US men’s basketball is trying to fix its image (and win) by putting teamwork before ego. Quarterfinals start Wednesday.
US officials say the system is merely a protection against rogue states like Iran.
A one-man crusade to cope with higher energy costs.
Tourism has been hurt by visa controls, high prices, and unrest in Tibet.
Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang withdrew from competition today in a huge blow to the host nation. But many athletes say such disappointments spur dedication – and successful comebacks.
‘Protest pens’ have been empty. Those who have sought permission to demonstrate have been detained or harassed.