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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Daum: Getting it wrong in Boston

    Daum: Getting it wrong in Boston
    As social media sites have pelted out news of the Boston bombing, playing fast and loose with the numbers of the dead and injured and amplifying hearsay into a cacophony of confusion, one tweet seemed to say it all: "Dear Journalism: Get yourself together...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...