Pressure, crowd, altitude: Challenges rack up for All Blacks

Former New Zealand No. 8 Kieran Read paused for a moment this week when looking for a word to best describe the South African rugby supporters at Ellis Park. He settled on “maniacs.” Current Kiwi flyhalf Richie Mo’unga said the effect of the high altitude at the hulking Johannesburg stadium makes you taste “the blood … Read more

Priscilla Presley defends Elvis against racism claims: ‘He loved, loved being around Blacks’

says former husband “was not a racist.” The 77-year-old matriarch, who is promoting Baz Luhrmann’s , appeared on where they discussed how the iconic singer would fare in the #MeToo and cancel culture era. While Elvis is dubbed the “King of Rock and Roll,” questions surrounding cultural appropriation go hand in hand with his legacy. … Read more

U.S. Swimmer Anita Alvarez Blacks Out Underwater At World Championships, Saved By Coach

U.S. artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez fainted underwater Wednesday at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest and was rescued by her coach. (See the images below.) Alvarez was performing her routine in the solo free final when she lost consciousness and sank to the bottom of the pool, . U.S. coach Andrea Fuentes told the … Read more