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The Philadelphia InquirerManteo Mitchell always wanted to serve as an inspiration. He never figured he would have to break his leg to do it. "I didn't plan on that," Mitchell said. An injury on the international stage has worked out wonderfully for the 25-year-old from...
Grand Haven Tribune, Mich.Gallery Jordyn Wieber, who lives in DeWitt (near Lansing), spent Wednesday morning answering chatting with and answering questions for children at Rosy Mound Elementary School. Wieber won a gold medal in gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in...
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Staff writerThe contestants on Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars” celebrated the best years of their lives. The show produced tears, hugs, gymnastics, a breakthrough and a health scare. Would a flu-stricken Lisa Vanderpump dance? Here's how the...
RedEye"Southland," "Girls," "Game Change," "Louie," "Doctor Who" and "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels are among this year's Peabody Award winners honoring the best in electronic media. It's nice to see "Southland"--one of the best shows the Emmy...
When trying to interpret the ups and downs of program popularity at the Park District of Highland Park, administrators look to television for answers. The 2012 Summer Olympics were an inspiration to the area's budding gymnasts, said Dan Malartsik,...
First lady Michelle Obama rolled out her latest health and fitness initiative in Chicago on Thursday, just as city heath officials released new data showing 1 in 4 of the city's public school students are obese. The "Let's Move! Active Schools"...
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After some inner turmoil and much self-reflection, 15-year-old Seth Melvin says he's ready to lose his right leg. His words make his parents cringe. "I just want to get it chopped off," he says occasionally. It's a decision that's been looming for...
As details continue to emerge about the killing of Reeva Steenkamp by the Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius, one fact appears to be certain: The man known as the "Blade Runner" did fire four bullets through a bathroom door in his South African home,...
Thomas Roberts of Huntington Beach is one of 52 Major League Baseball fans trying to become a "Cave Dweller" in the 2013 MLB Fan Cave. Thomas, whose favorite team is the Los Angeles Dodgers, has his contest video posted at http://www.MLBFanCave.com,...
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Matt Baranoski started his spring semester at Penn State Lehigh Valley, and then took off for Scotland two weeks later. Baranoski, the Pennridge High School graduate and budding Olympic track cycling hopeful for 2016, took two weeks off from school early...
SANTA BARBARA — Westmont senior Tugce Canitez is not only the marquee women's basketball player in the Golden State Athletic Conference, but also the entire NAIA. The 2012 GSAC and NAIA Player of the Year, who represented her native Turkey in the...
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Special to the TribuneIn less than a five-month span, Olivia Smoliga went from the "Pool of Tears" to pumping her fists amidst a standing ovation following two national record-breaking performances. In between, the Glenbrook South senior had to rebuild herself following a...
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