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.
By PBS NewsHour
Late sports icon Muhammad Ali began his final journey through the streets of his hometown on Friday. Accompanied by pallbearers such as Will Smith and Mike Tyson, a 17-car motorcade escorted the boxing champion’s casket through Louisville to Cave Hill…
By Nsikan Akpan
Gordon “Gordie” Howe, professional hockey’s Iron Man, passed away Friday at 88.
By Larisa Epatko
Three-time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali was laid to rest in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday in a service he planned himself. You can watch the full funeral here.
By Sam Lane
Ali was known for his speed and punishing punches -- skills that gave way to his signature catchphrase, “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” -- as well as his audacious self-promotion.
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