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  • Big hurdles cleared on final day of USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Inika McPherson said she had an "out of skin experience" Sunday afternoon, and her free spirit, showmanship and broad grins captured the theme of the final, festive day of the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships. Johnny Dutch...
  • Hampton's McCorory wins U.S. 400-meter outdoor championship

    Hampton's McCorory wins U.S. 400-meter outdoor championship
    Hampton's Francena McCorory ran a personal-best time Saturday afternoon in winning the 400-meter title at the USA Track and Field outdoor championships in Sacramento, Calif. McCorory finished her lap in 49.48 seconds to nip U.S. record-holder Sanya...
  • Best-selling 'Three Cups of Tea' Author Fights Claims He Lied

    Best-selling 'Three Cups of Tea' Author Fights Claims He Lied
    NEW YORK -- Greg Mortenson, the high-profile advocate of girls' education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been forced to defend his best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations ... One School at a Time,"...
  • Bolt and track losers in the sport's Gong Show

    Bolt and track losers in the sport's Gong Show
    If you asked fans at any NFL pre-season game or major league baseball game this weekend to name one track and field star, chances are that nearly everyone who answered would have said, "Usain Bolt" or "that fast Jamaican guy." With his flashy speed and...
  • Could U.S. men fail to win gold at world track?

    Could U.S. men fail to win gold at world track?
    How's this for a doomsday scenario: The U.S. men could come home without a single gold medal from the World Track & Field Championships that begin Saturday in Daegu, South Korea. Yes, that's pretty unlikely for a country whose men never have won fewer...
  • Double trouble: Another big DQ in track worlds; Felix loses 400

    Double trouble: Another big DQ in track worlds; Felix loses 400
    It couldn't have gotten much better for track and field than the last three races on Monday's program at the world championships. Until further review, that is. And then another disqualification of a world record-holder left a bittersweet taste as the...
  • Picture it: Christmas Bricktacular begins at Legoland Florida

     
    Legoland Florida kicked off its first Christmas Bricktacular celebration Monday night with the help of General Manager Adrian Jones (left) and Olympic hurdler David Oliver on hand to flip the switch on the Winter Haven theme park's tree.   The tree is...
  • David Mitchell's Edo-era Japan enters the L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    David Mitchell, a prize-winning literary novelist with strong experimental credentials, enters the L.A. Times bestseller list this week at No. 2 with his new novel, "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet." The De Zoet (pronounced "de-Zoot") of the title.....
  • Drew Brees hits the July 25, 2010 L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    We're still several weeks away from the beginning of the football season, but Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints quarterback, has already made his mark on the nonfiction bestseller list. "Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity,"...
  • A tennis star versus a football coach: L.A. Times bestsellers, Aug. 1, 2010

     
    On Monday, Jacket Copy wondered how former USC football coach Pete Carroll's book "Win Forever" is selling. Carroll's winning tenure has come into question after the NCAA leveled penalties against the school for improprieties made during his time there....
  • A squid attacks this week's L.A. Times bestseller list

     
    Southern California is feeling squiddy this summer. China Miéville's "Kraken," set in London, enters the L.A. Times hardcover fiction bestseller list this week at No. 15. "Kraken" begins when a giant squid disappears from an exhibit; the museum curator's...
  • 'Eat, Pray' L.A. Times bestseller again

     
    Elizabeth Gilbert, devastated after her marriage failed, went to Italy, India and Indonesia to recover and to try to rediscover something about herself. Her immersion in food, faith and the paradise of Bali sounds like a pretty good start at......