Michael Phelps did not race against a great white shark.
Even though the heavily promoted show that aired Sunday night on the Discovery Channel was called “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White,” that’s not what really happened.
Turns out, the 28-time Olympic medalist raced against a simulated shark — and lost.Read more
Before Phil Jackson and Pat Riley, before Gregg Popovich and Larry Brown, even before Red Auerbach, there was John Kundla.
Kundla, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships, died Sunday. He was 101.
Son Tom Kundla said his father died at an assisted living facility in northeast Minneapolis that he called home for years.Read more
Manchester City FC made a stop in East Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, hosting the Manchester City Soccer Festival. Hundreds of fans flocked to McDonnell Avenue to compete in skills competitions, win prizes and potentially catch a glimpse of their favorite Manchester City star.Read more
After two second-place finishes, Edvald Boasson Hagen finally got a stage victory in the 2017 Tour de France. Chris Froome and the other top riders took it easy, saving themselves for their last big fight this weekend.
Boasson Hagen, from Norway, caught the right breakaways on the longest stage and used all of his guile and strength to hold off chasers in the final section on Friday.Read more
America has spoken, and the New York Yankees are the country’s most-hated baseball team.
It’s no surprise that one of the most successful sports franchises in the world with 18 division titles, 40 American League pennants and 27 World Series championships — all Major League Baseball records — continues to be disliked by baseball fans.Read more
A group of veterans seemed destined to miss the Pittsburgh Pirates’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday after their bus crashed into a bridge about a half-mile from PNC Park.
The driver taking them from the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie, Pa., underestimated the height of the bus and got it wedged under an overpass, tearing the roof back in the process.Read more