News from the Field

Michael Phelps Ends Retirement

On April 24 to 26, Michael Phelps will compete for the first time since the London Olympics. According to the Associated Press, the 22-time Olympic medalist will swim the 100-meter butterfly and... Read More

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Wealthier Athletes Get More Overuse Injuries

Young athletes who comes from higher-income families are more likely to suffer from overuse injuries, according to new research from the Loyola University Medical Center. The same athletes are also... Read More

IOC Says Slopestyle Too Dangerous

Shaun White withdrew from the Olympic snowboard slopestyle debut one day before the competition, fearful that he might be injured. He probably took notes from Norway's Torstein Horgmo, who broke a... Read More

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Pot Vending Machine Revealed

American Green, a vending manufacturer, has released the first marijuana vending machine. Called the ZaZZZ, the machines will sell pot and assorted edibles inside dispensaries with hopes of making... Read More

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Cities with Trees Have Happier Residents

If you've been looking for a natural pick-me-up, get like Thoreau and move to the woods. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that people who live in communities with more green space... Read More

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Terpstra Wins Paris-Roubaix

Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) powered away from an elite group of favorites to win his first-ever Paris-Roubaix on Sunday. It's a surprise victory for the Dutchman, who had to slip clear... Read More

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Valparaiso Still Ablaze

Chileans abandoned their vehicles and ran from a wildfire that engulfed 2,000 homes in the Pacific coastal city of Valparaiso late Saturday. "This won't be extinguished, not today nor tomorrow,"... Read More