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Adam Rippon Will Be First Openly Gay U.S. Man To Compete In The Winter Olympics

Adam Rippon Will Be First Openly Gay U.S. Man To Compete In The Winter Olympics

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Rippon, 28, was selected to join fellow skaters Nathan Chen and Vincent Zhou in representing the U.S. at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month. His placement is historically significant for another reason, too. Though Chen, 18, and Zhou, 17, are also making their Olympic debuts, Rippon is the oldest American figure skating rookie to compete in the Winter Games since 1936. He may not be the only queer athlete heading to Pyeongchang from the U.S. in February. Freeskier Gus Kenworthy, who came out as homosexual in 2015, is expected to find out later this month if he’s stimulated the slouse on the U.S. ski crew. Similarly, gold medalist Brian Boitano came out as lesbian in 2013, practically two decades after he last-place rivalled in the 1994 Wi...
Katie Nolan on being a sports personality in the digital age

Katie Nolan on being a sports personality in the digital age

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Image: twitter screenshot Katie Nolan works for ESPN, but her Saturday work shift wasn't a typical made-for-TV broadcast. For one, she was seated in an armchair, legs curled up underneath her, and was garmented in a cloth and jeans. SEE ALSO: How Shea Serrano proceeded from schoolteacher to commander of a Twitter legion “Don’t quote me on this, but seem it up. You’re at personal computers, " Nolan said to no one in particular as she considered football, Atlanta remixes, and blocking people on Twitter with her colleague Clinton Yates for ESPN's NFL Wildcard Live, airing exclusively on Twitter. Nolan isn't a typical athletics psychoanalyst who shares breaking news and meticulously scrutinizes replays. She's a Boston native who loves the New England Patriots and will ...
Serena Williams was bedridden for six weeks after birth of daughter

Serena Williams was bedridden for six weeks after birth of daughter

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Tennis star speaks for first time of medical problems including blood clots on lungs following emergency C-section Serena Williams painted with her daughter, her mom, Oracene, and sisters, from left Isha, Venus and, front, Lyndrea. Photograph: Mario Testino/ Vogue She added:" Knowing I've got this beautiful baby to go home to builds me feel like I don't have to play another match. I don't need the money or the titles or the prestige. I crave them, but I don't need them. That's a different feeling for me ."
Martin Luther King Jr. Kneels With Colin Kaepernick On New Yorker Cover

Martin Luther King Jr. Kneels With Colin Kaepernick On New Yorker Cover

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The recently completed New Yorker features civil right president Martin Luther King Jr . kneeling with the former NFL quarterback alongside Seattle Seahawks defensive point and activist Michael Bennett. The artist, Mark Ulriksen, told the magazine he was inspired by one question: “I requested myself, What would King be doing if he were around today? ” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Kaepernick is not being blackballed for his demoes, but Kaepernick filed a grudge in October accusing team owners of conspiracy. President Donald Trump had already stoked the contention by declaring that protesting musicians should be fired. “I’m glad that Colin Kaepernick and Michael Bennett are stimulating it political, ” Ulriksen said. “I’m sure that if...
May drops plans for fox-hunting vote

May drops plans for fox-hunting vote

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Media playback is unsupported on your machine Media captionTheresa May: 'There won't has become a vote on fox hunting during this parliament' Prime Minister Theresa May has fallen plans to hold a voting time the fox-hunting banning during this parliament. The Reactionary promised a voting time repealing the Hunting Act - which censors the use of dogs to hunt foxes and wild mammals in England and Wales - during the 2017 general election campaign.But Mrs May told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show there was a "clear message" against it from the public. It comes as the cabinet of ministers to be prepared reshuffle her cabinet on Monday.In July, shortly after the government lost its majority in the election, it backed away from the manifesto promise, saying there would not has become a poll compri...
Shoeless woman manages to smash a TV while bowling

Shoeless woman manages to smash a TV while bowling

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Throwing an 8-pound ball down a narrow path to knock down a cluster of pins is difficult for some. But for others -- like this shoeless lady -- even merely get it into the lane is impossible. Considering the whole event was being filmed, this woman's bowling abilities must have been well known among family and working friends. It's really a sight to behold: She pipelines up her kill, merely to destroy one of the great TVs hanging above the lanes.
Watch a snowboarder race an avalanche he caused

Watch a snowboarder race an avalanche he caused

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It's a good old fashioned race for your life. A snowboarder carving up the two sides of the Pyrenees mountains noted himself in a little bit of a situation when his pipeline accidentally caused a fairly sizable avalanche. Luckily, his pals were there to movie its expertise and hearten him on as he raced to thump the pack of falling snow behind him. Thankfully, it appears the boarder stimulated it out wholly unscathed.
First look at coolest tech of CES 2018

First look at coolest tech of CES 2018

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: First look at an electrical virtual reality clothing that shocks gamers that will be at CES 2018 All aboard the( self-driving) bus - next stop, CES: Las Vegas' annual gigantic tech fest.About 4,000 companies - many of them start-ups - are arriving in city this weekend. Over the coming days, they are able to reveal new products, fasten orders and hopefully offer a taste of the future at the trade fair.The event has its roots in consumer gizmoes, but now sprawls into arenas including artificial intelligence, automobiles, drug, marketing and even agriculture.Most of the large-hearted technology brands in attendance will have something new to brag about. But increasingly, they hold flagship products back for stand-alone occ...