| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The U.S. national team's record 10-game winning streak apparently got FIFA's notice, with soccer's international governing body lifting the Americans into the top 20 in its latest world ranking.
The U.S. jumped over Mexico to 19th in the world...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:38 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:17 PM
The global soccer federation on Wednesday said it had asked 2018 World Cup host nation Russia for "clarification and more details" of a new law targeting gays and reminded Russian officials of their obligation to abide by rules against discrimination....
| Aug 22, 2013
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...
| Sep 3, 2013
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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:19 PM
The hallways of the big hotels in Buenos Aires are buzzing these days. At stake is not just one Olympian task, but three.
This might be the most important gathering of Olympic people since a few got together back in 1979 and decided this fellow Peter...
| 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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:47 PM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:47 PM
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...