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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Towson's Pelton qualifies for her third swimming world championships

    On the second night of the Phillips 66 National Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, several swimmers with local ties clinched spots in Barcelona, Spain, for next month's FINA World Aquatic Championships. Elizabeth Pelton,...
  • Tegenkamp to make marathon debut in Chicago

    Tegenkamp to make marathon debut in Chicago
    Two-time Olympian Matt Tegenkamp is to make his marathon debut at the Oct. 13 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Tegenkamp, 31, has been one of the leading track distance runners in the United States for seven seasons. The Wisconsin grad from Lee&...
  • Beach Volleyball: Ross linked to Walsh Jennings

    Multiple media outlets have reported that April Ross, a Newport Harbor High product who won a silver medal in beach volleyball at the 2012 Olympics in London, will partner with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings for most of the 2013...
  • 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius returns to the track [Video]

    Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic athlete from South Africa known as the Blade Runner, was back on the track Thursday in a low-key workout for the first time since he was accused of killing his girlfriend in February. Pistorius will be arraigned in August...
  • Women's Basketball: VU falls, remains in second

    SANTA BARBARA — Westmont senior Tugce Canitez is not only the marquee women's basketball player in the Golden State Athletic Conference, but also the entire NAIA. The 2012 GSAC and NAIA Player of the Year, who represented her native Turkey in the...
  • Briefs: Fan from HB featured by MLB

    Thomas Roberts of Huntington Beach is one of 52 Major League Baseball fans trying to become a "Cave Dweller" in the 2013 MLB Fan Cave. Thomas, whose favorite team is the Los Angeles Dodgers, has his contest video posted at http://www.MLBFanCave.com,...
  • Teen decides on amputation: 'I can do whatever I want with this leg. It's getting cut off'

    Teen decides on amputation: 'I can do whatever I want with this leg. It's getting cut off'
    After some inner turmoil and much self-reflection, 15-year-old Seth Melvin says he's ready to lose his right leg. His words make his parents cringe. "I just want to get it chopped off," he says occasionally. It's a decision that's been looming for...
  • Pistorius and South Africa's culture of fear

    Pistorius and South Africa's culture of fear
    As details continue to emerge about the killing of Reeva Steenkamp by the Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius, one fact appears to be certain: The man known as the "Blade Runner" did fire four bullets through a bathroom door in his South African home,...
  • First lady Michelle Obama announces new fitness initiative in Chicago, where obesity is high

     First lady Michelle Obama announces new fitness initiative in Chicago, where obesity is high
    First lady Michelle Obama rolled out her latest health and fitness initiative in Chicago on Thursday, just as city heath officials released new data showing 1 in 4 of the city's public school students are obese. The "Let's Move! Active Schools"...
  • 'Southland,' 'Girls,' 'Doctor Who' among Peabody Award winners

    'Southland,' 'Girls,' 'Doctor Who' among Peabody Award winners
    "Southland," "Girls," "Game Change," "Louie," "Doctor Who" and "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels are among this year's Peabody Award winners honoring the best in electronic media. It's nice to see "Southland"--one of the best shows the Emmy...
  • Work ethic springs trampolinist Deana Parris to new heights

    Work ethic springs trampolinist Deana Parris to new heights
    Deana Parris had a decision to make. A year after she joined the trampoline team at the Fairland Sports and Aquatics Center in Laurel, her parents declared that she and her brother had to pare down their many extracurricular activities to two each....