Rio Olympics

An Austrian ski jumper set a new world record with this ludicrous 830-foot jump

Ski jumping is one of those sports we don’t appreciate often enough for just how bananas it is. Earlier this week, 23-year-old Stefan Kraft broke the world record by jumping an astonishing 253.5 meters (831 feet):<p>This video is nothing short of remarkable. He hangs in the air for a full eight …

Sports

While the U.S. men's hockey team sat in business class, the women sat in coach

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The U.S. Women's National Hockey Team and USA Hockey are locked in sensitivenegotiations over pay and benefits, and the clock is ticking.<p>The International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship games begin on March 31. The women say they will sit out the tournament unless …

Employment Law

Mack Beggs will get wish, wrestle against boys in USA Wrestling spring and summer meets

Mack Beggs, left, a transgender wrestler from Euless Trinity High School, stands with his coach Travis Clark. (Photo: AP)<p>After being forced to …

Sports

Universal Basic Income Will Help Us Level the Economic Playing Field

The Olympics provides a great opportunity to take a closer look at the popular myth of meritocracy, where winners come out on top thanks to hard work …

The Future

Sprinter Andre De Grasse to race at Harry Jerome track meet

Andre De Grasse was caught off-guard when he was swarmed by excited children at last year’s Harry Jerome International Track Classic. They thrust paper and pens in his direction, and pleaded for selfies.<p>The Canadian star sprinter announced Thursday he will compete at the Harry Jerome on June 28 — …

Improving Your Recovery With Magnesium

Magnesium deficiencies can be fixed through proper nutrition. Grains, more common in the western diet, are not a good source of magnesium, whereas …

Vitamins

Claressa Shields: From poverty & abuse to boxing greatness

Media playback is not supported on this device<p><b>Claressa Shields said she knew when she was 15 years old that she was going to be the best female boxer in the world.</b><p><b>Two years later, when the American won</b> middleweight gold at London 2012, <b>she proved it.</b><p><b>At Rio 2016, she became the first American boxer</b> …

Boxing

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Iowa

Images of the week

<b>Yu Dabao celebrating his winning goal for China against South Korea leads our images from the past week. See full gallery below.</b><p>The week's top images from around the world.

Soccer

USA vs. Honduras 2017: Time, live TV schedule for World Cup qualifier

The USMNT is in serious need of a win in San Jose.<p>The United States got off to a terrible start in 2018 World Cup qualifying, losing their opening two Hexagonal matches, which led to the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann. He’s been replaced by Bruce Arena, who is now tasked with leading the USMNT to …

Soccer

US Speedskating to hold long track trials in Milwaukee

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — The United States will hold its Olympic long track speedskating trials at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee.<p>US Speedskating announced Thursday the trials are set for Jan. 2-7 in 2018 to determine the American team for the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Up to 20 …

Sports

Kristi Yamaguchi's 'break a leg' tweet brings out every GIF the internet has

A good luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing a massive response online.<p>Kerrigan is competing on the current season of "Dancing with the Stars." Yamaguchi tweeted to Kerrigan on Monday, "Can't wait to see you grace that ballroom floor," …

Entertainment

Stand-in skipper Yoshida 'buzzing' after Japan win

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan defender Maya Yoshida said he was "buzzing" after leading his side to a 2-0 victory in Thursday's World Cup qualifier against United Arab Emirates in place of injured skipper Makoto Hasebe.<p>Yuya Kubo and Yasuyuki Konno scored a goal in each half in Al Ain to keep the …

Soccer

British Swimming is dragged into bullying row after multiple claims by Paralympians over a coach

Swimming became the latest major sport to be engulfed by a bullying scandal on its elite programme on Thursday after it emerged that an investigation had been launched into multiple claims by Paralympians about a coach.<p>British Swimming confirmed it was probing allegations by several para-swimmers – …

Corruption

Cape Epic 2017: Stage 4 Results

Race debutants Andri Frischknecht and Michiel Van der Heijden took a surprise victory for the Scott-SRAM Young Guns team, out-sprinting their elder …

Cycling

USMNT facing imposing climb to World Cup with Friday loss

USA TODAY Sports' Martin Rogers previews the World Cup qualifying match between the U.S. and Honduras. USA TODAY Sports<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. – There are 5,889 miles separating Northern California and Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, but if things turn sour for the United States on Friday night then the next …

Soccer

£1m UFC contract? Dana White issued come and get me plea by British Olympian Lutalo Muhammad

Exclusive: Double taekwondo medallist does not believes Jade Jones can emulate Ronda Rousey.<p>Double British Olympic medallist Lutalo Muhammad is not …

UFC

T.J. Oshie recreates Sochi Olympic shootout magic

ATHLETE NEWS MICHAEL PHELPS | USAIN BOLT | LINDSEY VONN<p><b>T.J. Oshie</b> found himself in a familiar position Thursday night — beating <b>Sergei Bobrovsky</b> in a …

Olympics

Indian para-athletes win 13 medals at IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai

<b>Dubai</b>: Indian para-athletes did the country proud by claiming 13 medals in the season-opening Fazaa International IPC International Athletics Grand …

Grand Prix

Remembering Special Olympics gold medalist Olivia Quigley

Marty Smith pays his respects to two-time Special Olympics gold medalist Olivia Quigley, who died of cancer in November at 25 years …

Special Olympics

USA Hockey reaching out to potential replacement players for world championship

USA TODAY Sports' A.J. Perez explains why the USA women's hockey team is boycotting the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship. USA TODAY Sports<p>USA Hockey began to seek out replacement players for the IIHF Women’s World Championship from the National Women's Hockey …

Sports

Familiar look to 2017 NZL Sailing Team

by Michael Brown, Yachting New Zealand today at 9:13 pm 23 March 2017<p>Burling and Tuke wrap up Kiwi 49er gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing …

Sailing

A Swimmer's Thoughts During the Last 5 Yards

3/22/2017<p>By Mike Gustafson//Contributor<p>The final 5 yards of a race are often the most intense. Eyeballs are popping. Veins are pulsating. Muscles are …

Swimming

Male-To-Female Transgender Weightlifter Sets New Records, Wins Gold

Some of her competitors, however, have quickly raised claims of unfairness.<p>Laurel Hubbard, a weightlifter from New Zealand, may have swept away the …

Cool Stuff

Schooling wins two relay golds with Longhorns at NCAA Championships

SINGAPORE: Singapore's star national swimmer and first Olympic champion Joseph Schooling helped the University of Texas win two gold medals at the …

University of California

Pliskova, Cibulkova cruise into third around at Miami

(Reuters) - Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova cruised into the third round of the Miami Open with a 6-1 6-3 win over Madison Brengle on Thursday while Dominika Cibulkova beat Paraguayan qualifier Veronica Cepede Royg 6-3 6-2.<p>Pliskova, a finalist at last year's U.S. Open who reached the …

Caroline Wozniacki

Bethanie Mattek-Sands picks up her first top-10 win in two years at Miami Open

Day 3 at the Miami Open included highlights of some of the WTA's biggest names, such as Karolina Pliskova cruising to a win. USA TODAY Sports<p>KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Bethanie Mattek-Sands picked up her first top-10 victory since 2015, upsetting ninth-seeded Elina Svitolina 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to …

Sports

UFC bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko says managers talking, date with Amanda Nunes close

Upcoming UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko had planned her schedule around champ Amanda Nunes’ availability.<p>After some …

UFC

Chris Pratt thinks “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is so good, it’ll win an Olympic Gold medal

When you see a good movie, you probably leave the theater thinking, “Oh man, I hope it wins at least one Oscar to solidify it as a great movie for …

Superheroes

Bracket buster at Match Cup Australia >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Perth, Australia (March 24, 2017) – Local skipper Matt Jerwood certainly overplayed the anxiety card on his way to becoming the third Western …

Sailing