ESPN's Lester Munson discusses what happens next in the legal process for swimmer Michael Phelps, who was arrested Tuesday on a DUI charge.


Volleyball should be a big ticket in 2016

September, 23, 2014
Sep 23
Men's VolleyballJoe Klamar/AFP/Getty ImagesPoland beat Brazil in this past weekend's final of the FIVB men's world championship.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's loss to Poland in the final of the men's volleyball world championship on Sunday was a blow to the South Americans, but should boost the sport in two years at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Poland upset three-time defending champion Brazil 3-1 in Katowice to end an astounding three-week tournament in Poland that drew more than 500,000 fans -- including 62,000 for the tournament's opening match in Warsaw's national stadium.

Poland won its only other men's volleyball title in 1974, and then took Olympic gold in 1976.

"I have no doubt volleyball is going to be a big success at the Olympics," Ary Graca, a Brazilian who heads volleyball's world governing body the FIVB, said in an interview from Poland with The Associated Press.

He suggested it would be among the hottest tickets in Rio.

"I know everybody in Rio," Graca joked. "The politicians are going to asking me for everything."

Brazil is a dominant player in indoor volleyball and beach volleyball, and the sports are probably No. 2 in the country behind football.

The Olympic volleyball venues in Rio are also on schedule. Several others have been facing well-publicized delays.

The Maracanazinho, a 12,000-seat arena located next to the famous Maracana stadium, has already been built and will host indoor volleyball. And beach volleyball will be played at a temporary venue on Copacabana beach.

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Video: Does Coach K have recruiting edge?

September, 18, 2014
Sep 18

C.L. Brown discusses Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's denial that coaching Team USA gives him a recruiting advantage:


Lolo responds to 'Dancing With the Stars' elimination

September, 17, 2014
Sep 17

Lolo Jones has famously lost at multiple Olympics in both the hurdles and bobsled and, as a result, has been stuck with a reputation of being overhyped and overrated.

And sadly for Lolo, her appearance on “Dancing with the Stars” did absolutely nothing to help her image -- she was the first contestant eliminated from the show’s 19th season on Tuesday night. After botching her debut dance, which Lolo herself called “awful,” she failed to win over the judges or fans at home.

After the show, Lolo seemed disappointed by the outcome but turned her attention to social media -- the arena in which she is the undisputed champion. We all have our talents.

On the plus side, maybe this means Lolo will have time to find yet another sport to master. May I humbly suggest curling?

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Lolo Jones makes 'awful' debut on 'Dancing With the Stars'

September, 16, 2014
Sep 16

The 19th season of “Dancing With the Stars” premiered on Monday night, and a whole new batch of celebrities showed off their moves on the dance floor. And then there was Lolo Jones. The Olympian struggled with partner Keo Motsepe, even calling the performance “awful” during her post-dance interview with the judges.

The usually upbeat Jones was clearly still feeling down about her debut when she took to Twitter later in the night.

Cheer up, Lolo. You’ve already got hurdles, bobsled AND social media down, isn’t that enough?

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