U.S. Women Win Fourth Straight Gold at FIBA Basketball World Cup

Gold medalists the United States celebrate on the podium after defeating China in the final at the women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The names on the U.S. team have changed, the Americans’ dominance has not. Continue reading “U.S. Women Win Fourth Straight Gold at FIBA Basketball World Cup”

Howard University Swim and Dive Team Elevates Black Presence in the Sport in Historic Meet Competing Against Georgetown

Diver Cyrus Gibson and the Howard swimming and diving team competed against Georgetown on Saturday. (Michael A. McCoy for The Washington Post)

Among the first indications something special was happening at Howard were D.C. police vehicles, lights flashing, blocking a handful of side streets along a stretch of Georgia Avenue in Northwest where the university’s athletic facilities are located. Continue reading “Howard University Swim and Dive Team Elevates Black Presence in the Sport in Historic Meet Competing Against Georgetown”

USA Clinch Record-extending 11th FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup Title 83-61

Oct 1, 2022; Sydney, AUS; Team USA cerebrates winning the gold medal after defeating China in the 2022 FIBA women’s basketball World Cup final at Sydney SuperDome. Mandatory Credit: Yukihito Taguchi-USA TODAY Sports

Defending champions USA beat China 83-61 to win a record-extending 11th Women’s World Cup title in Sydney on Saturday, while Australia’s Lauren Jackson brought the curtain down on her glittering career with a bronze medal. Continue reading “USA Clinch Record-extending 11th FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup Title 83-61”

Shohei Ohtani Signs One-year, $30M Deal with Los Angeles Angels to Avoid Arbitration

Sep 30, 2022; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels first baseman Matt Thaiss (12) designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) and right fielder Taylor Ward (3) celebrate the victory against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a one-year, $30-million contract with Japanese two-way standout Shohei Ohtani as part of an agreement that avoids arbitration, the Major League Baseball team said on Saturday. Continue reading “Shohei Ohtani Signs One-year, $30M Deal with Los Angeles Angels to Avoid Arbitration”

Pray For the Gifted Tua Tagovailoa; he Probably Needs to Consider Retiring Early Because After What we Saw This Past Week, he Really Cannot Take Another Hit Like That. We Have Never Seen a Man’s Finger Freeze up Like That

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals’ Josh Tupou (68) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

Pray For the Gifted Tua Tagovailoa; he Probably Needs to Consider Retiring Early Because After What we Saw This Past Week, he Really Cannot Take Another Hit Like That. We Have Never Seen a Man’s Finger Freeze up Like That

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Ex-football Player For Dallas Cowboys, Gavin Escobar, Was Found Dead While Rock Climbing in California With a Female Friend Who Was Not His Wife

FILE – Miami Dolphins tight end Gavin Escobar walks off the field at the NFL team’s training camp, July 26, 2018, in Davie, Fla. Two rock climbers, including the former NFL player, were found dead near a Southern California peak after rescue crews responded to reports of injuries, authorities said Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Ex-football Player For Dallas Cowboys, Gavin Escobar, Was Found Dead While Rock Climbing in California With a Female Friend Who Was Not His Wife

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Some of the Faithful Who Follow Football and Other Sports Believe Their Prayers Influence the Outcome of the Game

FILE – Permian linebacker Israel Martinez, left, and defensive lineman Tyler Tomlinson pray before a high school football game against Abilene on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene, Texas. Abilene won 30-13. A poll by The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted Sept. 9-12, 2022, finds that about 3 in 10 Americans say they feel God plays a role in determining which team goes home the victor. (Edyta Blaszczyk/Odessa American via AP, File)

Some of the Faithful Who Follow Football and Other Sports Believe Their Prayers Influence the Outcome of the Game

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