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Empty Stadiums

May 18, 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 28, 2020

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

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New Heights

November 1, 2019

Movies about rock climbing feature people reaching the highest peaks in the world. But you don’t need to conquer a mountain to feel the excitement. Rock-climbing gyms are opening across the country, and the sport is growing more popular by…

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On the Ball

September 20, 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 a record-setting 6,105 homers, and this year’s number will be even higher. There have…

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Big Winners

September 6, 2019

The Little League World Series tournament began on August 15. Sixteen teams, including eight from the United States and eight from international locations, traveled to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to take part. Ten days later, the Eastbank team, from Louisiana, shut out…

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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…


Defeating a Legend

July 2, 2019

Fifteen-year-old Cori “Coco” Gauff beat tennis icon Venus Williams yesterday at the Wimbledon tennis tournament, in London, England. Cori won 6–4, 6–4 on the first day of the competition. It was the first time she’d played at Wimbledon, the most…