| Dec 1, 2013
Unless you're old enough to remember when Harry Belafonte was selling millions of calypso records, visiting Jamaica, for most leisure travelers, has come to mean three things:
1. All-inclusive resorts, most equipped with beaches.
2. Being advised by...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Olympic diver Tom Daley is the latest athlete to come out as gay or bisexual.
Daley, a 19-year-old British diver who won the bronze medal for the 10-meter platform event in the 2012 London Games, announced that he is in a relationship with a man in a...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:11 AM
CHARLEVOIX — Four-time Olympic swimmer and gold medalist Amanda Beard will visit Castle Farms, the Charlevoix Public Library and the Charlevoix Area Community Pool Aug. 2-3.
Beard, who lives in Tuscon, Ariz. and made her Olympic appearance at the...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:43 AM
WIMBLEDON -- In a semifinal match that will be remembered for the valor of both players and the astonishingly high quality of tennis over a record 4 hours 43 minutes, top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia held off an injured but persistent Juan Martin del...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Tyson Gay, the reigning U.S. sprint champion at 100 and 200 meters, has tested positive for a banned substance, he said Sunday in Amsterdam.
Gay, the American record-holder in the 100, will not compete in the world championships next month in Moscow...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:38 AM
There's no doubt that former Los Angeles Loyola water polo standout Chancellor Ramirez is one of the bright young players in United States water polo.
An 18-year-old incoming freshman at UCLA, Ramirez begins action this week playing in the FINA World...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:29 PM
NEW YORK -- After weeks of tough negotiations, the NHL and its players reached a deal with the International Ice Hockey Federation on Friday to put the season on hold again so the game’s biggest stars can compete next year in the Sochi Olympics. ...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:20 AM
In the wake of widespread unrest over economic and social issues in Brazil, the head of the International Olympic Committee is defending the billions of dollars the country is spending to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:03 PM
A young Huntington Beach author has just published his first book.
It's a history book that manages to uncover many unique and interesting facts of which most people may be unaware.
When the author moved to Huntington Beach at around 5 years old, he...
| Jul 24, 2013
Anyone familiar with track and field or cross country will recognize the National AAU Junior Olympic Games as the premier competition for amateur athletes in the United States.
To be held this year in the city of Detroit, the event will host more than 3,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:13 AM
CHARLEVOIX — The sixth annual Ryan Shay Mile will take place in Charlevoix on the final day of this year’s Venetian Festival, Saturday, July 27.
Slated to start at 10:30 a.m., just prior to the Venetian Street Parade at 11 a.m., the race is...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:30 PM
With increasing criticism of a newly passed law in Russia that criminalizes so-called gay "propaganda," observers say NBC will have to address the issue in some fashion as it broadcasts the Winter Games in Sochi, possibly amid human rights protests or...