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How TikTok And Skater Girls Are Sending Skateboard Sales Off The Wall
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Claire Miller | April 19, 2021
Ruby Medina is part of a community of skateboarders on TikTok, and at her local skate park in Venice, Calif. Social media is driving a huge demand for boards at her family's skate shops.Shayn Almeida My orange skateboard was plastered in peeling stickers and a dark layer of dust when ...
Hideki Matsuyama Wins Masters, Makes History For Japan
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Dustin Jones | April 12, 2021
Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese man to win a major golf tournament after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday.Mike Ehrmann | Getty Images Hideki Matsuyama overcame three bogeys in the last four holes to win the Masters Tournament on Sunday, and in doing so, became ...
Baseball Is Back, So Grab A Hot Dog And A Beer. Just Keep A Safe Distance
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H.J. Mai | April 1, 2021
A mobile ordering sign is seen on March 30 at a vending station in Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals. The Nats, along with many other teams in baseball, are implementing new safety protocols, including for ordering food, as a new season kicks off on Thursday.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll ...
Under Fire, The NCAA Apologizes And Unveils New Weight Room For Women’s Tournament
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Becky Sullivan | March 20, 2021
The NCAA scrambled to unveil a new weight room for players in its women's basketball tournament after controversy erupted this week over disparities between the men's and women's events.Eric Gay | AP Under fire for differences in amenities for its men's and women's basketball tournaments, the NCAA revealed an upgraded ...
New $113 Billion NFL Media Rights Deal Gives Fans More Options To Watch Games
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H.J. Mai | March 19, 2021
Tom Brady (12) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers plays during the Super Bowl LV game against the Kansas City Chiefs in February.Cliff Welch | Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The NFL has finalized a new round of broadcast rights agreements, providing the league with a financial windfall and fans with ...
From A-To-Z, We Have You Covered For The NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournaments
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Tom Goldman | March 19, 2021
All men's NCAA Basketball Tournament games are being held in Indiana in a makeshift coronavirus bubble. Purdue's Mackey Arena in West Lafayette is hosting some of the early games.Justin Casterline | Getty Images For college basketball fans, March Madness is back and a historic wait is over. Last year, for ...
Wave Of Bills To Block Trans Athletes Has No Basis In Science, Researcher Says
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Tinbete Ermyas, Kira Wakeam | March 18, 2021
Roughly 35 bills are being proposed that would limit or prohibit transgender women from competing in women's athletics. Above, athletes run in the Women's 400 meter final during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Shaun Botterill | Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Throughout the country, roughly 35 bills have been introduced by state legislators ...
NCAA Women’s Basketball: UConn Again A Top Seed. But Starting Without Its Famed Coach
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Tom Goldman | March 15, 2021
Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma talks to his team during a game against Villanova in the Big East tournament on March 7, 2021. Auriemma has tested positive for the coronavirus.Jessica Hill | AP The head coach for the top-ranked team in women's college basketball has tested positive for the coronavirus. ...
How 2 Skiers Conquered Yosemite’s Half Dome
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Vincent Acovino, Farah Eltohamy | March 3, 2021
In this photo provided by Jason Torlano, Zach Milligan is shown on his descent down Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Feb. 21. The two men climbed some 4,000 feet to the top of Yosemite's Half Dome in subfreezing temperatures and skied down the famously steep monolith to ...
NFL Offers All 30 Stadiums For Use As Coronavirus Vaccine Sites
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Bill Chappell | February 5, 2021
People wait in a socially distanced line to get their COVID-19 vaccinations at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., last month. The NFL is making all 30 of its stadiums available to serve as mass vaccination sites.Elise Amendola | AP Every NFL team will offer their stadium as a possible mass ...