• Kamala Harris gives Democrats a new hope for defeating Donald Trump

    Kamala Harris gives Democrats a new hope for defeating Donald Trump
    Vice President Kamala Harris gives Democrats new hope for defeating former President Donald Trump. President Joe Biden was sliding in the polls after his feeble June 27 debate performance against former President Donald Trump and had almost no chance of winning. 
    Biden quickly flipped the national campaign discourse by endorsing Harris. Largely pushed aside was the narrative of Trump surviving an assassination attempt and the jubilant Republican National Convention.
    Democrats are working ou
  • High jumper Yaroslava Mahuchikh taking her fight for Ukraine to Paris Olympics

    High jumper Yaroslava Mahuchikh taking her fight for Ukraine to Paris Olympics
    Yaroslava Mahuchikh had just clinched the high jump competition at Meeting de Paris, a Diamond League event, on July 7 by clearing a personal best and Ukrainian national record of 6 feet, 9 1/2 inches.
    It had a been a long and hot Sunday afternoon at Stade Charlety. Mahuchikh had struggled early in the competition and the Olympics Games were less than a month away. Mahuchikh’s longtime coach Tetyana Steponova suggested she call it day.
    Mahuchikh, 22, started to agree with her coach then sm
  • Gov. Newsom endorses VP Kamala Harris, says she can ‘guide our country’

    Gov. Newsom endorses VP Kamala Harris, says she can ‘guide our country’
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is with her.
    California’s chief executive signaled support for Vice President Kamala Harris Sunday afternoon, hours after President Joe Biden set aside his re-election bid and endorsed Harris to lead the top of the Democratic ticket.
    “Tough. Fearless. Tenacious. With our democracy at stake and our future on the line, no one is better to prosecute the case against Donald Trump’s dark vision and guide our country in a healthier direction than America’s Vic
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom says VP Kamala Harris can ‘guide our country’

    Gov. Gavin Newsom says VP Kamala Harris can ‘guide our country’
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is with her.
    California’s chief executive signaled support for Vice President Kamala Harris Sunday afternoon, hours after President Joe Biden set aside his re-election bid and endorsed Harris to lead the top of the Democratic ticket.
    “Tough. Fearless. Tenacious. With our democracy at stake and our future on the line, no one is better to prosecute the case against Donald Trump’s dark vision and guide our country in a healthier direction than America’s Vic
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  • Angels rally against Oakland bullpen in final scheduled visit to Coliseum, beat A’s

    Angels rally against Oakland bullpen in final scheduled visit to Coliseum, beat A’s
    Los Angeles Angels’ Luis Guillorme (15) is tagged out by Oakland Athletics second baseman Zack Gelof, left, while trying to steal second during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, July 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
    Los Angeles Angels’ Anthony Rendon hits a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, July 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
    Injured Oakland Athletics’ Jacob Wilson looks on fro
  • High expectations accompany Clayton Kershaw’s return to Dodgers

    High expectations accompany Clayton Kershaw’s return to Dodgers
    LOS ANGELES – No longer viewed as a bonus addition when he returns to the roster, Clayton Kershaw’s 2024 debut on Thursday carries heavy expectations.
    Manager Dave Roberts said late Saturday that Kershaw is ready to rejoin the rotation after offseason shoulder surgery. On Sunday, Roberts said he was confident that Kershaw would be able to rise to the occasion and deliver steady outings for a staff that needs some stability.
    Kershaw’s track record suggests he will be just fine.
  • Southern California News Group commentaries on Kamala Harris’ unfortunate rise to power

    Southern California News Group commentaries on Kamala Harris’ unfortunate rise to power
     
    With President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw from the 2024 presidential campaign and endorsement of Vice President Kamala Harris to succeed him, we present commentaries from our contributors telling it like it is.
    One is sure to notice a common theme: Kamala Harris is a bad politician with bad ideas and a worse record.
    Kamala Harris’ progressive campaign, regressive record by Steven Greenhut
    In Orange County, Harris still is getting brickbats for her refusal to provide over
  • Who will replace Biden at the top of the ticket?

    Who will replace Biden at the top of the ticket?
    President Joe Biden has ended his campaign for president, vacating his spot at the top of the Democratic ticket and opening the way for an alternative candidate to step in and run against former President Donald Trump in November.
    Democrats have spent weeks speculating about alternatives to Biden. At the top of that list is Vice President Kamala Harris, whom Biden has endorsed as his successor. She also may keep the tens of millions of dollars in donations held by the joint Biden-Harris campaign
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  • 3.5 earthquake strikes near Palos Verdes Estates

    3.5 earthquake strikes near Palos Verdes Estates
    A 3.5-magnitude earthquake near Palos Verdes shook parts of Southern California on Sunday afternoon, July 21, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
    The quake, reported shortly after 3 p.m., was centered 4.4 miles west of Palos Verdes Estates, 5.3 miles west-southwest of Redondo Beach and 5.3 miles southwest of Hermosa Beach.
    It occurred at a depth of eight miles.
    No injuries or damage were immediately reported.
    Related ArticlesCrime and Public Safety | Extended heat wave bakes Southern California
  • Adrian Beltré leads 2024 class inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

    Adrian Beltré leads 2024 class inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
    By KENNETH LACY JR.
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Adrian Beltré, Joe Mauer and Todd Helton were pegged as athletic phenoms from a young age and all three lived up to expectations with their induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
    The Los Angeles Dodgers were so sold on Beltré early on that they broke MLB rules to sign him before he turned 16.
    Beltré reached the big leagues just after his 19th birthday and was quickly considered one of the best prospects in sports
  • Democratic delegates prepare to back VP Kamala Harris at upcoming convention

    Democratic delegates prepare to back VP Kamala Harris at upcoming convention
    While the exact roadmap is still being written, Democratic delegates are preparing to formally back Vice President Kamala Harris as the party’s nominee at the convention next month.
    It’s an unprecedented situation, delegates say, caused by President Joe Biden’s Sunday announcement that he is setting aside his re-election bid. The president immediately endorsed Harris to lead the party’s presidential ticket.
    Democrats will gather in Chicago on Aug. 19-22 for the Democratic
  • Galaxy forward Gabriel Pec added to MLS All-Star Team

    Galaxy forward Gabriel Pec added to MLS All-Star Team
    Gabriel Pec’s first year with the Galaxy will now include a spot on the MLS All-Star Team.
    Pec, who joined the Galaxy in the off-season as a new Designated Player from Vasco da Gama in Brazil, was added to the team, along with FC Dallas’ Petar Musa, for Wednesday’s game.
    The MLS All-Stars will face an all-star team from Mexico’s Liga MX at Lower.com Field in Columbus Wednesday (5 p.m., Apple TV+).
    After a slow start, Pec has definitely picked up his production, recording
  • Extended heat wave bakes Southern California mountain, valley areas, adds wildfire risks

    Extended heat wave bakes Southern California mountain, valley areas, adds wildfire risks
    Dangerously hot and dry conditions around Southern California are expected to last until the middle of this week, with heat advisories issued for mountain and valley areas in Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire and more wildfire risks seen throughout the region.
    In the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, including Mt. Baldy and a portion of the Angeles National Forest, an excessive heat warning will remain in effect until Thursday evening, July 25. Temperatures are projected to reach up to 110 d
  • Harvest Crusade brings together faithful for praise and worship at Angel Stadium

    Harvest Crusade brings together faithful for praise and worship at Angel Stadium
    Angel Stadium in Anaheim was the site of praise, worship and hope on Saturday night, during the annual Harvest Crusade on July 20.
    The large-scale Evangelical event, an annual festival bringing together thousands from around the state for prayer and renewal, is hosted by Harvest Christian Fellowship church Pastor Greg Laurie and Harvest Ministries.
    Pastor Greg Laurie listens to his son, Jonathan Laurie, speak at the 35th annual Harvest Crusade which was held at Angel Stadium on Saturday, July 20
  • Clippers edged by Memphis in NBA summer league semifinals

    Clippers edged by Memphis in NBA summer league semifinals
    Clippers guard Kobe Brown missed one of two free throws in the final two seconds Sunday to end the Clippers’ NBA summer league season.
    Trailing by two with 1.7 seconds left, Brown made the first one, but the ball bounced off the rim on his second attempt giving the Memphis Grizzlies a 99-98 victory in the semifinals at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Memphis will play the winner of the Golden State Warriors-Miami Heat semifinal game on Monday,
    The Clippers (4-1) came up short de
  • AVP Junior National Championships to take place at Hermosa Beach

    AVP Junior National Championships to take place at Hermosa Beach
    Hundreds of the best youth beach volleyball players from around the country will flock to Hermosa Beach to compete in the 2024 AVP Junior National Championships Monday through Friday.
    There are three age groups on the boys’ side: 18 and under, 16 and under, and 14 and under. For the girls side, there are four divisions: 18 and under, 16 and under, 14 and under, and 12 and under.
    After two days of pool play, the bracket play will commence on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Girls 18U, 16U an
  • Biden’s legacy: Far-reaching accomplishments that didn’t translate into political support

    Biden’s legacy: Far-reaching accomplishments that didn’t translate into political support
    By JOSH BOAK, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sitting in the Oval Office behind the iconic Resolute desk in 2022, an animated President Joe Biden described the challenge of leading a psychologically traumatized nation.
    The United States had endured a life-altering pandemic. There was a jarring burst of inflation and now global conflict with Russia invading Ukraine, as well as the persistent threat to democracy he felt Donald Trump posed.
    How could Biden possibly heal
  • Harris, endorsed by Biden, could become first woman, second Black person to be president

    Harris, endorsed by Biden, could become first woman, second Black person to be president
    By CHRIS MEGERIAN, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — She’s already broken barriers, and now Kamala Harris could shatter several more after President Joe Biden abruptly ended his reelection bid and endorsed her.
    Biden announced Sunday that he was stepping aside after a disastrous debate performance catalyzed fears that the 81-year-old was too frail for a second term.
    Harris is the first woman, Black person or person of South Asian descent to serve as vice president. If she becomes th
  • “No one tougher,” Vice President Kamala Harris’ supporters say as she looks to presidential campaign

    “No one tougher,” Vice President Kamala Harris’ supporters say as she looks to presidential campaign
    With President Biden throwing his support to Vice President Kamala Harris to take over his campaign for the presidency, all eyes are on the Oakland native who worked her way through California politics to become next in line for the nation’s top job.
    Unless Democrats instead call for weighing other candidates next month at the Democratic National Convention — a possibility former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi floated earlier this week — Harris, 59, would be the heir apparent.
    To h
  • Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar wins for the 3rd time and in style

    Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar wins for the 3rd time and in style
    NICE, France (AP) — Tadej Pogacar won the Tour de France for the third time and celebrated in style with a victory in Sunday’s final stage — a time trial ending in Nice.
    The 25-year-old Slovenian rider became the first cyclist to secure the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France in the same year since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.
    Two-time defending champion Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark was second overall. He also finished the 21st and final stage in second place.
    Pogacar won
  • What happens next: Joe Biden wants to pass the baton to Kamala Harris. Here’s how that might work

    What happens next: Joe Biden wants to pass the baton to Kamala Harris. Here’s how that might work
    By BILL BARROW, Associated Press
    ATLANTA (AP) — With President Joe Biden ending his reelection bid and endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris, Democrats now must navigate a shift that is unprecedented this late in an election year.
    Democrats are set to hold their convention in Chicago on Aug. 19-22. What was supposed to be a coronation for Biden now becomes an open contest in which nearly 4,700 delegates will be responsible for picking a new standard-bearer to challenge Repu
  • President Biden praised by Southern California Democrats after dropping re-election bid

    President Biden praised by Southern California Democrats after dropping re-election bid
    Praise for President Joe Biden from Southern California Democrats rolled in Sunday morning after the president said he would step aside from his re-election bid.
    “Joe Biden has accomplished more as president than most presidents in recent memory,” said Rep. Lou Correa, an Orange County Democrat who had defended the president against earlier calls to drop out of the race. “I remain a Biden fan and will always support you.”
    The president has for weeks faced growing calls to
  • Full text of President Biden’s letter announcing that he won’t run for reelection

    Full text of President Biden’s letter announcing that he won’t run for reelection
    In a letter posted on X, President Joe Biden announced that he would serve out the remainder of his term but wouldn’t continue his campaign for reelection in 2024.
    https://x.com/JoeBiden/status/1815080881981190320
    THE DECISION: President Joe Biden drops out of the 2024 race
    Related ArticlesNational Politics | Beyond Biden, Democrats are split over who would be next — VP Harris or launch a ‘mini primary’National Politics | Orange County voter registration data shows GOP ga
  • President Joe Biden drops out of the 2024 race. VP Harris gets his nod

    President Joe Biden drops out of the 2024 race. VP Harris gets his nod
    By Colleen Long, Zeke Miller and Darlene Superville, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race for the White House on Sunday, ending his bid for reelection following a disastrous debate with Donald Trump that raised doubts about his fitness for office just four months before the election.
    The decision comes after escalating pressure from Biden’s Democratic allies to step aside following the June 27 debate, in which th
  • President Joe Biden drops out of the 2024 race and endorses Harris

    President Joe Biden drops out of the 2024 race and endorses Harris
    By Colleen Long, Zeke Miller and Darlene Superville, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race for the White House on Sunday, ending his bid for reelection following a disastrous debate with Donald Trump that raised doubts about his fitness for office just four months before the election.
    The decision comes after escalating pressure from Biden’s Democratic allies to step aside following the June 27 debate, in which th
  • President Joe Biden drops out of the 2024 race

    President Joe Biden drops out of the 2024 race
    <p><strong>By Colleen Long, Zeke Miller and Darlene Superville, Associated Press</strong></p><p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President <a href="https://apnews.com/hub/joe-biden">Joe Biden</a> dropped out of <a href="https://apnews.com/hub/election-2024">the 2024 race</a> for the White House on Sunday, ending his bid for reelection following a disastrous debate with Donald Trump that raised doubts about his fitness for office ju
  • Xander the Great! Schauffele wins the British Open for his 2nd major this year

    Xander the Great! Schauffele wins the British Open for his 2nd major this year
    By DOUG FERGUSON
    TROON, Scotland (AP) — Xander Schauffele won the British Open on Sunday for his second major of the year, delivering a masterpiece at Royal Troon with a 6-under 65 to overcome a two-shot deficit and give the Americans a sweep of the majors for the first time since 1982.
    Schauffele, who is from San Diego and attended Long Beach State, won the PGA Championship at Valhalla two months ago by making a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole. In a final round set up for big drama &
  • Israel’s latest airstrikes in Gaza kill at least 15, including children

    Israel’s latest airstrikes in Gaza kill at least 15, including children
    DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — Israeli airstrikes killed at least 15 people including women and children overnight in Gaza, according to hospital officials and a body count by an Associated Press journalist on Sunday.
    The latest strikes occurred as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to leave Monday for the United States, where he is expected to meet with President Joe Biden and address Congress to make his case for the nine-month war against Hamas while cease-fire negotiations
  • A very MAGA convention: Trump, Vance, and the transformation of the GOP

    A very MAGA convention: Trump, Vance, and the transformation of the GOP
    The last night of the Republican National Convention featured professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan ripping his shirt off at the podium, a rap call-and-response with delegates led by Kid Rock, and an introduction of the former President of the United States by the President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Power Slap.  This capped a week that had prominently featured speeches by reality TV star Savannah Chrisley and model, rapper, and former exotic dancer Amber Rose.  Clear
  • How reducing solitary confinement can save California millions

    How reducing solitary confinement can save California millions
    California faces a tough reality as a budgetary shortfall threatens to undercut many of the social programs we have invested in. While the legislature and the Governor have made a budget deal for 2024, our state will have to continue to explore ways to save money and while pursuing strategic investments. One potential solution that has yet to be explored could yield significant savings, while enacting smart criminal justice reform. By reducing the state’s reliance on solitary confinement C
  • Biden gets thumbs-down from Sen. Manchin, renewed backing by Clyburn

    Biden gets thumbs-down from Sen. Manchin, renewed backing by Clyburn
    Senator Joe Manchin called on President Joe Biden to drop out of the 2024 presidential race, adding his voice to about three dozen US lawmakers publicly saying it’s time to find a new Democratic candidate.
    “I come with a heavy heart to think the time has come for him to pass the torch to a new generation,” Manchin, who left the Democratic Party in May to register as an Independent, said on ABC’s This Week and in similar comments on CNN’s State of the Union.
    With Bid
  • Pope Francis calls for Olympic truce for countries at war, prays for peace

    Pope Francis calls for Olympic truce for countries at war, prays for peace
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday voiced his hope that the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games will provide an opportunity for countries at war to respect an ancient Greek tradition and establish a truce for the duration of the Games.
    “According to ancient tradition, may the Olympics be an opportunity to establish a truce in wars, demonstrating a sincere will for peace,” Francis said during his Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square.
    The Pope stressed that sport also has
  • This ‘once in a generation’ Scottish cottage is up for sale. But there’s one key quirk

    This ‘once in a generation’ Scottish cottage is up for sale. But there’s one key quirk
    It’s quite a view from the windowsill of Blackrock House; waves gently lapping the shores of the Firth of Clyde, the Isle of Arran towering far beyond, as Tiger Woods taps in for par just a stone’s throw away.
    The Open Championship is in full swing at Royal Troon in South Ayrshire, Scotland, and right at its heart is a property that has allowed its owners to marvel at the world’s greatest players without stepping foot outside their front door.
    For the golf fanatics of the world
  • Gavin Newsom’s unemployment fiasco

    Gavin Newsom’s unemployment fiasco
    Elon Musk made international news when he announced Monday that he’s pulling his businesses out of California. But perhaps more remarkable than Musk’s departure was his reason: Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature on a bill that strips parents of authority over their school-age kids, beginning with gender identity. The law goes into effect January 1.
    “This is the final straw,” Musk said on X. “Because of this law and the many others that preceded it, attacking bo
  • 2024 Olympics: Everything you need to know about the Games

    2024 Olympics: Everything you need to know about the Games
    It’s almost time for the 2024 Olympics. Get ready for all the action — everything on the track, courts and fields, in the pools and all the other events — with a guide that tells you everything you need to know about the global gathering in Paris.
    How can I watch the Olympics?
    In a variety of ways, on a variety of channels.
    Each day’s most popular events will air live on NBC in the morning and afternoon in the United States. NBCUniversal says the Paris Games will have mor
  • Successful Aging: How to make and keep friendships as we grow older

    Successful Aging: How to make and keep friendships as we grow older
    Q. I am in my early 80s and value my long-term friendships. For the past several years, I have been living outside the country and have stayed in touch with several friends in the U.S. via emails and Skype. Now that I am back in Los Angeles, it seems these friends aren’t eager to reconnect. Can you help me understand this? Many thanks. S.C.
    Having good friends in later life is a gift with many benefits. In addition to just having great personal connections, we know that such relationships
  • Coming back from chaos at universities

    Coming back from chaos at universities
    The summer is always a good time for a pause for students, teachers and administrators in California’s schools, from kindergarten through the higher education of the University of California and California State University systems.
    This summer in particular, that pause at the UC and CSU has meant a couple of months to regroup and regain campus calm and order after the vast tent encampments populated by students and, well, others protesting the United States’ involvement, tacitly and
  • What is Project 2025, and how does it target California?

    What is Project 2025, and how does it target California?
    A lengthy “governing agenda” for the next conservative president is becoming a growing matter of contention in the 2024 election cycle — and it specifically targets California.
    Billed as an effort to “pave the way for an effective conservative administration,” Project 2025 is a vision from the right-wing Heritage Foundation and other conservative authors of how the country should operate if former President Donald Trump is elected to a second term.
    Trump, the presum
  • Susan Shelley: The ‘final straw’ for innovation in California

    Susan Shelley: The ‘final straw’ for innovation in California
    “This is the final straw,” wrote Elon Musk on his X platform. “Because of this law and many others that preceded it, attacking both families and companies, SpaceX will now move its HQ from Hawthorne, California, to Starbase, Texas.”
    The straw that broke it was Assembly Bill 1955, described in the text of the bill as an act “relating to pupil rights.” From another perspective, it’s an act relating to parental rights. More specifically, an act that removed
  • Nonprofits of the year do much of society’s heavy lifting

    Nonprofits of the year do much of society’s heavy lifting
    As Yvonne Rodriguez, left, a care and housing navigator with the Mariposa Center looks on, Lauren Justice, center, a program manager with the Mariposa Center in Orange, hugs Ruben Calleros, 19, in the common room at their new apartment building in Anaheim following a morning meeting as his mother, Maria Calleros, right, stands, on Friday, July 12, 2024. Members of the Mariposa Center helped the family find a new apartment. The center was chosen as one of California’s Nonprofits of the Year
  • Douglas Schoen: How will J.D. Vance impact the presidential election?

    Douglas Schoen: How will J.D. Vance impact the presidential election?
    By passing over more traditional, “safer” choices for his running mate in favor of Senator J.D. Vance, Donald Trump made it clear that instead of trying to broaden his constituency, he wanted to select someone in his mold.
    As such, Trump’s selection of J.D. Vance will likely have a considerable impact on the presidential race. While the full extent won’t be seen for weeks or months, there are a few ways that Vance is immediately impacting the ticket, both positive and pot
  • Senior Moments: Flipping my lid while trying to tip my cap

    Senior Moments: Flipping my lid while trying to tip my cap
    Every cap I touch immediately goes on the lam. Like Charlie on the MTA, they disappear, never to return again.
    Admittedly, I have a bit of an issue with caps.
    For example, the milk container has a twist-top cap that is out to get me. It plays a little game of opening relatively easily after a few tries and just when I am giving myself a butterfly hug, I am faced with level two of the opening procedure. A circular ring-like contraption that seals the pouring spout is waiting for me to insert a fi
  • Victims strike back against alleged stalker who tormented them with threats, profanity, slurs

    Victims strike back against alleged stalker who tormented them with threats, profanity, slurs
    On a sunny morning in February 2023, videographer Thomas Roark hurried to a small cafe near San Diego’s Pacific Beach to meet with an executive of Blenders Eyewear, the maker of trendy sunglasses and ski goggles.
    Roark, 26, was excited to pitch recent footage he shot in Hawaii to the company’s marketing manager in hopes of landing a long-term contract with Blenders. Roark’s business partner couldn’t attend the meeting, but agreed to call in at 10:30 a.m.
    When his phone ra
  • Tips for women to surmount financial planning

    Tips for women to surmount financial planning
    Women are often so busy with life that they often fail to prioritize their financial future.
    How so? Women saved on average $3,146, while men saved $7,007, according to New York Life’s 2023 Wealth Watch survey.
    In 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that women working full-time, year-round were paid 84% of what men were paid. In other words, the typical woman working full-time would have needed to work an extra 10 weeks to make what the typical man working full-time made.
    There are compl
  • From Biles to Sha’Carri, Team USA packed with star power heading into Olympics

    From Biles to Sha’Carri, Team USA packed with star power heading into Olympics
    By Pat Graham, AP Sports Writer
    From Simone Biles to Sha’Carri Richardson and Diana Taurasi to Katie Ledecky, Team USA will provide some of the biggest star power at the 2024 Olympic Games.
    And it will be the women leading the way as the U.S. looks to top the overall medal table for the eighth consecutive Summer Games.
    FILE – Sha’Carri Richardson, of the United States, celebrates after winning the gold medal in the final of the Women
  • Paris Olympic competition nears total gender parity. Take a look at the athlete gender breakdown

    Paris Olympic competition nears total gender parity. Take a look at the athlete gender breakdown
    By Graham Dunbar, AP Sports Writer
    GENEVA (AP) — The founder of the modern Olympics and former IOC president, Pierre de Coubertin, once said women competing in the Games would be “impractical, uninteresting, unaesthetic and improper.”
    Over a century later, the 2024 Paris Olympic Games are targeting gender parity in the same city where women made their Olympic debut in 1900.
    The IOC set a goal of a 50-50 split among the more than 11,000 men and wome
  • Beleaguered Olympic boxing has a new look in Paris: Gender parity, but the smallest field in decades

    Beleaguered Olympic boxing has a new look in Paris: Gender parity, but the smallest field in decades
    By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer
    Boxing is already on the Olympic ropes after an epic fight between its banished governing body and the IOC. Although the sport has been a staple of Olympic programs for over a century, it could be dropped before the Los Angeles Games if big changes in governance don’t happen in the next year.
    The fights are still on in Paris this month, but this Olympic tournament will look like nothing fans have seen in decades — for better in some ways, a
  • Stars Richardson and Lyles among the track athletes looking for their first gold medals in Paris

    Stars Richardson and Lyles among the track athletes looking for their first gold medals in Paris
    By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer
    There are big races, and then there are the Olympics.
    When Sha’Carri Richardson, Noah Lyles and all the other fastest runners and best jumpers and throwers of 2024 line up for the Olympic track and field meet, little of what they’ve done on the road to Paris will mean much. What will matter is how they respond to pressure when the spotlight is on.
    Will they end up shining as brightly as a Usain Bolt or Carl Lewis, whose knac
  • Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray could be bidding adieu to tennis at the Paris Olympics

    Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray could be bidding adieu to tennis at the Paris Olympics
    By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer
    PARIS (AP) — All the way back when he first discussed the likelihood that 2024 would be his final season as a professional tennis player, Rafael Nadal made sure to refer to the Paris Olympics as “one of the important competitions I would like to be at.”
    If, indeed, this is his last hurrah, and if, indeed, he does make it to the Summer Games a little more than a year after hip surgery — neither of which is an ab
  • With plenty of swimming stars at the 2024 Olympics, France’s Marchand may shine brightest

    With plenty of swimming stars at the 2024 Olympics, France’s Marchand may shine brightest
    By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer
    Most of the big stars from the last Olympics will be back at the pool in Paris.
    Caeleb Dressel. Katie Ledecky. Ariarne Titmus. Emma McKeon.
    But the local favorite might just shine brightest of them all.
    France’s Léon Marchand has drawn comparisons to the great Michael Phelps, a link that was only strengthened by Phelps’ longtime coach, Bob Bowman, overseeing the 22-year-old’s rise to prominence.
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