• Empty arenas and rusty medals — Rio struggles with aftermath of 2016 Summer Olympics
    Olympics
    Los Angeles Times

    Empty arenas and rusty medals — Rio struggles with aftermath of 2016 Summer Olympics

    The notion of “legacy” has been a big part of the Olympic movement over the years. It’s a catch-all phrase that refers to the International Olympic Committee’s oft-stated desire to leave a lasting and positive impact on the cities that spend billions to host its Summer and Winter Games. But recent reports suggest the IOC might be coming up short in Rio de Janeiro. Speaking at a public hearing in the city that hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics, a Brazilian federal prosecutor reported this week that many of the sparkling new venues from last August are now deserted and boarded up. “There was no planning,” Leandro Mitidieri was quoted as saying by the Associated Press. “There was no planning when

  • What's in store for the Yankees at first base?
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    SNY

    What's in store for the Yankees at first base?

    Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives The Yankees entered the 2017 campaign believing they would have much better performance from their first basemen after a dormant 2016 season. Instead, Yankees first basemen rank dead last in MLB in each component of the triple slash line (.176/.288/.301) and OPS+ (45, with 100 considered average). The drain at the position in 2016 was disappointing, but the club was optimistic for 2017 with Tyler Austin set to build on last season's cameo, Greg Bird back and healthy, and 2016 National League home run co-leader Chris Carter signed for added power. Austin was hurt before a competition at first base could begin, allowing Bird to win

  • Prison records show Aaron Hernandez's life behind bars was hell
    Sports
    Yahoo Sports6 hours ago

    Prison records show Aaron Hernandez's life behind bars was hell

    The motives for suicide are complicated, personal and perhaps never fully understood. One simple answer though is at 27, with nearly four years inside and a lifetime to go, Aaron Hernandez's reality had become unbearable.