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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Former UCLA soccer coach Jill Ellis gets U.S. women's job

    Jill Ellis, who coached the UCLA's women's soccer team to the NCAA Final Four eight times in 12 seasons, was confirmed Friday as the new coach of the U.S. women's national team. Ellis has been coaching the team on an interim basis for the last six weeks...
  • Lakers coach: Are John Calipari, Mike Krzyzewski, Kevin Ollie a fit?

    After two challenging seasons, Mike D'Antoni has stepped down as coach of the Lakers. The Lakers, coming off their worst season (27-55) since moving to Los Angeles in 1960, said they will begin their coaching search immediately. What kind of coach...
  • Michael Phelps plans return to competitive swimming

    Michael Phelps plans return to competitive swimming
    Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps plans to return to competition at the Arena Grand Prix on April 24-26 in Mesa, Ariz., a decision that could lead to a fifth Olympic appearance at Rio in 2016. Phelps, 28, has not competed since the 2012 London...
  • Oscar Pistorius describes sweet start to his girlfriend's last night

    PRETORIA, South Africa — When South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius arrived home on the eve of Valentine's Day 2013, his dogs were running around, his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was cooking dinner and a gift was waiting for him. Steenkamp...
  • BRL track cycling registrations open now

    Who cares that it was 19 degrees at 7 a.m. on Thursday? Marty Nothstein, the Olympic gold medalist and executive director for the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, was generating enough heat with his enthusiasm to power the soon-to-open PPL Arena in...
  • Oscar Pistorius rambles on witness stand under cross-examination

     Oscar Pistorius rambles on witness stand under cross-examination
    PRETORIA, South Africa — South African athlete Oscar Pistorius rambled and at times contradicted himself under cross-examination Wednesday during his trial for the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. "My memory is not very good at the...
  • Athletes credit coach who wins state honor

     Athletes credit coach who wins state honor
    Thirteen turned out to be a lucky number for Deerfield High School coach Doug Foerch when he was named Illinois diving coach of the year. Between diving and gymnastics, the two sports he mentors, this was the 13th time Foerch has received the honor,...
  • Kiefer, Smoliga win NCAA titles

    Kiefer, Smoliga win NCAA titles
    Notre Dame sophomore fencer Lee Kiefer of Versailles, Ky., successfully defended her NCAA foil title Friday in Columbus, Ohio. Kiefer, who finished fifth in the 2012 Olympics, beat teammate Madison Zeiss, a junior from Los Angeles, 13-10 in the final....
  • Olympic star Phelps closer to swim comeback

    Olympic star Phelps closer to swim comeback
    Swimming superstar Michael Phelps is getting closer to a competitive comeback that could lead him to a fifth Olympic appearance in 2016. His longtime coach, Bob Bowman, said Tuesday Phelps is probably going to get into a meet “sometime soon.&...
  • Williams gets silver; first U.S. woman to win medals in Winter and Summer Olympics

    Williams gets silver; first U.S. woman to win medals in Winter and Summer Olympics
    Lauryn Williams became the first American woman and fifth athlete to medal in the Summer and Winter Olympics at the Sochi Games on Wednesday. The glitter was not as bright as she had hoped. The former University of Miami track star fell just short...
  • Faulkner: 'Eaters are no tourists

    Faulkner: 'Eaters are no tourists
    Spring break in Hawaii is an experience most students would covet, but for the members of the UC Irvine women's water polo team, the five-day excursion into paradise this week is mostly about business. The No. 6-ranked Anteaters open Big West Conference...
  • Szabo: Newland goes into Hall of Fame his way

    Szabo: Newland goes into Hall of Fame his way
    One of the first topics that Ted Newland mentioned Saturday night in his USA Water Polo Hall of Fame induction speech was love. Yes, before he went on to blast other longtime coaches and decry the current state of USA Water Polo, he brought up love....