| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:42 PM
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....
| Jul 29, 2012
How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
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Igniting the Flame
| Feb 11, 2013
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....
| 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...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 12:38 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 10:01 PM
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...
| Dec 26, 2010
| 7:37 AM
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....
| Aug 30, 2010
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...
| Jun 21, 2010
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...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:40 PM
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....
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:40 PM
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....