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  • Daily Digit: Why are there so few African-American baseball players?
    It’s been 71 years since Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, but African-American participation in the MLB has sharply declined since its peak in the early ’80s.
    - 8 May 18, 9:31am -
  • Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games
    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 Paralympi…
    - 1 Aug 16, 6:45am -
  • The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals
    This evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster.
    - 2 Jun 16, 9:18am -
  • How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike
    "Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.​
    - 10 Feb 16, 11:36am -
  • Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?
    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 trau…
    - 3 Feb 16, 2:52pm -
  • Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina
    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 d…
    - 3 Feb 16, 11:41am -

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  • fresh teaCatch up with the highlights from Week 2 of the NFL preseason
    Get caught up with all the highlights from Week 2. Week 2 of the NFL preseason concluded with a Monday Night Football game between the Ravens and Colts. Here’s a quick look at everything that happened this week. And be sure to check out our list of winners and losers.Baltimore Ravens 20, Indiana…
    - 1 hour ago 20 Aug 18, 9:44pm -
  • fresh teaLittle League World Series bracket, scores and schedule
    8 U.S. teams and 8 international teams face off in Williamsport. The top 12- and 13-year-old baseball teams on the planet are in Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the 2018 Little League World Series, with 16 teams set to play 32 games over 11 days to determine a champion.Actually, there will be two ch…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 8:05pm -
  • fresh teaThe Steelers have the preseason’s best backup quarterback battle
    Ben Roethlisberger is still there — but who steps up when he gets hurt? Ben Roethlisberger isn’t injury prone. Given the amount of hits he absorbs every season, he might just be the league’s most durable player.But as he ages into his late 30s, he’s no longer a lock to play all 16 games in…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 12:32pm -
  • fresh teaAdrian Peterson’s not done yet; former MVP signs with Washington
    Peterson is just one rushing touchdown away from 100 in his career. For most of 2017, Adrian Peterson looked like a 32-year-old running back whose odometer had creaked over 12,000 career yards. But for two glorious games, he snapped back to peak form to push the Arizona Cardinals to victory.Washing…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 12:30pm -
  • fresh teaOSU’s Meyer decision likely to be a suspension, per report
    The school will announce the decision on Thursday morning. Ohio State is expected to announce a decision on Urban Meyer’s future in Columbus on Thursday, according to a new report. On Aug. 20, Buckeye Extra reported that the university will meet on Wednesday to discuss the school’s investigatio…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 12:24pm -
  • fresh teaThis one surprising connection proves the Red Sox are going to win the World Series
    Shocking. Before you read any further, I need to preface this extremely silly post by saying it’s easily the dumbest thing I’ve done on this website (and that includes the time I wrote about styles of clam chowder). So fair warning, I am aware how ridiculous this is and did it anyway. Welcome t…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 12:23pm -

FanSided

  • fresh teaThe Eagles’ greatest hits now best-selling album in U.S. history, dethroning Michael Jackson’s Thriller
    After sales figures were finally fully updated, The Eagles have surpassed Michael Jackson with the best-selling album in U.S history. With the advent of streaming platforms, sales figures for full albums are harder to pinpoint and tabulate. But The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) ha…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 8:31pm -
  • fresh teaJose Altuve’s return puts the Astros in charge of the AL West
    Jose Altuve is ready to return from the DL, and last year’s AL MVP brings his big bat and fearless attitude to an Astros club that is in a tight division race. Let’s take it back to July 25. That was the day Jose Altuve went to the DL with a sore right knee. In […]Jose Altuve’s return puts…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 8:25pm -
  • fresh teaCowboys fans should be worried about Travis Frederick
    The Cowboys are sending out conflicting messages about Travis Frederick. That should be making fans very nervous as the regular season approaches. Earlier this week, it seemed that Travis Frederick was set to start for the Dallas Cowboys against the Carolina Panthers to open the regular season. If y…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 8:02pm -
  • fresh teaKnicks fans so embarrassed, they’re ‘selling’ their fanhood on eBay
    A diehard Knick fan is so embarrassed and heartbroken by his favorite team, that he is now “auctioning” off his fanhood on eBay. A diehard New York Knicks fan is apparently so embarrassed by his team that he has resorted to auctioning off his fanhood on eBay. Yes, you heard that right. You can…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 7:53pm -
  • fresh teaYankees will regret not dealing for Justin Smoak
    The Yankees front office hasn’t given up on Greg Bird, but Brian Cashman still should’ve pulled the trigger on a trade for Justin Smoak. Brian Cashman insists the New York Yankees haven’t had an opportunity to add an impact bat this month, but that isn’t exactly true. A lot of the players wh…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 7:43pm -
  • fresh teaBetter Call Saul recap: Gus shares a scene with Something Beautiful
    Nacho is in full damage control mode after Gus killed his partner, while Jimmy hatches a plan for easy money on the latest Better Call Saul. When Gus killed Nacho’s partner, he made it clear to him that he has a new boss. His first order of business was to cover up his tracks, so […]Better Call…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 7:40pm -

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  • fresh teaThe AFLW is still trying to figure out a trans policy for players
    Hannah Mouncey would like to be in the AFLW draft this autumn. The AFLW — Australia Rules Football League for Women — last year banned transgender player Hannah Mouncey from the league’s rookie draft. Now the league is trying to figure out what exactly its policy should be for trans women inte…
    - 29 mins ago 20 Aug 18, 10:19pm -
  • fresh teaNew scholarship supports LGBTQ sports journalists in college
    Steve Mason and NLGJA have established a new college scholarship for sports journalists. Out gay broadcaster Steve Mason has created a scholarship fund with the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association to help support LGBTQ college students aiming to enter the world of sports broadcasting.…
    - 14 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 9:11am -
  • This gay Oklahoma State athlete found support where she least expected it
    Abbie Hetherington has found total acceptance with the Cowgirls track and cross-country teams. All I could think about for the last two years of high school was running for Oklahoma State. Once I went on a visit in February 2014, I was hooked on how amazing the place was. The people, facilities, c…
    - 1 day ago 19 Aug 18, 8:53pm -
  • Cricket player cleared for attacking allegedly anti-gay attackers
    Ben Stokes has been acquitted after allegedly defending himself and two gay men. Ben Stokes, the cricket player who has been investigated for a late-night brawl 11 months ago in which he broke the eye socket of one man, has been acquitted by a jury. Stokes claimed that he innocently came upon two g…
    - 4 days ago 16 Aug 18, 9:00pm -
  • Roger Federer again says he’s ‘all for’ out gay players in pro tennis
    Federer supports the message of a pre-U.S. Open event in NYC supporting LGBTQ inclusion. Roger Federer would welcome gay athletes on the men’s pro tennis tour.That’s the message the greatest professional male tennis player of all time again sent when he was asked at the Western & Southern Open…
    - 5 days ago 15 Aug 18, 10:00pm -
  • Univ. of Texas Longhorns march in Austin Pride
    Dozens of student-athletes and staff marched for LGBTQ inclusion in Austin. #HookEm The Univ. of Texas athletics department waved a big rainbow flag last weekend, marching in the Austin Pride Parade. Using the fitting tagline “Hooked On Diversity And Inclusion,” a total of 12 student-athletes an…
    - 6 days ago 14 Aug 18, 10:16pm -

SLAM

  • fresh teaNike Designer Leo Chang Talks Friendship with Kevin Durant
    Leo Chang, Design Director at Nike Basketball, has worked with Kevin Durant for 11 years. He designed all 11 signatures, travelled the world with him and is a close friend of the two-time champ. We spoke with Chang about their relationship. — SLAM: What are your earliest memories of KD? Leo Chang…
    - 9 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 1:41pm -
  • fresh tea‘I Thought I Was Going to Die’: Kevin Love Details Panic Attack
    "It's an epidemic in our league."The post ‘I Thought I Was Going to Die’: Kevin Love Details Panic Attack appeared first on SLAMonline.
    - 9 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 1:40pm -
  • fresh teaKevin Durant on the KD11, His Past with Nike and Speaking His Mind
    There’s a group of high school kids running full court at Nike’s NYHQ. A few of them are extra bouncy, winding up for one-handed windmill dunks and tomahawks that might dent the rim. Their coaches, who are only a few years older than them, are emphatically screaming over the music that’s play…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 1:07pm -
  • fresh teaKlay Thompson: ‘I Would Like to Be a Warrior for Life’
    Thompson, 28, is heading into the final season of a four–year, $69 million deal.The post Klay Thompson: ‘I Would Like to Be a Warrior for Life’ appeared first on SLAMonline.
    - 10 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 12:30pm -
  • fresh teaJH-Town Charity Basketball Game Highlights
    James Harden showed out for his city alongside Russell Westbrook and Meek Mill in the second annual JH-Town Charity Basketball Game on Sunday. Capping off a double-digit comeback, Gerald Green hit a clutch three to give Team Harden the 79-78 win over DeMar DeRozan, Tyreke Evans and Travis Scott.…
    - 14 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 8:51am -
  • fresh teaCassius Stanley and Jalen Green GET UP in SLAM’s Dunk Contest 🛫
    Some of the top high school players in the nation SHOWED OUT in SLAM’s inaugural Summer Classic Dunk Contest on Friday night in New York City. All four participants — Cassius Stanley, Jalen Green, Jah’mius Ramsey and Andre Jackson — brought something to the table, but it was Stanley who eve…
    - 15 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 8:06am -

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