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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the first time ever, a female has completed legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk’s notoriously terrifying loop. On Aug. 26, Lizzie Armanto of Oceanside, California, was one of the three skateboarders whose names were added to the list of roughly 15 people who have successfully landed the trick created by Hawk. Armanto chatted […]

Miguel Lozada(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Miguel Lozada remembers the moment tennis exploded on the island of Puerto Rico. “Years ago we had Roberto Clemente, but when Monica won the gold medal – I had never seen a community completely paralyzed to see that match,” he said. San Juan native Monica Puig had just won […]

WCPO(NEW YORK) — USA Gymnastics fired Mary Lee Tracy on Friday, just three days after she was appointed by the sport’s governing body to be its new elite development coordinator. The firing came after a whirlwind day in which Tracy admitted to contacting three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, first offered to resign and then […]

Tim Clayton/Corbis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Serena Williams praised former NFL players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid for “doing so much more for the greater good.” Williams made her comments at a press conference after a U.S. Open match at which she beat older sister Venus. Kaepernick and Reid, both former San Francisco 49ers, drew a […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events: INTERLEAGUEToronto 6, Miami 5 AMERICAN LEAGUEN.Y. Yankees 7, Detroit 5Cleveland 3, Tampa Bay 0Minnesota 10, Texas 7Chicago White Sox 6, Boston 1L.A. Angels 3, Houston 0Kansas City 9, Baltimore 2Oakland 7, Seattle 5 NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 4, Washington 1Philadelphia 2, Chicago Cubs 1, 10 InningsPittsburgh […]

Cameron Spencer/Getty Images(SYDNEY) — Usain Bolt, eight-time Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder, begins his soccer career Friday for Australia’s A-League Central Coast Mariners in a preseason match. Bolt, considered by many the greatest sprinter of all time, has been training with the Mariners as he attempts to re-invent himself as a professional soccer player. […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events: AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 5, Minnesota 3Detroit 8, N.Y. Yankees 7Boston 9, Chicago White Sox 4L.A. Angels 5, Houston 2Seattle 7, Oakland 1 NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 2, Cincinnati 1, 11 InningsSt. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 0Chicago Cubs 5, Atlanta 4San Diego 3, Colorado 2, 13 InningsArizona 3, L.A. […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Across the country, volunteers, businesses, and entrepreneurs support veterans by engaging with them in different sports and outdoor activities. This past week, veterans travelled to the beach to participate in the Wounded Warriors surfing event in Hampton, New Hampshire. 45 wounded warriors alongside their families attended the event, as did ten veterans […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Just days after Billy Jean King criticized the French Open’s tournament chief of “policing women’s bodies” for saying Serena Williams’ catsuit “would no longer be accepted,” the U.S. Open came under fire after a female player was penalized for briefly removing her top on the court. Once again, King, whose name graces […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events: INTERLEAGUESan Diego 8, Seattle 3Boston 14, Miami 6Tampa Bay 8, Atlanta 5L.A. Dodgers 3, Texas 1 AMERICAN LEAGUEHouston 5, Oakland 4Kansas City 9, Detroit 2Baltimore 10, Toronto 5Chicago White Sox 4, N.Y. Yankees 1Minnesota 4, Cleveland 3 NATIONAL LEAGUEChicago Cubs 2, N.Y. Mets 1, […]

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