Historians can trace some form of the Olympic Games back as far as 2,800 years.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Hanley Ramirez gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a good look at what he can bring to the table Wednesday night.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - The coach of Jeneba Tarmoh wishes the sprinter would have raced in a runoff against Allyson Felix instead of surrendering her spot.
UNIVERSAL CITY - Hopefully, the rest of the Pac-12 football teams enjoyed life without worrying about USC while it lasted.
UNIVERSAL CITY - USC Trojans senior quarterback Matt Barkley was tugged and pulled in every direction during Pac-12 Media Day at Universal Studios on Tuesday.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Will Smith pitched two-hit ball over seven innings in the longest of his five major league starts, Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer in the first, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 on Tuesday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adam Wainwright tried bragging about his hitting prowess, and broke down laughing in mid-sentence.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chad Billingsley strode to the mound feeling like a winner.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales delivered a rare three-run single in the eighth inning to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - As the days wore on, Josh Wall started hoping that he'd at least get one opportunity to pitch before he was sent back to the minors.
Valencia's Alison Lee had it.
USA Cycling will reward gold medalists at the London Games with up to $100,000 in bonus money, creating the richest known Olympics financial incentive program offered by any cycling organization in the world.
As if Santa Clarita Valley golf star Alison Lee didn't already have a full resume, now she can add to it.
On Wednesday, Valencia High senior Alison Lee was talking about how she has never made it past the round of 16 in her five previous chances at the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.
LONDON (AP) - Transforming the Olympic Stadium into a rural idyll is proving far from serene for Danny Boyle ahead of the opening ceremony.
DENVER (AP) - Reflecting on his game during a monthlong recovery from a broken left rib has helped Ty Lawson come back strong.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Andrei Markov scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks 4-3 Wednesday night for their sixth victory in eight games.
PHOENIX (AP) - Matt Barnes knows shooting nights like this are rare moments to be savored.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Kent Bazemore threw an alley-oop to Wesley Johnson for the go-ahead dunk with 6.9 seconds left and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 107-106 on Monday night.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Even coach Bruce Boudreau acknowledged the Anaheim Ducks played perhaps their most dynamic hockey of the season early in their 5-3 win over Carolina on Sunday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Between Jamal Crawford's long-range shooting, Chris Paul's timely playmaking and Blake Griffin's presence in the paint, the Los Angeles Clippers have been too much for most teams to handle the past couple days.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Through rain and wrecks, on Daytona's longest day, this was a drought Dale Earnhardt Jr. was determined to end.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Although Jason Collins played only 10½ minutes in his first game with the Brooklyn Nets, it was a groundbreaking appearance.
Saturday, Feb. 22
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - A two-goal lead blown in the final four minutes. A long shot that clanged off the post of an empty net. Two perplexing penalties in overtime, setting up a golden goal for Canada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patty Mills scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Tim Duncan had 19 points and 13 rebounds during a foul-plagued 38 minutes, and the San Antonio Spurs charged out of the All-Star break with a 113-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - LeBron James won't assume the eventual date with Indiana that so many others expect.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Indoors, American pair Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold in figure skating's ice dance, finishing just ahead of longtime training partners and rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. It was the first Olympic title in the event for the United states.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Kyrie Irving validated the fan vote and offered a glimpse of how good he can be when surrounded by first-rate players.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - A pair of skiers from Switzerland collected gold medals at the Sochi Games on Friday, and a teenager from Japan overcame a pair of falls to become the first Asian man to win an Olympic title in men's figure skating.