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Here’s why Robin Roberts took home the NBA’s Sager Strong Award

Robin Roberts may not be shooting hoops anymore — but the “Good Morning America” host landed a touching a honor from the NBA Monday night. Roberts was awarded the NBA’s Sager Strong Award, named after the sideline reporter who died at 65 in 2016 after battling leukemia. The award is presented each year to an…MORE

Giannis Antetokounmpo wins MVP at the 2019 NBA Awards

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been crowned the NBA’s most valuable player. Antetokounmpo, a forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, gave a heartfelt speech thanking his coaches, teammates and his father, Charles, who died in September 2017 of a heart attack, according to the NBA’s website. “I want to thank my dad. Obviously, you know, he’s not here…MORE

Milan-Cortina to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Milan-Cortina has won the right to host the 2026 Winter Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced the decision Monday. IOC officials voted between the Italian bid and one from the Swedish city of Stockholm-Are. The announcement marks the Winter Olympics’ return to Europe, with the event having been hosted by…MORE

Rafael Nadal ready to conquer Wimbledon once more

He conquered the clay courts of Roland Garros for a record-extending 12th time, but now Rafael Nadal has set his sights on a third Wimbledon title. Once considered the second-best grass-court player in the world behind Roger Federer, Nadal’s knees have prevented him from playing at his best on the All England Club lawns since…MORE

Everest deaths: ‘Corners are being massively cut’

An experienced mountaineer, Adrian Ballinger knows about the dangers of Everest better than most. He’s spent 12 seasons as a guide on the world’s highest peak and has summited it eight times — once without supplementary oxygen, which almost cost him his life. “I really think if Everest had been 15 feet higher, I wouldn’t…MORE