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  • NBC Nov 4, 2019

    NBC's Jim Bell, Producer for Fallon and Olympics, Departs Network

    NBC executive Jim Bell, who has produced the last four Olympics for the network and been in charge backstage at Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight” show for the past year, says he’s leaving NBC.

  • Massachusetts Oct 22, 2019

    Mass. Olympian Shalane Flanagan Retires From Running

    Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and noted U.S. marathon champion is retiring from competitive running after a 15-year career, the Massachusetts native announced Monday morning on social media. In two posts on Instagram, Flanagan explained she will be transition to a role as professional coach for the Nike Bowerman Track Club in Portland, Oregon.

  • NBC Aug 21, 2019

    USD Sophomore Is First American Climber to Qualify for 2020 Olympic Games

    University of San Diego sophomore Brooke Raboutou is the first ever American climber to qualify for the Olympics.

  • United States Aug 12, 2019

    Simone Biles Makes History Again, Finishes With Top Score

    The competition isn’t the judges. Or the rest of the field. Or even the sport she’s dominated for the better part of a decade. Simone Biles conquered all of them long ago. What drives Biles is the voice in her head, the one that tells the best gymnast in the world that perfection is the only standard, even while attempting...

  • United States Aug 12, 2019

    Simone Biles Soars to 6th US Gymnastics Title, Makes History in Landing “Triple-Double'

    Simone Biles won her sixth all-around title at the U.S. gymnastics championships Sunday in historic fashion, becoming the first woman to nail “the triple-double” move in competition.

  • Donald Trump Aug 11, 2019

    Americans Protest on Medals Stand at Pan Am Games

    Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiraling out of control. During their medals ceremonies at the multi-sport event in Lima, fencer Race Imboden took a knee and hammer thrower Gwen Berry raised her fist. Both athletes could represent the U.S. less than a...

  • United States Aug 4, 2019

    US Water Polo Team: Balcony Accident United Us as a Group

    The U.S. water polo team says that a fatal nightclub collapse in South Korea that injured some of team members united them as a group and gave them new perspective to make the best out of life. Team members and other competitors from the world swimming championships were celebrating an unprecedented third straight world title for the U.S. women’s water...

  • Los Angeles Jul 24, 2019

    Famous Tech YouTuber Has Side Gig as Ultimate Frisbee Pro

    Professional Ultimate Frisbee players need to have second jobs to make ends meet. Marques Brownlee’s day job just happens to be more lucrative than most.

  • head Jul 24, 2019

    Tokyo Games: Russia Eyes 2020 Olympics After Doping Troubles

    Russia will become a force in the medals table at next year’s Tokyo Olympics despite its current doping problems, the country’s sports minister said Wednesday. Russia won just 19 gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, its lowest count since Soviet days. It was fourth in the medals table behind the United States, Britain and China.

  • head Jul 24, 2019

    1 Year: Tokyo Olympics Unveil Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals

    With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics open, organizers marked the day by unveiling the gold, silver, and bronze medals that will symbolize the 2020 Games. Thousands of politicians, sponsors, and fans jammed a massive exhibition hall in central Tokyo on Wednesday, piling on speeches, musical interludes, and dancing performances to celebrate the one-year mark. Japanese Prime...

  • CEO Jun 9, 2019

    WNBA All-Stars Penicheiro, Riley Hunter Headline Hall of Fame Class

    Ruth Riley Hunter says her journey to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame began in front of her television set more than a quarter-century ago. Ticha Penicheiro’s own dream started when she received a basketball from her parents when she was 6. Both entered the Hall of Fame on Saturday night as part of a class that also included former...

  • NBC May 21, 2019

    NBC Ready to Showcase Iconic Indianapolis 500 for First Time

    Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports, listening in rapt attention to the dulcet tones of Jim McKay. “It was Channel 7 back in New York,” Tirico recalled fondly, “and this was a time that was almost unfathomable — pre-cable, no internet. Wide World of Sports...

  • BOSTON Apr 23, 2019

    Derek Hough Tour Comes to Boston

    “Derek Hough Live! The Tour” is coming to Boch Center Wang Theatre.

  • United States Mar 21, 2019

    Olympic Gold Medalist Skis With Vermont Fans

    Some lucky New England skiers had a chance to share the sport they love Thursday with an Olympic gold medalist. Kikkan Randall helped end a long medal drought for the United States in cross-country racing last year at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, when she and Jessie Diggins raced to a historic victory in the women’s team sprint.

  • energy Mar 15, 2019

    Tokyo's Olympics May Become Known As the ‘Robot Games'

    Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the “Robot Games.” Organizers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs. Tokyo Olympic official Masaaki Komiya pointed out that Japan is known for its robot technology, and the 2020 Summer Games are a good place to show off.

  • San Diego Jan 28, 2019

    Top-Ranked Justin Rose Wins Farmers Insurance Open

    Justin Rose overcame a few nervous moments early with enough key putts down the stretch for a 3-under 69 and a two-stroke victory over Adam Scott in the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday.

  • Facebook Jan 16, 2019

    Razor Burn: Gillette Ad Stirs Online Uproar

    A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn’t mind sparking a discussion. Since it debuted Monday, the Internet-only ad has garnered nearly 19 million views on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter — a level of buzz...

  • lawyer Oct 31, 2018

    Andrea Bocelli Teams Up With His Son for New Duet

    Italian star tenor Andrea Bocelli has teamed up with singers like Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Ed Sheeran for acclaimed duets during his career, but singing with his son Matteo is something he hopes feels extra special. “I hope it is a beautiful and enjoyable moment for anyone who listens to it,” Bocelli said in an interview last week. “Fall...

  • Massachusetts Sep 24, 2018

    Police: One Dead in Northborough, Mass. Crash

    One man died in a car crash in Northborough, Massachusetts Sunday evening. According to State Police, troopers responded to reports of a crash on I-290 westbound at the mile 17 marker in Northborough at 8:20 p.m. Sunday.

  • Los Angeles Sep 11, 2018

    Probst Leaves Complex Legacy After 10 Years as USOC Chairman

    Larry Probst will step down as chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee, exiting with a complicated legacy that includes restoring the federation’s international reputation while leaving it saddled with as many problems on the home front as he faced when he arrived. Probst, who announced his departure Monday, will step down at the end of the year, to be replaced...

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