Sports News

Star-Studded Opening Ceremony for LA’s 2015 Special Olympics

Torchbearers carrying the Flame of Hope arrive at Los Angeles City Hall, Friday, July 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Torchbearers carrying the Flame of Hope arrive at Los Angeles City Hall, Friday, July 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES—Some 6,500 athletes from 165 countries — the most to converge on Los Angeles since the 1984 Summer Olympics — have poured into town...




  • Coach Alberto Salazar of the Nike Oregon Project times athletes as they train on the grass at the Nike campus on April 13, 2013 in Beaverton, Oregon.  (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    Salazar, Armstrong and the Role Journalists Play Policing Sports

    Ever have the feeling you’ve seen the movie before? This one features a hero of American sport, backed by the financial might of Nike, leading... Read more

  • A member of Interpol is seen speaking with staff at the headquarters of Argentine sports broadcaster Torneos y Competencias during a raid in Buenos Aires on May 29, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    FIFA Suspect Burzaco Turns Himself in to Italian Police

    MILAN—An Argentine businessman who was indicted by U.S. authorities in connection to the FIFA corruption case turned himself in to Italian police on Tuesday. Bolzano... Read more

  • BLATTER SUCCESSOR Soccer

    Sepp Blatter Back at Work at FIFA Headquarters Amid Crisis

    ZURICH — A day after announcing his decision to resign, Sepp Blatter was back at work at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday as the worst corruption... Read more

  • BLATTER SUCCESSOR Soccer

    Sepp Blatter Back at Work at FIFA Headquarters

    ZURICH (AP) — A day after announcing his decision to resign, Sepp Blatter was back at work at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday as the worst... Read more

  • Paraguay's Nicolas Leoz, President of the South American Football Confederation, CONMEBOL, and former FIFA executive member, left, speaks with former Brazilian soccer player Pele during a news conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (AP/Andre Penner)

    Interpol Issues ‘Red Notice’ for 6 Linked to FIFA Probe

    PARIS—Interpol added six men with ties to FIFA to its most wanted list on Wednesday, issuing an international alert for two former FIFA officials and... Read more

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during a press conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will resign from his position amid corruption scandal. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

    Blatter Says He Will Resign as FIFA President

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer’s governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and promised Tuesday to call for fresh elections to choose... Read more

  • In this March 6, 2015, file photo, Texas Tech  head coach Tubby Smith points to his defense in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)

    Big-Name Coaches Nonplussed by Shorter Shot Clock

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.—John Calipari bluntly downplayed the effect a shorter shot clock might have on college basketball. “Thirty seconds is not going to have an... Read more

  • Barry Bonds (Photo courtesy of BASHOF)

    Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Welcomes Five Sports Legends

    Barry Bonds, Dusty Baker, Roger Maltbie, Jonny Moseley, and Franklin Mieuli were inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF) at a recent... Read more

  • Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. watches the Los Angeles Clippers play the Phoenix Suns during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Floyd Mayweather Next Fight: Vs Manny Pacquiao Fight Deal Done, Date is May 2

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. against Manny Pacquiao apparently is going to happen, according to Mayweather’s Twitter page. It will take place May 2, 2015. A photo that... Read more

  • The Vince Lombardi Trophy sits alongside the helmets of the Seattle Seahawks (L) and New England Patriots before a press conference of the coaches of Super Bowl XLIX at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz., on Jan. 30, 2015. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

    Super Bowl Athletes Are Scientists at Work

    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gets called a lot of things. He calls himself the greatest cornerback in the NFL (and Seattle fans tend to... Read more

  • WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, center, celebrates after defeating WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States during their welterweight title boxing match at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Pacquiao got the big knockdowns he desperately craved, battering Algieri around the ring Sunday on his way to a decision win in a lopsided welterweight title fight. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Courtside at Miami Heat Game

    Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., who are rumored to finally be fighting sometime this year, have drawn renewed attention this week by both attending... Read more

  • Brian Bowles, Ex-UFC Fighter, Arrested for Meth Possession

    Brian Bowles, a former UFC fighter and WEC champion, was arrested for methamphetamine possession, according to reports on Tuesdsay. Georgia’s Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said... Read more

  • ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 01:  NFL player Chad Johnson is interviewed by TV personality Inez Sainz on the field during Super Bowl XLV Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011 at Cowboys Stadium.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

    Ines Sainz, Popular Reporter, Reveals Details About Herself in New Interview

    Ines Sainz, the popular sports reporter for, revealed some details about herself in a new interview published just ahead of Super Bowl media day. She revealed... Read more

  • The top portion of the current issue of Sports Illustrated magazine.

    New Names Suggested for Sports Illustrated After Photographers Laid Off

    A number of new names are being suggested by sports fans after Sports Illustrated confirmed it has laid off its remaining six photographers. The magazine... Read more

  • The top portion of the current issue of Sports Illustrated magazine.

    Sports Illustrated Fires All Of Its Photographers

    Sports Illustrated has fired all of its photographers, though the magazine says it still plans to have original photo coverage for stories. The last six staff photographers... Read more

  • Climbers Tommy Caldwell (L) and Kevin Jorgeson (R) speak during a press conference in Yosemite Valley near the base of El Capitan Thursday morning, Jan. 15, 2015, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The two Americans became the first to free-climb El Capitan's Dawn Wall. They used ropes and safety harnesses in case of a fall but relied only on their hands, feet and strength to reach the 3,000-foot summit the day before. The trek began Dec. 27. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Eric Paul Zamora)

    Whiskey on the Rocks: Yosemite Climbers Still Enjoyed Booze

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif.—Day after day, the two Americans who completed what had been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb bloodied their fingertips, endured... Read more


  • Top