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  • Panasonic eyes $1.5 billion Olympic win with Tokyo Games infrastructure, innovations

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Robot porters and wearable translation devices are just some of the innovations Panasonic Corp would like to launch for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an event it hopes will earn it at least $1.5 billion (890 million pounds). As one of the...
  • Rowing club to host regatta this fall on Fox River in St. Charles

    Rowing club to host regatta this fall on Fox River in St. Charles
    Men and women donning fashionable suits and dresses chat over hors d'oeuvres under an enclosure at Pottawatomie Park, as rowing sculls cruise by in the Fox River in St. Charles. It's a scene the west suburb isn't accustomed to, but it's one the city...
  • Entertainer Mitcham feels that competition buzz again

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - From diving in a circus dressed as a bumblebee to battling his inner demons before and after winning Olympic gold, Australian Matthew Mitcham's journey to the Commonwealth Games has been, much like his beloved sport, full of highs...
  • L.A. Summer Games were a risk that is still paying off

    L.A. Summer Games were a risk that is still paying off
    Nobody wanted the 1984 Summer Olympics except Los Angeles and nobody here wanted to pay for them with public money, so Peter Ueberroth and the organizing committee he led had to drum up private donations and work without the safety net of government...
  • Carlos Boozer looks forward to 'next chapter'

    Carlos Boozer looks forward to 'next chapter'
    Six years ago, Carlos Boozer and Kobe Bryant won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics as U.S. teammates. Times have changed. Bryant is coming off two serious injuries, entering the twilight of his Hall of Fame career for a Lakers team in a rare...
  • USA Women's Volleyball: Americans take down Brazil in four sets

    USA Women's Volleyball: Americans take down Brazil in four sets
    IRVINE — The Fourth of July is a major holiday in the U.S. A World Cup soccer match is a big holiday in Brazil whenever it plays. A day after the U.S. celebrated Independence Day and Brazil celebrated a quarterfinal win on its home soil at the...
  • Gold-medal swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out in TV interview

    Gold-medal swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out in TV interview
    Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer's sexuality. The five-times Olympic gold medalist made the admission to British...
  • Harris Theater announces 2014-15 dance season

    Harris Theater announces 2014-15 dance season
    The Harris Theater for Music and Dance announced its 2014-15 dance season on Friday. The season features the Chicago debut of two international companies: the Beijing Dance Theater and Scottish Ballet. Beijing Dance Theater's “Wild Grass”...
  • National rowing group eyes Fox River site in St. Charles

    National rowing group eyes Fox River site in St. Charles
    A national rowing group with ties to the Winklevoss family is looking to invest about $2 million in St. Charles to establish a professional rowing club in the Fox Valley and increase the number of young people involved in the sport. Representatives from...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Fantasia'

    Two modes of realism compete for attention in Chinese arthouse helmer-scribe Wang Chao's "Fantasia," a glum yarn about a working-class family derailed by the breadwinner's illness. On the one hand, the film offers a lucid, unsentimental vision of contempo...
  • Missing Malaysia jet: Passenger with stolen passport identified

    BEIJING -- Malaysian authorities have identified one of the two men who used stolen passports to board the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the nation’s inspector general of police told local media Monday, as international search teams continued to...
  • Gymnast Alicia Sacramone and quarterback Brady Quinn tie the knot

    Brady Quinn is set to become an NFL free agent yet again Tuesday afternoon. Off the football field, however, Quinn is set for life. He and his longtime girlfriend, former Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone, were married over the weekend. The couple...