Yasir Salem arrived in his black, four-door Lincoln Mark LT to pick up Gweneviere Mann for their second date. The pickup truck, an odd sight in New York City, was a bit of a surprise to Mann, but Salem was from Texas, where driving and trucks are second nature. Continue reading “Yasir Salem is Running 50 Marathons in 50 States to Honor His Late Wife”
Beverly Ramos felt helpless, a prisoner of her own home. Ramos and thousands of other Puerto Rico residents were forced indoors – most without power or running water – as they anxiously waited for the destruction outside to cease. Continue reading “Beverly Ramos, NYRR Helping Hurricane-Stricken Children of Puerto Rico”
People have health insurance in case they get sick, car insurance in case they get in an accident, home insurance in case of a fire, flood insurance in case of water damage, life insurance in case of death, travel insurance for when they’re abroad, and pet insurance for their dog. Continue reading “Why Athletes Are Investing in Pando Pooling”
Jordan Campbell grew up in a very poor area in Rubidoux, Calif. He witnessed many of his friends get involved with drugs and gangs.
Afraid Jordan would fall victim to a similar fate, Colleen and Titus Campbell uprooted their family from that environment and moved to nearby Norco. Continue reading “Inside Winner Circle Athletics”
J.B. Mauney stands backstage in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. The soon-to-be 32-year-old has a beer in one hand as he answers questions from a journalist. He’d probably have a cigarette in the other if they were outside—Mauney likes smoking Marlboros. Continue reading “J.B. Mauney Is Money When It Comes To Bull Riding”
NFL sponsors have been in a precarious position as of late. Brands like Nike have actively engaged with the league’s national anthem controversy, naming former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick – who started kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 2016 – the face of its ‘Just Do It’ campaign’s 30th anniversary. Continue reading “NFL Exec Says Pizza Hut Partnership Has Been Fun, Authentic”
Jen Welter likes being the first. Not so she can brag, but so she can pave a way for others to follow. Continue reading “Jen Welter Ready to Become a ‘Legend’ in AAF”
It’s 7 o’clock on a Saturday. A crowd clad in red jerseys shuffles in. The old man standing next to me is eating a bagel and drinking a beer. Continue reading “Alan Shearer Pleased With Premier League Growth in US”
A couple walking along the pier leans against the railing, drawn to the frenetic activity in the waters just beneath them. Later, a man on his phone pauses mid-conversation to take a picture of the same peculiar scene. Continue reading “Kayak Polo Hits New York City’s Waters”
Texas is the number one destination for disc golf in the United States with more courses and events than any other state, according to the Professional Disc Golf Association. The sport is thriving in Austin in particular. Continue reading “Why Disc Golf is So Popular in Austin”
John Carlos has been labeled a lot of things throughout his life. An Olympian. A hero. A troublemaker. An athlete. A husband. A father. A villain.
Luxury suites inside Arthur Ashe Stadium on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York, are sold on a session-by-session basis and can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $120,000. Located at center court, the Emirates suite provides one of the most coveted views. Continue reading “Inside the Emirates Suite at the US Open”
Hong Kong, a former British colony, has been heavily influenced by Western culture. This is especially evident in its sporting scene; horse racing boasts the most spectators, while soccer, basketball, badminton, swimming, table tennis and cycling have the most participants. Continue reading “The Rise of Dodgeball in Hong Kong”
Tasha Mabin was a freshman at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Each Wednesday at 7pm, the school hosted dodgeball at the gym. At the behest of her new friends, Mabin attended the heavily populated event. Continue reading “Dodgeball’s Popularity in the United States”
Tony Romo wasted little time finding success off the field after retiring from the NFL in April 2017, joining Jim Nantz as CBS’s top commentary duo. Continue reading “Tony Romo Talks NFL Anthem Policy, New QB Era & More”
Shannon Allen, who was pregnant with her fourth child, was on her way to the grocery with the rest of her kids in tow. It was 2008, and her husband, two-time NBA champion and 10-time NBA all-star Ray Allen, was out of town on a long road trip. Continue reading “Grown Restaurants Offer Healthier Fast Food Alternative”
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York City was tasked in 1990 with creating an event that would highlight the growing relationship between Hong Kong and the United States. That summer, the first Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival took place on the Hudson River off Battery Park City. Continue reading “A Look at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NYC”
Erica Meckel was headed down a bad path.
Regardless of the consequences, Meckel would go out every Friday and Saturday night, sometimes even drinking during the week. Her parents were at their wits’ end, even threatening to kick their 18-year-old daughter out of the house because she wouldn’t stop partying. Continue reading “World Eskimo-Indian Olympics Celebrate, Promote Native Culture”
Jim McAlpine was a star athlete at Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, California. He was the starting forward on the soccer team and starting pitcher on the baseball team. Continue reading “The 420 Games Are Trying to Destigmatize Cannabis Use”
Steven Sokol is crouched along the net, ready to spring into action. A tennis ball smashes against the taut court divider and like a shot, off he goes. Sporting a white hat displaying the iconic University of Michigan “M”, Sokol sprints across the court, fetches the fuzzy yellow ball, and returns to his position, standing like a sentry at full attention. Continue reading “How To Become a US Open Ballperson”
André Lotterer was skeptical about Formula E. In 2016, the veteran endurance driver dismissed the all-electric race series, saying it was “not a sport,” it was “a political thing” that he wasn’t interested in joining. However, Lotterer has since had a change of heart and joined the TECHEETAH team for the 2017/18 Formula E campaign. Continue reading “André Lotterer Reflects on Rookie Season in Formula E”
Justin Holmes first tried out to be a US Open ballperson when he was 14 years old. Admittedly, he was nervous. Scared out of his mind. His emotions got the best of him, affecting his throwing, retrieving and movement. Continue reading “What It’s Like Being a US Open Ballperson”
Katherine Legge made history during the inaugural Formula E season in 2014/15, becoming the all-electric race series’s first female driver. A native of Guildford, England, Legge was recently announced as the first driver to join the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, a support series to Formula E, set to begin in conjunction with the 2018/19 season. Continue reading “Katherine Legge Named First Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy Driver”
Greg and Shannon Ostertag sit on their porch watching chickens and turkeys prance around the farmland. Continue reading “Greg Ostertag’s Mission to Redevelop A Small Texas Town”
Where Formula One, the highest class of single-seat auto racing, has faltered, Formula E, its newer, all-electric competitor has found success. Formula E recently concluded its second doubleheader of races in New York City; something F1 spent decades trying to get approved and scheduled. Continue reading “The Significance of Formula E’s NYC E-Prix”
Despite summer being in full swing, Mike Crews and the rest of the surfers who enjoy North Carolina’s Crystal Coast are longing for fall and winter. That’s when the best waves occur along the Southern Outer Banks. Continue reading “Surfing North Carolina’s Crystal Coast”
Panasonic Jaguar Racing finished dead last in its debut season in Formula E in 2016/17. The team is currently in the middle of the 10-team standings this year ahead of the season finale doubleheader in New York City (June 14-15), and while they’re happy with that improvement, Jaguar is proud of another feat. Continue reading “How Jaguar is Bringing Electric Cars From the Track to the Roads”
The United States men’s national team’s failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup was a rude awakening to soccer players, coaches, and supporters in America. As the U.S. Soccer Federation has undergone significant changes since that fateful October evening, the wheels of change were already in motion at the youth level.
Kris Rutford and Gary Antonick met just once. Little did Rutford know, that encounter would change his life.
Rutford and his college friend Bob Mizelle took turns swimming the English Channel in 1987 and 1988. During his go in ’88, Rutford met Antonick, who also swam the Channel that year. Antonick told Rutford of another distance swim that might be of interest: the 20 Bridges Swim. Continue reading “A Look at New York City’s 20 Bridges Swim”
CBD laws in the United States are about as confusing as the science behind the compound. It’s no surprise, then, that the National Football League (NFL) has mostly shied away from allowing players to use it to treat pain. Former NFL running back Christian Okoye is trying to change that.
Ben Lecomte fell in the love with the ocean when his father first taught him to swim when he was five years old. It was from this love of the world’s waters and his father that motivated Lecomte to swim across the Atlantic Ocean in 1998. Continue reading “Why Ben Lecomte is Swimming the Pacific Ocean”
Chase Budinger would spend time during each offseason of his NBA career playing volleyball on the beaches of Southern California. He and a good group of friends would play 4-on-4 two or three times per week. Continue reading “Chase Budinger’s Transition From the NBA to Beach Volleyball”
Michael Olajide Jr stepped into the ring at the famed Gleason’s Gym in New York for what was supposed to be a routine sparring session. Two uppercuts later, Olajide Jr was left with a busted lip and an eye injury that would change his life irreversibly. Continue reading “How Former Boxer Michael Olajide Jr. Took the Fitness World By Storm”
Over the last two years, the United States national anthem has been at the center of some pretty heated debates surrounding racial inequality, human rights, and patriotism. After the National Football League (NFL) recently announced a policy mandating players “stand and show respect for the flag” during the anthem, those discussions once again amplified.
Continue reading “New NFL Anthem Policy Isn’t the Answer, Christian Okoye Says”
In 2016, pictures and videos of 5-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi wearing a Lionel Messi jersey made from a plastic bag while playing soccer in Afghanistan went viral on social media. Continue reading “‘Bring Your Kit to Work Day’ Helps Benefit At-Risk Children”
Odunayo Adekuoroye was heartbroken when she lost her position on the track team at 17 years old. Her coach at the time saw how upset she was and offered her another option so she could still travel with the team: wrestling. Adekuoroye hasn’t looked back since. Continue reading “Nigerian Women’s Wrestling Continues Its Rise to Prominence”
Lothar Matthäus knows what holding the World Cup trophy feels like. The former Bayern Munich midfielder captained West Germany to the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Continue reading “Soccer Legends Provide 2018 World Cup Predictions”
For the first time in more than 30 years, the United States men’s national soccer team will not be a participant in the FIFA World Cup. Continue reading “Who Americans Are Rooting for at the 2018 World Cup”
The “Winnipeg Whiteout” began in 1987 when the Winnipeg Jets were playing the Calgary Flames in the National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup Playoffs. In an effort to create an intimidating home atmosphere, both teams introduced color-themed initiatives; the Flames had their “C of Red”, with fans wearing red, while the Jets responded with the “Winnipeg Whiteout”, the brainchild of Rod Palson of Palmer Jarvis Advertising. Continue reading “How the Winnipeg Jets’ Success is Benefitting Manitoba’s Less Fortunate”
So she decided to pick up and move across the world, all in the name of sport. Continue reading “KC Carlos’ Muay Thai Journey to Thailand”
FC Bayern Munich, one of the world’s most successful soccer clubs, opened its first international office in 2014 in New York City. The move was intended to build an on-the-ground presence for Bayern Munich, helping bridge the gap between the United States and Germany. Continue reading “Bayern Munich’s Expansion in the United States”
American sports fans know what they want and, if the International Champions Cup is any indication, they want soccer. Continue reading “International Champions Cup Brings The Best Soccer Teams Closer to Fans”
Mike Kololyan and Mike Reinhardt emerge from the icy waters off 96th St. Beach in Rockaway, N.Y., covered from head to toe by their wetsuits, though their faces remain exposed to the elements. Wearing a thicker, six-millimeter suit with booties and a hoodie is the only way to tolerate the bone-chilling conditions created by a recent Nor’easter. The duo are among a group of 10 or so locals fearless enough to venture into the water the day after the storm, which dumped more than six inches of snow throughout the tri-state area. Continue reading “Meet the Surfers Who Helped Rebuild Rockaway”
Lothar Matthäus has a wish, but it’s easier said than done.
“I hope Bayern Munich win the Champions League title and Germany win the World Cup,” said Matthäus, a former Bayern and Germany star. “I hope they come true.” Continue reading “Lothar Matthäus Doesn’t See a Favorite Between Bayern Munich-Real Madrid”
Former Liverpool FC defender and Finland international Sami Hyypiä sees a lot of similarities between the current Liverpool side and the squad he was part of that won the 2005 UEFA Champions League. Continue reading “Sami Hyypiä on Liverpool’s Champions League Chances”
Former NFL kicker Jay Feely posted a photo on Twitter with his daughter and her boyfriend ahead of their prom on April 21. All parents proudly share such photos. While the photo seems innocent enough, Feely is brandishing a gun in his right hand. Continue reading “Jay Feely’s ‘Bad Boys’ Photo Lacks Sensitivity Regarding Recent Gun Issues”
John Fox knows a thing or two about the National Football League and the NFL Draft. He knows about the pressures of making every selection count. He knows about draft busts. He knows about diamonds in the rough. He knows about organizational leaks, even purposely crafted fake ones. He knows about dealing with the ever-changing hype, headlines, and rumors from media and fans. Continue reading “An Insider’s Look at the NFL Draft”
Don Davey heard about it on TV. He read about it in the news. But it wasn’t until he was on the ground in Puerto Rico before he truly understood the magnitude of devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Continue reading “How Athletes Are Helping Rebuild Puerto Rico”
The tap is turned on and water comes spraying out. The water is allowed to run until it becomes a tolerable temperature. Even still, there is no rush to step into the shower. Once inside, there is no time limit to cleanse oneself. Continue reading “Cape Town Water Crisis Hits Home For This Athlete”
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox appear to be taking baseball’s most-storied rivalry on the road, playing a two-game series at London Stadium in June 2019. Continue reading “Yankees-Red Sox in London Would Be Massive For Baseball in the UK”