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  • Sochi suicide-bomber threat: The Olympics aren't worth it anymore

    Sochi suicide-bomber threat: The Olympics aren't worth it anymore
    What if they held the Olympic Games and no one came? Or, more to the point, why exactly are we still bothering with the Olympics anyway? Because right now, you’d get no argument from me that the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, seem to be far more...
  • Orcas at the Winter Olympics: A combo that's hard to watch

    Orcas at the Winter Olympics: A combo that's hard to watch
    For the Winter Olympics, Russian hosts are planning a grand display of two recently captured killer whales. And we’re supposed to say what, exactly? It’s all in the name of international sports and so we won't make a fuss? Let’s all...
  • All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any

    All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any
    As the controversies over the Sochi Winter Games pile up, it’s getting harder and harder to remember why the world continues its love affair with the Olympics. That’s not a jab at Russia. It’s a bigger question about whether the Games,...
  • 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...
  • Art Donovan, vocal ex-Colts defensive tackle, dies at 89

    Art Donovan, vocal ex-Colts defensive tackle, dies at 89
    Art Donovan played pro football for 12 years. The rest of his life, he spent telling everyone about it. Donovan, 89, who died Sunday of a respiratory ailment at Stella Maris Hospice, played and talked a great game. He was a Hall of Fame defensive tackle...
  • Review: 'Glickman' an affectionate portrait of Marty Glickman

    Review: 'Glickman' an affectionate portrait of Marty Glickman
    At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, when the only two Jewish members of the U.S. men's track team were denied the chance to compete, the decision wasn't Hitler's but that of American officials, among them a USC coach. One of those sprinters is the subject of a...
  • Russia's Olympic Games should go on

    Russia has embarked on a series of shameful steps against homosexuals. A recently passed law lays out heavy penalties for anyone who disseminates positive information to minors about "nontraditional" relationships, a vague law that could be construed to...
  • Defensive surge lifts Loyola lacrosse back in hunt for repeat bid

    Defensive surge lifts Loyola lacrosse back in hunt for repeat bid
    When Nick Liddil scored with nine seconds left in Ohio State's 9-4 loss to Loyola in an Eastern College Athletic Conference men's lacrosse showdown Saturday, it was a footnote in a contest that had been decided much earlier. Try telling that to the...
  • Glendale's Frank Wykoff, Frank Albert, Hoover's Jack Davis among CIF's 100 greatest

    Glendale's Frank Wykoff, Frank Albert, Hoover's Jack Davis among CIF's 100 greatest
    With an eye on the future, the CIF Southern Section remembered its past when it unveiled its “100 Athletes for 100 Years” on Saturday at a reception in Los Angeles. The list featured three former local standouts who helped blaze trails...
  • UCLA's Bob Larsen, John Godina elected to U.S. track hall of fame

    Bob Larsen, who coached UCLA’s men’s track team to two NCAA outdoor titles and guided Bruins alumnus Meb Keflezighi to a silver medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon, and shot putter John Godina, a two-time Olympic medalist and three-...