This stickball league is making people across cultures and generations feel like kings.

Pick a Sunday afternoon in the spring or summer, and on one stretch of road in the Bronx, you can be sure the sidewalks will be lined with men and women watching an exciting game of stickball. Those who turn their back to the action, perhaps to scoop some rice and beans or chicken wings out of a deep baking pan onto a paper plate, must stay alert for the…

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This team of refugees reminds us of exactly what the Olympics is about unity.

At the Rio Olympics in 2016, ten athletes came together to compete under a single flag. They hailed from South Sudan, Congo, Ethiopia, and Syria, and each one had fled their home country under dire circumstances. They marched in the Opening Ceremony with the Olympic flag, coming out just before the host country of Brazil’s team. Together, they were the Refugee Olympic Team (ROT), bringing together people who had been…

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Nike’s London advert: The inside story

Report End of Youtube post by Nike Image Copyright Nike Nike Image copyright Nike Image caption Darnz is the guy in the hat filming on his phone Fast forward to around 45 seconds in and you’ll see a basketball whizzkid pulling off an impressive slam dunk. Report End of Twitter post by @Boss_Darnz Report End of Twitter post 2 by @Boss_Darnz Image copyright Nike Image caption Comedian Michael Dapaah appears…

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This team stood up against gender inequality in sports. Their fight hit home for one girl.

When the U.S. Women’s Hockey team takes the ice at the 2018 Winter Olympics, their goal may be to win gold, but there’s another prize at hand. They will help girls all over the country, like 14-year-old Nina Herceg, fall in love with their sport. Herceg has been enamored with hockey players’ athleticism and ability ever since her dad started taking her to games when she was little. It didn’t…

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Church spires to boost mobile coverage

Local agreements “What’s not clear, though, is what the commercial relationship looks like. There have been many stories of rural land owners effectively holding operators to ransom for access to some sites, which has slowed down rollout and added considerably to the cost.” The government said commercial arrangements would be made locally between dioceses or parishes and mobile operators and broadband providers but gave no further details. Two-thirds of Anglican…

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Nigerian Women Bobsledders: The ‘S***hole’ Olympians Warming Hearts in South Korea

ROMESeun Adigun, the driver for the Nigerian bobsleigh Olympic team competing in Pyeongchang this weekend, doesnt like snow. She finds it cold and messy and, most of all, slippery. Were from a continent that would never imagine sliding down the ice at 80 or 90 miles an hour, she corruption and being from a shithole country, as defined by President Donald Trump, saying they hope they can redefine the view…

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Cricketer Stokes faces trial over ‘fight’

The three defendants were detained early on 25 September following a disturbance in the Clifton Triangle area of the city – several hours after England had played a one-day international against the West Indies. ‘Clear my name’ District Judge Simon Cooper, who also granted Mr Hale and Mr Ali unconditional bail, sent the case to trial at Bristol Crown Court. The first hearing, which Mr Stokes is not expected to…

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The Blurring of Olympics and Paralympics

With each Olympics, athletes obliterate previous records and redefine what it means to be the best. The pressure to trainer harder, master seemingly impossible moves, and run, swim, skate, or ski faster puts incredible strain on the human body, which means athletes increasingly rely on technology to boost their training regimens and to produce cutting-edge gear. No equipment has come farther faster than first prosthesis ever discovered is a big…

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Justice has been served – Bennell victims

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChris Unsworth, Micky Fallon and Steven Walters Three of Barry Bennell’s victims have told how he turned their dreams into a “horrendous nightmare” after the former youth football coach was convicted of 43 sex assaults on boys. Bennell, who worked at Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra, was found guilty of abusing 11 boys aged eight to 15. Speaking outside Liverpool Crown Court,…

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Why Olympians Should Avoid Morning Sex

Its Deprive athletes of sexual activity in the days leading up to the big day. That way, the energy expended during sex is actually re-routed toward aggressive, adrenaline-filled athletic performance. That (il)logic not only completely misunderstands how energy works within the human body, its blatantly wrong, and has been proven time and again. Blame the story on the folks who dreamed up the Olympics in the first place, the ancient…

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40+ Hilarious Olympic Figure Skater Faces That Show Why Cameras Should Be Banned In Some Sports

Chances are, if you followed anyone around at work and captured their facial expressions on freeze-frame, you’d come up with some pretty hilarious examples. Figure skaters at this level exert themselves to the highest possible degree, and that kind of effort, combined with the forces of gravity, is obviously going to put that cheesy smile for the judges to the ultimate test. More From this publisher : HERE ; This…

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Teen cartoonist takes Instagram by storm

“I have a big audience in Singapore and the States,” he said. My endometriosis story on Instagram My 14 stone Instagram weight loss story Why I breastfeed on Instagram “They’re cool, they’re super friendly. Some of them are a little crazy. I have had some get tattoos of my work and it’s nuts. “It’s good for the most part but then I feel a little bit of pressure. But it’s…

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15 Questions That Determine If Your Relationship Will Last, According To Science

Decisions are a part of life. At various times you may need to choose the best vacation spot, job candidate, babysitter, or place to live. Your most important decision may be figuring out your best romantic partner. Relationships matter – a lot. They have implications for your health, your reactions to stress and even how you look at the world. But how can you determine if your current romantic partner…

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Donald Trump Jr. Attacks Olympian Adam Rippon On Twitter

Donald Trump Jr. used Twitter to launch an unprovoked attack on U.S. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon on Tuesday night. Rippon has not commented on Trump Jr.’s tweet. RELATED COVERAGE Olympians Shut Down Local Fox Anchor Who Said Figure Skating Is 'Not A Sport' A Young Adam Rippon Dreams Of Olympic Glory In Adorable Throwback Video Pity The Fools Who Don't Love Mr. T's Inspirational Olympics Tweets Video Expertly Sums…

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Daily chats ‘help people with dementia’

Staff in the homes were trained to learn about their patients’ interests and abilities and ask them and their families questions about the care they received. This led to care that was more personalised and incorporated an hour a week of social interaction. This could range from conversations about a patient’s family, or interests such as sport, to helping them take part in activities like gardening or music. The study…

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Duchess gives children royal high-five

William beats Kate in hockey shootout Duchess of Cambridge expecting third child Royal Family tree and line of succession Image copyright Reuters Image caption Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are accompanying the duke and duchess on their trip In 2016, the duke and duchess, together with Prince Harry, set up a project called Heads Together to try to end the stigmatising of people trying to cope. On Tuesday, the…

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