July 4, 2013 |
Almost a year has passed since Bob and Mike Bryan won the men's doubles at the 2012 London Games on the grounds of the All England Club. Now the brothers from Camarillo are back, looking to make a different sort of history when they play for their third Wimbledon title on Saturday. But it seems they still have some unfinished Olympic business. Over the last year, Bob got a little careless with his gold medal. It suffered a few dents and scratches. It even got dented out of round.
August 11, 2012 |
LONDON---OK, what are U.S. Olympic swim star Ryan Lochte and Star Trek icon Patrick Stewart doing in a video together? It is strangely bizarre --- well, isn't that the point? -- yet it works. The good folks from "Funny or Die" put this sketch together , starring Stewart, front and center, as a grubby-faced con artist specializing in Olympic ticket scalping. Stewart: "This year I've got a plan to put me in the scalping history books. " Lochte appears, later, as the "victim," and incredibly, gets through his star turn and doesn't utter his favorite word, "Jeah!"
December 18, 2012 |
Ryan Lochte is one generous Olympian. That is more than the U.S. swimmer can say about a certain, unnamed athlete he idolized as a child. And that is why Lochte has been known to simply give away some of his non-Olympic medals, including the gold medal he won over the weekend while breaking his own world record in the 200-meter individual medley at the world short course swimming championships in Istanbul. "I remember when as a kid I looked up to an Olympian superstar," Lochte said.
July 24, 2012 |
The song suddenly cut through the steamy humidity of London's Olympic Park on Tuesday like a familiar breeze. Somebody inside Olympic Stadium was singing "Hey, Jude. " Touring the park with the Chicago Tribune's Phil Hersh on Tuesday, I stopped outside the gigantic venue and openly wondered. Why would the Olympic folks be blaring the most iconic Beatles song in the middle of a weekday afternoon? Or was some cover band actually in the stadium singing it? We walked up to an Olympic worker and asked, "Where is that song coming from?"
August 8, 2012 |
LONDON -- The serve of April Ross kept on going and going, landing long on match point. Kerri Walsh Jennings watched it hit the sand and thrust her arms in the air, child-like delight on her face on this electric night. Three-peat achieved. The enduring duo of Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor won gold for the third time, beating Ross and Jennifer Kessy, 21-16, 21-16, in the London Olympics women's beach volleyball final Wednesday. It was an all-American meeting, a volleyball finale that could have been played in Huntington Beach or Manhattan Beach, not London.
April 5, 2010 |
At least one-third of Kimberly Sterling's clients have sought advice in the last year about investing in gold. The Orlando financial planner has successfully discouraged all but one from doing so. That one investor insisted on having some gold in his portfolio, she said, despite her warnings. Eventually she referred him to a gold-commodities exchange-traded fund that has done well during the metal's decade-long run-up in price. But her firm, Resource Consulting Group, still wouldn't buy in. "Our bottom line is this: Gold is a bubble now, and it is too late to get in," she said recently.
August 19, 2013 |
With Apple widely expect to make a bunch of iPhone-related announcements on Sept. 10, the rumor mill has kicked into overdrive regarding the company's plans. The biggest news over the weekend had to do with a story saying Apple would make a gold-colored iPhone. Yep. Gold. According to M.G. Siegler, a venture capitalist who blogs at TechCrunch, he confirmed the existence of the gold iPhone with "multiple sources. " The gold in this case would " not be a totally blinged-out gold.
February 13, 2010 |
Wildly unpredictable weather, possible history on deck and one unhappy husband and wife. Yes, there won't be a shortage of potential intriguing potential story lines Saturday in the women's moguls competition at Cypress Mountain, one of the first medal events at the Games. First off: history. If all goes well, Calgary-raised Jennifer Heil will erase a bit of annoying Canadian lore, namely that a Canadian has never managed to win a gold medal when the Games have been on home ground.
July 28, 2013 |
Life isn't going to be the same for 12--year-old Justin Campbell, a pitcher from Simi Valley who led the USA 12U national basebal team to an 8-1 win over Chinese Taipei on Sunday in the gold medal game of the International Baseball Federation World Cup before a near capacity crowd of 10,500 in Taipei City. He was named to the all-tournament team as the best starting pitcher after going 2-0 in the tournament with one save. He pitched 5 2/3 innings on Sunday, allowing one run on six hits while striking out four.
February 15, 2010 |
Tension gripped the finish area and, quite likely, an entire nation. Alex Bilodeau stood in the place where his Canadian countrywoman Jenn Heil watched her gold medal wind up in the hands of an American freestyler on the last run of the night. Less than 24 hours later, fate reversed field and, at the same time, reached out and touched an unheralded American on Sunday at Cypress Mountain just before 6:20 local time. Gold, Canada. Bilodeau, a 22-year-old from Montreal, won the men's moguls gold medal, which was the first ever for Canada when it was hosting the Olympics.