| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:53 AM
With exactly two years to go before the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, organizers have once again promised they will be ready for the Games.
“We have concluded the exclusive planning phase and are now entering the operational preparation phase when...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:33 PM
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Olympic chief John Coates, who in April branded preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the worst ever, said on Tuesday the prognosis was now "much, much better".
Speaking at an event to mark two years until...
| Aug 3, 2014
For about 54 weeks, Chicago adman Kevin Lynch has used Airbnb to find a place to sleep in Hong Kong.
By Lynch's tally, he has stayed in 53 neighborhoods, spending 150 nights in locales ranging from a cow shed to a tepee to a storefront art gallery while...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 4:46 PM
GLASGOW (Reuters) - Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has repeated his intention to continue competing until the world championships in 2017 after winning relay gold at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.
The world's fastest man had planned to retire...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Kyla Ross was the 15-year-old baby of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, the one who went to London with no major senior international experience, the one with such a defiant resistance to pressure, it made her a fitting contributor to the team gold...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Most Highland Park High School seniors are focused on their college choice in August, but Jazzy Kerber plans to put her formal education on hold for a year after she graduates in May.
Kerber won the all-around title and clubs championship at the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:07 PM
LOUISVILLE Kentucky (Reuters) - Organisers of the PGA Championship made official on Wednesday what had long been a proposal by announcing that the 2016 edition of the year's final major will be held in July.
The PGA Championship usually takes place in...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:26 PM
The most decorated of Olympians enters the room without fanfare. Wearing a black cap tucked low, he quickly sits with his legs crossed, feet peeking out from underneath a "USA Swimming" tablecloth, as he shifts in a sagging plastic chair.
He has done...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:09 AM
KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaica's double Olympic sprint silver medallist Yohan Blake has been ruled out for the rest of the 2014 season after undergoing a surgery on an injured hamstring, coach Glen Mills said on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old sustained the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Brazil’s World Cup was supposed to be a disaster.
Stadiums were not finished, many infrastructure projects never got off the ground, costs, allegedly inflated by corruption, soared for taxpayers and at least 10 workers died during construction...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:12 PM
BALTIMORE — Becca Mann says "The Stolen Dragon of Quanx" is close to being published, perhaps early next month. And she might have completed the 450-page manuscript for the first installment of the planned "Eyes Trilogy" sooner if so many other...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:01 PM
GLASGOW (Reuters) - Benjamin Proud said he had surpassed his wildest dreams after landing a second win to guide England to a record-equalling gold tally as the swimming event ended in thrilling style at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.