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  • Olympics Test Russian Gay Rights Policies

    So who will be the Jesse Owens of the Sochi Winter Olympics? Who will be the brave athlete who shines in rebuttal to Russia's crackdown on anything determined to be "gay propaganda." Welcome to the new Cold War. For Owens, the nemesis was Hitler's...
  • Focus Features Nearing Deal to Acquire Jesse Owens Biopic

    Focus Features is in negotiations for U.S. distribution rights to the Jesse Owens biopic "Race." The film will be directed by Stephen Hopkins from a script by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. "Race" will focus on how Owens, the son of an Alabama...
  • CANNES: Star-Studded Pre-Sales Events Lure International Buyers

    For nearly seven decades, top talent has descended on the Croisette for splashy parties and black-tie movie premieres. But in the past couple years, more and more actors and directors have been arriving in Cannes, Berlin and AFM for equally star-studded...
  • Jesse Owens transcends all races

     Jesse Owens transcends all races
    It is impossible to define Jesse Owens with mere numbers, for it would suggest that a life story so consequential could be told fully in quantifiable terms. Yet a number is at the genesis of this remembrance, so it would not be wrong to begin with a few...
  • Support builds to restore name of Jesse Owens to school

    Support builds to restore name of Jesse Owens to school
    A Far South Side community took the first formal steps Wednesday toward restoring the name of Olympic legend Jesse Owens to an area school. Owens, the African-American track star whose gold medal-winning performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics was...
  • Manny Pacquiao's thoughts are on typhoon, Brandon Rios, trainer says

    Manny Pacquiao's thoughts are on typhoon, Brandon Rios, trainer says
    Manny Pacquiao’s training camp in the Philippines was not disrupted by last week’s Typhoon Haiyan, which has resulted in up to 2,500 deaths, but trainer Freddie Roach said Wednesday the boxer’s thoughts have certainly been distracted....
  • Chase leader Jimmie Johnson wins pole for NASCAR race in Phoenix

    Chase leader Jimmie Johnson wins pole for NASCAR race in Phoenix
    AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Jimmie Johnson took the first step toward trying to bolster his lead over Matt Kenseth in NASCAR's Chase title playoff by winning the pole for Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway. Johnson, seeking a sixth championship,...
  • Man nearly drowns in Los Angeles County pool

    An 18-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday after nearly drowning in a Los Angeles County pool, a city fire official said. The man, who has not been identified, had been swimming at the Jesse Owens Community Regional Park pool on...
  • Family: Teen likely brain-dead after near-drowning at public pool

    The family of a 17-year-old who nearly drowned in a public swimming pool over the weekend told a TV station he is on life support and likely brain-dead. The incident occurred about 4:10 p.m. Sunday at Jesse Owens  Community Regional Park in South Los...
  • Clippers dealing with injuries

    Clippers dealing with injuries
    All the injuries are starting to become an issue for the Clippers. It has affected their depth, made them smaller and forced players to play out of position. Backup small forward Matt Barnes was the first to go down on the three-game trip. He has been...
  • Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move

    Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move
    Those suggesting a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia due to the country’s recent passage of draconian anti-gay laws should reconsider. It’s clear from the decades-long gay rights movement here in the United States that...