Washington, DC - From June 29 to July 10 the U.S. Department of State is collaborating with ultramarathon legend Dean Karnazes as he runs along the ancient Silk Road through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan to mark the 25th anniversary of these countries’ independence from the Soviet Union.

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "Nobody walked off a college basketball court victorious more times than Tennessee’s Pat Summitt.  For four decades, she outworked her rivals, made winning an attitude, loved her players like family, and became a role model to millions of Americans, including our two daughters. Her unparalleled success includes never recording a losing season in 38 years of coaching‎, but also, and more importantly, a 100 percent graduation rate among her players who completed their athletic eligibility.

Irving, Texas - Former San Diego State standout and Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk will be considered for 2017 induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame announced today.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - When Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors launches another salvo of mind-blowing three-point shots, as happens frequently these days, he isn’t just creating highlights for sports news shows. Curry is also playing the percentages.

Sebring, Florida - The 64th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, second round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, will be remembered for the difficult weather conditions - 2 hours and 15 minutes of race neutralization for heavy rain - and for very small leads in all four categories on track.

Palm Desert, California - Air Force One has unveiled its AFX Game Improvement iron set.

The new set follows similar modifications to that of the popular AFX Pro Series irons. Thinning the top line and sole give it the forgiveness of its predecessor, with workability that also appeals to better players.