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  • Novak Djokovic wins five-set thriller to reach Wimbledon final

    Novak Djokovic wins five-set thriller to reach Wimbledon final
    WIMBLEDON -- In a semifinal match that will be remembered for the valor of both players and the astonishingly high quality of tennis over a record 4 hours 43 minutes, top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia held off an injured but persistent Juan Martin del...
  • Tokyo selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics

    Tokyo selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics
    The International Olympic Committee has selected Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games. The Japanese city, considered a favorite to be chosen as host, prevailed over Istanbul in a second-round vote Saturday among IOC members gathered in Buenos Aires....
  • Tokyo chosen to host 2020 Summer Olympics

    Tokyo chosen to host 2020 Summer Olympics
    Amid concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the International Olympic Committee voted Saturday to select Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Summer Games. The capital city outdistanced two other finalists — Istanbul and Madrid — as...
  • Newport Coast's Sam Mikulak in second at world gymnastics meeting

    Newport Coast's Sam Mikulak in  second at world gymnastics meeting
    After three of the four qualifying subdivisions at the world gymnastics trials in Antwerp, Belgium, Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast stood second to  Japan's defending world champion, Kohei Uchimura. The fourth qualifying session will be Tuesday morning....
  • U.S. Olympic officials offer details on 2024 bid process

    U.S. Olympic officials offer details on 2024 bid process
    PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Olympic officials considering an American bid for the 2024 Summer Games, said Tuesday they would favor a city that has major sports venues already constructed and in operation. And that would seem like good news for the...
  • Cuba lifts ban on athletes playing for professional teams

    Cuba lifts ban on athletes playing for professional teams
    Cuba's government has lifted its ban on professional sports, allowing athletes to sign contracts and compete for pay outside the island. The change will make it easier for Cubans to compete professionally in Europe and Asia, but it does not...
  • 'Enrique VIII' at the Broad Stage gives voice to Spanish perspective

     'Enrique VIII' at the Broad Stage gives voice to Spanish perspective
    As long as back-stabbing colleagues, flattering minions and starter wives exist, pop culture is likely to maintain its infatuation with Henry VIII. Anglophone audiences seemingly can't get enough of the English monarch's political and romantic...
  • Greg Louganis remembers the Olympic dive that made history

    Greg Louganis remembers the Olympic dive that made history
    His fabled accomplishments occurred on a board, above a pool, across an international sports stage upon which he became one of the greatest of Olympic athletes. Yet Greg Louganis is most frequently reminded of his past glory when he gets a haircut....
  • Germany's Thomas Bach elected IOC president

    Germany's Thomas Bach elected IOC president
    BUENOS AIRES — Thomas Bach was doing media interviews Tuesday when Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic organizing committee, interrupted to hand Bach a cellphone. On the line was Russian President Vladimir Putin, the first...
  • Wrestling will remain in Olympics, baseball/softball still out

    Wrestling will remain in Olympics, baseball/softball still out
    Wrestling will continue to be an Olympic sport, winning a vote Sunday in Buenos Aires by the IOC, which only seven months ago recommended that it be cut starting with the 2020 Summer Games. Baseball/softball and squash were the losers in the final vote....
  • Pau Gasol, Madrid's pitch to host 2020 Olympics edged by Tokyo

    Pau Gasol, Madrid's pitch to host 2020 Olympics edged by Tokyo
    On Saturday, the International Olympic Committee made its choice for the 2020 Olympic Games. The final three cities were Istanbul; Madrid, Spain; and Tokyo. Lakers center-forward Pau Gasol had been helping Spain's bid committee and made the trip to...