| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:33 AM
SACRAMENTO — While many of the top performers coming off last weekend's USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships head to the European circuit, Francena McCorory is going north.
The 25-year-old London 2012 Olympic 4x400 relay gold medalist,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Germany's 7-1 trouncing of host country Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinals Tuesday registered as the most-discussed sporting game ever on Twitter, with 35.6 million tweets posted worldwide during the match, and generated record activity on...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:59 AM
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....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:00 AM
All of you who, in your office pool, had Michael Phelps returning to competition in April 2014 can smile today.
Phelps, a 22-time Olympic medalist, is scheduled to compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a swim meet April 24-26 in...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps plans to return to competition at the Arena Grand Prix on April 24-26 in Mesa, Ariz., a decision that could lead to a fifth Olympic appearance at Rio in 2016.
Phelps, 28, has not competed since the 2012 London...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:44 PM
For almost a year, the question was "if" Michael Phelps would return to competitive swimming.
Now that Phelps is scheduled to end his 20-month retirement Thursday in Mesa, Ariz., a more nuanced question looms: Why?
Phelps sounded fairly certain he...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:30 PM
MESA, ARIZ. — Michael Phelps couldn’t say it enough times, even joking that he would bore questioners with his repetitive explanation for returning to competitive swimming.
“I’m having fun,” he answered over and over...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 2:47 PM
One of the first topics that Ted Newland mentioned Saturday night in his USA Water Polo Hall of Fame induction speech was love. Yes, before he went on to blast other longtime coaches and decry the current state of USA Water Polo, he brought up love....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:41 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa — Two distinct portraits are emerging at the Pretoria High Court murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius.
The prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius as an aggressive, gun-loving, controlling man with a quick...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:09 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa — When South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius arrived home on the eve of Valentine's Day 2013, his dogs were running around, his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was cooking dinner and a gift was waiting for him.