A transgender student in Alaska who was born a male qualified for the finals at a high school state championship last week against all female competition, sparking protest from some of the female students who questioned the fairness of the situation.
Breitbart News reported on Monday that 18-year-old Nattaphon "Ice" Wangyot, a senior at Haines High School in Alaska, competed at the state Track & Field meet in Anchorage, taking home third place in the 200-meter dash (27.3 seconds) and fifth in the 100 (13.36 seconds).
Several female athletes, however, pointed out that as a male-to-female transgender athlete, Wangyot had an unfair advantage. more >>
USA's track and field trials for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games will start on July 1 with shot put qualifiers for men and end on July 10th with the 1,500m final for men.
Ticket prices range from $43 to $88, depending on the seating location, plus a $2.50 fee per ticket. Pricing for the trials remain unchanged between Day 1 to Day 10 when various high profile event finals such as 800m, 200m and 1500m take place. more >>
"History repeats itself" is something that the US team is trying to avoid as it goes against Costa Rica for the Group A of Copa America 2016 on Tuesday.
The two teams will go head to head at Soldier Field in Chicago Illinois starting 7 p.m. USA forward Clint Dempsey told ESPN that his team is making sure that they win the match against the Costa Rica after the home team lost to Colombia last Friday.
"It's a must-win situation, backs against the wall," Dempsey noted. "It's going to be a difficult game. They know they got a result that puts them in position to get out of the group." more >>
NFL player Aqib Talib was shot on his leg in a Dallas nightclub, causing minor injuries to the 30-year-old athlete.
The Denver Broncos cornerback sustained a gunshot wound on his right leg, ESPN reported. The bullet pierced through his leg but did not affect any ligaments nor arteries. He was taken to the Medical City Dallas and had stitches for the wound.
According to Dallas Morning News, a fight ensued inside the V Live Club club and ended up with a customer shooting Talib at around 2:45 a.m. on Sunday. Another person, who was outside the club, was also reportedly injured when the fight continued outside the premises of the strip club. more >>
Following the death of cultural icon Muhammad Ali, Franklin Graham is sharing his personal memories of the boxing champion who visited his father, evangelist Billy Graham, at the family's home in North Carolina.
"The world has lost a champion. Muhammad Ali was considered by many as the greatest boxer of all time. His career began during a difficult period in our country with the racial tensions of the 1960s and the Vietnam War. His outspoken positions caused him to be both loved and hated by some," Graham wrote in a Facebook post about Ali, who died on June 3 at age 74, following a bout of respiratory illness, connected to complications with Parkinson's disease, which he battled for decades.
"I had the privilege of meeting him on several occasions, and he visited at my parents' home in Montreat, North Carolina. Muhammad Ali's father brought him to visit my father Billy Graham because he was concerned over Ali's faith in Islam and was afraid that his son had been led astray," Franklin Graham revealed. more >>
A twin bill from the four teams that make up Group D of the ongoing Copa America Centenario awaits the fans later today, June 6, starting at around 7 p.m. ET.
The highlights of today's matches will be the rematch between last year's Copa America finalists -- world's no. 1 ranked team Argentina will go up against 2015 tournament's champion Chile. However, the curtain raiser should not be sneezed at altogether.
The national teams from Panama and Bolivia will face off at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Fans can also catch the action at the comfort of their homes on TV via FS2, Univision and UDN. more >>