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Olympic Hopefuls in Rio Don't Sweat Unfit Water Tests
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Olympic Hopefuls in Rio Don't Sweat Unfit Water Tests

Athletes have been dismissing the dangers of swimming in Rio de Janeiro's dirty waters, saying the risks are not great enough to alter their Olympic plans. Read »

4 hours ago
Pitcher Watches Baby's Birth on FaceTime, Then Plays

Pitcher Watches Baby's Birth on FaceTime, Then Plays

Bad weather delayed Ian Kennedy's flight to Southern California, and he wound up pitching seven innings as the San... Read »

Aug 1, 2015
Mets Beat Nationals, 2-1

Mets Beat Nationals, 2-1

New fan favorite Wilmer Flores hit a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to give the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over... Read »

Aug 1, 2015
Mets Land Slugging Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes

Mets Land Slugging Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes

The Mets acquired slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit on Friday in their strongest attempt yet to boost... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
164 Skydivers Smash Head-Down World Record in Illinois

164 Skydivers Smash Head-Down World Record in Illinois

Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving... Watch »

Jul 31, 2015
MLB Trade Deadline: Cespedes to Mets, Hamels to Rangers

MLB Trade Deadline: Cespedes to Mets, Hamels to Rangers

The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
Pre-Civil War Baseball Card Goes for Over $100K at Auction

Pre-Civil War Baseball Card Goes for Over $100K at Auction

An heirloom of a baseball player that is over 150 years old was sold at an auction in Chicago Thursday. The baseball Read »

Jul 31, 2015
Online Viewers Won't Miss Super Bowl Ads Shown on TV

Online Viewers Won't Miss Super Bowl Ads Shown on TV

Next year, you won't have to worry about missing the buzziest commercials of the Super Bowl if you can't get to... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
NFL Star Drove 143 MPH With Kid in Bentley, Fled Cops: Officials

NFL Star Drove 143 MPH With Kid in Bentley, Fled Cops: Officials

A Jets player already suspended for four games by the NFL for drug use is now facing criminal charges after... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
Jenner Olympic Torch Fetches $24,000 at Auction

Jenner Olympic Torch Fetches $24,000 at Auction

The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, sold for just under $24,000... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
Hamilton's Game-Ending Hit Gives Texas 7-6 Win Over Yankees

Hamilton's Game-Ending Hit Gives Texas 7-6 Win Over Yankees

Josh Hamilton delivered a game-ending RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the AL... Read »

Jul 31, 2015
Jets Fans Fly 'Cheaters' Banner Over Patriots Practice

Jets Fans Fly 'Cheaters' Banner Over Patriots Practice

The Jets fans behind campaigns to get a former general manager fired and to bring back one of the team’s iconic... Read »

Jul 30, 2015
US Olympic Committee Exploring LA-SF Joint Bid: Sources

US Olympic Committee Exploring LA-SF Joint Bid: Sources

With Boston now out of the 2024 Olympics race, Los Angeles is exploring a new bid that could include Bay Area... Watch »

Jul 30, 2015
Mets Player Cries After Hearing Rumors He'd Been Traded

Mets Player Cries After Hearing Rumors He'd Been Traded

Wilmer Flores wiped away tears as he warmed up at shortstop for the eighth inning, thinking he was being traded from... Read »

Jul 30, 2015
Upton, Solarte Lead Padres Over Mets

Upton, Solarte Lead Padres Over Mets

Justin Upton homered and drove in three runs and Yonder Alonso also connected as the San Diego Padres beat the New... Read »

Jul 29, 2015
NFLPA Sues League on Brady's Behalf

NFLPA Sues League on Brady's Behalf

The players union is suing the league after it upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension for deflating footballs. Read »

Jul 30, 2015
Rio Olympics: A Year Away, Organizers Count on Sun, Samba

Rio Olympics: A Year Away, Organizers Count on Sun, Samba

Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now... Read »

Jul 29, 2015
Patriots Owner: I Was Wrong to Put Faith in NFL

Patriots Owner: I Was Wrong to Put Faith in NFL

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick addressed the media a day after the NFL's... Read »

Jul 29, 2015
Brady Responds: 'I Did Nothing Wrong'

Brady Responds: 'I Did Nothing Wrong'

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he is "very disappointed" by the NFL's decision to uphold... Read »

Jul 29, 2015
Social Media Reacts to Tom Brady's Suspension

Social Media Reacts to Tom Brady's Suspension

Patriots fans angered by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension... Read »

Jul 29, 2015

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