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Riding the Tour de France through WW1 Battlefields

September 4, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6293
(CNN) — Our bikes rattle over the cobbles as we leave Grote Markt in central Ypres and nose our way toward the Menin Gate. On July 9, this stone arch memorial to the thousands killed in battles around this pretty Belgian market town between 1914 and 1918, will see the riders of the Tour de… View Article

Washington Redskins’ Trademark Canceled

August 27, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1827
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name “Washington Redskins” on Wednesday on the grounds that the football team’s name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus in violation of federal trademark laws banning offensive or disparaging language. “We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these… View Article

NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcakes to hometown

July 29, 2014 3:00 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 3187
NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy in the small town where he has a home, sent sweet apologies to the community in the form of 800 cupcakes. The Bath Township police department received five dozen of the desserts, along with a… View Article

Lebron James’ Road to Becoming a Billionaire

July 24, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2638
LeBron James is about to sign his most lucrative pro basketball contract, one that will pay him more than $22 million a year to play in either Cleveland or Miami. But whichever city he picks, the contract will be only a small part of his eventual goal: becoming a billionaire. Not that James will be… View Article

World Cup 2014 Drama Hits Home

July 14, 2014 3:13 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2114
The spirit of the World Cup played out in the five boroughs on Sunday—especially in the city’s Argentine and German bars, where some of the most avid fans sweated it out for the final game. Soccer-mad fans supporting Argentina were crammed into Boca Juniors Restaurant in the Elmhurst section of Queens. The venue, packed to… View Article

World Cup Shatters Streaming Record

July 7, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4541
Here’s another ratings record the World Cup has shattered: total Internet streaming of sporting events. ESPN’s live streams have logged 30 million viewing hours during the 2014 World Cup, enough to make the tournament the most-streamed live sporting event in the United States ever. For comparison’s sake, the 2012 Summer Olympics generated 20.4 million viewing… View Article

World Cup 2014: Group G Scenarios

June 23, 2014 3:29 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1960
After a brutally disappointing tie Sunday night, the United States faces a dizzying array of possibilities heading into its final match in the World Cup’s group stage. Here are the basic facts to keep in mind: The United States advances so long as one of three things happen: 1) It beats Germany; 2) It ties… View Article

NCAA Athletes Get Their Day In Court

June 19, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3388
After nearly five years of maneuvers and machinations that would baffle a law professor, former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon walked into a federal courtroom Monday, June 9th, 2014, as the star witness in a trial that will decide whether the NCAA must pay college athletes for its use of their likenesses in television broadcasts, video… View Article

Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup

June 18, 2014 4:17 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5008
This year’s World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro. Nearly 40 percent of Facebook’s 1.28 billion users are fans of soccer, better known as football outside of the U.S. and Australia. On Tuesday, the world’s… View Article

The Gumball 3000: Bun B On The World’s Most Ridiculous Motor Rally

June 10, 2014 8:17 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4904
Pay no attention to the Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Porsches, Bugattis and Bentleys. Ignore the coterie of playboys, sheikhs, jet-setters and celebrities making the seven-day, 3,000-mile trek from Miami’s Ocean Drive to Ibiza’s Carrer Andenes. Disregard the late-night debauchery at each checkpoint, the obscenely wealthy scofflaws and the not-exactly-pocket-change entry fee of £40,000 (about $67,000 US). Forget… View Article