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  • US track and field trials: Familiar names contend, but one event could end with a coin toss

    There was a tie for 3rd place in the women's 100-meter sprint over the weekend. Both runners will choose between a runoff or a coin toss to determine the third team member to go to London.

  • Running With the Kenyans

    In a move that is alternately naive, courageous, and entertaining, British journalist Adharanand Finn transplants to Kenya to learn from the world's best runners.

  • Nancy Grace, Chaz Bono cast in Dancing with the Stars Season 13

    Nancy Grace and Chaz Bono will join the cast for Season 13 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. The entire cast was revealed by America's Funniest Home Videos host Tom Bergeron and Dancing with the Stars Season 7 champion Brooke Burke, who co-hosted Monday night's announcement at the end of an episode of the reality TV show "Bachelor Pad." DWTS pairs celebrities with professional dancers (and choreographers) who perform in front of a panel of the three judges, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba. Viewers can vote for their favorite dancing couples. Last season's winner was Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and professional dancer Kym Johnson. Six of the past 12 DWTS winners have been athletes. The DWTS head of casting says, “There are some strong personalities [in Season 13]," USA today reports, "Any time it gets people talking, obviously that's a good thing. It gets people watching. This first show is definitely going to be water-cooler talk." The show opens on Sept. 19. Who are the DWTS Season 13 contestants?
    08/30/2011 02:39 pm

  • NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 coaches have paid their basketball dues

    Reaching this point in the NCAA tournament represents a major achievement in careers that began modestly, even for Coach K.
    03/24/2011 11:49 am

  • Global News Blog US swimmer Fran Crippen's death mid-race sparks safety review

    Fran Crippen, a 26-year-old Olympic hopeful from a family of prominent swimmers in Philadelphia, died near the end of a World Cup event in the UAE this weekend.
    10/25/2010 01:32 pm

  • The Sports Economist Jim Ryun, where are you?

    US mid- and long-distance runners are slower than they used to be.
    08/20/2010 10:57 am

  • Michael Jordan, Dream Team, to stand together again at Hall of Fame

    Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson will be enshrined as teammates on Friday as the highlight of this year's class. Michael Jordan will serve as Dream Teamer Scottie Pippen's presenter, who will be enshrined as an individual.
    08/13/2010 10:41 am

  • Shaquille O'Neal wants a new nickname: the 'Green Monster'?

    Shaquille O'Neal, the newest member of the Boston Celtics, has announced that he's looking for a new nickname. If you think he's just 'Shaq,' you haven't been paying attention.
    08/05/2010 06:26 pm

  • Steinbrenner remembered as 'The Boss,' in addition to charitable endeavors

    Steinbrenner died early Tuesday in Tampa, Florida. He bought the New York Yankees in 1973 for $10 million. Seven World Series titles later, the Yankees are worth more than $1 billion, due in large part to George Steinbrenner.
    07/13/2010 04:11 pm

  • Steinbrenner dies on Tuesday morning; New York and baseball in mourning

    Steinbrenner died early Tuesday in Tampa, Florida. The New York Yankees won seven World Series titles under the ownership of George Steinbrenner.
    07/13/2010 01:51 pm

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