A roundup of who racked up gold medals in swimming, plus other noteworthy moments from Monday.
By Andrew Sherman
When people from all over the world come together, it is time to consider what actions can be taken locally to make a difference.
By Larisa Epatko
What's the name of the 2016 Rio Olympics mascot? Which country has attended every Olympic Games? Test your brain power and stamina by taking our 10-question quiz.
For years in multiple states, journalists uncovered several cases where coaches sexually abused young gymnasts. But when complaints arose, USA Gymnastics officials denied wrongdoing, moved coaches to different gyms and said coaches were just as much a part of gymnastics…
By PBS NewsHour
It’s five days away from the opening ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Christine Brennan of USA Today joins Jeffrey Brown to talk about Olympic medal hopes for the U.S. team, plus how the Russian doping scandal will affect the…
By Dan Cooney
Tim Duncan, a five-time NBA champion and 15-time all-star with the San Antonio Spurs, called it quits Monday after 19 seasons.
By Mary Jo Brooks
Nick Hall, the 12-year-old protagonist in Kwame Alexander’s latest novel-in-verse, “Booked,” is a soccer star who dreams of playing in the European Cup. Unfortunately, his days are filled with the more mundane challenges.
By PBS NewsHour
For the first time since 1964, Cleveland, Ohio, has claimed a major sports title. The Cavaliers defeated the reigning Golden State Warriors Sunday night to cap an unprecedented Finals comeback and secure the first NBA Championship in its franchise history.
By News Desk
The international officiating body for track and field has banned Russian athletes from competing at the Rio Olympics due to a doping scandal.
By Dr. Howard Markel
Lou began experiencing his first neurological symptoms in 1938, right around the time of his 35th birthday. But was ALS the cause of Lou Gehrig’s death? Maybe not, say a group of neurologists, physicians and pathologists.
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