| 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...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 8:45 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Jose Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre is, by all accounts, a personable and intelligent fellow. So when he was named coach of Mexico's national soccer team three years ago he had to have known the next career move would be his firing.
In the last four...
| 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...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Ronnie Ray Smith, a 1967 graduate of Manual Arts High who won a gold medal as a member of the 400-meter relay team that set a world record at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, died on Sunday at......
| Apr 18, 2013
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...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:02 AM
J.K. Rowling has a little holiday gift for Harry Potter fans. The first seven chapters of “Harry Potter and the ......
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:46 AM
UFC fighter Chael Sonnen, never at a loss to try to draw attention to himself, appeared on "Jim Rome on Showtime" on Wednesday night, and decided to call out LeBron James and the NBA Finals.
"I think LeBron's a dork," James said. "I don't understand...
| Dec 30, 2012
The queen's Diamond Jubilee was a chance to look back at 60 years of colorful suits and hats. And everyone seemed more than eager to hop aboard the royal train, including Pantone, which color-coded her highness' most iconic outfits, and...