70 percent of Russian athletes cleared to compete at Rio 2016

70 percent of Russian athletes cleared to compete at Rio 2016

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled the Olympic committee’s blanket ban of any athlete with a past doping sanction is “unenforceable,” Reuters reports. Based on the ruling, the IOC decided to allow 271 of 389 Russian athletes to compete in Rio, including 31 of 35 swimmers during the game’s first week. The CAS […]

Matt Forte likely will miss Jets’ preseason opener

Matt Forte likely will miss Jets’ preseason opener

There are plenty of benefits to signing a top-tier veteran running back on the free-agent market, but there is also plenty of maintenance to be done. The Jets know this firsthand after Matt Forte tweaked his hamstring. While the former Bears star is just now working his way back into drills, there won’t be a […]

NBA players name Steph Curry MVP a year after he lost to James Harden

NBA players name Steph Curry MVP a year after he lost to James Harden

Stephen Curry was not going to be denied this season. The Golden State Warriors star and two-time reigning league MVP was voted the most valuable player by his peers Thursday at the second-annual Players Voice Awards, a year after he finished second to James Harden. Curry became the first unanimous league MVP this season but […]

Wayne Rooney’s charity testimonial makes Facebook history

Wayne Rooney’s charity testimonial makes Facebook history

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney faces his old club Everton on Wednesday in a match that will make history in more ways than one. The testimonial held to honor Rooney’s tenure with United will be the first soccer match ever to be streamed live on Facebook. That means all 1.7 billion of Facebook’s monthly active […]

Bath re-sign Joseph, Watson

Bath re-sign Joseph, Watson

Bath have announced that England duo Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson have both agreed long-term contract extensions until at least 2019. The dynamic pair joined Bath in 2013, making their debuts in the 21-0 win over Newcastle in the opening game of the Premiership season, and have become mainstays in both the Bath and England […]