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Brooklyn-born Olympian aims for boxing stardom

A decade ago, Richardson Hitchins of Crown Heights was selling water in a park so he could buy sneakers for school, seeing violence all around him, and wishing his single mother had enough money to put him in karate classes. Now, at 19, he’s an Olympian and two-time Golden Gloves champion...

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 4:04pm

Time magazine announces finalists for Person of the Year

Time magazine released its shortlist of finalists Monday for 2016's Person of the Year. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton got nods, but so did scientists, technology titans and entertainers.Eleven candidates in all received nominations. The winner is chosen by the publication's editors as the person...

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 8:38pm

Belgian Paralympian says not ready for assisted suicide

Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort has said she is still considering euthanasia but contrary to media reports, will not be ending her life immediately after the Games in Rio.The 37-year-old, who won a silver medal in the 400 meters wheelchair race on Saturday, suffers from an incurable and...

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 4:07pm

Ryan Lochte says he agreed to ‘DWTS’ BEFORE he lied about Rio

Call it unfortunate timing.The cast of the 23rd season of “Dancing with the Stars” was official revealed on “Good Morning America” Tuesday and featured some familiar faces. Amber Rose… Rick Perry… Vanilla Ice… oh, and disgraced Olympian Ryan Lochte. The swimmer, who most recently was in hot water...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 9:30pm

Usain Bolt parties, invites women back to hotel

It's been one week since the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics, but Usain Bolt is still celebrating.The nine-time gold medalist was spotted partying in London over the weekend, dancing at a nightclub until 5 a.m for the fourth night in a row. He then invited a group of "up to 10 women back to...

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 3:10am

Lochte charged for false statements in Brazil

U.S. Olympic swimmerRyan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement during the Rio Games following an alleged holdup at a Braziliangas station."Ryan Lochte was charged with the crime of falsely reporting a crime," Brazilian police said in a statement, according to AFP.Brazilian police...

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 3:41am

Kasi Bennett, Usain Bolt girlfriend, hot Instagram pics (photos gallery)

Olympic superstar Usain Bolt is well on his way to Wilt Chamberlain territory as he brought approximately 10 women back to his hotel room in London this week. It comes on the heels of several stories that speak of Bolt going on some sort of sex-capade post-Rio Games.His longtime girlfriend, Kasi...

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 3:34am

Needham is having a rally for Aly Raisman this Saturday

Olympic champion Aly Raisman will be welcomed home after her reign in Rio with a rally in Needham this Saturday.Raisman's hometown will hold the "Rally for Aly" in the Town Common on Aug. 27, beginning at 11 a.m.Though her welcome-home celebration after the 2012 London Olympics had the gymnast...

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:54am

Philly native and Olympic hopeful charged in West Philly shoot-out

The profile of a Philly boxeron Team USA's website as a would-be Olympianhas been scrubbed from the Internet after it was revealed he is suspected of involvement in a weekend shoot-out in West Philadelphia.PaulKroll, 21, was identified Wednesday by police as one of threesuspects charged with a...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:23pm

Usain Bolt is probably a member of the Illuminati, New World Order

If one was to guess which athlete on this Earth was a part of a super-secret, out-of-this world secret society that is in touch with the origins of man and/or beings on other planets - Usain Bolt would garner plenty of votes. The Jamaican track superstar dominated in Rio and it's often hard to...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 11:48pm

Lenny Wilkens says 1992, 1996 Dream Teams were best but 2016 isn't far behind

The United States Olympic men’s basketball team may be golden but this 2016 team is not the best ever, so says one NBA coaching legend who also has tasted Olympic gold.Lenny Wilkens will likely go down as one of the best point guards and coaches ever in the NBA. He also was the man who led the 1996...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 3:10am

Slate on soccer: Talking Neymar, MLS expansion, Manchester City and United

Let’s be honest, nobody at the just-completed 2016 Rio Olympics had more singular pressure on them than Brazilian men’s soccer superstar, Neymar. He was by far the biggest name that competed in the mostly Under-23 tournament and it paid off for his country as host nation Brazil beat Germany, 2-1,...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 2:35am

Speedo USA drops Ryan Lochte amid scandal

Following his semi-apologetic NBC’s “Today” interview, Speedo USA announced Monday that they will no longer be sponsoring disgraced Olympian Ryan Lochte. The company released a statement noting they’ll donate $50,000 from Lochte’s sponsorship fee to Save the Children, specifically for children in...

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:13pm

Japan's PM stole the Olympics with his Super Mario disguise

It's official: The 2016 Olympics are over, and it's time to look east toward Tokyo.Sunday night marked the final day of the summer gamesin Rio, when the official International Olympic Committee flag was passed off to Japan during a spectacular closing ceremony performance.But the real hero of the...

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 6:42pm

It's been Rio: Olympics wrap up with spectacular closing ceremony [Photos]

Rio knows how to throw a party...and we're not just talking about Carnival.Brazil said 'farewell' to Olympic athletes at its closing ceremonies Sunday, in a stunning show that included dancers, acrobats, musicians, models, celebrities and international dignitaries.The 2016 Games brought uscrazy...

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 5:51pm

WATCH: Ryan Lochte talks to Matt Lauer about Olympic fail in Brazil

The lead up to the Rio Olympics was full of trepidation. With the political and economic issues the host country faced, would the event in Brazil be a disaster was the question everyone wanted answered? However, the only disaster to come out of Rio seems to be Ryan Lochte's career.Lochte's...

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 4:20pm

Rio Olympics wrapping up, Heart of Denmark still a party [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

Denmark is still making a splash on Ipanema Beach —and the internet —with its 2016 Rio Olympics hospitality house, Heart of Denmark.RELATED:Danish royal family opens Heart of Denmark pavilion ahead of 2016 Summer Olympics”We’re tapping into brand-new features on Snapchat and Instagram and have a...

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 9:00pm

Kristian Dyer: For Carmelo, Knicks - Olympics is offering perspective

Carmelo Anthony is poised to win his third gold medal in the Olympics, something that should be a bit of pride for New York Knicks fans who have suffered long in waiting for a winner. But if Anthony doesn’t come back from his cruise ship off the coast of Rio a different player then the shiny new...

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 3:46am

PHOTOS: Rio 2016 day 13 highlights, medal count

OLYMPIC FIRSTKimia Alizadeh Zenoorin becomes the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal in the women's taekwondo contest. She earned a bronze medalafter defeating Nikita Glasnovic of Sweden during the women's 57kg event.LIGHTNING BOLTUsain Bolt blew away the competition by finishing in first...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:46pm

Aly Raisman future still up in the air, basking in glow of three Rio medals

Needham's Aly Raisman was part of two select — and very elite — groups of gymnasts at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics this month.The athletes on the U.S. women's team dubbed themselves the "Final Five" after winning gold in the team all-around, a reference to the last squad to be guided by the...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 5:31pm