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  • Putin promises no discrimination against gays at Russia Olympics

    Putin promises no discrimination against gays at Russia Olympics
    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin is attempting to allay fears about Russia’s new anti-gay law, saying there will be no discrimination during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. “We can be absolutely sure...
  • Dial Global becomes WestwoodOne ahead of Cumulus acquisition

    Dial Global becomes WestwoodOne ahead of Cumulus acquisition
    Dial Global, the New York-based radio programming company, has changed its name to WestwoodOne, reviving the better-known brand. WestwoodOne, which Dial Global bought in 2011, was one of the most recognizable names in the radio industry for decades....
  • 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...
  • Russia's Olympic Games should go on

    Russia's Olympic Games should go on
    Russia has embarked on a series of shameful steps against homosexuals. A recently passed law lays out heavy penalties for anyone who disseminates positive information to minors about "nontraditional" relationships, a vague law that could be construed to...
  • LA84 Foundation awards $1.5 million to youth sports programs

     
    The LA84 Foundation has announced its latest sports grants to youth organizations promoting sports in Southern California, and there were 38 recipients for $1.5 million given out. That brings the total funds awarded since its inception to more than $214.....
  • A middle-distance relationship

    A middle-distance relationship
    Brenda Martinez wasn't ready to give up her running career after earning all-America honors three times at UC Riverside, but the running community seemed ready to give up on her. The Rancho Cucamonga native struggled while seeking a training situation...
  • West largely rejecting calls for Olympic boycott over Russia anti-gay law

    West largely rejecting calls for Olympic boycott over Russia anti-gay law
    Athletes, sports officials and politicians worldwide have condemned recent Russian legislation that criminalizes public displays of support for gays and lesbians. But an international consensus is building that to boycott the 2014 Olympic Winter Games...
  • Experts say Brazil is unlikely to be ready for 2014 World Cup

    Experts say Brazil is unlikely to be ready for 2014 World Cup
    BOGOTA  -- Although doubts about Brazil’s readiness to host next year’s World Cup have focused on renovations at 12 stadiums, some Brazil trade experts say they are more concerned about travel logistics and whether airports, mass transit...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...