athletics

  • Pennsylvania Nov 15, 2019

    Penn Cancels Women's Volleyball Season Over ‘Vulgar' Posters

    The University of Pennsylvania has canceled the remainder of their women’s volleyball season after discovering what the university calls “offensive” posters in the team’s locker room.

  • Attorney Nov 4, 2019

    U of I, Former Player Reach Settlement

  • Miami Nov 1, 2019

    How Much Are College Athletes' Names and Images Worth?

    How much are a college athlete’s name, image and likeness worth? And who would want to pay for them? The questions are front and center now that the NCAA, pressured by individual states that have started acting on their own, has taken a major step toward allowing athletes to make money off their fame. Deciding to reverse the prohibition on...

  • CEO Jun 9, 2019

    WNBA All-Stars Penicheiro, Riley Hunter Headline Hall of Fame Class

    Ruth Riley Hunter says her journey to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame began in front of her television set more than a quarter-century ago. Ticha Penicheiro’s own dream started when she received a basketball from her parents when she was 6. Both entered the Hall of Fame on Saturday night as part of a class that also included former...

  • head May 1, 2019

    Olympic Runner Semenya Loses Appeal on Testosterone Rules

    The sports world’s highest court ruled Wednesday that Olympic champion Caster Semenya and other female runners like her with unusually high testosterone must take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone if they want to compete in certain events — a landmark decision with far-reaching ramifications for other women’s sports. In a 2-1 ruling, the Court of...

  • Coach Apr 19, 2019

    UNC's Basketball Coach Resigns Over ‘Racially Insensitive' Comments

    North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-time winningest coach. That tenure ended with her resignation after a program review found concerns over “racially insensitive” comments and pressuring players to compete through medical issues....

  • California Mar 9, 2019

    NCAA Can Claim Victory After Losing Federal Antitrust Case

    The NCAA was able to claim victory Friday night after a judge ruled against the governing body for college sports in a federal antitrust lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken in Oakland, California, said college football and men’s and women’s basketball players competing at the NCAA’s highest level should be permitted to receive compensation from schools beyond the current athletic...

  • Boston Red Sox Oct 29, 2018

    Red Sox Top Dodgers for 4th World Series Title in 15 Seasons

    Chris Sale’s final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California — and even outside Fenway Park back home.

  • Chicago Cubs Oct 28, 2018

    Pearce Rallies Red Sox Past Dodgers 9-6 for 3-1 Series Lead

    Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the eighth and a three-run double in the ninth, and the Red Sox emphatically rallied for a 9-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.

  • Coach Sep 22, 2018

    Parents, Players Meet With University of Maryland Officials

    Parents and students got a chance to voice their concerns with the athletics department and leaders at the University of Maryland. The school is under fire, following the death of a football player and accusations the football program has a toxic culture. News4’s Derrick Ward reports.

  • New York May 16, 2018

    Who Will Referee Billion-Dollar Sports Betting Industry?

    Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling on pro and college games. The NFL, NBA and others want Congress to set uniform, nationwide rules on sports gambling for all states, saying the integrity of athletics is at...

  • Donald Trump Apr 18, 2018

    Jordyn Wieber, Other Athletes Testify to Senate on Systemic Abuse in Sports

    Olympic gymnasts Jordyn Wieber and Jamie Dantzscher, who have both accused former Dr. Lary Nassar of sexual assault, testified before Congress Wednesday about the need to protect athletes from the pervasive abuse in sports, calling on lawmakers to hold athletic organizations accountable for continued misconduct. Wieber and Dantzscher, along with speedskater Bridie Farrell and figure skater Craig Maurizi, spoke to...

  • judge Mar 19, 2018

    US-Born Halfpiper's Half Measures Offer Olympic Rorschach Test

    “I didn’t qualify for finals so I’m really disappointed,” said Liz Swaney, a 33-year-old Californian, after coming in last in the 24-woman field during Olympic women’s halfpipe qualifying on Monday, without even trying any tricks.

  • Associated Press Mar 19, 2018

    Parents Worried About Abuse in Youth Sports Take Charge

    With Olympic prodigies having just dazzled audiences worldwide, parents in the U.S. are reconciling the thrill of the gold with their fears from recent sexual abuse scandals in elite youth sports. Shannon Stabbert said her 6-year-old daughter wants to be a gymnast, but the Seattle mother has decided to put her in a martial-arts program instead. “I have no doubt...

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    Winter Olympics in South Korea Opens Centers to Address Sexual Assault

    The Olympics has long been considered a pinnacle sporting event meant to showcase the most talented athletes in the world — not the place for discussing sexual assault and abuse. But for the first time, a host city is hoping to change that by opening four counseling offices — referred to as Gender Equality Support Centers — scattered across the...

  • NBC Mar 15, 2018

    Largest eSports Stadium in US Opening in Arlington

    Arlington is home to AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park, the College Park Center and the now under-construction Globe Life Field. Wednesday, the city announced it’s getting yet another new stadium — one that will home to the one of the fastest growing sectors in the sports entertainment world.

  • NBC Dec 5, 2017

    Supreme Court Taking Up Sports Betting Case

    The billions spent on legal sports betting in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas. But the U.S. Supreme Court seemed prepared Monday to bust Nevada’s monopoly. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey challenged a federal law that requites states to ban wagering on sporting events, though Nevada was grandfathered in when the law was passed in 1992, NBC News reported....

  • NBC Dec 3, 2017

    Supreme Court to Decide If More States Can Legalize Sports Betting

    Nevada’s decades-long monopoly on legal sports betting could be broken by the U.S. Supreme Court, depending on the outcome of a case to be argued Monday, NBC News reported. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, backed by 18 other states, is asking the justices to strike down a federal law that prevents the state from allowing gambling on sports. Some see...

  • Donald Trump Nov 16, 2017

    UCLA Basketball Players Apologize for China Scandal, Face ‘Indefinite Suspension' From Team

    Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting apologized Wednesday about the international scandal and thanked the school, the U.S. government and President Donald Trump for helping them return home.

  • Illinois Aug 11, 2017

    NCAA Adopts Sexual Violence Policy, Emphasizes Education

    NCAA member schools will be required to provide yearly sexual violence education for all college athletes, coaches and athletics administrators under a policy announced Thursday by the organization’s board of governors. Campus leaders such as athletic directors, school presidents and Title IX coordinators will be required to attest that athletes, coaches and administrators have been educated on sexual violence. The...

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