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People Sent A Lot Of Racist Email To UCLA After 3 Athletes Were Arrested In China

In the days after three UCLA men’s basketball players were arrested in China for allegedly shoplifting during a November visit, emails and letters poured in to university Chancellor Gene Block from angry fans, alumni and people with no connection to the school at all. There were hundreds and hundreds of messages, some written with perfect […]

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Alina Zagitova Gives Olympic Athletes From Russia Their First Gold Medal Of Pyeongchang Games

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Russian teenager Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva with a stunning free skate on Friday that earned the Olympic Athletes from Russia a first gold at the Pyeongchang Games. The 15-year-old, who lead Medvedeva by just over one point after a record-setting short program on Wednesday, effortlessly executed every element […]

The Olympic rings are pictured at the Alpensia resort for the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang

Olympic Doping Bans On 28 Russian Athletes Overturned By Sport's Highest Tribunal

ZURICH, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Twenty-eight Russian athletes have had their Olympic doping bans overturned and their results from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi reinstated after their appeals were upheld by sport’s highest tribunal on Thursday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said in a statement that it had found insufficient evidence during […]

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USA Gymnastics Cuts Ties With Training Center Where Athletes Say Nassar Abused Them

USA Gymnastics announced on Thursday afternoon that it’s severing ties with the organization’s national team training center, Karolyi Ranch. “USA Gymnastics has terminated its agreement with the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas,” USA Gymnastics president and CEO Kerry Perry said in a statement to HuffPost. “It will no longer serve as the USA Gymnastics National Team Training […]

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Indiana University Will No Longer Accept Athletes With History Of Sexual Violence

Indiana University is taking a big step toward combat sexual assault and violence against women on its campus. On Wednesday, the university released a new policy banning any prospective student who has a history of sexual assault or domestic violence from joining any of the school’s athletic programs. The policy bars the acceptance of any transfer […]

at the Kohl Center on February 19, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Black Americans Support Paying College Athletes. White People? Not So Much.

As the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments kick off this week, a majority of Americans who have any opinion on the subject are still opposed to paying college athletes, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. The survey found that 37 percent of Americans strongly or somewhat oppose paying college athletes ― beyond their scholarships, that […]

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Athletes Brace For Effects Of Donald Trump's Order Targeting Muslims

President Donald Trump’s executive order banning Syrian refugees and preventing travelers from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States has left people stranded in airports across the country and resulted in others being turned away at the door. Its impact has already been felt in the film industry, and there are growing concerns that […]

Club Sports Are Hurting Young Athletes

Kids love the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry. They are mesmerized by his skills and they want to grow up and “Be like Steph.” Youth coaches — most notably club sports coaches — are well aware of Curry’s popularity with young athletes. And too many of these coaches utilize Curry’s popularity to persuade young athletes […]