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Warriors Win

June 11, 2018

On June 8, the Golden State Warriors won their second straight NBA championship. They defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108–85, completing a four-game sweep of the series. The win gave Golden State its third title in four years. It was also…

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NFL's New Anthem Policy

May 30, 2018

The National Football League (NFL) announced a new policy on May 23 in response to protests during the national anthem: Teams whose players kneel in protest during the national anthem will be fined. The policy says players have the right…

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Sports Style

March 2, 2018

Skeleton is a sport in which athletes lie facedown on a sled and zoom headfirst down an icy track. Helmets are worn for safety. But who says the headgear can’t be artistic? Check out just a few of the stylish…

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Good as Gold

March 2, 2018

Figure skaters Maia and Alex Shibutani have been an ice-dance team since 2004. At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, in PyeongChang, South Korea, they nabbed a bronze medal in the team event, on February 12. On February 20, the duo…

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Meet Team U.S.A.

February 2, 2018

On February 9, the 23rd Winter Olympic Games will kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea. Nearly 3,000 dream-chasing athletes from more than 80 countries will compete. The sporting events will span an action-packed 16 days. Then the Paralympic Games will…

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Sports Inc.

October 16, 2017

Joey Erace knocks pitch after pitch into the netting of his $15,000 backyard batting cage in southern New Jersey. His private hitting coach tells him to shorten his stride. The coach is charging $100 for this hour-long evening batting practice.…

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NFL Protests

October 6, 2017

On September 24, more than 200 National Football League (NFL) players sat, knelt, or raised a fist during pregame national-anthem ceremonies. Some teams locked arms on the sidelines, and three teams stayed in the locker room during “The Star Spangled…

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Cricket for All

April 21, 2017

Cricket is one of the world's most popular sports. But once, only the wealthy enjoyed it. Clubs around the world slowly opened their doors to all. In Malawi, the Under-19 Women's Cricket Team wants to bust the sport's doors wide…

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Gold Rush

September 9, 2016

The world’s top athletes came together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics. On August 21, a colorful closing ceremony in Maracanã Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, marked the end of the 2016 Summer…

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Power Pitches

April 29, 2016

For much of baseball's history, pitchers rarely threw a ball 100 miles per hour (m.p.h.). But over the past decade, more pitchers have been coming closer to triple digits than ever before. Among pitchers who threw at least 40 innings…