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City Councilman Leads Effort To Lure Olympics Back To LA

If City Councilman Tom LaBonge gets his way, it could be 1984 all over again in 2032.

08/17/2012

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Olympic Champion McKayla Maroney Gets Warm Welcome At Her Home Gym In Playa Del Rey

One of the most dramatic moments came when Long Beach’s own McKayla Maroney nailed a near perfect vault. She helped lead the US Women’s gymnastics team to their first gold medal since 1996.

08/15/2012

United States players celebrate winning the Women's Water Polo Gold Medal match between the United States and Spain on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

USA Women’s Water Polo Wins 1st Ever Gold Medal

The United States won its first gold medal in women’s water polo, getting five goals from Maggie Steffens and a sterling performance from goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong to cruise to an 8-5 win over Spain on Thursday.

08/09/2012

Michael Phelps of the United States poses on the podium with a special award presented by FINA for his career achievements on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Phelps Collects 18th Gold Medal In Final Race Of His Career

The finale was a formality, more a coronation than a contest. Michael Phelps headed into retirement the only way imaginable — with another gold medal.

08/04/2012

Michael Phelps (Bottom) of the United States and Ryan Lochte (C) of the United States compete in the Men's 200m Individual Medley final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Phelps Edges Lochte In 200IM To Collect 16th Gold Medal

Michael Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley Thursday for his first individual gold of the London Olympics.

08/02/2012

Mitt Romney at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Terrible Foreign Trip

Mitt’s terrible foreign trip isn’t just bad press and a campaign stumble. In diplomacy gaffes, missteps, and offenses have real consequences for our national security and the peace and stability of the world.

08/02/2012

Mitt Romney at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Opinion: Hopefully For Romney ‘Likability’ Won’t Be Important In 2012

When Mitt is back home, will the offensive comments stop? Republicans can only hope so because this race is too important to be decided by “how much America likes one guy over another”. But such a factor could very well decide the outcome of this election.

07/31/2012

Mitt Romney at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Falls Flat In London But Still Rakes In Cash From Libor Bankers

Mitt Romney insulted Britain’s preparations for the Olympics and inspired quotes like “apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humor or sincerity” and “worse than Sarah Palin” before cashing campaign checks from bankers and lobbyists who are at the center of the Libor scandal.

07/27/2012

Amy Winehouse onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008, in London, England.  (credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Remembering Amy Winehouse 1 Year Later

One year ago today Amy Winehouse died in her London home from accidental alcohol poisoning. The sultry singer was known for her addiction to drugs and alcohol as well as her trouble with the law.

07/23/2012

Spain's Pau Gasol (L) and Rudy Fernandez celebrate their victory over Poland  during their 2009 European championship qualifying round, group F, basketball game  in Lodz on September 16, 2009.(Photo credit: JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Lakers’ Pau Gasol To Carry Spanish Flag At Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Spanish Olympic committee says Lakers’ Pau Gasol will hold the Spanish flag for the opening ceremony on Friday July 27th of the 2012 London Olympics.

07/20/2012

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Cavs’ Kyrie Irving Challenges Kobe To 1-on-1 Game At Team USA Camp

Duke alum and reigning rookie of the year Kyrie Irving challenged Kobe to a 1-on-1 game at the Team USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas Nevada. Price tag: $50-Grand for the winner.

Kobe has always believed that any bet on 1-on-1 game is, “Easy Money.”

07/13/2012

Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams of the USA celebrate with their winners trophies after their Ladies’ Doubles final match against Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Williams Sisters Win Wimbledon Doubles Title

One Wimbledon title wasn’t enough for Serena Williams. About five hours after Williams won her fifth singles title by beating Agnieszka Radwanska, she and sister Venus were back on Centre Court to beat Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-5, 6-4 Saturday in the doubles final.

07/07/2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 7:  Blake Griffin of the USA Men's National Team gets to the hoop for  dunk during training camp on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Griffin Will Join Kobe For US Olympic Basketball Team

Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala and James Harden have been chosen for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team, a person with knowledge of the decisions told The Associated Press on Saturday.

07/07/2012

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Beckham’s England Career To Be Honored At London’s Wembley Stadium

David Beckham’s English national team career will be honored at the team’s final warmup for the European Championship, with the former captain receiving a UEFA award for players who have made more than 100 international appearances.

05/24/2012

Chairman, Altegrity Risk International; Former Commissioner, NYPD, &  Chief, LAPD William J. Bratton attends the Wired business conference in partnership with MDC Partners at The Morgan Library & Museum on June 14, 2010, in New York City. (Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Conde Nast)

Former LAPD Chief Bratton In Talks To Be UK Riot Advisor

British Prime Minister David Cameron is calling on former LAPD chief William Bratton to help with the devastating riots in London.

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