| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Had it come even a few years into its 21st century rebirth, the 50th anniversary of "Doctor Who," the BBC series about a space-time-traveling alien and the humans he corrals into keeping him company, would not be the worldwide event it is now. But event...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 10:19 AM
The longest Olympic torch relay in history paid a visit, and took a plunge, into the world's deepest freshwater body at Russia's Lake Baikal.
The Sochi Winter Olympic Games organizers released video of the event and tweeted about the occasion.
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:09 AM
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....
| Sep 8, 2013
| 11:56 AM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:44 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:59 PM
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....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:08 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:46 PM
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....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:50 PM
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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:43 AM
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...