Skip to main content



Race in the Desert

January 15, 2021

On January 4, Belgian biker Walter Roelants speeds across sand dunes in Saudi Arabia. He’s participating in the 43rd running of the Dakar Rally. It’s a world-famous off-road racing competition. Its divisions include cars, motorbikes, lightweight vehicles, and trucks. The…


Playing to Win

January 15, 2021

Wyatt Baldwin has been playing rock, paper, scissors for as long as he can remember. While he was growing up, the game helped him settle disagreements with his three older sisters. "I never got the chance to pick what we…

Alternative Reading Levels

Media Literacy

Beyond the Game

January 15, 2021

Are you a big sports fan? If so, chances are you’ve read articles by a sports journalist. The writer may have broken down a game or profiled one of your favorite athletes. Sean Gregory is a senior sports correspondent for…


Breaking News

December 18, 2020

Olympians will soon be dancing their way to gold medals. On December 7, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that breaking will be included in the 2024 Olympics, in Paris, France. Breaking is another word for breakdancing. The activity began…

Alternative Reading Levels

United States

Game Changers

October 30, 2020

Anti-racism protests spread across the country this year. These protests haven’t just happened in the streets. Calls for change have come from many industries, including entertainment, technology, and professional sports. Pro athletes have often spoken out against social injustice, even…

United States

Joyous Win

October 23, 2020

On October 11, the Los Angeles Lakers celebrated their victory as the 2020 NBA champions. The team defeated the Miami Heat 106–93 in game 6 of the NBA Finals. This is the 17th championship win for the Lakers, tying them…


Something to Celebrate

July 13, 2020

Americans call it soccer. But fans worldwide know the sport as football. Players are finally back on the field after most games were suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here, Youri Tielemans (center), of England’s Leicester City club,…

United States

Name Change

July 6, 2020

The Cleveland, Ohio, Major League Baseball team has been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. But that might change soon. On July 3, the organization announced it’s considering new names. “We are committed to engaging our community. . .…

United States

Baseball Returns

June 24, 2020

Back in March, the Major League Baseball (MLB) season was put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, the league announced its comeback. The season is set to begin in late July and run until September 27. It…

United States

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…