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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Michael Phelps to appear nude in ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'

    Michael Phelps to appear nude in ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'
    If you've ever said you've seen enough of Towson-born Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for one lifetime, I submit to you evidence that you may have spoken too soon. Phelps, the record-setting Olympic swimmer, is one of 22 athletes appearing nude in ESPN ...
  • Dwyer set for fun in 200 free final; Lochte scratches from race

    Dwyer set for fun in 200 free final; Lochte scratches from race
    IRVINE, Calif. – A fourth in Wednesday night’s 100-meter freestyle final punched Conor Dwyer’s airline ticket to Australia. It also gave him the freedom to let it fly in the rest of the U.S. Championships. “It’s a big...
  • In soccer, 'stoppage time' can lead to confusion and controversy

    In soccer, 'stoppage time' can lead to confusion and controversy
    When John Brooks scored the goal that would give the United States a 2-1 victory over Ghana in its World Cup opener Monday, his teammates knew the end was near. Exactly how near was the question. Because there was no scoreboard clock in the stadium in...
  • Michael Phelps distant 7th in 100 free final at U.S. nationals

    IRVINE, Calif. — His comeback performances may not have been particularly eye-catching so far, save for the first and the most recent in the 100-meter butterfly, but there seems little doubt that everyone competing with him still is looking over a...
  • Westbrook rules himself out of U.S. World Cup

    Oklahoma Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, citing rest as his top priority, has declared himself unavailable for the United States basketball team at this year's World Cup in Spain. Westbrook, 25, who won gold medals on the U.S. team at the 2010 World...
  • Lakers coach: Are John Calipari, Mike Krzyzewski, Kevin Ollie a fit?

    After two challenging seasons, Mike D'Antoni has stepped down as coach of the Lakers. The Lakers, coming off their worst season (27-55) since moving to Los Angeles in 1960, said they will begin their coaching search immediately. What kind of coach...
  • World's top fencers to compete in Chicago

    World's top fencers to compete in Chicago
    Chicagoan Eliza Stone, a 2013 world championships team bronze medalist, and two-time Olympic champion Mariel Zagunis of Portland, Ore., are to fence in the Korfanty World Cup at the University of Illinois-Chicago Friday through Sunday. Stone, ranked No....
  • New York City mayor is not interested in 2024 Olympic bid

    New York City mayor is not interested in 2024 Olympic bid
    Yet another city has turned its back on the Olympics. Just a few days after residents of Krakow, Poland, voted not to try for the 2022 Winter Games, the mayor of New York City said he has no interest in a 2024 bid. A top staff member from Mayor Bill...
  • Former UCLA soccer coach Jill Ellis gets U.S. women's job

    Former UCLA soccer coach Jill Ellis gets U.S. women's job
    Jill Ellis, who coached the UCLA's women's soccer team to the NCAA Final Four eight times in 12 seasons, was confirmed Friday as the new coach of the U.S. women's national team. Ellis has been coaching the team on an interim basis for the last six weeks...
  • London never was asked about 2016 Summer Games, Olympic officials say

    Olympic officials have quickly stepped forward to slam a British newspaper report that London was secretly asked about taking over the 2016 Summer Games for struggling Rio de Janeiro. The London Evening Standard wrote Friday that, with construction...
  • Michael Phelps to swim four events at U.S. championships

    Michael Phelps to swim four events at U.S. championships
    The U.S. national swimming championships in Irvine next week will get some added star power with Michael Phelps planning to race in four events. Phelps is scheduled to enter the 100-meter freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 individual...