| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
As the captain of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Aly Raisman led the squad -- dubbed the Fierce Five -- to its gold medal in the team competition. She also won an individual gold medal in the floor exercise, as well as a...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Lifetime has officially greenlighted a biopic on legendary gymnast Gabby Douglas, and Douglas herself will make an appearance in the film.
Douglas was the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Last week: In the world of sports, the U.S. Men’s National Team qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup this week with a 2-0 win over Mexico. This will be the seventh-consecutive FIFA World Cup appearance for the U.S. MNT.
Looking ahead: The...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Michelle Silva knows how to defend herself.
She’s been doing it all her life.
Most of the 18-year-old’s defense comes on the mat, where she’s on the fast track to compete in the 2016 Olympics in tae kwon do. She’s already...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:35 PM
April Ross, a former Newport Harbor High standout, has confirmed that she will team with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings before the end of the season, Ross told FIVB.com Monday.
Multiple media outlets had reported a link between...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:18 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO — There was a last-minute change of venue that cost millions. A security scare that left a prized visitor stranded and exposed. Neighbors paralyzed by intermittent transportation breakdowns.
Brazil has less than a year to ensure...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:08 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS — Imperial Valley native Tirso Lara Jr. will be spending the next two weeks at the U.S. Olympic Training Center here, preparing to represent the USA at the Junior World Wrestling Championships in Bulgaria next month.
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:47 PM
Jennifer Dalhausser likes to call her husband, Phil, the Tim Duncan of beach volleyball. Tall, bald and emotionless on the court.
Back when they started dating in 2010, Jennifer remembers while Phil was away competing, she would check out highlights...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Diana Taurasi got the biggest ovation Saturday. Candace Parker got the sterling silver Tiffany trophy.
During pre-game introductions at the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game, Taurasi got a bigger ovation than Tina Charles, bigger than Lindsay Whalen and even Maya...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:05 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO - Pope Francis, dubbed the ''slum pope'' for his work with the poor, received a rapturous welcome Thursday from one of Rio's most violent shantytowns and demanded the world's wealthy end the injustices that have left the poor on the margins...