Olympics

Draymond Green dick pic goes viral, DeMarcus Cousins pokes fun (video)

The Olympics is supposed to be a celebration of the purity of sports.In these Summer games, however, most of the chatter will revolve around poopy water and Draymond Green's middle leg. (See pic here)A day after Green's dick pic went viral, USA basketball teammate DeMarcus Cousins had some fun at...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 6:31pm

Summer Olympics previews: Boston's Michael DiSanto looking to row his way to gold

Michael DiSanto figures he's rowed on the Charles River somewhere around 2,000 times in his life."I think it's a really special body of water. I have a lot of good memories," he said. "That's my favorite place in the world to row."This week, DiSanto is in a different body of water — Rio de Janeiro'...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 3:59am

Matt Burke: Rooting for Team USA basketball is no fun - Here's how to fix it

The absolute worst rooting experience you can have as a sports fan is when you find yourself rooting for a team to simply not lose.The high of victory for teams like these is really not that high, but the low of defeat is depression city. Yeah, it’s fine that your team is expected to win it all,...

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:57am

When do the 2016 Summer Olympics start, end? (Full schedule, TV begin times)

The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics will begin on Friday, Aug. 5 and will be broadcast on NBC in the United States.The Opening Ceremonies of the games will take place on Aug. 5 and will be broadcast on NBC starting at 7:30 p.m. that night. The games will conclude on Sunday, Aug. 21 and the closing...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 5:57pm

Summer Olympic preview: Five events with Philadelphia flavor

There are 555 members of the U.S, Olympic team that will be heading to Rio next week: 263 men, 292 women.So no one should be surprised a number of them come from various parts of the Delaware Valley. We’ve already told you about keirin cyclist Matt Baranoski and the eight-man rowing team that...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 4:58pm

Summer Olympics previews: USA rugby's Madison Hughes with strong New England ties

Madison Hughes' upbringing included flights across the pond between his family's abode in England and his relatives' homes in New England every summer.Then there were four years spent at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and now he's in southern California — a long way from the dreary England...

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 5:50pm

Slate on soccer: USWNT should dominate in Rio Olympics

If you ever find yourself in a heated debate over what team sport has the longest season, trust me, you’ll never lose if you say professional soccer clubs from Europe. For example, Bayern Munich (Germany) just arrived stateside for their U.S. tour while Arsenal (England) starts its exhibitions in...

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:50pm

Summer Olympic Preview: Rowers from Philly looking to prove their medal

A blink of an eye. That’s how close Steve Kasprzyk of Cinnaminson, New Jersey, came to winning an Olympic medal in London four years ago — finishing a mere three-tenthsof a second off the podium. That’s the reason he’s been so driven ever since — even quitting his job to put all his efforts into...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 1:13pm

Should doping / drugs be allowed in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics?

The majority of the millions of people who watch the Summer Olympics every four years are casual fans, dropping in to watch these niche sports for entertainment purposes. The sheer spectacle of the Olympic games almost always overwhelms the ugly realities – host cities left in financial ruin, IOC...

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 5:54pm

Summer Olympics previews: NYC's Alisa Kano ready to wow in Rio

Alisa Kano got her start in gymnastics after a friend invited her to watch a competition. And then she found happiness in the sport."I fell in love," Kano said.Now 21, Kano has come a long way since she watched that event as a 9-year-old girl. In a few weeks, she'll be on the ground in Rio de...

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 4:34pm

Summer Olympics previews: NH's Sarah True with medal potential in triathlon

Two things have changed for triathlete Sarah True since the 2012 Olympics: her speed and her last name.True finished fourth in London four years ago, missing the podium by 10 seconds. Since then, she's amassed quite a collection of medals and accolades.Formerly known as Sarah Groff, she also got...

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 4:21pm

Perkasie's Matt Baranoski, Rio bound, looks to put keirin on the map

Don’t feel bad if you don’t know what — rather than who — keirin is. Not many Americans do.But Perkasie’s Matt Baranoski hopes that will change Aug. 16 when he competes in the 2,000-meter keirin cycling event in the Olympics.“It’s probably the most fun you can have on a bike,” said the soon to turn...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 1:30pm

Summer Olympics previews: Lia Neal set to make history in Rio

American swimmer Lia Neal secured her second Olympic berth thanks to a personal best performance. Her appearance in Rio de Janeiro will be an historic one.The 21-year-old Neal, who hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., made the U.S. squad along with fellow Stanford University swimmer Simone Manuel. Their...

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 6:23pm

Summer Olympics previews: Sherborn native Eli Dershwitz ready to carve up Rio

Eli Dershwitz has such a beefy resume it's no wonder he made the U.S. Olympic team heading to Rio.The Sherborn, Mass. native and Harvard University student has developed into a world-class fencer in this current Olympic cycle. Specializing in sabre, the 20-year-old is the top-ranked fencer in the U...

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 6:09pm

Slate on soccer: Hats off to Hope Solo, USWNT prepping for Olympics

Congratulations go out to U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo who became the first player in history (man or woman) to reach 100 international shutouts in Saturday’s 1-0 win over South Africa in Chicago. Solo also recorded her 150th career win in the friendly, the first ever meeting...

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 1:46pm

Refugee team is going for gold at the Rio Olympics

For the first time in Olympic history, a team of refugees from different countries will be allowed to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. In total, 10 athletes (six male, four female), selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will be going for gold this summer, including two...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 8:40pm

Olympians unfazed by reports of turmoil in Brazil ahead of Summer Games

Selected in 2009 as the first South American country to host the Olympics, Brazil faces huge hurdles on the eve of the Rio Games this summer.There's the mosquito-borne Zika virus epidemic, prompting some health officials to call for postponing or relocating the Games, lest it infect athletes who...

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 2:30pm

Oscar Pistorius walks on stump legs in court (video)

Oscar Pistorius and his defense team were looking for sympathy on Wednesday as Pistorius removed his prostheses and hobbled around the courtroom on his stumps.Pistorius will soon be sentenced by a South African court as he was convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp."Pity will play no...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 2:06am

Muhammad Ali funeral tickets for sale - cheaper than Michael Jackson memorial tix

The funeral for "The Greatest" will undoubtedly be a "great" sendoff. So great that people are willing to buy tickets for an actual funeral on Craiglist.The box office at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky opened at 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday and just over an hour later Friday's event was sold...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 2:27am

Medical experts urge delay or relocation of Olympics due to Zika

More than 100 health experts have called for the Rio Olympic Games to be postponed or moved because of the threat to public health from Brazil's Zika virus outbreak, according to a public letter published online.The Zika virus is primarily spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito....

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 1:38am