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  • 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...
  • Phelps can't catch Lochte but does officially qualify for London Olympic Games

    Phelps can't catch Lochte but does officially qualify for London Olympic Games
    Michael Phelpsfinished second in the 400-meter individual medley to arch-rival Ryan Lochte in the opening act of the Olympic swimming trials here Monday, but both qualified for the London Games, setting the stage for another duel over their sport's most...
  • Aquatic club coach out after allegation of misconduct revealed

    A longtime coach at the Baltimore swim club that has turned out several Olympians — including Michael Phelps — resigned after an allegation of "inappropriate conduct" with a female athlete was revealed, officials of the sport's national...
  • McCorory 4th at worlds in 400 meters

    Twenty-one hundredths of a second. About one very long stride. They're all that separated Francena McCorory from a spot on the medals stand on Day Three of the 13th World Championships of Track and Field. The former Bethel High and Hampton University...
  • London view: Phelps No. 1 to USA, Bolt No. 1 to world

    London view:  Phelps No. 1 to USA, Bolt No. 1 to world
    Of all the athletes expected to compete in the 2012 Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps remains the best known in the United States.  Hands down.  No questions asked - even if Phelps hasn't even been his country's best swimmer the past two years (hello, Ryan...
  • Sun buys AVP

    Newport Beach resident Donald Sun has bought the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach tour and vowed to restore it to a schedule that included as many as 31 events in 2008, the Los Angeles Times has reported. Sun, 37, a graduate of University High...
  • Phelps takes a break from training to participate in fundraiser

    Phelps takes a break from training to participate in fundraiser
    Out of the pool and in a formal suit, surrounded by family and friends in gowns and tuxedos, Michael Phelps looked every bit the part he was playing Saturday night: host of a fundraising gala held on the club level of M&T Bank Stadium. But given that the...
  • Virgen: Preparing for Olympics

    While growing up in Long Beach, Ryan Bailey was fortunate enough to meet his heroes. He loved water polo and still does. The Olympians he met back in the day made an impact on his life. In 1984, Bailey was 9 when his father, Dan, worked as a trainer...
  • China: A domestic wine industry starts to take root

    China: A domestic wine industry starts to take root
    A few months before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I read a blog post by an Atlantic Monthly correspondent about Chinese wine. Chinese what? I grew up outside New York City, where I ate hundreds of pounds of lo mein and pork-fried rice but didn't see, taste...
  • Briefs: 'Eaters' 'Busters foe set

    UCI men will face Eastern Washington in 10th annual BracketBusters contest on Feb. 18 at Bren Center. The UC Irvine men's basketball team will play host to Eastern Washington in the annual BracketBusters game Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Bren Events Center....
  • Some athletes ditch processed foods for the real deal

    Some athletes ditch processed foods for the real deal
    When sports physiologist Allen Lim flew to Europe six years ago to work with America's top pro cyclists, he saw a lot of problems in the peloton. Riders complained about the diet of packaged bars, gels, chews and sugary sports drinks that fueled them...