| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Pietro Mennea, 60, an Olympic sprint champion from Italy who held the world record in the 200 meters for 17 years, died Thursday at a hospital in Rome, the Italian Olympic Committee said. The cause was not disclosed.
On Sept. 12, 1979, Mennea, competing...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:03 PM
Frozen yogurt. That's the reward 15-year-old sophomore Marissa Williams of Palisades plans to give herself after turning in the greatest performance by a girls' distance runner in City Section history Wednesday night at the City track and field...
| May 26, 2013
| 8:45 AM
INDIANAPOLIS -- As 200,000 spectators poured into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday morning, the question was whether they'll see history at this year's Indianapolis 500.
Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti are trying to become four-time...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:21 PM
The Southern Section track and field championships are set for Saturday at Mount San Antonio College, and the 100-meter races could be as sizzling as the weather.
Khalfani Muhammad — the defending state champion from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame...
| 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...
| May 27, 2013
They're teenage wonder women of high school track and field.
Junior Ariana Washington of Long Beach Poly is the state's fastest sprinter. Junior Sarah Baxter of Simi Valley is the state's No. 1 distance runner. Freshman Courtney Corrin of Studio City...
| May 19, 2013
Khalfani Muhammad of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame has never faced a camera he didn't like or taken on an opponent he didn't want to beat. That made Saturday's Southern Section track and field championships the ideal environment for Muhammad to put on a show....
| May 10, 2013
The fastest 110-meter hurdler in a California high school can't wait to try his skills on the football field.
Reginald Bell, a 17-year-old senior at Los Angeles Dorsey, is headed to Eastern Michigan on a football scholarship. He's a quarterback, but this...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:53 PM
Ottavio Missoni, patriarch of the Italian luxury fashion brand built on zigzag-patterned knitwear, died Thursday at his home in Sumirago, Italy. He was 92.
A family spokesman announced his death but did not give the cause.
The Missoni label gained...
| May 3, 2013
For three years, Brad Cross would rise at 5 a.m. and drive his grandson, Aaron, 53 miles from their home in Rialto to Santa Ana so Aaron could attend Mater Dei High School. He'd drive back to Rialto, then return to pick up Aaron after baseball practice....
| May 6, 2013
For those who run relays in track and field, passing the baton can be scarier than a scene from "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
Just ask sprinter Morgan Simon of Los Angeles Loyola High.
He remembers suddenly dreaming about dropping the baton.