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  • Gymnast Alicia Sacramone and quarterback Brady Quinn tie the knot

    Brady Quinn is set to become an NFL free agent yet again Tuesday afternoon. Off the football field, however, Quinn is set for life. He and his longtime girlfriend, former Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone, were married over the weekend. The couple...
  • Michael Phelps to compete again Friday, but not against Ryan Lochte

    Michael Phelps to compete again Friday, but not against Ryan Lochte
    Michael Phelps will take another small step in his comeback to competitive swimming when he competes in two races on Friday but this time he will do it without the presence of his friend and greatest rival. The 28-year-old Phelps competed for the...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Fantasia'

    Two modes of realism compete for attention in Chinese arthouse helmer-scribe Wang Chao's "Fantasia," a glum yarn about a working-class family derailed by the breadwinner's illness. On the one hand, the film offers a lucid, unsentimental vision of contempo...
  • Michael Phelps returns to competitive swimming with second-place finish

    MESA, Ariz. — A buzz ran through the crowd, an accumulation of murmurs and applause that drifted across the pool to where Michael Phelps stood. It was just loud enough to make the swimmer grin as he stepped onto the block. "You heard people...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance

    U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay tests positive for banned substance
    Just weeks before the world championships in Moscow, the sport of track and field has suffered a major blow with three marquee sprinters testing positive for banned substances. American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay and Jamaica's Asafa Powell and...
  • Terrorism threat at the Olympics: A sad but unalterable fact of life

    Little did the Greeks know what they were getting us into back in 1896. And how could they? Certainly, their vision of the Olympics probably went no further than to celebrate which of them ran the best marathon in a loincloth. Now, we are three...
  • 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...