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Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic GamesJust days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP’s survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rio’s Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA FinalsThis evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster.

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike"Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.​

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two months after Stabler — has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trauma. The New York Times reports that well over 100 football players, including several Pro Football Hall of Famers, have CTE so far.

Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing BallerinaWith a dream of becoming the first hijab-wearing Muslim ballerina, 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow recently launched a fundraising page in the hopes of pulling together more than $7,000 so that she can get her certification to open a performing arts program in her native Sydney because she said, “I don’t want certain people who are discriminatory to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams and being unique.” 

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The Blue Devils and Jayhawks advanced on Friday to set up a meeting between heavyweight programs that have already made plenty of history in the tournament.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry, in his first game back after injuring his right ankle, left Friday's home win over the Hawks with a left MCL sprain. He is set to have an MRI on Saturday.
Giants southpaw Madison Bumgarner suffered a broken bone in his left hand after being hit by a line drive Friday. A source told ESPN's Buster Olney that Bumgarner will miss six to eight weeks.
Canelo Alvarez has been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for two positive tests of a banned substance. He will be required to appear at a hearing on April 10, less than a month before his rematch against Gennady Golovkin.
Prosecutors in Houston say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett, who allegedly injured a paraplegic woman as he tried to get onto the field at last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

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