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Phelps will be racing himself in swimming comeback

In this Aug. 4, 2012, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps swims in the men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. AP

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever, is coming out of retirement to swim next week at the Arena Grand Prix in Arizona.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Youth Olympics gold ‘ripe for the taking’

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Hungry for a first-ever gold medal in the Olympics, the Philippines will settle for a victory even in the Youth Olympic Games.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Pollution muddies Rio 2016 waters

The Rio 2016 Olympics logo is seen on a wall of the future Olympic Park in construction in Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AFP FILE PHOTO

Waters polluted by sewage off the coast of Rio remain a concern for organizers of the 2016 Olympics, but the International Olympic Committee insisted Friday that the sea will be safe for competition.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Stirring the national passion

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The slew of articles and columns about the formation of Gilas Pilipinas for the Fiba World Championships reminds many of us in middle age about how much brouhaha and hoopla surrounded the selection of the national basketball team in the past.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Commentary,One Game at a Time | Read More »

Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius, puts his hands to his head while listening to evidence from a witness speaking about the morning of the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court on the fourth day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, March 6, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. AP

As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the double-amputee runner’s murder trial.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Russia ousted in Olympic men’s hockey quarterfinal

Russia forward Alexander Ovechkin skates off the ice after the 3-1 loss to Finland in the men's quarterfinal hockey game in Bolshoy Arena at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. AP

The home team is out of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

US beats Russia 3-2 in Olympic hockey thriller

USA forward T.J. Oshie prepares to take a shot against Russia goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky during a shootout in a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Oshie scored the winning goal and the USA won 3-2. AP/Mark Humphrey

A full 65 minutes of intense hockey weren’t enough to decide the latest chapter of Russia’s Olympic rivalry with the United States.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Stoch, Russian jumper injured in training falls

Russia's Mikhail Maksimochkin lies on a stretcher after falling during a men's ski jumping large hill training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. AP

Gold medalist Kamil Stoch of Poland and Russian ski jumper Mikhail Maksimochkin were injured after crashing during landings Wednesday night while training for the individual large hill event at the Sochi Olympics.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

5 things to know about the Sochi Olympics

Japan's Sara Takanashi speeds down the track during a women's ski jumping training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. AP

Fast five, Saturday edition: Things you’ll want to know about the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Olympics: I’m supporting Russia, says hometown girl Sharapova

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning over Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. AP

Russian tennis queen Maria Sharapova may live in Florida and talk with an American accent… but speaking in her hometown of Sochi on Wednesday she made it clear her loyalties lie with the country of her birth.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Olympics: Australia bans athletes from Sochi city over security fears

A view of the building for the Australian team in the Mountain Village, where athletes will be placed during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Australia has banned its athletes from traveling into the city center of Sochi due to security concerns, its Olympic Committee said on Sunday.  AP

Australia has banned its athletes who are taking part in the Winter Olympics in Russia from traveling into the city center of Sochi due to security concerns, its Olympic Committee said on Sunday.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Olympic Loo-Loo: Another twin toilet seen in Sochi

this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, two female toilets sit side-by-side at the security screening facility outside the Main Press Center at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. AP

Twin Toilets, No. 2. Side-by-side toilets in a men’s bathroom caused a social media sensation last month when they were discovered at the biathlon venue for the Sochi Olympics, swiftly becoming a national joke in Russia.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am speed skater J.R. Celski ready to shine in Winter Olympics

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From left, members of the US Short Track team Chris Creveling, J.R. Celski, Jordan Malone, Alyson Dudek, Jessica Smith, Emily Scott, Eduardo Alvarez and Kyle Carr celebrate on the medals podium after the US Olympic short track speedskating trials on January 5, in Kearns, Utah. AP

Filipino-American J.R. Celski is back in the spotlight. As the leader of the US short-track speedskating team, Celski, 23, is a favorite to stand atop the podium at his second Olympics next month.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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