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Kemp, then and now Beyond power and speed, Matt Kemp had durability. When the Dodgers signed him to an eight-year contract, Kemp had played in 365 consecutive games. We are two months into the second year of that contract, and Kemp is on the...
John Tortorella was defiant in stating that the New York Rangers didn't take a step back when they were knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in the second round. General Manager Glen Sather thought otherwise and fired the combative coach Wednesday....
On the eve of an international wrestling meet at the Sports Arena, American officials remain at a loss to explain why the Iranian team — making its first visit to the U.S. since 2003 — has unexpectedly withdrawn and flown home. Los Angeles...
U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Executive Scott Blackmun said Friday that he is talking to 10 cities about a possible bid for the 2024 Summer Games and mentioned an intriguing pairing: A joint proposal from San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. “We're in...
Robert W. Edgar Six-term Pennsylvania congressman Robert W. Edgar, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives, served as president of the Claremont School of Theology and went on to lead the public interest group...
After bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon this week, Russian officials promised to beef up security for the upcoming Winter Olympics, calling it a “clarion call” to take “tougher measures.” Days later, the threat seemed to...
A year ago Monday the Kings took a 3-0 playoff series lead over the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks, as goaltender Jonathan Quick made 41 saves and Dustin Brown scored on a rebound in a 1-0 victory at Staples Center. The Kings lost the next game but finished...
As head of Georgia’s small state athletic commission last year, Andy Foster sat through an Assn. of Boxing Commissions discussion he believed was a bizarre waste of time: How to deal with post-operative transgender athletes. Now, Foster is the...
Former U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Executive Jim Scherr says it will be a "major challenge" for wrestling to reverse the International Olympic Committee's decision to eliminate the sport from the Olympics in 2020. "I think it's a major challenge to the...
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I watched a video of the movie "Argo" as I flew into Tehran recently. I couldn't help but wonder why I was willingly accompanying a group of Americans into a city that not so long ago was the scene of one of the greatest exfiltrations ever. I wondered...
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