| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 2:56 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Riding a five-game unbeaten streak in World Cup qualifying -- including successive victories over Jamaica, Panama and Honduras last month -- the U.S. national soccer team jumped six spots, to 22nd in the world, in the latest FIFA rankings...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:42 PM
The eight-nation Confederations Cup begins Saturday in Brazil. And for many, this soccer tournament is just a dry run to see if Brazil is ready to host next year’s World Cup.
But to Brazilians, this is their showcase — and nothing but a...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:12 PM
As burning issues go in sports, the elimination of wrestling from the 2020 Olympics is a pilot light.
What's more interesting is the strange politics and fractured logic that apparently still exist within the Olympic ruling body, the International...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 9:07 AM
LeBron James is on quite a streak.
In Tuesday's 117-104 win over Portland, the Miami Heat superstar became the first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points on an incredibly efficient 60%-or-better shooting in six straight games.
| Feb 13, 2013
| 11:14 AM
In a "this could only happen in Los Angeles" moment during Tuesday's Laker game against Phoenix, Will Ferrell put on a red coat and stood courtside, pretending to be a Staples Center security guard.
Ferrell then went up to former Laker Shaquille O'Neal,...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Bayern Munich completed its domination of FC Barcelona with a 3-0 victory in Spain on Wednesday to advance to the UEFA Champions League final against German rival Borussia Dortmund, which advanced Tuesday by eliminating another Spanish league contender in...