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  • Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons Join Jesse Owens Film 'Race'

    Focus Features has officially acquired domestic rights to the Jesse Owens biopic "Race," with Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons joining the cast. Stephan James will play Owens with Stephen Hopkins directing the pic. The pic is based on the true story of...
  • After World Cup, Rio de Janeiro shifts focus to Olympics

    Brazil’s World Cup was supposed to be a disaster. Stadiums were not finished, many infrastructure projects never got off the ground, costs, allegedly inflated by corruption, soared for taxpayers and at least 10 workers died during construction...
  • Alice Coachman dies; first African American woman to win Olympic gold

    As the gold medal winner in the high jump at the 1948 Olympics in London, Alice Coachman came home to a celebratory welcome, including a parade in her home town of Albany, Ga. But Coachman was not permitted to speak at the ceremony. And the mayor did...
  • Prep sports profile: Talia La Schiazza

    Prep sports profile: Talia La Schiazza
    Name: Talia La Schiazza Age/year in school (incoming): 17/Senior School: New Trier High School Hometown: Glencoe Sport: Rowing Position: Coxswain What's your favorite thing about your sport? The teamwork required to be successful. Every time...
  • Australia's former sprint record holder Sullivan retires

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former 100 metres freestyle world record holder Eamon Sullivan has retired from the pool following medical advice not to swim on to the 2016 Rio Olympics, Swimming Australia said on Wednesday. The 28-year-old, who also held the...
  • Olympic gold medalist Alice Coachman dies at 90

    Olympic gold medalist Alice Coachman dies at 90
    Track and field star Alice Coachman, who overcame segregation to become the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic games, died in Georgia on Monday at the age of 90. Coachman, who won her gold medal in the high jump at the 1948 summer...
  • Clermont's new moniker, 'Choice of Champions,' meant to embody entire community

    Clermont's new moniker, 'Choice of Champions,' meant to embody entire community
    CLERMONT --- The city known for years as the Gem of the Hills is revamping its brand. From now on, Clermont will be recognized by a new slogan — "Choice of Champions." In an effort to give the city a fresh face, City Council members have...
  • Kevin Dineen named Blackhawks assistant coach

    Kevin Dineen named Blackhawks assistant coach
    Joel Quenneville tapped into his stable of hockey friends and hired Kevin Dineen as an assistant coach for the Blackhawks on Monday. Dineen, who coached the Canadian women's national team to the gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, was a teammate of...
  • Olympic gold medallist Alice Coachman dies at 90 in Georgia

    (Reuters) - Track and field star Alice Coachman, who in 1948 became the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic games, died in Georgia on Monday at the age of 90. Coachman, who won her gold medal in the high jump at the 1948 summer...
  • Olympic gold medalist Alice Coachman dies at 90 in Georgia

    (Reuters) - Track and field star Alice Coachman, who overcame segregation to become the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic games, died in Georgia on Monday at the age of 90. Coachman, who won her gold medal in the high jump at the...
  • Virgen: Special fun for Ballentine

    Virgen: Special fun for Ballentine
    After a day at Disneyland with his family, Mr. Irrelevant Lonnie Ballentine received an unexpected visit from an NFL representative Friday night. Ballentine, the final pick of the NFL Draft, had to undergo a random drug test at the Island Hotel in...
  • After successful World Cup, spotlight turns to Rio's Olympic woes

    RIO DE JANEIRO, July 14 (Reuters) — After a month of scintillating soccer and few of the logistical nightmares that many feared would mar the World Cup, Brazil is touting its success and promising the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be just...