Summer Olympics

Proposed neighborhood council incites age-old debate: What will become of Westwood?

For decades, Westwood Village was a lively Los Angeles destination, drawing crowds of UCLA students and others to its movie theaters, restaurants, bars and live entertainment.<p>But that began to change in the late 1980s, first when a young woman walking along a crowded Westwood street was fatally …

California

USA Gymnastics Is Still Struggling With Internal Upheaval

The overseer of the dominant U.S. women’s gymnastics program will step into a harsh congressional spotlight on Wednesday, still struggling with internal upheaval after a sexual abuse scandal and facing existential threats from litigation and Capitol Hill.<p>Kerry Perry, the new chief executive of USA …

USA Gymnastics

Brandi Chastain’s San Francisco Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Plaque ‘Not Very Flattering’

The famous soccer player was honored with a plaque, but her likeness was astonishingly bad.<p>Brandi Chastain is an American legend.<p>The famous soccer …

San Francisco Bay Area

China jails Tibetan language promoter for ‘inciting separatism’

China maintains that it protects the rights of all ethnic minority cultures and its constitution grants groups the freedom to use and develop their …

China

How off-the-shelf cameras are powering baseball’s next-gen replays

As crowds fill the stands in AT&T Park this year, they'll be focused on the usual ballpark festivities: eating hot dogs, drinking beer and, of course, watching the San Francisco Giants play baseball. But if they were to venture onto the park's club level and look upward, they'd notice something odd …

San Francisco Giants

Dropkick Murphys Announce Boston Boxing Matches For Final Shows of Summer Tour With Flogging Molly

Mark "Bazooka" DeLuca will take on Walter "Two Guns" Wright for the final date of 16-show run.<p>The <b>Dropkick Murphys</b> are bringing the fight to their …

Boxing

14 Celebrities Who Became Famous Then Homeless

One of the downsides of finding instant fame and fortune is the lack of prudence in how to handle it all. Many celebrities who have gotten too famous …

East Village

Ariana Kukors Smith Sues USA Swimming, Says Sexual Abuse Was Covered Up

Ariana Kukors Smith, who represented the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics, filed suit against USA Swimming, alleging the organization covered up sexual abuse committed by her former coach.<p>"This lawsuit is about holding people accountable who should have protected a 15-year-old girl," …

Olympics

PGA pro Henrik Stenson finishes his round at Florida golf community

PGA golfer Henrik Stenson has sold his Orlando, Fla., home for $1.05 million.<p>Set within the gates of Lake Nona Golf & Country Club and built in 2007, the contemporary Mediterranean features oak floors, crown molding and a surround-sound system throughout the 3,384 square feet of living space.<p>The …

Golf

Los Angeles Rams Seek Home-Field Advantage With Construction Of A New $4 Billion-Plus Stadium

The Los Angeles Rams will share the venue with the Los Angeles Chargers<p>Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke along with his wife, Ann Walton Kroenke, …

Los Angeles Rams

Japan's new 'Airbnb law': A double-edged sword

TOKYO: Rental platforms like Airbnb are hoping for a boost from a new law coming into force next month in Japan ahead of an expected surge in demand …

Japan

Christian Pulisic headlines young U.S. squad to face Bolivia on May 28

Christian Pulisic's return to the U.S. men's national team headlines the 22-man roster named by interim manager Dave Sarachan that will face Bolivia …

Soccer

Katie Ledecky Wins 800m at 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series with 3rd-Fastest Time Ever

Katie Ledecky's dominance as a professional continued Saturday at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis, winning the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 8:07.27.<p>Ledecky blew away the field at the Indiana University Natatorium, finishing more than 23 <b></b>seconds ahead of second-place finisher Erica …

Swimming

La Liga champions Barcelona reveal new kit in extravagant style

Barcelona revealed their new shirt for next season by airdropping it in above the Olympic pool in the city on Saturday as a team of synchronised …

Soccer

Why We Don't Read Newspapers

WASHINGTON — I ce did a weekly column for the <i>Washington Post</i>. It appeared on Mondays and was picked up in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, …

Conservative View

Longtime B.C. Games boss Kelly Mann calls it quits

Kelly Mann of Victoria, who announced Thursday he is stepping down as president and CEO of the B.C. Games after 19 years, can look at any Olympic and …

Vancouver Island

A Kate Middleton Lookalike Was Searching for Love on a Royal Wedding-Themed Dating Show

Don’t think for a second the internet is done with Kate Middleton lookalikes.<p>A Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge doppelgänger by the name of Jodie …

Family

The most turbulent time in modern American history (it's not now)

<i>CNN's Original Series Event "1968</i>," a four-part miniseries, airs Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28, at 9 p.m. ET.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> A president with low approval ratings. Tensions between the US and North Korea. Athletes protesting racial injustice. Bitter divisions threatening to rip our country's social …

Justice

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Is Partnering With the L.A. Metro

Elon Musk revealed more details during a speaking event on Thursday about the subterranean mass transit system called the Loop that his Boring …

Tech Trends

LA's Street Lights Get a Futuristic Overhaul Ahead of the Olympics

LA's Bureau of Street Lighting is turning 220,000 street lights into 'smart poles' with sensors, solar panels, cameras, and communication monitoring …

Tech Trends

Jonathan Orozco is leading Santos toward a title from between the posts

TORREON, Mexico -- Jonathan Orozco is used to being overlooked. That doesn't mean he's happy about it. Eighteen months ago, the Monterrey native was …

Soccer

Mana to Release Song Dedicated to Mexican National Soccer Team: Exclusive Preview

Fher Olvera, lead singer of Maná, admits he’s a die-hard soccer fan. So much, he said at an exclusive Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in …

Die Hard

Chloe Dygert stays focused on Olympic spot after unfortunate end in California

American Chloe Dygert crashed in the final kilometer heading to the straightaway of the sprint of the first stage of the Amgen Women’s Tour of …

Bicycle Racing

A Feud---Then the Summer's Craziest Bike Race

Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland—a.k.a. “Spartacus”—is considered one of the greatest professional cyclists ever, a multiple world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist who captured eight Tour de France stages and took brilliant victories in one-day races like Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of …

Cycling

This 'Bachelorette' Contestant Dated A Famous Olympic Athlete, So Get Ready For Drama

Forget the software salesmen and personal trainers of past <i>Bachelorette</i> seasons. Season 14's popular career of choice appears to be NFL player, with …

Reality TV

Lessons from LA’s 1984 Summer Olympics

The 1984 Olympic Games proved Los Angeles could do spectacle—on a shoestring budget. Can the city do it again in 2028?<p>The headline in the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> on October 18, 1980, read “L.A. Will Push For A Spartan Olympics,” stressing that the city’s bid would not include a new Olympic Village, but …

Los Angeles

From Boston, Witness in Rio Olympics Bribery Case Has His Day in Court

Eric Maleson was walking down a busy street in downtown Rio de Janeiro in July 2009 when he encountered a senior official connected with the city’s bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.<p>After exchanging the usual pleasantries, Maleson, then a member of Brazil’s Olympic Committee, knew that the …

Corruption

Watch Shaun White ride Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch wave

Three iconic boarders. One innovative wave.<p><b>Shaun White</b> recently joined <b>Tony Hawk</b> and <b>Kelly Slater</b> (and Pearl Jam frontman <b>Eddie Vedder</b>) at Slater’s Surf …

Winter Olympics

4 takeaways from Germany’s provisional World Cup roster

Joachim Low announced his provisional World Cup roster on Tuesday. Here are four takeaways from the news.<p>Joachim Low had the option of naming up to …

Soccer

The Changing Game, Part 3

In Brooklyn’s 22,000 seat Ebbets Field, which opened in 1913, the original carry to the barrier in left was 419 feet, though a street limited the …

Tampa Bay