalom will skip Saturday’s …

Skiing

Report: Tim Lincecum throws 90-93 MPH at showcase

Tim Lincecum was back on a mound Thursday, trying to prove to teams once again that he still has a little bit of magic left in his right arm.<p>The …

Major League Baseball

Bob Costas opens up about his changing role in NBC's sports coverage

Longtime NBC broadcaster Bob Costas wasn’t included in this year’s Super Bowl broadcast, and for the first time in nearly 30 years, he’s nowhere to be found for NBC’s Olympics coverage.<p>The 65-year-old broadcaster says he isn’t retiring yet, and he has no issue with how his role in NBC’s sports …

Sports Media

Amazon is paying its workers up to $5,000 to quit — and it's a brilliant strategy

Amazon is offering to pay its employees up to $5,000 if they agree to quit their jobs.<p>The e-commerce giant is dangling "The Offer," as it's called internally, in front of workers this week at the company's warehouses and customer-service centers across the US, The Atlantic reports.<p>The strategy of …

Employee Engagement

Grandmother foils alleged school shooting plot in Washington state

SEATTLE — An 18-year-old was arrested Tuesday after a journal was found detailing plans to shoot his classmates at a high school in Everett, Wash.<p>According to the Everett Police Department, the 18-year-old’s grandmother called 911 Tuesday morning after finding the journal and believed the threats …

Crime

The polar vortex just split in two. Get ready for some wild weather from Europe to the U.S.

The polar vortex, the notorious swirl of winds around a low pressure area in the upper atmosphere over the Arctic, has split in two. Since the polar …

Global Warming

Ex-wife's photos raise questions about McGahn's role in Porter scandal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The FBI obtained photos of the bruised face of Colbie Holderness seven days after President Donald Trump's inauguration last year, according to emails obtained by CNN, raising questions about what information White House counsel Don McGahn had at his disposal regarding her …

Donald Trump

'I Need a Miracle Every Day': Jake Peavy Picks Up Pieces of a Shattered Life

MOBILE, Ala. — The famous duck boat sits motionless in the quiet of a shed at the center of the property.<p>Where cheers and world champion ticker tape once rained down on its triumphant ride through Boston's streets, on this day there is only the rustling of an icy wind and Claude, the aging Texas …

Toby Keith

Japanese Speedskater Kei Saito Kicked Out of 2018 Olympics for Doping

The 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, reportedly has its first case of an athlete being kicked out for doping.<p>Juliet Macur of the <i>New York Times</i> reported the news Monday, noting Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito was the guilty party. According to Macur, Saito tested positive for a …

Gymnastics

Mirai Nagasu Is First American Woman to Land Triple Axel at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu

Chloe Kim Crushes the Competition to Win America's Third Snowboard Gold Medal at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Chloe Kim arrived at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea to unfathomable expectations. The South Korean media mobbed the …

Extreme Sports

25 Years of Satellite Data Uncover Alarming Error in Sea Level Measurements

Climate change is worsening faster than we thought.<p>The Earth is changing in ways that could cause an actual mass extinction during our lifetimes. In …

Global Warming

Five players, including Case Keenum, who should be given transition or franchise tags

Keenum, with a breakout season so late in his career, represents the quintessential use of a transition tag<p>The franchise tag, once again, will be …

Case Keenum

Johnny Manziel Says Baker Mayfield 'Can Learn from What I Did Wrong'

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel believes fellow Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield can steer clear of some of the mistakes he made in the NFL.<p>Manziel appeared on Monday's episode of the <i>Pardon My Take</i> podcast <i></i>(via Nate Ulrich of the <i>Akron Beacon Journal</i>) and opened up about the …

Football (U.S.)

Johnny Manziel to the Minnesota Vikings? It’s actually possible

The controversial quarterback is working on a comeback to the NFL and one team that could be interested in his services could be the Minnesota …

Football (U.S.)

The Latest: Luge win keeps Germany atop gold medal standings

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):<p>12:20 a.m.<p>Chloe Kim's win in the women's halfpipe final was the early highlight before attention moved to Alpine skiing and Marcel Hirscher's victory in the men's combined. Tuesday finished with a rush of six …

Gymnastics

LaVar Ball wants all three sons on same NBA team

<i>Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this story included different years for Lonzo Ball's contract terms.</i><p>LaVar Ball has a grand plan and it involves not only having all three of his sons playing in the NBA, but all three playing for the same team.<p>The founder of the Big Baller …

Basketball

Super Bowl ticket lawsuit to be decided in Supreme Court

It’s no secret that Super Bowl ticket prices can get ridiculously overpriced. But one fan in New Jersey is arguing, in court, that the NFL has …

NFL

Former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza busted with over 20 kilos of cocaine

It’s always surprising when former athletes break the law for asinine reasons, which was recently the case in an arrest involving a former MLB …

Crime

Figure Skater Adam Rippon Plans to Skip Team USA's White House Visit

American figure skater Adam Rippon reiterated that he plans to skip Team USA's visit to the White House.<p>"I have no desire to go to the White House," …

Donald Trump

UK airport to reopen after WWII bomb find

London City Airport will be open as normal on Tuesday after dozens of flights were cancelled following the discovery of an unexploded Second World …

Royal Navy