April Ross is beach volleyball's last woman standing with past medals
U.S. beach volleyball player April Ross - the London Games silver and Rio bronze medalist - and partner Alix Klineman defeated Germany in the women's quarterfinals on Tuesday, becoming the last woman standing with Olympic medals to her name.
Brazil begins mass vaccine study in poor Rio neighborhood
Brazilian authorities have begun the mass immunization of Rio de Janeiro’s Mare neighborhood in a novel bid to control COVID-19 in a poor community while studying vaccine effectiveness and the prevalence of worrisome variantswashingtonpost.com
After being voted out of House GOP leadership, Cheney says, 'We must go forward based on truth'
After House Republicans voted out Rep. Liz Cheney as conference chair, she told reporters that the party cannot embrace both the Constitution as well as the “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.news.yahoo.com
Turkish soldier killed, 4 hurt in attack in Syria
A rocket attack on a Turkish military supply convoy in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province has killed one soldier and wounded four others, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Turkish forces retaliated to the attack by firing on targets they identified in the region, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitoring group, said a roadside bomb exploded when a Turkish convoy of seven vehicles was passing on a road between the border crossing point of Bab al-Hawa and the Syrian border village of Kfar Lousin.news.yahoo.com
Michigan mother’s ‘perfect performance’ on ‘The Voice’ sends home Michigan teen in Knockouts
34-year old Zania Alaké is a banker from Detroit and a single mother of two young kids. Both were on John Legend’s team and performed against each other in tonight’s third round known as the Knockouts. Doyle performed “Issues” by Julia Michaels while Alaké sang “If I Were Your Woman” by Gladys Knight. “You sang a word I shouldn’t say on the show out of that song,” said Kelly Clarkson of Alaké. ANOTHER MICHIGAN SINGER ADVANCESVIDEO: With help from Snoop Dogg, Michigan teen knocks out one of ‘The Voice’s’ top singers15-year old Rachel Mac from Romeo in Metro Detroit also advanced tonight.mlive.com
John Legend decides ‘The Voice’ fate of 16-year old Michigan girl after intense Battle performance
She landed on John Legend’s team after her Battle Round audition where she performed Adele’s “When We Were Young,” which aired on March 15. Legend paired her against 17-year old Carolina Rial from New Jersey for tonight’s Battle Round performance. I think Rio has a bigger voice and a bigger range, but in this moment, I would probably go with Carolina.”“Rio, I’m blown away by that power in your voice. TWO MORE MICHIGAN SINGERS ADVANCE34-year old Zania Alaké won her Battle Round competition last week. 15-year old Rachel Mac won her Battle Round against fellow Michigan singer Bradley Sinclair.mlive.com
Detroit auto worker knocks his ‘The Voice’ Motown duet out of the park: Did he advance?
28-year old Rio Souma just gave the biggest performance of his life in the second round of “The Voice,” where he battled against Casme, who is from New Orleans. Souma and Casme are being coached by John Legend. Souma graduated from Cass Tech High School in Detroit and was also a member of the Mosaic Youth Theatre when he was 12. “John Legend is someone who I wanted to work with because he is one of my inspirations,” Souma told MLive. It’s a job a lot of people in this city covet, but it’s just not where my heart is.mlive.com
USA kayaker Michal Smolen goes for gold in Rio games
One sport that doesn't typically get a lot of attention at the Olympics could make history in Rio. Meg Oliver spoke with a member of the USA Men's Kayaking Team at the Olympic trials earlier this year. Considered one of the fastest kayakers in the world, if he performs as expected, Michal Smolen could make history as the first male to medal in the sport.cbsnews.com
Most U.S. swimmers at Rio are first-time Olympians
Swimming is one of the first big sports to take the spotlight at the Summer Olympics. All eyes are on big names like Michael Phelps who has 22 Olympic medals to his name, but the team is packed with Olympic newbies. Any of them could become the next big American star of the pool. Jamie Yuccas reports.cbsnews.com
7/24: Democratic convention begins with resignation of party chair; IOC stops short of banning all Russian athletes from Rio
The day before the Democratic National Convention, chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has announced that she is stepping down at the end of the week; Russians will be competing at the Rio Olympics, despite a major doping scandalcbsnews.com
Mutilated body, pollution just some of Rio's Olympic woes
Five weeks before the start of the Olympics in Rio, a mutilated body washed up on Copacabana beach that will host beach volleyball events. The horrific discovery comes as Olympic organizers deal with a raft of problems including severe pollution in water sports venues. Ben Tracy reports.cbsnews.com
Rio's $66 million doping lab shut down weeks before Olympics
Just over five weeks before the summer Olympics get underway, Rio still faces a number of problems. Police say they're underpaid and the acting governor admits the games could be a "big failure" because of budget shortfalls. Now, the doping control lab -- set up to make sure athletes don't cheat -- is closed. Ben Tracy reports.cbsnews.com
Compete for Team USA in the Rio Olympics? First you have to survive the US Trials
DETROIT – Athletes train their entire lives for a chance to win Olympic Gold, but before they can compete in Rio, they have to win their spot on Team USA. Watch our inside look at the competition that, for some, is more intense than the actual Olympics.
"We Need To Talk" takes on Olympic Zika fears
A growing number of athletes are expressing concern about this summer's Olympic games in Rio as the Zika virus continues to spread. Former Olympic swimmer Dara Torres, co-host of the CBS Sports Network's all-female sports show "We Need To Talk," joins CBSN's Josh Elliott with more.cbsnews.com
Rio's Olympic-sized troubles
With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio less than three months away, the focus has been on everything but the Games themselves. From the spreading Zika virus to political turmoil, Brazil is grapping with a bevy of issues that have left some to call for the Games to be moved, postponed or even cancelled. Wall Street Journal's Sara Germano joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss.cbsnews.com
Can Brazil overcome crises before Summer Olympics?
The Olympic torch was lit in Greece Thursday to kick off the countdown and relay to the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil. With just three months until the opening ceremony in Rio, it’s not uncommon for host countries to be putting on the finishing touches to get everything ready. But the torch lighting ceremony also shines a light on some other big problems in Brazil. Ben Tracy reports.cbsnews.com