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Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I'm still coping with it
News ImageIt has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:10:37 -0500
Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget Im still coping with it
News ImageOlympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells the Yahoo News show Through Her Eyes that she sometimes finds it difficult to hear the graphic details in the sexual assault stories of others, as she is still coping with her own traumatic experience.
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:26:00 -0500
For the love of the brain: One mother's fight for CTE awareness
News ImageKaren Kinzle Zegel spends her days working on the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation website, fielding questions and giving out information on a disease she barely knew existed five years ago until it took the life of her son, for whom the foundation is named. Karen remembers, We were a football family, his dad was a coach, I would cheer and yell and you know, do all the things the football mom does. At the time, she was unaware of CTE chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head and the role it was playing in Patricks life.
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 09:00:21 -0500
Daily Digit: Why are there so few African-American baseball players?
News ImageIts 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.
Tue, 08 May 2018 12:31:32 -0400
Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games
Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic GamesJust 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 APs survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rios Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 09:45:19 -0400
The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals
The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA FinalsThis 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.
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:18:47 -0400
How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike
News Image"Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:36:32 -0500
Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl But Is the Football Generation Ending?
News ImageOne 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 trauma. The New York Times reports that well over 100 football players, including several Pro Football Hall of Famers, have CTE so far.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:52:25 -0500
Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina
News ImageWith 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 dont want certain people who are discriminatory to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams and being unique.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:41:08 -0500
Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen
News ImageA cheering coach lost her job after allegedly tripping a cheerleader. Video shows the cheerleader backflipping and Teresa Fann sticking a leg out to stop her.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:12:40 -0500
Schools No Longer Punishing Athletes Harshly for Marijuana
News ImageAt least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 08:23:35 -0500
World's Longest Bicycle Spans 117-FeetHalf a City Block!
News ImageClear the streets!Dutch cycling group Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg just broke the 2016 world record for longest bicycle. At a whopping 117 feet long, the bike stretches half a city block and spans farther than the words longest limo, at 100 feet long. Per Guinness World Records requirements, it has just two wheels and is actually operable. The bike stretches half a city block.(Photo: Guinness World Records) In the video, Mara Montalbano shows us how it rides.
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:10:45 -0500
Why I Like It When My 8-year-old Loses at Sports
News ImageIn business, you either close a deal or you dont and if you dont, you cant just say, Well, everybody tried hard, right? Jen Welter, a sports psychologist and the first female coach in the NFL, tells Yahoo Parenting.
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 05:00:43 -0500
Study Finds Benefit of Cheerleading
News ImageCould cheerleading be the most progressive sport in terms of gender roles? New research from the University of East Anglia indicates that the traditionally female-centered activity can help participants of both sexes challenge stereotypes about girls in sports. The study, which was published in the journal Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, tracked the growing popularity of cheerleading in the U.K. and focused on the members of four cheerleading teams. The participants in our study talked about flipping gender norms in cheerleading, Dr. Amy Pressland, a co-author of the study, tells Yahoo Parenting.
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:44:25 -0500
Tom Brady on Coca-Cola and Frosted Flakes: 'That's Poison'
News ImageTom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen. (Photo: Instagram.com/gisele) A run-of-the-mill post-game radio interview with Tom Brady ended up being a lot more than that, when the Patriots quarterback took a swing at the processed foodindustry calling out Coca-Cola and Frosted Flakes, specifically. Bradys been known to stick to an extremely healthy diet avocadoice cream, anyone? but this interviewrevealed the passion behind his healthy habits.
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:11:02 -0400
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