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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...
  • Baseball and softball belong in the Olympics

    Beijing 2008 saw one of the most incredible sporting feats the Olympics has ever known. On Aug. 20, Japanese softball pitcher Yukiko Ueno hurled eight scoreless innings before Japan fell to an indomitable U.S. squad in the bottom of the 9th. Two hours...
  • Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia

    Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia
    The greatest female pole vaulter ever, a woman whom many consider physically beautiful, showed the ugly face of homophobia two days after winning her third world title in the event Tuesday in Moscow. While Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva cannot be...
  • Long Beach's McKayla Maroney repeats as world vault champion

    Long Beach's McKayla Maroney repeats as world vault champion
    McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, who became famous for her quizzical face at the 2012 Olympics when she landed a vault on her bottom after the gold medal had all but been conceded to her, defended her world vault championship Saturday in Antwerp, Belgium....
  • Lifetime greenlights Gabby Douglas biopic with Regina King in cast

    Lifetime greenlights Gabby Douglas biopic with Regina King in cast
    Lifetime has officially greenlighted a biopic on legendary gymnast Gabby Douglas, and Douglas herself will make an appearance in the film. Douglas was the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first...
  • In the water, Lochte shines brightly

    In the water, Lochte shines brightly
    Since the London Olympics, Ryan Lochte has seemed bent on proving he is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. Take his reality TV show, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” (Please). This is what a Washington Post reviewer said about it:...
  • Aaron Rodgers says he's been working on improving deep throws

    Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers made sharpening his deep throws a point of emphasis this off-season, according to an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King. “Tom Brady told me after the ’07 season -- we got to play a little...
  • Algonquin's Jager solid 5th in world steeple

    Algonquin's Jager solid 5th in world steeple
    After hanging with the leaders for all but the final 300 meters, Algonquin's Evan Jager wound up fifth in Thursday's  steeplechase final at the World Track & Field Championships in Moscow. It was the best finish for a U.S. man in the event since Mark...
  • Tom Brady practices Thursday, expects to play Friday

    Tom Brady showed up at practice Thursday wearing a brace on his left knee, and the New England quarterback reportedly expects to play in Friday’s exhibition game against Tampa Bay. Brady wasn’t wearing a protective brace Wednesday when he...
  • Locals in U.S. mix

    Six former UC Irvine men's volleyball standouts and two others with local ties are among the 21 players who will be considered for the 12-man roster of the U.S. team that will compete in the Pan American Cup tournament that begins Saturday and continues...
  • 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...
  • 'See It' Button Should Be the Game-Changer Pay TV Desperately Needs

    TV Everywhere may finally live up to its name, thanks to a new initiative from Comcast. The nation's largest cable operator chose Twitter to be the first partner for its new See It feature, which embeds buttons in tweets that can make live or VOD content...