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  • Mira Slovak dies at 84; Cold War defector flew to freedom and fame

    Mira Slovak dies at 84; Cold War defector flew to freedom and fame
    When the pilot with the jet-black hair and movie-star smile asked if anyone would care to come up and see the cockpit, he wasn't surprised that a couple of his 25 passengers readily agreed. After all, this was the moment that Mira Slovak and his two co-...
  • Venus Williams exits Wimbledon; is it for the last time?

    Venus Williams exits Wimbledon; is it for the last time?
    A grand and glorious tennis career that began on the public courts of Compton and was nurtured by a proud and ambitious father edged closer to the end at Wimbledon on Friday. Or maybe not. Venus Williams went out in the third round. She is 34, is...
  • Andy Murray keeps British hopes, and Henman Hill, alive at Wimbledon

    Andy Murray keeps British hopes, and Henman Hill, alive at Wimbledon
    Much had already happened Friday by the time the main focus at Wimbledon shifted to a hill, a place where personal real estate is like an acre in Malibu. It was late afternoon. The rain that was supposed to come never did. Big fluffy clouds moved...
  • Andy Murray presses home-court edge, reaches Wimbledon quarterfinals

    Andy Murray presses home-court edge, reaches Wimbledon quarterfinals
    More than ever, Andy Murray is feeling right at home in a place, and at a tennis tournament, where he is embraced like nowhere else. And why shouldn't Wimbledon embrace him? He won last year, after 77 years between male British singles titles at...
  • Simona Halep, Eugenie Bouchard reach Wimbledon semifinal

    Thursday's women's semifinals at Wimbledon will not trigger great name recognition from the general fan. Maybe even the ardent tennis fan. Newcomers are beginning to emerge in tennis, and this year's women's bracket is no exception. Two barely twenty-...
  • Canucks sign RW Vrbata

    The Sports Xchange Canucks sign RW Vrbata The Vancouver Canucks added some offense to their roster on Wednesday, signing free-agent right winger Radim Vrbata to a two-year, $10 million deal. Vrbata, 33, finished last season with 20 goals and 31 assists...
  • 'Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-ho conducts the sci-fi train his way

    'Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-ho conducts the sci-fi train his way
    He has been referred to as Korea's version of Quentin Tarantino, with Quentin Tarantino himself recently likening him to Steven Spielberg. Now, with the ambitious sci-fi action film "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho makes his English-language debut and a bid...
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  • Greece is the top European destination for 2014, Lonely Planet says

    Greece is the top European destination for 2014, Lonely Planet says
    If you're European dreaming this summer, think Greece. That's the word from Lonely Planet editors who have compiled a list of the best places to visit in Europe this year.  Lonely Planet's Best in Europe 2014 chose Greece because of its "luxury...