| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:32 AM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:33 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:04 AM
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:58 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:41 PM
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...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 11:35 PM
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...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 4:10 AM
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...
| May 9, 2014
| 7:39 AM
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”...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:17 AM
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.
| May 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:56 AM
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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:57 AM
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.