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  • New York Nov 21, 2019

    Snowboard Pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter Dies At 65

    Jake Burton Carpenter, the pioneer who brought snowboarding to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business and Olympic showpiece, has died at 65. He died Wednesday night in Burlington, Vermont, according to an email sent to the staff of the company he founded. Carpenter had emailed his staff this month saying, “You will not believe this,...

  • United States Oct 28, 2019

    Anti-Doping Agencies Subjected to ‘Significant’ Cyberattacks

    Microsoft Corp. says a Russia-linked cyberhacking group has made “significant” attacks on at least 16 sports and anti-doping organizations across three continents since September. The technology company said Monday the attacks are coming from a group associated with Fancy Bear, which has hacked into systems at the World Anti-Doping Agency and elsewhere to publish reams of confidential medical material on...

  • Russia Sep 29, 2019

    American Sprinter Allyson Felix Breaks Usain Bolt’s Gold Medal Record

    Only moments after Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce zoomed past the finish line Sunday night, she scooped up something more precious than gold. Her 2-year-old son Zyon came down to the track to join her for the victory lap. What a fitting way to celebrate the Jamaican speedster’s fourth and hardest-earned 100-meter title at world championships. “A victory for motherhood!” Fraser-Pryce said. Sure...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Sep 14, 2019

    AP Sources: Feds Probe Sex Abuse in Olympic Organizations

    Federal investigators are looking into the way the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and national governing bodies of Olympic sports handled sex-abuse allegations, people with knowledge of the investigations told The Associated Press on Friday. The probes, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, come in the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse cases that led to massive turnover at...

  • Donald Trump Aug 11, 2019

    Americans Protest on Medals Stand at Pan Am Games

    Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiraling out of control. During their medals ceremonies at the multi-sport event in Lima, fencer Race Imboden took a knee and hammer thrower Gwen Berry raised her fist. Both athletes could represent the U.S. less than a...

  • Congress Jul 30, 2019

    Overhaul Would Give Congress Power to Fire US Olympic & Paralympic Committee Board

    A bill spurred by Larry Nassar’s sex crimes and other mishandled abuse cases would allow Congress to fire the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s entire board and would quadruple the money the federation provides to the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The bill, to be introduced Tuesday, is the most far-reaching response to 18 months of outrage, investigations and recriminations in...

  • United States Jul 30, 2019

    More Than 100 Million Affected by Capital One Breach

    Capital One says a hacker got access to the personal information of over 100 million individuals applying for credit.

  • CEO Jul 20, 2019

    Report Urges New Board, Funding Model for US Olympic System

    A report examining the U.S. Olympic system urges a move away from the “money for medals” funding system and a reconfigured board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee that would give more power to athletes. The document was requested by the USOPC and was delivered this week by a committee led by former WNBA Commissioner Lisa Borders. The 113-page...

  • Coach Jun 26, 2019

    Athletic Trainers: Coaches Still Influence Health Decisions of Student-Athletes

    More than one-third of college athletic trainers say coaches influence the hiring and firing of their schools’ sports-medicine staffs, a finding that counters an NCAA-recommended protocol urging medical staff to make decisions about athlete health independent of coaches and administrators. Among the 1,796 athletic trainers who answered a recent survey, more than 48 percent said their school was not following...

  • California Jun 15, 2019

    Woodland Sets Himself Up for the Weekend at US Open

    An impossible par from the rough. An improbable birdie from a divot. If Gary Woodland can handle whatever comes his way this weekend as well as he did Friday, he might be holding a trophy at the end of the U.S. Open. Woodland brought his power game to the majors once again, shooting 6-under 65 to head into the weekend...

  • California Jun 15, 2019

    Woodland Sets Himself Up for the Weekend at US Open

    An impossible par from the rough. An improbable birdie from a divot. If Gary Woodland can handle whatever comes his way this weekend as well as he did Friday, he might be holding a trophy at the end of the U.S. Open. Woodland brought his power game to the majors once again, shooting 6-under 65 to head into the weekend...

  • Florida Apr 8, 2019

    Virginia Beats Texas Tech to Win 1st NCAA Title

    Led by De’Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, the Cavaliers turned themselves into national champions Monday night, holding off tenacious, ferocious Texas Tech for an 85-77 overtime win — a scintillating victory that came 388 days after a crushing setback that might have sunk a lesser team for years.

  • Dallas Apr 7, 2019

    Mooney, Red Raiders D Clamps Down 61-51 Over Michigan St

    Matt Mooney matched his career high with 22 points and the Texas Tech defense did the rest in a 61-51 victory over Michigan State in the Final Four Saturday night.

  • Chairman Mar 15, 2019

    51 Women Sue USOC for Failing to Stop Nassar Abuse

    Fifty-one women are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee, its board members and a number of former high-ranking officials for failing to prevent their abuse at the hands of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Denver, details abuse dating to the late 1990s. One of the victims was 8 years old. Most contend that...

  • President Dec 20, 2018

    House Panel Finds Olympic Leaders Valued Image Over Safety

    A congressional review of the U.S. Olympic system’s handling of sex-abuse cases criticizes a culture that sought to protect reputation and image over athlete safety. A House subcommittee released the report Thursday, outlining conclusions about the handling of sex-abuse cases involving Larry Nassar and others that have led to calls for change at the U.S. Olympic Committee and the sports...

  • Russia Dec 14, 2018

    Salt Lake City Gets Go-Ahead to Bid for Winter Olympics

    Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team’s ascendance into an international powerhouse. The U.S. Olympic Committee said Friday it was selecting Utah’s capital, which...

  • CEO Sep 21, 2018

    Incoming CEO, Outgoing Chair Address USOC Abuse Head-On

    What so many sex-abuse survivors on the U.S. Olympic team have been waiting to hear is that someone in power was listening. On Thursday, incoming CEO Sarah Hirshland choked back tears and let them know that, indeed, she is. The most memorable moment from her first major appearance before the U.S. Olympic family came when the former USGA executive gasped...

  • Donald Trump Sep 9, 2018

    Only a Handful Take Action During Anthem on NFL’s 1st Sunday

    Linemen Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson of the Seattle Seahawks walked off the field and waited in the tunnel while a field-sized American flag was unfurled and the national anthem played before their season opener Sunday in Denver. In a league where more than 200 players once took some sort of action to protest police brutality and social injustice in...

  • head Jul 27, 2018

    2 Minutes, 8 Barrels: Watch Surfer Take Epic Ride Into History

    To say Koa Smith was at the right place at the right time is perfectly accurate. To say he got lucky — that’s missing the point. Perched precariously on his surfboard, the 23-year-old from Hawaii rode a wave off the coast of Namibia, on the western shore of Africa, for 120 straight seconds. He stayed upright for nearly a mile...

  • Coach Jul 12, 2018

    Player-Coach Bond May Have Saved Lives in Thai Cave Ordeal

    The day-to-day pearls of wisdom imparted by coaches to players — from youth sports to high school, to college and even the pros — are well-known: Try your hardest, don’t lose focus, support your teammates, keep your chin up. Sometimes, heeding that advice can lead to winning a game or a championship. In the case of the 12 youth soccer...

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