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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 teaBrady Tkachuk’s torn ligament proves Ottawa Senators can’t have anything nice
    Brady Tkachuk was finally shaping up to be a bright spot for the Ottawa Senators, and now he’s gone because the Senators are just doomed to suffer. How can things get any worse for the Ottawa Senators? Glad you asked. Brady Tkachuk, one of the few bright spots for the Senators, has suffered a torn…
    - 31 mins ago 17 Oct 18, 3:52pm -
  • fresh teaOrange Is the New Black will end on Netflix after season 7 in 2019
    Even the best things come to an end, and Orange Is the New Black is no exception. One of the first TV series to put Netflix on the map as a TV power is calling it quits next year. The cast of Orange Is the New Black revealed in a video on Wednesday that the […]Orange Is the New Black will end on…
    - 40 mins ago 17 Oct 18, 3:43pm -
  • fresh teaWade Miley got yanked after five pitches, and here’s why
    Wade Miley started Game 5 of the NLCS for Milwaukee and was pulled after five pitches. Seeing a manager lumber out of the dugout and trot out to the mound is never something a pitcher wants to see, especially in the postseason. Watching a manager come out pitches into a start is unfathomable, but it…
    - 1 hour ago 17 Oct 18, 3:06pm -
  • fresh teaIdris Elba’s Cats casting is an exciting, worthwhile career risk
    The long running Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is getting brought to the big screen. Another big name has signed on to join the cast. When Idris Elba comes to mind, not very many people think of singing and dancing. In fact, tough guy is the most common phrase to describe the persona of this well [……
    - 3 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 1:10pm -
  • fresh teaNASCAR L1-level penalty leaves Kyle Larson in must-win territory at Kansas
    Things just went from bad to worse for Kyle Larson and the 42 team’s championship hopes. Generally speaking, when a NASCAR Cup Series team gets hit with an L1-level penalty that involves point deductions, fines and suspensions, it’s because they just did something good but violated a rule, thus…
    - 3 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • fresh teaAaron Paul and Dominic Cooper made Need for Speed more than a video game movie
    Need For Speed is more than a video game movie, thanks to the double act of Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper. Learn more in this week’s Deeper Cut. When Need For Speed was released in 2014, it was dismissed as another video game movie. And while it is a video game movie—based on the Electronic [……
    - 4 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 12:27pm -

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  • fresh teaGay high school golfer came out to his classmates over lunch
    His classmates assumed he played a ‘gay’ sport, but Ben Palmer wasn’t fazed about proudly coming out. I never expected to come out as gay sitting at the lunch table at my high school in North Carolina, but that’s what happened to me.A few weeks before the golf season was to start in 2017,…
    - 16 hours ago 17 Oct 18, 12:01am -
  • This trans world cycling champ has some people apoplectic on Twitter
    Rachel McKinnon won a masters world title. That brought out hate directed at her and every trans athlete. When Rachel McKinnon won her 35-44 age group at the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championship, she was overjoyed. And we at Outsports are happy for her and congratulate her on her accomplishm…
    - 1 day ago 16 Oct 18, 9:54am -
  • College sports in Canada open the door wider for trans athletes
    Trans women don’t need hormone therapy before competing in Canada’s women’s U Sports. Transgender athletes got a big win in Canada with the creating of a new national university policy opening the door for trans student-athletes to compete as their gender. According to U Sports, which is akin…
    - 1 day ago 16 Oct 18, 7:48am -
  • Fantasy football: Week 7 start/sit advice for Team Outsports Equality
    Here’s our weekly fantasy football starting lineup of NFL players who have expressed support for LGBT equality. Week 7 of the fantasy season is underway and we are approaching the halfway point in a large majority of fantasy leagues.We are also fast approaching trade deadlines and fantasy owners…
    - 2 days ago 16 Oct 18, 12:41am -
  • Gay midfielder’s five goals change New Jersey soccer team’s trajectory
    Openly gay soccer player Arman Bashiri is his school’s male athlete of the week and the focus of our LGBTQ college sports roundup. BLOOMFIELD, New Jersey — It took until the ninth game of the season, but Arman Bashiri finally got to unveil his goal celebration.With the goalie coming at him, he…
    - 2 days ago 16 Oct 18, 12:35am -
  • This gay student is taking this straight football captain to homecoming
    Alexander Duarte has never had a date to a school dance. Now he does. Alexander Duarte knew exactly how he wanted to celebrate National Coming Out Day. The gay student at Valley High School in Orange County, Calif., was going to make good on a joke he and the school’s football team captain, Eric…
    - 2 days ago 15 Oct 18, 10:57am -

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