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Through a fortuitous series of events, because someone knew someone who knew someone, I watched Friday's remarkable opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games by way of the BBC — which is to say, without commercials or Ryan Seacrest and with...
FrameworkBabe Didrikson Zaharias balances on one foot urging golf ball into 18th green cup at end of the 2nd round of the All American Women's Open....
World NowThe British military can go ahead and install an anti-aircraft missile battery on the roof of a London apartment building to protect the Summer Olympics, a judge said Tuesday. Residents had tried to block the move for fear that their home would become a...
Varsity Times InsiderThe U.S. men's water polo team has been training at the swimming complex at Westlake Village Oaks Christian, and there will be a final session on Friday from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. that's open to the public before the......
Four-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter Michael Johnson has been quoted as saying he believes slave descendants make superior athletes -- and that such a controversial topic shouldn't be avoided but discussed openly as the world begins to turn its...
Tags: Slavery, Awards and Prizes, BBC, Social Issues, Rene Lynch
World NowFor the first time in Olympic history, every country will have a woman competing on their team, including longtime holdout Saudi Arabia, the International Olympic Committee announced Thursday....
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker said he underwent an operation to remove a shard of glass that had "penetrated 99%" of his left eye following a recent brawl at a New York nightclub between singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake's...
Costa Navarino, Greece — "The Peloponnese," my friend Peter Poulos tells me, "is the real Greece. Really. This place is less populated and more beautiful than most of the trendy tourist places in this country." He says this as we cross the...
Tags: Outdoor Cinema, Family, Arts, Petroleum Industry, Beaches
Varsity Times InsiderThe surplus from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games is continuing to benefit youth sports organizations in Southern California. The LA84 Foundation awarded $1,101,238 in grants to 28 youth sports programs throughout Southern California. Since its...
Varsity Times InsiderHeaded to the Olympic Games as a heavyweight boxer is former Alhambra High quarterback Dominic Breazeale. What a rapid rise in boxing for the 6-foot-6, 255-pound Breazeale. -- Eric Sondheimer...
All The RageBogner, which has outfitted the German Olympic team for the last 17 consecutive winter games, is making its summer Olympics debut by providing the athletes' opening ceremony outfits. The company, which was founded by ski champion and Olympic competitor...
World NowThough SaudI Arabia will allow women to take part in the London Olympics for the first time, barriers to female athletes remain so steep that only one woman trained outside the country is likely to go....
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