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  • 'Great Wall' to Shoot in January, Help Legendary Crack China Market

    TORONTO -- Leading Chinese director Zhang Yimou has begun casting on "The Great Wall," the big-budget, fantasy epic being produced by Legendary Pictures' Chinese offshoot Legendary East. Addressing the Asian Film Summit that is part of the Toronto Film...
  • Gold-medal swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out in TV interview

    Gold-medal swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out in TV interview
    Ian Thorpe, Australia's most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer's sexuality. The five-times Olympic gold medalist made the admission to British...
  • Rowing club to host regatta this fall on Fox River in St. Charles

    Rowing club to host regatta this fall on Fox River in St. Charles
    Men and women donning fashionable suits and dresses chat over hors d'oeuvres under an enclosure at Pottawatomie Park, as rowing sculls cruise by in the Fox River in St. Charles. It's a scene the west suburb isn't accustomed to, but it's one the city...
  • Carlos Boozer looks forward to 'next chapter'

    Carlos Boozer looks forward to 'next chapter'
    Six years ago, Carlos Boozer and Kobe Bryant won a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics as U.S. teammates. Times have changed. Bryant is coming off two serious injuries, entering the twilight of his Hall of Fame career for a Lakers team in a rare...
  • USA Women's Volleyball: Americans take down Brazil in four sets

    USA Women's Volleyball: Americans take down Brazil in four sets
    IRVINE — The Fourth of July is a major holiday in the U.S. A World Cup soccer match is a big holiday in Brazil whenever it plays. A day after the U.S. celebrated Independence Day and Brazil celebrated a quarterfinal win on its home soil at the...
  • Water Polo: Gilchrist scores two in win

    Newport Harbor High and USC alumna Kaleigh Gilchrist scored twice Wednesday, helping the United States women's senior national water polo team defeat Australia, 8-6, at the FINA World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The Americans beat Australia for the...
  • L.A. Summer Games were a risk that is still paying off

    L.A. Summer Games were a risk that is still paying off
    Nobody wanted the 1984 Summer Olympics except Los Angeles and nobody here wanted to pay for them with public money, so Peter Ueberroth and the organizing committee he led had to drum up private donations and work without the safety net of government...
  • Will new suit revolutionize speedskating?

    The locker room in suburban Salt Lake City was secured by a password-locked door. Cellphones were prohibited. Those entering signed a guarantee they wouldn't share information. Waiting inside was the result of more than two years of work by an...
  • FBI makes arrest in fire at Chinese Consulate in San Francisco

    The FBI has arrested a person in connection with a fire at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco last week, the Associated Press has reported. In the New Year’s Day attack, according to authorities, someone poured a flammable liquid on the...
  • Man suspected of setting Chinese consulate on fire identified

    Authorities on Monday identified a man suspected of setting the Chinese consulate in San Francisco on fire as a Chinese immigrant from nearby Daly City. FBI officials said Yan Feng, 39, a permanent U.S. resident, surrendered to Daly City police two days...
  • Perkins takes helm

    Jeff Perkins took over as UC Irvine track and field and cross country coach on Jan. 1. Perkins, who joined the UCI staff in 2007, served the past four years as associate head coach for Vince O'Boyle, who retired Dec. 31 after 32 seasons with the 'Eaters....