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  • Hampton's Brown advances to 400-meter hurdles final

    Hampton's Brown advances to 400-meter hurdles final
    For T'Erea Brown, the six minutes after she ran the fastest 400-meter hurdles time of her life were torture. The University of Miami grad out of Hampton High lowered her all-time personal best by 51/100ths of a second to claim third place in her...
  • Olympics: Gibb, Rosenthall stunned in London

    Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb and Corona del Mar resident Sean Rosenthal, who entered the London Olympics as the top men's beach volleyball team in the world, suffered a stunning loss on Monday and were eliminated in the quarterfinals. Gibb and...
  • Paralympian Casey Tibbs stays in the chase

    Paralympian Casey Tibbs stays in the chase
    The Paralympic Games don't get as much attention as the Olympics, but the stories are often more inspiring — among them, people who experience severe physical trauma and come out stronger on the other side. That's what happened with Casey Tibbs....
  • Baltimore should say no to a 2024 Olympics bid

    Baltimore should say no to a 2024 Olympics bid
    Even before the 2012 London Olympics held its closing ceremonies last night, organizers and politicians were already looking ahead to the next round of bidding to host the games. Toronto is examining whether to throw its hat into the ring for the 2024...
  • Doing laps with Michael Phelps

    Doing laps with Michael Phelps
    As a plodding lap swimmer at Meadowbrook, the Mt. Washington pool whereMichael Phelpshas trained for almost two decades, I've been watching the phenom swimmer at close range since he was 14 or so. In that time, I've witnessed — along with scores...
  • Bob Bowman has proven to be more than Michael Phelps' coach

    Bob Bowman has proven to be more than Michael Phelps' coach
    If you made a flip-book of the hundreds of photographs they've posed together for over the years, you would seeMichael Phelpsgrowing up before your eyes, getting taller and more muscular, while his coach, Bob Bowman, looks remarkably the same. With the...
  • Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce On Being The World's Fastest Woman

    Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce On Being The World's Fastest Woman
    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is currently the fastest woman in the world. In the 2008 Olympic Games Shelly-Ann was a mere 21 years-old when she became the first Caribbean woman to win 100m gold at the Olympics. This year in London, she successfully defended...
  • April Ross qualifies for London Olympics

    There will be two former Newport Harbor High volleyball standouts in the London Olympics. April Ross, who starred at Newport Harbor, and Jennifer Kessy have qualified for their first Olympics. They will join Misty May-Treanor, also of Newport Harbor, and...
  • Anae fulfills Olympic dream

    Anae fulfills Olympic dream
    LOS ANGELES — As the U.S. Olympic women's water polo team was named Thursday, Coach Adam Krikorian read off the names in alphabetical order. The first name was the former Corona del Mar High and USC standout, Tumua Anae. This led to a funny...
  • Kyle Bennett dies at 33; Olympic BMX cyclist

    Olympic BMX cyclist Kyle Bennett, the first bicycle motocross rider to qualify for the three-person United States men's team when the sport made its debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, died Sunday in a car accident in eastern Texas. He was 33....
  • London Symphony to pretend to play for Olympics ceremony

    Musicians with the London Symphony Orchestra are reportedly going to have to pull a Milli Vanilli when they appear at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in London. Reports from Britain state that the orchestra will mimic playing to...