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Is it a bird? A snowboarder? No, it's a drone. If snowboarders feel like something is following them at the Winter X Games, they'll be right. ESPN is adding camera-carrying drones to its coverage of the Winter X Games. The network is using the technology to cover snowboardcross and snowmobiling events. The X Games are th... - Posted on January 22, 2015
Scientists will use football fans to simulate quake The jumps, stomps and roars of fans cheering on the Seattle Seahawks have been known to shake the ground around CenturyLink Field. That's where the NFL team plays its home games. Now scientists will use expected fan quakes during a game. It will be an experiment with an earthquake ... - Posted on January 20, 2015
Coach motivates her girls, both on and off the court The coach leans forward, her hands pressed on a table in a room off the gymnasium. A basketball game is about to start. She is silent for a minute or two. Her players shift uncomfortably. When Dorothy Gaters finally speaks, her message is familiar and firm. As usual, it's ab... - Posted on January 12, 2015
It's a first: women race against men in bobsleds Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States and Kaillie Humphries of Canada have become the first women to race in a four-person bobsled event in the World Cup. The race was held in Calgary, Canada. Humphries finished 15th with a two-run time of 1 minute, 48.87 seconds. Meyers... - Posted on January 6, 2015
Kobe passes Michael on list of top scoring hoopsters Kobe Bryant has reached rarefied air. The Los Angeles Lakers basketball star passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's career scoring list Sunday night. It happened in a 100-94 Laker victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bryant entered the game needing nine p... - Posted on December 19, 2014
Football team from "failing school" makes playoffs The Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile. They go to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no football field of their own. A former gang member-turned-star safety, Jamal Brown, sleeps at the assistant coach's house. He and s... - Posted on December 8, 2014
How can a bright yellow cat be worth $400 million? A bright yellow cat-like figure is the mascot of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The smiley-faced mascot represents the animal life of Brazil. The mascot for the Paralympics is a mopped-headed doll with leafy hair. It's meant to represent the vast diversity of the flor... - Posted on November 25, 2014
Who wouldn't play baseball for $25 million a year! The Miami Marlins baseball team has persuaded Giancarlo Stanton to say yes to the most lucrative deal ever for an American athlete. He will be paid an average of $25 million per season for 13 years. Stanton agreed to terms on a $325 million contract, team owner Jeffrey Loria... - Posted on November 25, 2014
Little League superstar Mo'ne Davis writing a book! A memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature. But not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game. "Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name" will be released in March by HarperCollins Children's Books. The honor roll student fr... - Posted on November 20, 2014
Ready to skateboard on a cushion of air? The more your knees quiver, the more the 90-pound board you're perched on, floating above a pillow of air, seems about to shoot out from under your feet. The sound of the high-pitched engine bounces of the sheet of copper as you swivel and glide your way a few feet forward. ... - Posted on November 18, 2014