Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP’s survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rio’s Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.
This evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster.
At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.
Lamar Odom played in the NBA for 15 years. (Photo: Getty Images) Now that former basketball star Lamar Odom is on a long road to recovery, fans are taking to Twitter to offer up their organs. According to reports, Odom’s kidneys are failing, which means he needs daily dialysis and may require a kidney transplant. Fans of the hoops legend-turned-reality TV star are stepping up, offering their own kidneys to Odom on Twitter.
Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen. (Photo: Instagram.com/gisele) A run-of-the-mill post-game radio interview with Tom Brady ended up being a lot more than that, when the Patriots quarterback took a swing at the processed food industry — calling out Coca-Cola and Frosted Flakes, specifically. Brady’s been known to stick to an extremely healthy diet — avocado “ice cream,” anyone? — but this interview revealed the passion behind his healthy habits.
Though the two are still legally married, Khloe Kardashian left the basketball star after five years together in 2013, reportedly over his struggle with substance abuse and, primarily, his addiction to cocaine. Odom remains in critical condition, still unconscious, with Kardashian by his side after she rushed to Las Vegas upon hearing the news. Earlier this week, University of Southern California football coach Steve Sarkisian was fired, allegedly as a result of his own struggle with alcoholism and his violation of the school’s zero-tolerance policy regarding alcohol use. The 41-year-old has three children with his estranged wife. Also this week, reality TV star Scott Disick, the former boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian and father of her children, checked into rehab to get help for his addiction problems.
Daniel Fells in January 2015. “This is a serious situation that has been taken seriously from the beginning,” Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon told NFL.com. “We’re all fighting for Daniel.” But what is MRSA, exactly? “I can’t count how many MRSA infections I see. While MRSA infections have leveled off in the last few years following a rapid increase from the 1960s to mid-2000s, they have the potential to turn deadly — and do.
A spleen can become enlarged for many reasons, including genetic diseases, William Katkov, MD, a gastroenterologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., tells Yahoo Health. Here’s why that’s a problem: A person may feel better and resume their normal activities, but their enlarged spleen is more susceptible to rupturing and may no longer be protected by their ribcage, leaving it incredibly vulnerable to injury. “An enlarged spleen is at an increased risk for rupture or injury in the setting of normal trauma, like a football game, diving into a pool, or minor car accident,” Katkov says. While an enlarged spleen can be asymptomatic, Katkov says a person can feel uncomfortable or have a feeling of fullness in their upper abdomen on the left side.
Want to up your game when it comes to golf, basketball, baseball, running, or weight lifting? These apps are making it easier for you to actually improve your skills.
Outlawing “heading the ball” during soccer games may reduce the rate of concussions, but eliminating player-on-player contact would help more, suggests a new study.
Soccer fans were blown away Sunday when Team U.S.A. midfielder Carli Lloyd scored three goals in just 16 minutes.Her secret? Mental visualization. Here's how you can do it too.
Doglegs is a pro-wrestling group based in Tokyo where people with and without disabilities fight one another.
In a cool, behind-the-scenes look at the nutritional tactics of the Toronto Blue Jays, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created a new video (see it below) featuring the team’s registered dietitian nutritionist and board-certified sports dietetics specialist Leslie Bonci. Related: Your 28-Day Hot-Body Plan Bonci says her mission is to provide players with an edge, and she does that by using food to deliver the power and stamina the athletes need to play at peak performance. With the help of Bonci, catcher Russell Martin says he’s seen results firsthand.
Mount St. Joseph’s Lauren Hill gives thumbs up as she holds the game ball during her first NCAA college basketball game.