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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • New York City mayor is not interested in 2024 Olympic bid

    Yet another city has turned its back on the Olympics. Just a few days after residents of Krakow, Poland, voted not to try for the 2022 Winter Games, the mayor of New York City said he has no interest in a 2024 bid. A top staff member from Mayor Bill...
  • 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...
  • World's top fencers to compete in Chicago

    World's top fencers to compete in Chicago
    Chicagoan Eliza Stone, a 2013 world championships team bronze medalist, and two-time Olympic champion Mariel Zagunis of Portland, Ore., are to fence in the Korfanty World Cup at the University of Illinois-Chicago Friday through Sunday. Stone, ranked No....
  • Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed after shooting girlfriend, witness says

    Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed after shooting girlfriend, witness says
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- In the minutes after he fatally shot his girlfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed and begged that she would survive, according to testimony in his murder trial Thursday by a Pretoria radiologist who was one...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial

    A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Two distinct portraits are emerging at the Pretoria High Court murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius. The prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius as an aggressive, gun-loving, controlling man with a quick...