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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Sprinter Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance

    Sprinter Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance
    Tyson Gay, the reigning U.S. sprint champion at 100 and 200 meters, has tested positive for a banned substance, he said Sunday in Amsterdam. Gay, the American record-holder in the 100, will not compete in the world championships next month in Moscow...
  • Water polo: Ex-Loyola standout Chancellor Ramirez begins action in Serbia

     There's no doubt that former Los Angeles Loyola water polo standout Chancellor Ramirez is one of the bright young players in United States water polo. An 18-year-old incoming freshman at UCLA, Ramirez begins action this week playing in the FINA World...
  • IOC leader defends Brazil's spending on 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games

    IOC leader defends Brazil's spending on 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games
    In the wake of widespread unrest over economic and social issues in Brazil, the head of the International Olympic Committee is defending the billions of dollars the country is spending to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Speaking...