| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Lauryn Williams' hamstring had failed her, but her competitive spirit was undamaged.
Williams, who won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the 2004 Athens Olympics and a gold medal for running in the first heat of the U.S. women's 400-meter relay at...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
You won't find Alan Wurtzel skiing, skating or sliding down an ice-covered ditch in a luge, but NBCUniversal's self-professed research geek, who analyzes ratings and audience data for the company, is gearing up for an event of literally Olympic...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Lilit Vardanyan doesn't have to look far for inspiration. In fact, the Burbank High junior needs to look no further than her family when it comes to encouragement on the tennis court.
Vardanyan's uncle is former tennis professional Sargis Sargsian,...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 6:12 PM
LeBron James was watching the Lakers play Memphis last week when Kobe Bryant suffered a left knee fracture.
"I saw exactly when it happened and I didn't think he was gong to return to that game when it happened, but he did, so I didn't think too much...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Peter Ueberroth cannot help but feel the irony in new International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach’s expressed intention to explore the idea of having the IOC form its own television network.
Bach went a step further in a conference...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The Winter Olympics has long embraced offbeat events, awarding medals for skills that are essentially head-first sledding and target-practice on skis.
But when NBC's coverage of the quadrennial competition begins from Sochi, Russia on Feb. 6, the Winter...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Arcelia Gonzalez complained to the city months ago about sidewalk tree roots that ruptured the drain pipe outside her family's Boyle Heights restaurant — to no avail.
So when Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti showed up across the street with a...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Beware the ides of September!
(This has nothing to do with anything, including the rest of this column, but how often do I get the chance to write that? OK, moving on...)
You may have read about the recent battle to choose an additional sport for...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:32 PM
The Plantation Swim Team, the premier competitive club in the city, had an opportunity to square off against the top clubs across the country at the 23rd annual Speedo Winter Championships at the Plantation Aquatic Complex in Central Park from Nov. 21-24....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Troupes of acrobats, dancers and kung fu performers will combine their talents when "Panda!," a Chinese-produced show -- the first of its kind in Las Vegas -- opens in mid-December on the Strip
Tickets for “Panda!,” which will play at the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:32 AM
Annika Dries won gold at the Summer Olympics in London last year. Sunday, she led Team London to the a title at the Future 50 Classic.
Dries, a former aquatics star at Laguna Beach High and member of the 2012 USA Women's National Water Polo Team, took...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:41 PM
"Aye, aye! and I'll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition's flames before I give him up."
— Captain Ahab on the white whale, in Moby Dick
"Watching you win those races when I was...