The Jamaican wunderkind hurtled to his second world record and his second Olympic gold medal, finishing the 200-meter race in 19.30 seconds to break Michael Johnson's 12-year-old mark. In doing so he became the first man ever to break the world r
Phelps sure did his part to win No. 8, eclipsing Mark Spitz's seven-gold performance at the 1972 Munich Games. By the time Phelps dived in for the butterfly, the U.S. was trailing Australia and Japan. That's when he really went to work.
Sudanese refugee Lopez Lomong was chosen by his US Olympic teammates to be the American delegation's flag-bearer at Friday's Opening Ceremonies, that will cast an additional spotlight on the controversy over humanitarian abuses in Sudan's
Know who Joey Cheek is? Know what his big cause is? The number of people able to answer "yes" went up dramatically in the past day, courtesy of China. It abruptly and ham-handedly revoked athlete Cheek's visa for the Beijing Olympics ho
[We'll do it our way.] Behind the gray walls and barbed wire of the prison here, 8 Chinese farmers with a grievance against the government have been consigned to Olympic limbo. Their indefinite detainment is the price for stirring up trouble
Some International Olympic Committee officials cut a deal to let China block sensitive websites despite promises of unrestricted access, a senior IOC official admitted.
China had committed to providing media with the same freedom to report on the G
Australian Olympic boss John Coates is disappointed that China will censor the internet during the Beijing Olympics. "It certainly is disappointing... I think it's a matter that the IOC will take seriously," Coates said, adding that he
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio asked for future NBA Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O'Neal's special deputy badge Tuesday after his now-famous freestyle at a New York night club. (because he's Sheriff Joe)
On a new parquet floor below aging championship banners, the Boston Celtics won their 17th NBA title and a first one -- at last -- for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen -- their Big Three for a new generation.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - With a throbbing knee and a pounding heart, Tiger Woods made one last improbable escape Monday and won the U.S. Open in a 19-hole playoff over Rocco Mediate, his 14th career major and maybe the most amazing of them all.
NBA commissioner David "Arranger" Stern dismissed allegations from a former referee at the center of a gambling scandal that the 2002 playoff series was rigged by league referees and officials, calling the claims baseless.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The filly Eight Belles finished second behind favorite Big Brown in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, then collapsed with two broken front ankles and was euthanized after crossing the wire.
Having spent huge sums, companies sponsoring the Beijing games are about to find themselves the targets of a new, more vigorous war on China's human rights record by campaigners boosted by the success of protests along the torch relay route.
[Future Cardinal?] Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has retired after 17 record-breaking seasons, saying the stress of living up to his high standards had become too much. "I know I can still play but it's like I told my wife, I
Barry Bonds won an initial courtroom skirmish when a federal judge found that steroid perjury charges against him were improperly structured, a finding that complicates the government case against the U.S. baseball home run king.
The FBI has begun investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he denied taking performance-enhancing drugs. FBI agents opened the case 2 weeks after Clemens and Brian McNamee, his former personal trainer, testified at a House committee