American sports

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Running in America: Popular and fun

Whether it's for health, relaxation or a cause, running is a popular activity in the United States. Learn about some running heroes.
Four football players holding hands on the field, facing fans seated on bleachers (© Tim Richardson)

Football: A fall tradition in schools across America

The football season is the best one for many Americans. This is the second article on the role of secondary schools in U.S. communities.
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U.S. ski jumper preps for Winter Olympics in summer

Winter Olympics athletes have to be creative to train during months with no snow. Learn how a U.S. ski jumper keeps fit and improves even when it's hot out.
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Los Angeles, host of 2028 Olympics, has big plans

The winning bid for the 2028 Olympics plans to reuse old venues in its economically sustainable blueprint for lower-cost games.
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How the Americans with Disabilities Act levels the playing field

When a Paralympic athlete was told she couldn't race for her school team, she filed a lawsuit and won, with help from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Annual baseball game brings Republicans, Democrats together

One day after a gunman fired shots at members of Congress practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, nearly 25,000 fans showed support.
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A Japanese sporting-goods firm scores in Texas

Japanese sports retailer QB Club Inc. has taken advantage of SelectUSA, a Commerce Department initiative, which encourages enterprises to invest in the U.S.
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To get to a U.S. university, he worked on his jump...

For one athletic Japanese student, basketball was the ticket to study in the U.S. for free. Many sports offer full scholarships in the U.S.
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Baseball, America’s pastime, is more international than ever

Baseball is not just an American obsession. U.S. baseball teams have more international players on their rosters this season than ever before.