Olympics

When are the 2016 Summer Olympics? When do the games start, end?

The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will take place on Friday, Aug. 5 and will be broadcast in the United States on NBC.The closing ceremonies will take place on Sunday, Aug. 21 and will also be broadcast on NBC.Rio de Janeiro is one hour ahead of New York...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 3:42am

Shantel Jackson hot pics, photos (new Instagram gallery of Mayweather ex)

Shantel Jackson is now engaged to rapper Nelly after being engaged to famed boxer Floyd "Money" Mayweather.Jackson is 31-years-old and is from Miami, Florida.Of note, Nelly and Mayweather used to be tight but obviously the Jackson-Nelly relationship changed that in a hurry. Nelly talked about...

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 3:44am

Libby Peters helping solidify Philly as rowing capital of United States

There's just something about the Schuylkill River that's made Philadelphia the mecca for competitive rowing in America.The best and most talented athletes in the sport always seem to find their way to the banks of the Delaware's meandering tributary and to its famous Boathouse Row.That's what...

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 12:12am

Boston -based Major League Lacrosse (MLL) now a major league operation

Last weekend, Major League Lacrosse kicked off its 16th season of existence. Since 2004, the league’s offices have been located in Brighton and the local team - the Boston Cannons - havereturned to their roots as their home games will be back at historic Harvard Stadium in Allston. It’s been...

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 9:29pm

Abu Sayyaf, the ISIS of the Philippines, wanted to kill Manny Pacquiao

Boxer Manny Pacquiao said Thursday that he was "alarmed" when it was learned that the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf wanted to kidnap and possibly kill him. Pacquiao is currently running to become a senator in the Philippines."I'm surprised because all the Filipinos are my friends," Pacquiao told the...

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 4:21am

Slate on Soccer: Thinking good thoughts for Carli Lloyd

It might not have come in the most exciting fashion but regardless, the achievement is still remarkable as Napoli’s (22-7-6) 1-0 loss at Roma (20-11-4) on Monday officially clinched the fifth straight Serie A title for Juventus (27-4-4). This crown had to be extra special for the storied Italian...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:37am

'Sports Detectives' search for lost, iconic American sports memorabilia on Smithsonian Channel

The pro sports industry in America seems to be bullet-proof. Players keep making more and more money. Owners keep making more and more money. TV executives keep making more and more money.No doubt, the memorabilia industry in this sports-obsessed country is also all about the green too.“Iconic...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 2:16am

When do the 2016 Rio Brazil Summer Olympics start? Schedule of events

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will begin on Friday, Aug. 5 and will end on Sunday, Aug. 21.Here is a schedule of the major events planned for this summer, by day. All events will be broadcast in the United States across the NBC family of networks.Friday, Aug. 5 -Opening...

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 1:01am

Volleyball player YouTube video - Scott Sterling gets hit in the face by ball over and over

In this age of concussion awareness, it's no longer acceptable to laugh when someone gets hit in the head.At it's core, however, watching people get hit in the head (more appropriately - the face) by objects is the essence of comedy. It's why this video of fake volleyball star Scott Sterling has...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 2:57am

'Eddie the Eagle' is a deceptively simple inspirational sports movie

‘Eddie the Eagle’Director: Dexter FletcherStars: Taron Egerton, Hugh JackmanRating: PG-133 (out of 5) Globes“Eddie the Eagle” is the British “Rudy,” which is to say it’s a true life inspirational tale done more as a light, cheery comedy instead of an angsty drama. It’s a by-the-numbers underdog...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 11:32pm

Rio's environmental hurdles remain ahead of Olympic Games

Biologist Mario Moscatelli has battled to save Rio de Janeiro’s environment for three decades.Moscatelli believes that the opportunity, presented by the Olympic Games, for ecological improvement has already been lost. Once a month, the Carioca (native of Rio de Janeiro) flies over the city on...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 11:39am

WWE talk: 2016 Rio Olympics needs pro wrestling

Somehow, even in the reality age of professional wrestling, I still get the third degree about my passion for the product. It’s 2015 and it would seem that some non-fans of the sport of sports entertainment still think that wrestling is real enough to assume that fans still think it’s real. I’ve...

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 8:05pm

Report: Boston 2024 underestimated Olympic construction costs by nearly $1 billion

Hosting the Olympics in Boston would have put taxpayers at significant risk and cost about $1 billion more in construction than organizers said it would. This according to a much-anticipated report from The Brattle Group released Tuesday. State leaders tapped the consultants to study the bid...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:59pm

Ultimate frisbee recognized by International Olympic Committee

The ultimate college sport, Ultimate Frisbee, was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee on Sunday.Bros of the world likely took a moment to pour one out in celebration.RELATED:Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC's BachFor those of you who haven’t stepped foot on a...

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 4:04pm

Boston Olympics debate rolls on as advocates, opponents spar

Organizers and opponents of the Boston 2024 Olympic Games squared off on Thursday night, debating the glorious possibilities of putting the Hub on the world stage and fixing our archaic transit system versus the prospect of a taxpayer-funded catastrophe big enough to become The Big Dig’s little...

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 7:36pm

Marc Malusis: Make no mistake, Caitlyn Jenner is courageous

In 1976, Bruce Jenner was known as the greatest athlete in the world after winning the decathlon at the Olympics in Montreal. In 2015, Bruce is now Caitlyn and she is now widely considered to be the most famous transgender person in the world.At 65years of age, the decision to give her the Arthur...

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 7:09pm

Caitlyn Jenner full ESPY Award speech video

Caitlyn, formerly Bruce, Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe "Courage Award" Wednesday night in Los Angelesat the annual ESPY's award show, honoring the year's best athletes.The now65-year-old Jenner won the gold medal in the men's decathlon event at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. Jenner came out as a...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 11:01pm

Boston 2024 unveils Bid 2.0

Pushing a long view of benefits for Boston, Olympic organizers released the highly anticipated updated plans for the city’s $4.6 billion bid for the Summer Games this morning.Boston 2024, the group charged with planning and promoting the Games, called the release Bid 2.0. It came amid skepticism...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 12:20am

Quincy to host Boston 2024 volleyball, accessibility in question

The question of whether the 2024 Olympic Games will be as walkable and accessible for the public as the initial pitch to the IOCis opening a new chapter as Boston 2024 rolls out the 2.0 plan with venues staggered all over the Bay State.On Wednesday morning,Quincy Mayor Tom Koch and Boston 2024 CEO...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 3:08pm

Boston 2024 2.0 will spread events all over the state

The Greater Boston Area is known as a walking city, which was a significant selling point for the city's 2024 Summer Olympics bid, which promised to deliver “the most walkable Games in modern times.”But after several residents have told the organizers to take a long walk off a short pier, Boston...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 4:10pm