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  • An Olympic first: Female athletes competing for every country

     
    For 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....
  • Reviews: 'Dream Team,' 'Igniting the Flame' and evolving ideals

    Reviews: 'Dream Team,' 'Igniting the Flame' and evolving ideals
    -------------------- Dream Team How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever Jack McCallum Ballantine Books: 336pp., $28 * Igniting the Flame America's First...
  • No ringing endorsement, yet, for NHL players in Sochi Olympics

    No ringing endorsement, yet, for NHL players in Sochi Olympics
    The countdown to the Sochi Olympics slipped beneath the one-year mark last week with a huge question looming: Will NHL players participate in Russia's first-ever Winter Games? The answer should be clearer after executives of the NHL, NHL Players' Assn....
  • Elimination of Olympic wrestling shines light on IOC politics

    Elimination of Olympic wrestling shines light on IOC politics
    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...
  • Review: Muse goes big -- as always -- at Staples Center

    Review: Muse goes big -- as always -- at Staples Center
    The English band Muse does everything on a grand scale: giant prog-rock riffs, elaborate laser-light displays, songs with titles such as “Supremacy” and “Exogenesis: Symphony Part 2 (Cross-Pollination).” When the International...
  • Los Angeles Kings peaking at the right time

    Los Angeles Kings peaking at the right time
    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...
  • Bud Greenspan dies at 84; Olympic documentarian

    Bud Greenspan dies at 84; Olympic documentarian
    Bud Greenspan, award-winning filmmaker, writer, character and, arguably, the world's No. 1 fan of the Olympics, has died. He was 84. Greenspan died Christmas Day at his home in New York City, his companion Nancy Beffa said. He had Parkinson's disease....
  • Anton Geesink dies at 76; Olympic gold medalist popularized judo

    Anton Geesink dies at 76; Olympic gold medalist popularized judo
    Anton Geesink, who helped make judo a universally popular sport by winning a gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, has died. He was 76. Geesink died Friday, according to the Dutch state broadcaster NOS. He had spent several weeks in a hospital in his...
  • PASSINGS: Paul Gutman, Anwar Chowdhry

    PASSINGS: Paul Gutman, Anwar Chowdhry
    Paul Gutman L.A. judge upheld race-based magnet admissions Paul Gutman, 78, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who ruled that L.A. schools could continue using a race-based formula for magnet school admissions, died June 13. The cause was...
  • Saudi Arabia won't endorse female Olympians, official says

     
    Countering the earlier words of a Saudi prince who said that women could represent his country at the Olympics, the Saudi Arabian sports minister said his country won’t officially support female athletes....
  • Afghan women fight it out in Herat

     
    Every day on World Now, we choose a remarkable photo from around the world. On International Women's Day, we spotted this striking shot of Afghan women doing martial arts, part of a celebration in Herat....