Athletes

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Special Olympics Confirms Missing Athletes Have Been Found

Special Olympics confirm their athletes boarded an alternate bus and have been found.

07/30/2015

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Special Olympics Team Trains With Help From Calabasas High School Athletes

Athletes in town for the Special Olympics World Games are meeting local sports enthusiasts for help training.

07/23/2015

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Southern California Communities Welcome 7,000 Special Olympics Athletes

Many of the 100 Southern California communities hosting Special Olympic athletes from around the globe held welcoming events Wednesday night for their welcomed guests.

07/22/2015

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Thousands Of Athletes Prepare For Special Olympics This Week

“It was probably a little on the small side,” Olympic icon Rafer Johnson, who welcomed those competitors in 1968, recalled recently with a chuckle, “but it had an unbelievable amount of enthusiasm.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/20/2015

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Ex-Wrestling Coach Pleads Not Guilty To Molesting Athletes

Los Angeles County prosecutors say Thomas Joseph Snider entered pleas on Thursday to 41 felony and misdemeanor charges of child molesting and committing lewd acts on children.

04/16/2015

John R. Wooden walks off the court after the championship game of the Wooden Classic tournament between the UCLA Bruins and the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. UCLA defeated Alabama 79-57. (credit: Adam Pretty/Allsport)

16 Pro Athletes And Coaches Who Served In The Military

We take a look at professional athletes and coaches who have served in the military.

11/26/2014

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Best Pro Athlete Halloween Costumes

It is sometimes said that professional athletes are basically like big kids. While this may be interpreted in several ways, we do know that some athletes when not on the field or court celebrate holidays […]

10/29/2014

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Sheckler Foundation Hits $1M In Charitable Giving

Pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler says his foundation has reached the milestone of donating more than $1 million to support pediatric causes, programs for at-risk youth and help for injured action sports athletes.

09/30/2014

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Calif. School Gender-Equity Ruling

A federal appeals court says a San Diego County school district gave unequal treatment to female athletes.

09/19/2014

Tailback Maurice Clarett #13 of the Ohio State Buckeyes takes in the victory over the University of Miami Hurricanes in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium on January 3, 2003 in Tempe, Arizona. Ohio State won the game 31-24 in double-overtime, winning the NCAA National Championship. (credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

5 Sports Careers Busted By Legal Troubles

We take a look at five other athletes whose careers were wrecked by trouble with the law.

09/10/2014

Pitcher R.A. Dickey #43 of the New York Mets tips his hat to the crowd after his one hit complete game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (credit: J. Meric/Getty Images)

Top 5 Protagonist Athletes In Sports Today

Some athletes have decided that a competitive edge does not necessarily come exclusively with discourtesy, incivility or ego — but rather, it can be enhanced with generosity, amiability and class.

08/31/2014

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7 Dumbest Athlete Arrests

Sometimes athletes just aren’t the sharpest tool in the shed …

07/04/2014

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Bill Would Exempt Olympic Medalists From Taxes

Legislation that would exempt California athletes who win Olympic medals from paying state taxes on their cash prizes passed the state Assembly on Friday and prompted a spirited debate among lawmakers about who deserves freedom from tax collectors.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/23/2014

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Sports Verdict: Should NASCAR Drivers Be Considered True Athletes?

In the wake of Jimmie Johnson securing his 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Donovan McNabb expressed his belief that NASCAR drivers are not true athletes. Is he out of line, or is this type of racing in no way a sport?

11/21/2013

High School Sports

Bill Will Require Private, Charter Schools To Keep Possibly Concussed Athletes Off Field

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will require private and charter schools in California to keep student athletes off the field if there is a concern that they received a concussion.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/30/2013

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