Summer Olympic Games

Simone Biles criticism leads to apology from Gabby Douglas

On Friday, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman used social media to call for an end to victim shaming in sexual abuse cases and attacks on women for the …

Olympics

Unsung: Colin Kaepernick and 'The Loneliness' of the long-distance protest

On a snowy day in 2009, as the Illinois House of Representatives was voting 114 to 1 to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the man himself was running. He jogged through Ravenswood in a black track suit and, when reporters finally caught up with him, he told them: “Let me simply say I feel like the old …

Colin Kaepernick

What It’s Like to Be a Russian Athlete Today (Op-ed)

Russian track-and-field still has a future. But big changes take time

Russia

Maddie Bowman Stars In Milk Life's New Olympics TV Ads

Gold Medalist Maddie Bowman’s awesome freestyle skiing skills are on display in two new TV spots for Milk Life’s 2018 Winter Olympics campaign.<p>This …

Advertising Industry

Say hello to Telstar 18, the 2018 World Cup ball

Several heads were left being scratched on Thursday after Russia used some hardcore techno beats in a dark auditorium decked out to look like an …

Lionel Messi

This WNBA star didn’t want a media frenzy when she came out. But thousands watched her wedding.

On the basketball court, Olympian Elena Delle Donne is a focused, steely-eyed beast. But on Nov. 3, the 6-foot-5 Washington Mystics forward swapped her No. 11 red and blue jersey for a white lace wedding dress — and found herself overcome with emotion as she vowed to spend her life with Amanda …

Women's Basketball

A (Future) Red October | The Hardball Times

Left-hander Anton Kuznetsov posted a 0.36 ERA and 2.24 FIP in his first season state-side. (via Angelina Miro)<p>It’s 2017. The Phillies finish the …

Baseball

Local Latin dance champs find ballroom bliss at Snowball Classic

Gail JohnsonLife’s busy for most university students, but for Zika Trajkovic and Scarlett Liaifer, it’s especially so: when they’re not cramming for …

Zika Virus

Shalane Flanagan’s High School Gym Teacher: ‘She Just Seemed To Win Everything’

MARBLEHEAD (CBS) — “It’s a proud day to be a Flanagan.” That is was written on a sign Steve Flanagan found on his doorstep as he returned home from …

Olympics

Family Volunteer Day is November 18th #FamilyVolunteerDay

This is a sponsored post. Volunteering? Yes, please! Is your family ready for Family Volunteer Day coming up on November 18th? I am getting mine …

Volunteering

Japanese company rewards non-smoking employees with additional paid leave

Image Credits: Getty Image/LEON NEAL/ Staff<p>A company based in Japan is granting some of their employees six days extra paid leave if they are …

Paid Leave

World champ Caeleb Dressel chases new goals as he begins senior season at Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On the cover of a black-and-white composition notebook, Caeleb Dressel pens his goals. In its pages, he records every detail of the steps he takes to get there — notes every practice, critiques every meet, studies every stroke, start and minute detail of becoming a better …

Olympics

Tokyo's 1964 Olympic flame went out four years ago

The "sacred" flame from Tokyo's 1964 Olympics was meant to burn forever... but an embarrassed official has revealed that it actually went out four …

UK News

21 of the world's most incredible abandoned sites

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>Abandoned sites all over the world have a unique story to tell.</b>• <b><br>Houtouwan on Shengshan Island in China, for example, is an abandoned village in which nearly all the former homes and buildings are entirely covered in vegetation.</b>• <b><br>Bodie, California, is a classic American ghost town</b> …

Olympic Village

Only one athlete positive in Vancouver Games re-tests: IOC

BERLIN (Reuters) - Re-testing of more than a thousand samples from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics uncovered only one athlete to have taken banned substances, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.<p>The IOC said it had conducted re-tests of 1,195 urine samples, including those …

Sport (UK)

Young Spaniards worry they might have to leave Catalonia

<b>One of the more spectacular measures proposed by a radical Catalan separatist party last year was to pull down Barcelona's famous Christopher Columbus Monument.</b><p>Despite this outside shot by a handful of CUP city councillors, who regard it as a symbol of slavery, the landmark 60m (200ft) column is …

News

When sports and politics collide

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

How Six American Butchers Are Training for the “Meat Olympics” in Ireland

In March 2018, Team USA is competing in the World Butchers’ Challenge for the first year ever. "If nothing else, we're groundbreaking," says butcher …

Team USA

Secret Athens: The Most Fabulous Boutique Hotels You've Never Heard Of.

Loading<p>I do love good hotels!!! Great service and huge rooms in a classy quiet environment have made me a fan! I'll be back!<p>This is a newly opened …

Hotels

Cam Newton Makes Statement With Raised Fist After TD Run Vs. Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — Cam Newton made a statement Sunday, in more ways than one.The Carolina Panthers quarterback already is having his best game of the …

Cam Newton

Sept. 30 Letters: Anthem debate stirs memories of 1968

In the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, students at San Jose State University, were denied their gold and bronze medals in the 200 meter …

Star Spangled Banner

World Sailing Presidential Update – September 2017

Kim AndersenWorld Sailing President Kim Andersen offers his monthly update on what is occurring within the international governing body for the sport …

Vendée Globe

The Long History Of Sports, Politics And Race In America

President Trump's feud with NFL players who kneel during the national anthem isn't the first time sports has collided with politics and race in the …

23 Times Athletes Stood Up For What They Believed In

"I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs." — Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Jack Todd: NFL unites against Trump's divisive racial politics

It was Oct. 16, 1968. Almost 50 years ago. Two Americans, the 200-metre sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, had just won gold and silver at the …

Canadian News

How Uber's Tumultuous History in London Resulted in It Being Banned

Transport for London, the city’s transportation authority, on Friday effectively banned Uber in the capital after determining that Uber London …

Macron praises IOC for keeping Paris, LA dreams alive

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised a 2024 Olympic Games that transform French sport and praised the International Olympic Committee's decision to keep the dreams of two cities alive by announcing the 2024 and 2028 Games at the same time.<p>That decision followed the …

Sports

Stitches Survives at Barclays

“Watch out, Stitches!” Too late. Spent the night in the emergency room. Took in Islanders/Flyers at Barclays and sat in the dangerously steep upper …

Sports

Will Paris and Los Angeles Be the Latest Olympic Casualties?

With so many cities pulling out of the Olympic bid process because of predicted financial loss and disillusionment, why do the latest hosts think …

Culture

Why Nobody Wants the Olympics

Given the high cost, environmental degradation and attack on civil liberties it entails, hosting the Olympic Games is no longer the privilege it once …