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  • Novak Djokovic says Roger Federer is slowing down

    When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing. At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has...
  • Putin arrives in Sochi to inspect Olympic venues, test ski slope

    Putin arrives in Sochi to inspect Olympic venues, test ski slope
    MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Friday in Sochi, where he intends to inspect the venues for the upcoming Winter Olympics, his spokesman said. “In the coming days, the president will examine in detail all the [five] venues of the...
  • 'Beast' of a wheelchair athlete aims for third consecutive title

    Conquer adversity. Rise to the top. Maintain excellence. Chalk talk for a football team's locker room? Perhaps, but for world-class wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden, those words represent more than a mere rah-rah cry. The 2013 Boston Marathon...
  • Winter Olympics: How NBCUniversal's Army Of Techs Conquered Sochi

    For viewers, the Winter Olympics are just 18 days of sports and entertainment. But for NBCUniversal, they're part of vast exercise in planning and logistics that stretches back to the end of the 2012 summer games in London -- and won't end for weeks...
  • February 2014 TV premieres, specials, movies, finales

    February 2014 TV premieres, specials, movies, finales
    "Scandal," "The Americans," "The Walking Dead," "Portlandia," "Ripper Street," "Vikings," "House of Cards," "Hannibal"—February sees the return of several TV favorites. New series also launch, including "The Red Road" on Sundance, "Mixology" and the...
  • Watch Paul McCartney try really hard to catch T-shirt at Nets game

    Watch Paul McCartney try really hard to catch T-shirt at Nets game
    Paul McCartney is a lover, not a fighter. Wait, that was Michael Jackson. Well, it turns out that the same goes for Jackson's singing partner in the classic '80s hit "The Girl Is Mine." And it's a good thing, too, or else things might have gotten...
  • Lane Kiffin reportedly consulting for ... Alabama?

    Lane Kiffin reportedly consulting for ... Alabama?
    Change that "Denny's menu" playbook to a "Waffle House." ESPN reported this week that former USC Coach Lane Kiffin was invited by Nick Saban to help evaluate Alabama's offense. Insert joke here (          ). USC fans would tell Alabama fans to...
  • Heather Mills abandons quest to compete in 2014 Paralympic Games

    Heather Mills abandons quest to compete in 2014 Paralympic Games
    Heather Mills, the former wife of Beatles singer Paul McCartney, has spent the last two years mounting a serious effort to qualify for the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Now, it seems, her quest to make the British ski team has ended. Mills,...
  • A lesson plan to spare the Olympics from Sochi

    A lesson plan to spare the Olympics from Sochi
    OK, class, everyone who really wanted to go to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics even before the recent deadly bombings in Volgograd, raise your hand. I see you, President Vladimir Putin. Anyone else? No? Then let’s see how we can...
  • Wheelchair champion headed to Winter Paralympics

    Wheelchair champion headed to Winter Paralympics
    Paralympic track champion Tatyana McFadden has skied her way into the winter Paralympics. McFadden, a December graduate of the University of Illinois, was named Wednesday to the U.S. Paralympic cross-country ski team that will compete in Sochi, Russia,...
  • Do official measures of happiness take all relevant factors into account?

    LONDON -- "UK population's happiness is on the up," trumpeted a headline in the Guardian. What the headline was referring to are the results of a survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics meant to measure Britain's national well-being....
  • 26.2 miles to three-peat

    26.2 miles to three-peat
    Chicagoans alive for the Michael Jordan era know how thrilling—and how difficult—it can be to pull off a three-peat. When the wheelchair portion of the Chicago Marathon kicks off Sunday, Paralympic gold medal winner Tatyana McFadden will be...