Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Phelps asks Congress to ensure anti-doping system is fair

Phelps testified Tuesday before a congressional hearing on improving anti-doping measures, delivering the message that he doesn't believe the Olympics and other competitions are clean and that athletes don't believe in the testing system that's in place.

Supreme Court leaves $1B NFL concussion settlement in place

The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to the estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players.

For pro athletes, voting can require extra effort

Many athletes have to rely on absentee ballots, either because they reside permanently in a different state than their team or because they are on the road during Election Day.

World Series returns to Wrigley for first time in 71 years

Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber was followed by cameras and cellphones. A couple of pitchers from the Cleveland Indians played hacky sack in the outfield. The giant videoboard in left field flashed "World Series."

NCAA relocates 7 events pulled from NC due to LGBT law

The NCAA relocated its men's basketball regional tournament to Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday after withdrawing the event from Greensboro, North Carolina, because of that state's law restricting the rights of LGBT people.

Marines turn to girls high school sports teams for recruits

he U.S. Marine Corps is looking for a few more good women. And this time the campaign is a bit different. Marine recruiters are turning to girls high school sports teams to find candidates who may be able to meet the Corps' rigorous physical standards, including for the front-line combat jobs now open to women.

COLUMN: Pros fighting in Rio a lousy idea on many levels

"Thankfully, the people who run Olympic boxing are still so inept that they waited too long to roll out the welcome mat for professional boxers in the Olympics. "