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Fmr. national security adviser Stephen Hadley, and the latest on the crisis in Ukraine.
(CNN) - In the final chapter of her storied Olympic figure skating career, South Korea's Yuna Kim won silver - not able to defend her shot at gold against a Russian teenager who seemingly came out of nowhere to get the top prize.
Instantly, there was controversy.
Russia's Adelina Sotnikova finished with a total score of 224.59, beating Kim's score of 219.11 by 5.48 points after the free skate program. Sotnikova, 17, became the first female Russian skater to win in the category. Italy's Carolina Kostner took the bronze.
"It's such a mathematical equation that it comes down to component scores – which are the skating skills and the choreography – versus the technical skills," Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper.
Chicago (CNN) – Kain Colter actually got this idea sitting in a college classroom at Northwestern University.
The 21-year-old quarterback, soon to graduate with a degree in psychology, is taking the day off from training for the NFL draft to take the stand at a National Labor Relations Board hearing today and testify against his own university and on behalf of fellow football players.
The goal: an attempt to revolutionize the way collegiate athletes are treated.
(CNN) - College football star Michael Sam hasn't even been drafted by a team, and yet he's already poised to make history in the NFL. Sam, an all-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri, revealed to the world a truth he's known for years.
"I came to tell the world I'm an openly, proud gay man," Sam told ESPN's "Outside the Lines."
(CNN) - Remember back in the days when the words "pro football fan" conjured up images of guys gathered around TV screens chugging beer, and cheering wildly? And women who didn't hate the sport, were thought to be simply tolerating it because, well, how else would you get to spend time with your guy on Sundays in the fall?
Fast forward a few years, and the so-called football widow may notice her huddle is shrinking.
According to the National Football League, women now make up nearly half the league's fan base; 375,000 women attend NFL games each weekend.
Waukesha, Wisconsin (CNN) – President Barack Obama, an avid sports fan, weighed in on the controversy surrounding Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks' cornerback Richard Sherman, in an interview with CNN.
Sherman's rant following the Seahawks' win over the San Francisco 49ers, a game that earned him a spot in the Super Bowl, caused a brouhaha after he declared he was the best.
"My sense is he's taking a page out of Muhammad Ali's playbook, which is, I think he said explicitly, this is a good way to get attention. In fact, Ali said he got his schtick from wrestlers he used to watch," Obama said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Jake Tapper.