In a survey of nearly 500 elite athletes spread across 48 countries, many of them gearing up for the Olympics later this year, an athletes' rights group found that 58% said they did not consider themselves financially stable.
So as rival general managers and managers have watched the fallout from the Astros scandal, they have wrestled with their own roles in policing their teams’ conduct and with how to prevent this sort of thing from happening again — as well as how to keep themselves from suffering the same fate as Hinch and Luhnow.
Alexandra Shelton, a dual citizen who is married to a U.S. serviceman, encountered what she said was age and gender discrimination from Polish fencing officials after the birth of her first child three years ago. So she made a desperate attempt at nation-switching, hoping to head to her fifth games as an American. Poland, however, has blocked the change, trapping Shelton between the two countries, leaving her unable as of now to compete in Tokyo for either.
Children up to the age of 12 will be banned from heading a soccer ball in practice sessions in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland as authorities look to address the potential long-term impact on health of head injuries.
Serie A president Paolo Dal Pinto sent a letter to the government on Monday asking that games no longer be postponed in the affected areas but played without fans in attendance — noting there is little time for make-up dates considering all elite soccer competitions must be completed by May 24 because of the upcoming European Championship.
There will be more eyeballs on the league's annual gathering of top college talent but fewer assistant coaches watching those prospects run through drills that have been tailored by position and more accurately mimic what they'll be doing in the NFL.
Tourism is a $1.2 billion industry in the Lake Placid region, much of it still fueled by the memory of the U.S. hockey team beating the Soviet Union as the “Miracle on Ice" highlight of the 1980 Olympic Games.
The U.S. has pulled its entire team out of this weekend’s series of World Cup luge races in Winterberg, Germany, while athletes from many nations are protesting what they are calling unsafe ice conditions.
Nets point guard Kyrie Irving will undergo a procedure on the right shoulder that has given him trouble since early November. Irving is expected to miss the entire season, Nets general manager Sean Marks confirmed.
To wander through the catacombs of Staples Center last month, watching the Lakers and Clippers play a collective five games in four nights, was to observe a curious cohabitation, two of the NBA’s best teams sharing a home arena. Their star players and coaches are as different as Venus and Mars, even as they strive for the same goal: an NBA championship.
A field hockey player who helped Britain win a gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics announced her retirement on Thursday after failing to recover from head trauma caused by hitting a brick wall hard while laughing at a joke.