| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 5:39 PM
On a wet Saturday near Griffith Park, a dozen teenage girls shovel manure, trudge through mud and try to stay warm. But soon everyone perks up because another horse-riding lesson is about to begin.
The lessons are provided by Taking the Reins, a...
| 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...
| 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 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....
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Netflix added 1.29 million subscribers in the three months ending in September, according to the third-quarter earnings report issued Monday.
Netflix stock soared in after-hours trading approximately 10% on news of the growth. In a move that could also...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
ATHENS — Locals called Pittaki Street a "public toilet."
Drug addicts and petty criminals frequented the narrow lane, steps from a popular plaza where tourists exploring Greece angle for shots of the looming Acropolis. The scraggle of remaining...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:56 PM
Kurt Busch said Thursday that he will not race in IndyCar's season finale at Fontana.
Busch said the deadline has passed by which he and Andretti Autosport needed to notify Chevrolet they'd need an engine for the Oct. 19 race at Auto Club Speedway....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:50 PM
The key chain isn't really gaudy. It simply says "Team USA," but Corona del Mar High junior Hayley Hodson smiles when it's brought up.
Those two words encompass many of Hodson's hopes and dreams. They are most likely part of her past, present and...