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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Jesse Owens transcends all races

     Jesse Owens transcends all races
    It is impossible to define Jesse Owens with mere numbers, for it would suggest that a life story so consequential could be told fully in quantifiable terms. Yet a number is at the genesis of this remembrance, so it would not be wrong to begin with a few...
  • Maria Sharapova Joins NBC Winter Olympics Coverage

    She plays a warm-weather sport, but Maria Sharapova will be part of NBC's Winter Olympics coverage in Sochi, Russia in February. Sharapova, who carried the flag for her Russia at the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony in London, will be a...
  • Tokyo to Host 2020 Summer Olympic Games

    Tokyo won the vote for 2020 Summer Olympic Games on Saturday, beating out two other finalists Istanbul and Madrid. The Japanese capital city previously held the Summer Olympics in 1964, while the 1998 Winter Games were in Nagano, Japan. Tokyo, which...
  • LIVE From the Creative Arts Emmys

    Nearly 80 awards are scheduled to be presented at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony today at the Nokia Theatre, beginning shortly after 4 p.m Pacific. We'll be live-blogging the highlights, so keep coming back for updates. FXX will air an edited version...
  • Review: Muse soars once again at Wells Fargo in Philly

     
    This is almost certainly not the first time it’s been said (I probably even said it before), but I’ve got one word to describe the English rock band Muse. It soars. It did so again on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, where...
  • Emmys 2013: Complete list of winners and nominees

    Emmys 2013: Complete list of winners and nominees
    HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
  • Go Away With ... Kim Vandenberg

    Go Away With ... Kim Vandenberg
    A bronze medalist at the 2008 Olympics, swimmer Kim Vandenberg is hoping to be part of the United States contingent that will compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London this summer. "You never know what can happen at the Olympic Trials," says the 28-...
  • Comcast downplays Netflix talks, still adding broadband subscribers

    Comcast downplays Netflix talks, still adding broadband subscribers
    Comcast executives downplayed speculation that it was near a deal with Netflix to add the streaming service to its cable set-top boxes. On a conference call with analysts to discuss the cable and programming giant's third-quarter results, Comcast...
  • Beach Volleyball: Gibb, Ross bid for titles

    Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb hopes to close out a dominant season on the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour, while Costa Mesa resident and Newport Harbor High product April Ross aims to strengthen a foothold on next season in the AVP Championships,...
  • Beach Volleyball: Scott still in the game

    Beach Volleyball: Scott still in the game
    It's been a different type of season for Rachel (Wacholder) Scott on the national Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach volleyball tour, but it will conclude this weekend for the former Laguna Beach High athlete on familiar sand. Scott, a 1993...
  • Beach Volleyball: Top seeds advance

    The top-seeded men's and women's pro beach volleyball teams advanced to Saturday's second round of the $200,000 smart AVP Championships at Huntington Beach, the AVP Tour's 2013 season finale taking place through Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier....
  • British cult classic 'The Wicker Man' to be released in theaters

    British cult classic 'The Wicker Man' to be released in theaters
    Robin Hardy's 1973  "The Wicker Man" was described by Cinefantastique as the "'Citizen Kane' of Horror Film." Total Film named it the sixth-greatest British film of all time. It was even included in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in a sequence that...