28-year-old Tamyra Mensah-Stock won her first Olympic gold medal in wresting, which comes with a nice side of tax-free prize money totaling up to $37,500. So, what does the girl holding the gold get herself with all that cash? Nothing actually — it's all going to her mom's big dream of opening up a food truck.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Canada skated to the gold it had been dreaming about for four years. American Jamie Anderson got another to match the one she won in Sochi. The Canadians kicked off the third day of full competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday by winning the team figure skating competition, finishing […]
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The nerves were there. Unmistakable. Unavoidable. Standing in the darkened tunnel before entering Rio Olympic Arena on Sunday night, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team felt the pressure that comes not from outside expectations but those held within. Then the lights came on. And just like that, the young women in […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics. James isn’t going to Rio, and neither are many more of basketball’s best players. The Americans think they’ll be just fine with who they have. “We should be heavily […]
Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas is at it again. On Saturday she proved she’s still got the goods and is on her way to competing for the gold in 2016 in Brazil. What we’re trying to say is that Douglas won the American Cup during competition in New Jersey, according to USA TODAY. The win sends […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The confetti will be flying when the city holds a parade for the U.S. women’s soccer team to celebrate its World Cup victory. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced Tuesday that the parade has been scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. in lower Manhattan, along Broadway from the Battery to City […]
Celebrities don’t normally embarrass themselves on purpose, but when it’s for a good cause, all defenses come down. Media sources report that a growing group of famous people have taken part in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, an effort started last month by the ALS Association, a non-profit organization dedicated towards raising money for Lou Gehrig’s disease research, […]