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Close Encounters of the Worst Kind: New Jersey's Big Bear Problem

A bloody hunt. A ghastly attack. And a state divided on what to do about the black bears that humans encounter hundreds of times per year.

The 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in an eight-way tie

Scripps National Spelling Bee to Return in 2021

The bee is returning with a mostly virtual format this year ahead of an in-person championship in Orlando.


Power Boats and Paint Cans: In Miami, a Relic of a Marina Finds New Life, Again

Miami Marine Stadium hosted legions of thrill-obsessed boating fans in the 1960s and ’70s. Then it went silent. Today revival is in the air.

Marine Miami Stadium

After Tumultuous Past, a New Future Awaits Miami Marine Stadium

One of the most unique stadiums in the world turned into a public art space after falling into disrepair. Now the local community hopes to give Miami Marine Stadium into a new life.


A Century Ago: Another Epidemic—and an Improbable, Furry Solution

The distribution of a serum by sled-dog relay across 700 icy miles of Alaska was a marvel. But the story's retelling was far from perfect.


What Took Place at the Capitol Was a Sad Reality

The sports world and everyone else had a reaction to the disturbing scenes that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol yesterday.


Megan Rapinoe, Billie Jean King Support Hecox v. Little Brief

Hecox v. Little challenges to Idaho's law banning transgender athletes from participating in women's sports in school.


Pour One Out for the Sports Bar

The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered countless celebrated watering holes that were like second homes to sports fans.

College footballs sit on ground

HS Coach Suffers Heart Attack During Halftime, Finishes Game

High school football coach Daryl Hayes didn't head to the hospital until the end of his team's 53–0 loss.

Emily Harrington

Emily Harrington Becomes First Woman to Free-Climb El Capitan's Golden Gate Route In Under 24 Hours

Emily Harrington overcame her falls, faced her fears and climbed her way to the top


Chris Nikic Is First Person With Down Syndrome to Complete Ironman

Nikic swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles in 16:46:09.