As the ESPYs approach, we remember longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott whom lost his private battle with cancer. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Scott got his start at a few stations in the south, making stops in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.
First timers Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik will join All-Star starters Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner next Tuesday in Cincinnati for the 86th Midsummer Classic at Great American Ball Park.
Melbourne's annual Reclink Community Cup has built a remarkable cult following over the years, its rules and culture deep rooted in the history of the city. Featuring a celebrity Aussie Rules match and performances by notable Australian bands and musicians, it's an event made by the people for the people.
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It was a remarkable performance. Two goals in five minutes, four goals in sixteen minutes. Five overall in a 5-2 World Cup Victory in front of over 53,000 fans in Vancouver. According to NPR, early reports put the peak U.S. television audience at nearly 23 million viewers.
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The cutting edge in cycling technology is on display at the world's greatest bike race.
Despite coming at the end of the fourth of July weekend when many families are traveling, the overnight TV ratings for the championship match hit 15.2. That's right, 15.2, making it the highest rated soccer match on U.S. TV of all time (men's or women's).
How could the Lakers have fallen so far? They are selling a tradition and heritage from the past that is largely irrelevant to younger players. San Antonio has been a dynasty in recent years, Miami preceded them.
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Seeing how my new friends have overcome their adversities is such an inspiration. They are so well-adjusted and smart. I'll be sharing their stories here in the coming weeks and I can't wait for you to get to know them. They are just like you and me.
As we celebrate July 4th and our nation's independence, it's appropriate to also connect that celebration to the utter mayhem of this past week's NBA free agency. Individual rights, and the pursuit of happiness and freedom are defining hallmarks of our country.
Rory McIlroy revealed on Instagram that he ruptured his anterior talofibular ligament, the major ankle stabilizing ligament, while playing soccer with friends over the weekend.
When the Cincinnati Reds drafted Billy Hamilton with the 57th overall pick back in 2009, they projected him as a Major League prospect with elite speed. However, the team likely didn't realize that they drafted the next Rickey Henderson, at least on the basepaths.
On Sunday, the U.S. Women's National Team faced Japan in Vancouver for another shot at bringing the cup down the short 30-mile trek back to the States. They won in a dominating fashion by a score of five goals to two. Here are ten reasons to celebrate the success of the USWNT.
After six months of heated buildup between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, it was an injured rib that ended up getting the better of the featherweight champion.
The Knicks are not simply a train wreck that can be burned and swept from the tracks. They are a complex machine that is driven by a stubborn old engine -- the Carmelo Anthony model -- which has not and never will work in conjunction with other parts.
The women's game offers a unique opportunity. Where else can you watch a team representing the club you have always supported, for less than a tenner and be able to approach the players after? We can see by the England squad that just achieved third place at the World Cup how relatable, likable and down to earth they all are.
We San Francisco Giants fans have been so fortunate over the past five years with three World Series championships, a remarkable achievement. But the Oakland A's fans have faced frustration over the same five years because their team has just been unable to deliver in the playoffs.
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Fabiano Caruana's outstanding victory at the Dortmund tournament, a U.S. rating record and a magnificent king's hunt by the Chinese wizard Wei Yi marked the first days of summer.
NASCAR has urged its avid followers not to bring the Confederate flag to their races: "[W]e are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events." It will be interesting to see if the hardcore comply.
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FIFA's culture of discrimination goes far beyond the musings of a gaffe-prone, out-of-touch leader.
I'm in awe of the athleticism on display in the Women's World Cup. I watch the matches for the skill, the strategy, the stories. I watch them because, against all logical parts of my personal history, I somehow have come to understand why we call soccer the beautiful game. But the part I will remember is watching women want.