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  • Virginia Tech high jumper Ronnie Black aims for new heights in track, classroom

    Virginia Tech high jumper Ronnie Black aims for new heights in track, classroom
    Like all high jumpers, Virginia Tech's Ronnie Black wants to raise the bar. He's cleared impressive heights, set school records and earned All-America honors. But he wants more. He wants to go higher. He wants to go 4.0. "I had a 3.87 last semester,"...
  • Briefs: Day tops field indoors

    Sharon Day, a Costa Mesa High product, won the pentathlon at the USA Track & Field Indoor Combined Evens Championships on Sunday at Indiana University. Day, a 2008 Olympian aiming to compete in the heptathlon and possibly the high jump at the 2012...
  • CdM Middle School team wins pentathlon

    CdM Middle School team wins pentathlon
    One of Corona del Mar Middle School's seventh-grade academic pentathlon teams has taken first place in a countywide competition. In all, the school's seventh-and eighth-grade teams snagged more than 80 awards at the Orange County Department of...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 8/11 log (updated Friday AM)

    NON-OLYMPIC TV 8:30 a.m.    Motorsports: Raceline (d.).--MASN 9 a.m.    Preseason football: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (d.).--NFL Network 9 a.m.    Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News. Episode 216).--...
  • Sports TV and radio: Sunday's 8/12 log (updated Sunday AM)

    NON-OLYMPIC TV 7:30 a.m.    Preseason football: Tampa Bay at Miami (d.).--NFL Network 9 a.m.    Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News. Episode 216).--NNPS 9:30 a.m.    Basketball: Jan. 1993: Hampton girls...
  • U.S. Olympic champions trivia

    What year and in what sport did these U.S. Olympic champions first make their mark in the Games? (Answers below.) 1. Bob Beamon 2. Cassius Clay 3. Bruce Jenner 4. Sugar Ray Leonard 5. Greg Louganis 6. Bob Mathias 7. Jesse Owens 8. Wilma Rudolph...
  • Sophomore takes her best shot at Olympic glory

    Sophomore takes her best shot at Olympic glory
    Marisa Berger, a 15-year-old sophomore at North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake, would have no problem toting a .44 Magnum while spouting, "Go ahead, make my day." She practices shooting inside her family's house and garage, using an air pistol to fire lead...
  • NBC announces intention to cover Olympics thoroughly

     
    If, perchance, you have an interest in the Beijing Olympic Games next month, NBC is prepared to accommodate you, far beyond the capacity of any single human to consume. Click below for 1,850 words or so of details direct from......
  • NBC should sublet 30 Rock as a rental in August

     
    Click below for the complete, 2,308-word NBC release regarding its announcing plans for the Beijing Olympics.......
  • IOC needed to dump tennis, not add mixed doubles

     
    The International Olympic Committee has made two more ill-advised decisions regarding the program for the Summer Olympic Games. Today the IOC executive board went along with a recommendation from the International Cycling Union to dump what some call...
  • 10 things you might not know about the Olympics

    10 things you might not know about the Olympics
    On Friday, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics will be Chicago, Tokyo, Madrid or Rio de Janeiro. Here are 10 facts about the five-ring circus: 1. Olympic sites are chosen by secret ballot, so...
  • Timing Is Everything

    Timing Is Everything
    For Olympic hopeful Allyson Felix, the road to Athens goes through Modesto. The 18-year-old sprint phenom has come to the Central Valley farming hub on a hazy May weekend to compete in the 63rd Annual Modesto Relays. At this decidedly unglamorous early-...