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METRO's Got the Bases Covered for Astros Fans

METRO is ready to welcome a sea of orange and blue as Houston Astros fans head downtown for the World Series champs' home opener on Monday, April 2. One of the most economical and hassle-free trips to Minute Maid Park ...

First Professional Baseball Team to Be Named After an African American Woman

The National Urban Baseball League is pleased to announce that it will be the first professional baseball league to have a team named after an African American woman, Attorney Vickie Pasley. The team, which will be based in Chicago, will ...

NFL and Nike sign 8-year contract for uniforms

The NFL and Nike just made their relationship official -- again. The two brands announced on Tuesday that they would be extending their partnership for another eight years. The new deal will take place when the current one expires in ...

Michael Phelps calls on US Olympic Committee to do more to help athletes struggling with depression

The most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps rewrote sports history. But his journey to 28 Olympic medals did not come without challenge. Even in the midst of Olympic perfection, the athlete grappled with mental health issues.

NBA stars join fight against stigma surrounding mental illness

Heading from Washington to Los Angeles for the NBA All-Star Game, Dikembe Mutombo watched news reports about the Parkland shooting.

'I want to go the Olympics so bad,' says US surfer Lakey Peterson

Surfer Lakey Peterson has a natural instinct for competitiveness -- something which she is hoping to display at the Olympics in 2020.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Hamish Bond switches strokes for spokes

For eight years Hamish Bond was unvanquished, winning double Olympic gold and seven world titles with rowing partner Eric Murray.

11 reasons (besides the NCAA Final Four) to visit San Antonio

Deep in the heart of Texas is a place where hoops trump football as the leading local sport -- the city of San Antonio -- home to the NBA Spurs and this year's Final Four of NCAA college basketball.

Jorge Ricardo: The four-decade ride to a new world record

He'd done it before on over 12,000 occasions, but this time was different and suddenly the tears were starting to flow. Finally, after a race four decades in the making, Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo had eclipsed his long-time rival Russell ...

Hundreds of Players to Host Youth Football Camps

This summer, hundreds of current and former NFL players and coaches will host youth summer camps and activities for kids throughout the country. In addition to these camps, the NFL is encouraging NFL teams and partners to host events -- ...

March Madness: Sister Jean stealing the show at the NCAA tournament

What makes NCAA March Madness special is when a Cinderella team advances in stunning fashion. This year, that team is the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers, becoming just the fourth No. 11 seed to reach the Final Four in the history ...

76% of sports sponsorships tied to junk food, study says

Cheering on your favorite sports team and snacking on junk food often go hand in hand in the United States, but a new study sheds light on just how intertwined sports and unhealthy foods really are.

Scott Brash wins first leg of Global Champions Tour in Mexico City

Britain's Scott Brash kicked off the opening leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) in style with a win at high altitude in Mexico City.

Roger Federer: Swiss star to skip French Open

For French Open fans the news isn't good. Roger Federer is skipping the entire clay-court swing, meaning he will miss Roland Garros for the third straight year.

Two Schools, Two Coaches, Texas Strong in March Madness

Texas Southern University and the University of Houston literally sit right across the street from each other. Both have put millions of dollars into their universities trying to make them more than commuter schools, which is a difficult task when ...