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Ecuador's Enner Valencia celebrates a goal.

World Cup Dismay For Qatar As Ecuador Wins Opening Match

The controversy-laced tournament opened with Qatar getting outplayed in a 2-0 loss to Ecuador in front of 67,372 fans at Al Bayt Stadium.

 | AP

England's Harry Kane wears a rainbow armband as he takes a knee during the Euro 2020 soccer championship.

World Cup Teams Nix Armbands That Were Seen As Snub To Qatar

FIFA warned players wearing arm bands in support of the "One Love" campaign would immediately be shown yellow cards on the field.

 | AP

England soccer players on the field.

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Qatar Kicks Off, USA Ready To Play

Qatar hosting this year's World Cup has not come without scrutiny.

 | AP

People pose for a photograph with a sign reading in English" FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022" in Doha, Qatar

What To Watch For As World Cup Kicks Off Sunday in Qatar

Starting Sunday, 32 countries will spend a month competing for the chance to hoist the iconic World Cup.

 | Meg Hilling

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted from a courtroom.

Brittney Griner Has Begun Serving Sentence In Russian Penal Colony

"Brittney is doing as well as could be expected and trying to stay strong as she adapts to a new environment," her lawyers said in a statement.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Ads for Budweiser are seen at a hotel hosting a major bar for the beermaker in Doha, Qatar

Sale Of Beer Banned At World Cup Stadiums In Qatar

Qatar had agreed to FIFA's requirements of selling alcohol in stadiums twice but the hereditary emir has absolute say over all governmental decisions.

 | AP

French President Emmanuel Macron

France's Macron Says World Cup In Qatar 'Should Not Be Politicized'

The 2022 World Cup has sparked multiple controversies regarding Qatar's human rights record and the environment.

 | AP

A Qatari woman walks in front of the city skyline in Doha, Qatar

World Cup Draws Attention To Equal Rights, Including Attire

Rumors are swirling around appropriate garb and modesty as Qatar prepares to host the World Cup. There's also attention on its record on equality.

 | AP

Memorial flowers and notes line walkway at Scott Stadium after three football players were killed in a shooting.

UVA Cancels Football Game; Shooting Suspect Due In Court

A University of Virginia student accused of killing three football players Sunday on the school's campus is due to appear in court Wednesday.

 | AP

Concussion symptoms diagram

Why Are We Still Mishandling Concussions?

Experts explain our current understanding of how concussion affects the brain.

 | Simon Kaufman

Cristiano Ronaldo runs during a Portugal soccer team training in Oeiras, outside Lisbon

Why Do We Americans Call It Soccer?

In some countries they call it football, in the U.S. they call it soccer. Why is that?

 | Simon Kaufman and Ben Schamisso

A baseball manager exchanges fist bumps with players.

Minor League Sports Are A New Battlefield For Labor Rights

Newsy's "In The Loop" dives into the latest behind-the-scenes stories of business and culture in sports in its series "Scoreboard."

 | Scripps News Staff

WNBA star Brittney Griner behind bars

Brittney Griner Sent To Russian Penal Colony To Serve Sentence

Griner's legal team says she has left a detention center for a penal colony — a common type of Russian prison where detainees work for minimal pay.

 | AP

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Herschel Walker.

The Rise Of Athletes Turned Politicians

From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Herschel Walker, here's a look at some former athletes who have taken their sports experience to the field of politics.

 | Paul Crane

Rihanna attends her Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3 premiere at The Glasshouse

Rihanna Talks Motherhood, Super Bowl: 'It Was Now Or Never'

After declining to perform in the 2019 halftime show, Rihanna said the timing and circumstances this time around were right for her.

 | AP

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

Buccaneers' Tom Brady Surpasses 100,000 Career Passing Yards

Brady, who has won seven Super Bowls and owns nearly every meaningful league passing record, went over 100,000 yards in his 374th career game.

 | AP

The Houston Astros celebrate their World Series win against the Philadelphia Phillies

Alvarez Blasts Baker, Astros To World Series Title vs. Phillies

While the stain on Houston's first championship might never completely fade, Alvarez's three-run homer helped fashion a fresh crown for the Astros.

 | AP

Evans Chebet, of Kenya, leads the men's elite division runners during the New York City Marathon

Chebet And Lokedi Of Kenya Win NYC Marathon Races In Debuts

It was an unseasonably warm day — with the temperature expected to soar into the 70s and possibly challenge the record for hottest race since 1986.

 | AP

Kyrie Irving plays basketball.

How New Yorkers, Brooklyn Nets Fans Feel About Kyrie Irving Suspension

The Brooklyn Nets has suspended player Kyrie Irving for posting a link to a documentary containing antisemitic comments.

 | Axel Turcios

A boy moves to hit a baseball.

Fewer Kids Are Participating In Youth Sports As Costs Climb

Youth participation in sports fell by 7% from 2008 to 2018, according to the Aspen Institute.

 | James Packard

NBA Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving

Nets' Kyrie Irving Apologizes For Antisemitic Post After Suspension

The NBA player was suspended without pay for at least five games by the Nets after posting a link to an antisemitic video on Twitter.

 | Scripps News Staff

Collector's Vault CEO Ross Hoffman

Rare Pikachu, Kobe's Sneakers — A Hidden Vault Guards It All

$200 million worth of collectables are guarded behind two 7,500-pound vault doors, each more than a foot thick, in Delaware.

 | AP

Houston Astros pitchers after a combined no-hitter in the 2022 World Series.

Javier, Astros Pitch 2nd No-Hitter In World Series History

Pitchers Christian Javier, Bryan Abreu, Rafael Montero and Ryan Pressly held the Phillies hitless for the first World Series no-hitter since 1956.

 | AP

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen.

Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen Announce Divorce After 13 Years

45-year-old Brady and 42-year-old Bündchen made the announcement Friday morning, each saying they had "amicably" reached the decision.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Cornerback Aaron Donald during a Los Angeles Rams game.

NFL's Donald, NBA's Brown End Their Deals With Kanye West's Agency

Aaron Donald and Jaylen Brown signed deals with Donda Sports earlier this year to represent some of their interests outside of their sports.

 | AP

WNBA star Brittney Griner.

Russian Court Rejects Griner's Appeal Of 9-Year Prison Sentence

The court ruled Tuesday to uphold WNBA star Brittney Griner's sentence for having cannabis oil vape cartridges in her luggage at a Moscow airport.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz, of Spain, drives during qualifications for the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix.

Viva Las Vegas: F1 Racing Behind $1 Billion Makeover On ‘The Strip’

Formula 1 is no stranger to Vegas, holding races back in 1981 and 1982, but the events crashed and burned.

 | Paul Crane

The Houston Astros celebrate after defeating the New York Yankees.

Astros Sweep Yankees To Advance To World Series Again

The Houston Astros completed a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees, winning their second consecutive pennant and fourth in six years.

 | AP

Philadelphia Phillies celebrate after winning the baseball NL Championship Series in Game 5 against the San Diego Padres.

Harper's HR Powers Phillies Past Padres, Into World Series

The wild-card Phillies were the last club into the 12-team playoff field this year after finishing third in the NL East.

 | AP

In Real Life: Tomorrow’s Wave

In Real Life: Tomorrow’s Wave

As surfing expands in its popularity and geography, surfers are using science to perfect and preserve waves — and bring the sport beyond the coasts.

 | Joey Maiocco and Jacqueline Baylon and Kyle Pyatt and Hailey Gavin and Lauren Knapp