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CHASING GOLD WITH THE FIRST U.S. OLYMPIC WOMEN’S SKATEBOARDING TEAM
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics marks the debut of the skateboarding event, a huge step forward for a sport that has long been relegated to “alternative” sidelines. The skaters are now preparing to compete in a massive, one-of-a-kind skatepark that promises to be the extraordinary setting o
REFUGEE TEAM OF 29 ATHLETES PICKED FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS
The refugee team for the Tokyo Olympics has 29 athletes competing in 12 sports. The team selected by the International Olympic Committee on June 8 was drawn from 55 athletes who fled their home countries and got scholarships to train for the games in a new home country. The 29 — a rise
THE 9 BEST FITS OF THE 2020-2021 NBA SEASON
Another NBA season, ANOTHER YEAR OF GREAT FITS; stadium tunnels in the NBA have become this generation's fashion runway for the aesthetically inclined basketball fan. And while some NBA players put as much thought into their outfits as Hollywood stars put into their red
THE OLYMPICS ARE FINALLY COMING: HERE’S YOUR GUIDE TO TOKYO
The Summer Olympics are finally happening; the event that brings athletes from all walks of life to represent their countries on the world's stage. And sure, it arrives a full YEAR LATER THAN EXPECTED, but the coronavirus threw the whole world for a loop this past year. So, while everyone is gettin
SIMONE BILES ISN’T THE ONLY GYMNAST LOOKING TO RETURN TO THE OLYMPICS, MEET WHO ELSE.
In August 2016, all eyes (and rightfully so) were on SIMONE BILES, as she cemented her place in gymnastics history at the Summer OLYMPICS in Rio de Janeiro. The 4’8” DYNAMO went on to win five medals in all, including four golds: in floor, vault, the all-around, and as pa
SIMONE BILES REVEALS THE UPLIFTING REASON FOR THE GOAT ON HER LEOTARD
Olympic gymnastics champion SIMONE BILES said she’s hitting “back at the haters” and trying to uplift youngsters with the BEDAZZLED IMAGE OF A GOAT that’s become a mainstay on her competition leotards. The goat — a reference to Biles’ status as the
US OLYMPIC SKATEBOARDING TEAM UNVEILED, ROLLING TOWARD TOKYO
The 12 members of the first U.S. Olympic skateboarding team stepped on their boards and skated through a corridor of tall American flags in a joyful pack, headed toward an outdoor stage to meet the world together. It was an appropriate introduction for a bunch of world-class skaters who will repres
KOBE BRYANT INSPIRED PLAYERS AROUND THE WORLD, ONE SLEEPLESS NIGHT AT A TIME
He wanted to watch basketball, the game he'd only recently discovered. Highlights on YouTube weren't a reliable option; his parents limited the time he spent on electronics, pushing him to study and help around the home. The time difference also meant that even the NBA's earliest tipoffs in the U.S.
Marv Albert, NBA’s ‘Soundtrack,’ Retiring Before Finals
From Michael Jordan soaring through the air to Willis Reed simply walking onto the court, Marv Albert supplied the sound that went with the sights. Albert has called numerous sports during a Hall of Fame career that spans nearly 60 years, though he is mostly linked to basketball. “There is no
How YouTuber Logan Paul goaded Floyd Mayweather back into the ring
Floyd Mayweather likes getting paid more than being retired and Logan Paul likes attention more than...well, basically anything, it seems. That alone may be the best explanation for a head-scratcher of an exhibition boxing match set for June 6 on Showtime pay-per-view. Why else would a 44-y
The U.S. Has Fallen Out of Love With The Indy 500. Here’s Why You Should Care.
Ratings are down for the Indy 500. You get it. Cars go around a track at high speeds for a few hours, and then some dude in a heat suit chugs a bottle of milk at the finish line. Been there, done that; what’s on HBO? Here are the things you don’t know: The 105th running of the Indy 500
The Top 10 NBA Storylines to watch out for as the playoffs approach
The 2021 NBA playoffs officially start on May 22nd, and there’s a feeling that this is as wide-open of a championship race as we’ve seen in a decade. Here’s a look at the top 10 storylines as we head into the postseason...