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  • IOC president reaffirms his confidence in Sochi Olympics

    IOC president reaffirms his confidence in Sochi Olympics
    The president of the International Olympic Committee reaffirmed his belief that Russia's anti-gay law will not impact the 2014 Sochi Games and said organizers are preparing an “excellent, unique and a perfect stage for the athletes to perform at...
  • Gay sports leagues gain ground as a social outlet

    Gay sports leagues gain ground  as a social outlet
    Jason Bergquist tugs the laces tight on his Nike cleats and grins at his parents in the front row of the bleachers at the Hollywood Recreation Center. With zero wins for the season, Bergquist's kickball team has a lot to prove. His mother snaps iPhone...
  • Manchester United's Javier Hernandez is playing a long game

    Manchester United's Javier Hernandez is playing a long game
    The list of Mexican players who have gone to Europe and distinguished themselves in soccer's most challenging leagues is a short one. Two decades ago, Hugo Sanchez was in the middle of a run that saw him score 218 goals in 318 matches with Spain's...
  • CONCACAF president is pushing hard to land 2026 World Cup

    CONCACAF president is pushing hard to land 2026 World Cup
    CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb has one thing on his mind: Get the 2026 World Cup to North America. The United States, which played host to the 1994 World Cup, is the early favorite to land the 2026 World Cup but will be competing with confirmed bids...
  • 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....
  • PASSINGS: Berthold Beitz, William Warren Scranton, Peter M. Flanigan

    PASSINGS: Berthold Beitz, William Warren Scranton, Peter M. Flanigan
    Berthold Beitz Industrialist honored for saving Jews during WWII Berthold Beitz, 99, who was honored for saving hundreds of Jews in occupied Poland during World War II and became one of postwar West Germany's leading industrialists, died Tuesday....
  • Tokyo chosen to host 2020 Summer Olympics

    Tokyo chosen to host 2020 Summer Olympics
    Amid concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the International Olympic Committee voted Saturday to select Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Summer Games. The capital city outdistanced two other finalists — Istanbul and Madrid — as...
  • Excitement rocks Tokyo upon selection as 2020 Olympics site

    Excitement rocks Tokyo upon selection as 2020 Olympics site
    TOKYO - After years of largely bad news, crowds in Tokyo roared in excitement as they watched the announcement, streamed live here, that their city has been selected as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics. "The outlook has not been so bright for the...
  • Qatar World Cup schedule switch hits snag with unions

    Qatar World Cup schedule switch hits snag with unions
    Switching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from summer to winter hit a snag Thursday when unions representing players, clubs and leagues in Europe did not back a UEFA proposal to approve the seasonal move, which would disrupt the schedule of professional...
  • Germany's Thomas Bach elected IOC president

    Germany's Thomas Bach elected IOC president
    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...
  • Anita DeFrantz elected to IOC executive board

    Anita DeFrantz elected to IOC executive board
    The International Olympic Committee elected Anita DeFrantz, a member from Los Angeles, to its powerful executive board. The announcement on Tuesday afternoon ended a big day for Americans at the IOC session in Buenos Aires. Earlier, U.S. Olympic...