What makes an Olympian?
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.
HOUSTON (AP) - Things did not look good for the Los Angeles Clippers early in Saturday night's game against Houston.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Playing through an earthquake that was felt in the ballpark, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Angels 5-4 in 10 innings Friday night after rookie Joc Pederson hit a tying home run in the eighth.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In a rare season of losing in Los Angeles, discombobulated Lakers fans have taken to dreaming about Kevin Love in purple and gold. They see him as the savior, the young star they need to carry the franchise forward and help Kobe Bryant restore the team's pride.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Howie Kendrick singled home two runs in a four-run seventh inning, offsetting a pair of solo homers by Hanley Ramirez and leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night in the opener of their Freeway Series.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Andrew Cogliano scored the go-ahead goal at 14:41 of the third period as the Anaheim Ducks picked up an important two points with a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Every point matters more than ever to Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, who are part of a logjam in the Eastern Conference - and on the outside of the playoff race, looking in, at the moment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Xavier Henry scored 22 points, Nick Young hit five 3-pointers while scoring 20 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers dropped a franchise-record 51 points in the third quarter of their 127-96 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings improved their play after blowing a two-goal lead on the road. A little experience goes a long way.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Doc Rivers and Larry Drew both got new coaching jobs this season. Needless to say, the Los Angeles Clippers dealt Rivers a much better hand that his counterpart received in Milwaukee.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jordan Hill did it at both ends of the court Sunday night against the Orlando Magic, putting together his own personal highlight reel in a season during which there haven't been many of those for himself or the Los Angeles Lakers.
SYDNEY (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers felt right at home in their season-opening series Down Under.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The only thing better than breaking someone's franchise record is being able to talk about it with that player right after it happened.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Paul had 28 points and 15 assists, Blake Griffin added 25 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Detroit 112-103 Saturday night to extend the Pistons' losing streak to five games.
SYDNEY (AP) - After taking its opener to Mexico, Japan and Puerto Rico over the past 15 years, Major League Baseball is expanding to a new territory this weekend: Down Under.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tony Parker scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs pulled away from the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, winning 125-109 for their 11th consecutive victory.