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2012 Summer Olympics

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  • Bob Costas to host NBC's prime-time, late-night Winter Olympics

    Bob Costas to host NBC's prime-time, late-night Winter Olympics
    Bob Costas will serve as host for NBC's prime-time and late-night coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Costas has been prime-time host for every NBC-covered Olympic Games since 1992, including the 2012 London Games, which was the most-...
  • Long Beach's McKayla Maroney repeats as world vault champion

    Long Beach's McKayla Maroney repeats as world vault champion
    McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, who became famous for her quizzical face at the 2012 Olympics when she landed a vault on her bottom after the gold medal had all but been conceded to her, defended her world vault championship Saturday in Antwerp, Belgium....
  • South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius may face new charges

    South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius may face new charges
    Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee Olympic sprinter, may face additional charges when he is indicted Monday for the Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend, according to news reports. National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Medupe Simasiku...
  • Kerri Walsh Jennings, Phil Dalhausser highlight beach volleyball field

    Kerri Walsh Jennings, Phil Dalhausser highlight beach volleyball field
    Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and 2008 Olympic gold medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers lead a world-class field that will compete in the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball on July 22-28 in Long Beach. The 2012 London...
  • Allyson Felix runs season-best time in 200 meters

    Allyson Felix runs season-best time in 200 meters
    Olympic 200-meter champion Allyson Felix ran a season-best time of 22.30 seconds in the semifinals of her specialty Thursday evening at the World Championships in Moscow, giving her a place in Friday’s final. Jeneba Tarmoh also advanced after...
  • Aaron Rodgers says he's been working on improving deep throws

    Aaron Rodgers says he's been working on improving deep throws
    Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers made sharpening his deep throws a point of emphasis this off-season, according to an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King. “Tom Brady told me after the ’07 season -- we got to play a little...
  • Tom Brady practices Thursday, expects to play Friday

    Tom Brady practices Thursday, expects to play Friday
    Tom Brady showed up at practice Thursday wearing a brace on his left knee, and the New England quarterback reportedly expects to play in Friday’s exhibition game against Tampa Bay. Brady wasn’t wearing a protective brace Wednesday when he...
  • British cult classic 'The Wicker Man' to be released in theaters

    British cult classic 'The Wicker Man' to be released in theaters
    Robin Hardy's 1973  "The Wicker Man" was described by Cinefantastique as the "'Citizen Kane' of Horror Film." Total Film named it the sixth-greatest British film of all time. It was even included in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in a sequence that...
  • Baseball and softball belong in the Olympics

    Baseball and softball belong in the Olympics
    Beijing 2008 saw one of the most incredible sporting feats the Olympics has ever known. On Aug. 20, Japanese softball pitcher Yukiko Ueno hurled eight scoreless innings before Japan fell to an indomitable U.S. squad in the bottom of the 9th. Two hours...
  • Lifetime greenlights Gabby Douglas biopic with Regina King in cast

    Lifetime greenlights Gabby Douglas biopic with Regina King in cast
    Lifetime has officially greenlighted a biopic on legendary gymnast Gabby Douglas, and Douglas herself will make an appearance in the film. Douglas was the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first...
  • Emmys 2013: Complete list of winners and nominees

    Emmys 2013: Complete list of winners and nominees
    HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...