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  • Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]

    Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]
    In the midst of the misery of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the media fell in love with then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter, Lydia Callis, who captivated audiences with her expressive renderings of Mr. Bloomberg's humdrum press...
  • Daum: Rise of the Olympic armchair judges

    Daum: Rise of the Olympic armchair judges
    The conventional wisdom about the Olympics has always been that it turns its viewers into wannabe athletes. Every time the Games roll around, particularly the Summer Games with their relatively easy-to-try-at-home events like track and swimming , we start...
  • Fitting himself for a halo, Bolt diminishes its aura

    Fitting himself for a halo, Bolt diminishes its aura
    LONDON – Maybe it was all part of the act.  Maybe Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was putting us all on by calling himself a legend countless times after making history Thursday night, the way Ali did by calling himself the greatest.  Maybe Bolt pre-...
  • Lochte, Cheruiyot tops in pre-Olympic year

    Lochte, Cheruiyot tops in pre-Olympic year
    The year before the Olympics is traditionally when athletes emerge into the spotlight that will follow them through the next Summer or Winter Games. Performances at world championships in the pre-Olympic year reveal new faces or make us more familiar...
  • Bolt and track losers in the sport's Gong Show

    Bolt and track losers in the sport's Gong Show
    If you asked fans at any NFL pre-season game or major league baseball game this weekend to name one track and field star, chances are that nearly everyone who answered would have said, "Usain Bolt" or "that fast Jamaican guy." With his flashy speed and...
  • Double trouble: Another big DQ in track worlds; Felix loses 400

    Double trouble: Another big DQ in track worlds; Felix loses 400
    It couldn't have gotten much better for track and field than the last three races on Monday's program at the world championships. Until further review, that is. And then another disqualification of a world record-holder left a bittersweet taste as the...
  • 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...
  • Did Yohan Blake just make it seem dopey to watch track?

    Did Yohan Blake just make it seem dopey to watch track?
    Dare I say that Yohan Blake would have won the world title in the 100 meters last month even if Jamaican compatriot and defending champion and world record-holder Usain Bolt had not been disqualified for a false start? That doesn't seem like such a risky...
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  • Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review

    Dave Barry's 2012 Year in Review
    It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate. Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
  • What was the No. 1 sports story of 2012?

    Look toward London Iliana Limón Romero Orlando Sentinel The London Olympics delivered the most compelling storylines of 2012. Gabby Douglas was not considered a contender for the women's gymnastics all-around gold medal at the beginning of the year,...