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A Muslim athlete was disqualified from her high school volleyball match for wearing a hijab

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A Tennessee high school athlete was disqualified from a volleyball match for wearing a hijab, prompting calls for a statewide rule change. Najah Aqeel, a freshman at Valor Collegiate Prep in Nashville, was warming u...

Supreme Court agrees to hear NCAA case on student athlete compensation

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Washington The Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to take up an appeal by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to a lower court ruling that allows colleges to compensate athletes for education-related expenses. ...

Paraplegic athlete in wheelchair climbs 820 feet up Hong Kong skyscraper

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On Saturday, Hong Kong residents watched paraplegic athlete Lai Chi-wai strap himself to his wheelchair and climb up one of the city's towering glass-paned skyscrapers. Over more than 10 hours, Lai managed to pull h...

Democrats make new push for college athlete compensation

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Another effort aimed at ensuring college athletes make money off their names, images and likenesses was introduced by Democratic lawmakers on Thursday. The College Athlete Economic Freedom Act, sponsored by Rep. Lo...

A student athlete sparked national change after being disqualified from a volleyball match for wearing a hijab

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US high school volleyball players no longer need approval to wear religious head coverings during matches, thanks to a 14-year-old Muslim player who inspired the rule change. The National Federation of State High Sc...

Strengthen your heart like a pro athlete

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When you think of professional athletes training, you might have an image of impossibly grueling workouts that the average person could never get through. That isn't exactly accurate. The biggest difference between ...

Eight months pregnant athlete clinches Taekwondo gold medal

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A heavily pregnant Nigerian athlete has clinched a gold medal at the ongoing National Sports Festival, securing gold in the multi-sport event, which happens every two years in southern Nigeria. Aminat Idrees, 26, ...

Oregon HS coach demands end to mask mandate after athlete collapses: ‘We’re talking about oxygen needs’

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Summit High School track runner Maggie Williams broke a school record last Thursday in the 800-meter run, which went viral after she was seen stumbling across the finish line before collapsing to the ground. Williams...

US runner Shelby Houlihan vows to fight 4-year ban: ‘Can’t believe I’m going through this as a clean athlete’

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Houlihan, who holds multiple U.S. distance records, revealed Monday that she received the ban just days before U.S. Olympic trials. She said she tested positive for the banned substance nandrolone and later discovere...

Across sports, athlete injuries are on the rise. A few factors are to blame

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Across the world, sports fans are starting to see a trend emerge: Their favorite athletes are getting injured. Numerous NBA stars have missed playoff games this spring with a variety of nagging injuries. Most recent...

IOC allows athlete protests before Olympic events, bars political gestures on podiums and during competition

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The IOC said the guidelines were approved by the Executive Board of the IOC as part of the IOC Athletes’ Commission’s (IOC AC) recommendations. The IOC said the guidelines offer "further clarity" on the "wide range o...

LeBron James is ‘by far’ the most trolled athlete in the world, study says

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According to a study conducted by Pickswise.com, James has received more than 122,000 abusive messages on Twitter over the last year. James had 279% more abusive messages than Manchester United soccer star Marcus Ras...

Alica Schmidt, dubbed ‘World’s Sexiest Athlete,’ is headed to the Olympics

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The 22-year-old German track and field star has been dubbed "the World’s Sexiest Athlete" by a number of supporters and websites, but there’s much more to Schmidt than her voluminous blonde hair and stunning blue eye...

Two sport athlete Bubba Chandler faces decision as MLB Draft looms

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On the gridiron, the Georgia native is a talented quarterback with great size and arm strength. He reported to Clemson in June on a football scholarship, and with the loss of Taisun Phommachahn in the Clemson spring ...

WNBA’s Candace Parker becomes first female cover athlete in NBA2K history

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On Wednesday, 2K Sports announced the basketball players who will grace the cover of the legendary NBA 2K22 video game that will be released on Sept. 10. In a third edition of the game – which is the WNBA 25th Annive...

Olympic athlete, staffer test positive for virus in Tokyo

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The two people, who were not identified, were among six new cases — including four contractors who are residents of Japan — reported by the Tokyo local organizing committee. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . ...

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