November 14, 2013 |
Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug testing program, the strongest signal yet that he's planning a comeback for the Rio Olympics. Phelps told the Associated Press on Thursday that "nothing is set in stone" though clearly he has enjoyed getting back into shape - he's down about 15 pounds - and working out with his former team at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. "If I decide to keep going and swim again, then I'll compete," Phelps told the AP in an exclusive telephone interview from Minneapolis, where he is attending an Arena Grand Prix meet this weekend.
November 8, 2013 |
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are still months away, but they have already helped thaw chilly relations between Russia and Great Britain. The Federal Security Service of Russia has met with British intelligence to discuss safeguarding the Games, according to the RIA Novosti news agency . Russia and Britain had been at odds since Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was fatally poisoned with radioactive polonium-210 while drinking tea at...
November 6, 2013 |
After numerous woes forced Kanye West to shift the itinerary of his Yeezus tour, the elaborate production is back on track, a rep for the rapper announced Wednesday. West will resume his tour on Nov. 16 in Philadelphia. Last week, West moved his Nov. 1 gig at the Honda Center in Anaheim to Dec. 13, citing “production logistics.” And in more bad luck, the truck carrying the set's custom-made video truss and a 60-foot circular LED screen was in an accident on the way to Vancouver, Canada, forcing the rapper to postpone the show for a second time as the damaged gear was repaired.
November 2, 2013 |
A federal judge gave the green light for horse slaughter to resume in the United States, perhaps as early as next week. In issuing her ruling late Friday, U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo, who is based in Albuquerque, dismissed a lawsuit by animal welfare groups that had sought to prevent such slaughtering. Front Range Equine Rescue, the Humane Society of the United States and other animal rights groups contend that federal officials didn't perform appropriate studies before granting permits to Valley Meat Co. in New Mexico and a company in Iowa.
October 28, 2013 |
Sylmar players got dressed up in their uniforms, boarded the bus and drove to Arleta on Monday afternoon to resume a game that was halted because of darkness on Friday tied, 36-36, after regulation. The two teams didn't take long to finish things up in overtime. Arleta scored first on a field goal. Then Sylmar won it, 42-39, when Marcus Gandy scored a touchdown on a three-yard run. Then Sylmar players went back on the bus and back to school to practice for a Friday game against Panorama.
October 20, 2013 |
The Lakers are expected to resume practice Sunday morning after a lengthy visit to China. The team lost a pair of exhibition games to the Golden State Warriors in Beijing and Shanghai, before returning home Friday. Confusing matters, the team had to travel through time to get home. "They land at 10 p.m. Friday, three hours before their 1 a.m. Saturday departure from China, a 12-hour flight and a 15-hour time change adding up to a reversal in time," as reported by The Times on Thursday.