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Back to the Races

May 18, 2020

The engines were the only sound at the Darlington Raceway, in South Carolina, when NASCAR returned on Sunday. No fans were in the stadium to cheer for the 40 drivers and their crews. The event was called the Real Heroes…



Empty Stadiums

May 6, 2020

Professional baseball players in South Korea returned to the field on May 5. For weeks, the season had been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. So this opening day was unusual. That’s because no fans were allowed into the stadiums.…



Olympics Postponed

March 24, 2020

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Japan, will be postponed for about a year. This is because of the coronavirus pandemic. That announcement was made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday, March 24. The IOC said the…


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All-Star Face-Off

February 21, 2020

Basketball stars came together in Chicago, Illinois, on February 16. They were there for the NBA All-Star Game. The game has been played every year since 1951. Teams are made of the NBA’s top players. This year, Team LeBron played…



New Heights

October 24, 2019

Movies about rock climbing show people reaching the highest peaks in the world. But you don’t need to climb a mountain to feel the excitement. Climbing gyms are opening across the United States. The sport is growing more popular by…



On the Ball

September 12, 2019

Major League Baseball (MLB) has a home-run problem. The number of home runs increased sharply in 2015 and has continued to rise. In 2017, batters hit 6,105 homers, setting a new record. This year’s number will be even higher. Batters…


Big Winners

August 30, 2019

The Little League World Series began on August 15. Sixteen teams traveled to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to take part. On August 25, the Eastbank team, from Louisiana, won the championship game. They beat Curaçao 8–0 and became World Champions. After losing…

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Historic Win!

August 12, 2019

At Sunday’s U.S. Gymnastics Championships, in Kansas City, Missouri, gymnast Simone Biles, 22, won her sixth national title. And she did it in her usual boundary-breaking style. She didn’t just win. She made history by becoming the first woman ever…


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Baseball’s Class of 2019

July 22, 2019

Mariano Rivera stepped to the podium and the crowd chanted his name. The retired New York Yankee spoke in both English and Spanish to the 55,000 people who turned out in Cooperstown, New York, on Sunday. It was the second-largest…


World Cup Win

July 8, 2019

Victory! Team U.S.A. won the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France on Sunday. They beat the Netherlands 2–0. The U.S. also won the last Women’s World Cup, in 2015. This year’s victory is the fourth for the U.S. in the…