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In Largest Brain Study of Young Athletes, a 'Remarkable' Find
In Largest Brain Study of Young
Athletes, a 'Remarkable' Find
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In Largest Brain Study of Young Athletes, a 'Remarkable' Find

Researchers find 41% of late players under 30 showed signs of CTE

(Newser) - Diagnoses of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) have been found in pro football players , pro soccer players , and pro hockey players . Now, a new study out of Boston University's CTE Center focuses on a new demographic affected by CTE: mainly amateurs playing on the youth, high school, and college circuits....

Weightlifter Gets Lifetime Ban Over This Handshake

Iran's Weightlifting Federation said warm encounter with Israeli was 'unforgivable'

(Newser) - Most sports organizations would view the shaking of an opponent's hand as sportsmanship, something to be applauded. Not Iran's Weightlifting Federation. The body has banned weightlifter Mostafa Rajaee, a former member of the Iranian national team, from competing in any sport for life after he shook the hand...

Shot-Putter Bails Out Team at Hurdles, Goes Viral
Shot-Putter Bails Out Team
at Hurdles, Goes Viral
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Shot-Putter Bails Out Team at Hurdles, Goes Viral

Belgium's Jolien Boumkwo gets the call when the team's hurdlers are both injured

(Newser) - Jolien Boumkwo is an elite track and field athlete—just not in the area she's now best known for. As NPR reports, the Belgian shot-putter with 12 national championships to her name finished seventh on Friday at the European Athletics Team Championships in Poland, which normally would have signaled...

Cyclist's Death Rocks the Tour de Suisse

Gino Mader, 26, of Switzerland collided with US rider Magnus Sheffield during steep descent

(Newser) - A Swiss cyclist has died following a brutal crash with an American rider during the fifth stage of the Tour de Suisse. With less than 10 miles left in the 131-mile leg, Gino Mäder, 26, collided with Magnus Sheffield at high speed while descending the Albula Pass toward La...

AI Is Newest Tool in Helping Athletes Block Racist Abuse

Companies offer filtering technology as offensive content proliferates on social media

(Newser) - Social media allows athletes to reach out to fans and market themselves. But it's also where racism is "visual, permanently intrusive, and 24/7" as anonymous people troll players with "barely any accountability," the AP reports. It's all too much for some Black athletes, who are...

MMA Prodigy Victoria Lee Dies at 18
MMA Prodigy
Victoria Lee
Dies at 18
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MMA Prodigy Victoria Lee Dies at 18

'Life will never be the same,' says sister Angela Lee, a ONE champion

(Newser) - An undefeated mixed martial arts prodigy has died at 18. Victoria Lee, a junior world champion in a form of ancient Greek wrestling called pankration who notched a 3-0 record in ONE Championship's atomweight division, died Dec. 26, her sister Angela Lee announced Saturday on Instagram. Nicknamed "the...

Quirky ESPN Ad Campaign Is Back
Quirky ESPN Ad
Campaign Is Back
VIDEO

Quirky ESPN Ad Campaign Is Back

Syracuse's Otto the Orange joins US women's soccer stars for new 'This Is SportsCenter' ad

(Newser) - ESPN's iconic advertising campaign is back, with the first installment of "This Is SportsCenter" in three years. The comical, off-kilter ads routinely feature athletes and mascots in promotion of ESPN's flagship sports news program. This one is no different. The 15-second " Orange Slices " shows US...

Young NBA Draft Pick Retires: 'Darkest Times of My Life'

Tyrell Terry, 22, 2020 draft pick for Mavericks, says severe anxiety made him lose his love of the game

(Newser) - In 2020, Tyrell Terry was drafted by the NBA's Dallas Mavericks with the 31st overall pick, after playing one year for the Stanford Cardinal team as a guard. Now, following just two years in the pros, the young basketball player is retiring, saying he's lost his love of...

Roger Federer: I'm Done After Next Event
Roger Federer
Is Packing It In

Roger Federer Is Packing It In

Tennis star says he's retiring from 'an incredible adventure' after next week's Laver Cup

(Newser) - At 41, Roger Federer is ready to hang up his racket. The 20-time Grand Slam champion announced Thursday that he'll retire from professional tennis after one final event: next week's Laver Cup, which will be his first competitive play in 14 months. "As many of you know,...

His Win Came as a Shock—Especially to the Announcer

Geoff Wightman called World Athletics Championship as son Jake Wightman won gold

(Newser) - Elite athletes often have their parents cheering them on in the audience at championship events, but for one UK runner at the World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Ore., his dad's appearance was extra special. In what the Guardian describes as "Britain's most surprising gold medal" in the...

Most Decorated US Runner Is Making This Her Last Season

It 'isn't about the time on the clock, it's simply about joy,' Allyson Felix says

(Newser) - Allyson Felix, who closed the Tokyo Games last year with more Olympic medals than any US track and field athlete in history, says she'll retire after the 2022 season. "This season isn't about the time on the clock, it's simply about joy," Felix said in...

Mattel's Naomi Osaka Barbie Sells Out in Hours

Tennis star has a doll in her likeness

(Newser) - Tennis star Naomi Osaka was one of 20 or so "Sheros"—read: female heroes—gifted a Barbie doll in their own likeness in 2019 . The public was apparently eager for a Barbie of the world's highest-paid female athlete, too, as a new doll of Osaka sold out...

Naomi Osaka: Here's How We Can Improve Things


Naomi Osaka:
Things Have
 Got to Change
OPINION

Naomi Osaka: Things Have Got to Change

She suggests sick days for tennis players, press conference reforms

(Newser) - "In any other line of work, you would be forgiven for taking a personal day here and there." Not so in the highest ranks of tennis, as Naomi Osaka writes following her controversial exit at the French Open. In a Time essay, the Japanese-born star dealing with social...

Russian Player Arrested at French Open

Yana Sizikova accused of match-fixing at last year's tournament

(Newser) - The French Open has moved from one controversy to another with a Russian player now accused of match-fixing. Thursday got progressively worse for Yana Sizikova, who lost her opening round doubles match with fellow Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova in Paris, then was arrested and had her hotel room searched, French newspaper...

She Dove 374 Feet Without Taking a Breath

For Alenka Artnik and freediving, 'it was love at first sight'

(Newser) - Those watching the surface of the water were likely somewhat worried about Alenka Artnik, who was attempting to free dive to a depth no woman had before. But Tito Zappalá wasn't too concerned. Having taken an underwater scooter to depths of 200 feet, the safety diver watched Artnik ascend...

This Type of Athlete Wows at Conquering Pain
This Type of Athlete
Wows at Conquering Pain
NEW STUDY

This Type of Athlete Wows at Conquering Pain

High-level endurance athletes beat soccer players in pain tolerance, thresholds

(Newser) - Want to fell less pain? You may want to try long-distance running. Research published in July comparing pain perception in endurance athletes, soccer players, and nonathletes suggests elite athletes overall have increased pain tolerance, higher pain thresholds, and lower pain intensity—but also that endurance athletes manage the best. In...

'Idiot' Husband Screws Up Virtual Ironman
Triathlete Was
Rocking a Virtual
Race. In Came Her
'Idiot' Husband
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Triathlete Was Rocking a Virtual Race. In Came Her 'Idiot' Husband

Tim O'Donnell trips over power cord, unplugs Mirinda Carfrae's bike during Ironman competition

(Newser) - The very first Ironman VR Pro Challenge took place over the weekend—a weekly competition being held during the coronavirus pandemic, per the South China Morning Post —and former Ironman champ Mirinda Carfrae of Australia was kicking butt from her living room in Boulder, Colo. The Washington Post notes...

Maria Sharapova Calls It Quits
Maria Sharapova
Calls It Quits

Maria Sharapova Calls It Quits

Tennis star cites injuries in ending 28-year career

(Newser) - "I'm saying goodbye." And with that, Maria Sharapova on Wednesday ended a 19-year tennis career that included five Grand Slam singles titles, an Olympic silver medal, and a suspension for her use of a banned substance. The 32-year-old Russian was the highest-earning women’s athlete from 2004...

Olympic Wrestler Says University Doctor Abused Him

Andy Hrovat adds to allegations against Michigan doctor

(Newser) - An Olympic wrestler on Thursday accused a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school and said the physician's reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates. Andy Hrovat, who competed for the US in the 2008 Summer Olympics, tells the...

After Court Overturns Ruling, Semenya Won't Defend Title

Athlete has pledged to stop taking testosterone-suppressing drugs

(Newser) - Caster Semenya won't defend her title in the 800 meters at the world championships this fall after a Swiss court overturned a temporary ruling that allowed her to compete in international events without taking testosterone-suppressing drugs. Semenya is locked in a court battle with the IAAF, track and field'...

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