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  • Running Is In His Blood, And UConn Is His New Coaching Challenge

     Running Is In His Blood, And UConn Is His New Coaching Challenge
    STORRS — One of his sisters, Joetta, is a four-time Olympian. His younger sister, Hazel, is a three-time Olympian. His wife, Jearl Miles-Clark, has two Olympic gold medals and is the American record-holder in the 800 meters. J.J. Clark, who was a...
  • 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. A rundown of the...
  • 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...
  • In Hong Kong, a passionate but mostly peaceful campaign for democracy

     In Hong Kong, a passionate but mostly peaceful campaign for democracy
    When Hong Kong's democracy street protests erupted in late September, many people in the semiautonomous Chinese territory — and around the world — feared that authorities would respond with a bloody crackdown like they did in Beijing's...
  • The biggest controversies in Rose Parade history

    The biggest controversies in Rose Parade history
    For tens of millions of people each year, the Rose Parade is an escape — two hours spent in a world of floral fantasy. But real-world issues sometimes disrupt the New Year's Day party. The parade has, on occasion, been marked by protests,...
  • China's APEC summit measures leave Beijing with cleaner air

    China's APEC summit measures leave Beijing with cleaner air
    Forget driving every day, and don't plan on getting married. Don't think about applying for a passport, or a visa, or registering your business either — those offices will be closed. You won't be able to purchase fireworks, or go to a gas station...
  • 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...
  • Hunter-Reay, Richards-Ross head Broward Hall of Fame class

    Hunter-Reay, Richards-Ross head Broward Hall of Fame class
    Swift, stalwart, durable, dedicated and highly accomplished. The six members of the 2014 class of the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame named Friday span all of those attributes, and their list of achievements is staggering. Fort Lauderdale native Ryan...
  • Sanya Richards-Ross among six to be inducted in Broward Sports Hall of Fame

    This is full circle for Sanya Richards-Ross. The four-time Olympic gold medalist, who rose to national prominence in track and field while running for St. Thomas Aquinas, returns to South Florida for induction in the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame...
  • Beijing bans Halloween costumes on subway

    Beijing bans Halloween costumes on subway
    Beijing police have warned people they face arrest for wearing Halloween fancy dress on the subway as it may cause crowds to gather and create "trouble", a state-run newspaper said on Friday, unveiling a list of APEC summit-related restrictions. Next...
  • Legendary Confirms Budget Hike and Language for Zhang Yimou's 'Great Wall'

    "The Great Wall," the first movie to emerge from Legendary Entertainment's Legendary East stable, will be top Chinese director Zhang Yimou's first English-language film. The language of the dialog and the budget - now pegged at $135 million - were...