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  • Oscar short-film nominees marked by variety in subject and quality

    Oscar short-film nominees marked by variety in subject and quality
    As in previous years, the variety of the Oscar-nominated short films — animation, live action and documentary, presented in theaters as separate programs — keeps each collection interesting, even when the quality varies.
  • Brazil swim doping case draws unwanted attention to host nation for 2016 Rio Olympics

    Brazilian swimming reached new heights in December when it topped the gold-medal table at the short-course world championships in Qatar. The South Americans are a growing power in the sport, and the results seemed to bode well for the host country at...

    U.S. women's soccer team in transition as it prepares for World Cup

    U.S. women's soccer team in transition as it prepares for World Cup
    In Pia Sundhage's first meeting as coach of the U.S. women's national soccer team seven years ago, she pulled out a guitar and serenaded the bemused players with Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'." When new U.S. women's Coach Jill Ellis held...

    Japan and Taiwan to host new baseball tournament for top 12 national teams in November

    In a boost for baseball's bid for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japan will co-host a new international baseball tournament this year. The launch of the World Baseball Softball Confederation's Premier 12 tournament was announced in Tokyo on Monday...

    Boston beats out L.A. to be sole U.S. bidder for 2024 Olympics

    Boston beats out L.A. to be sole U.S. bidder for 2024 Olympics
    From the start, Los Angeles seemed like a safe choice to bid for the 2024 Olympics. The Summer Games had been here twice before, in 1932 and 1984, and both times were successful. From the Rose Bowl southward to StubHub Center, there were ample...