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Biathlete in news for giving Olympic spot to twin

Biathlete in news for giving Olympic spot to twin

Biathlete Tracy Barnes and her twin sister went from virtual anonymity to quasi-celebrities almost overnight and all because of one noble gesture.

January 19, 2014 9:00 pm

Serena Williams wins 3rd AP Athlete of Year award

Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins.

December 25, 2013 9:00 pm
Mount Carmel grad Lynch leads NIU vs Utah St in Poinsettia Bowl

Mount Carmel grad Lynch leads NIU vs Utah St in Poinsettia Bowl

SAN DIEGO | Jordan Lynch will make a run at history Thursday night when he suits up for the final time for No. 24 Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl against Utah State.

December 25, 2013 7:15 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Indiana needs tax abatement for home building

BRIAN HOWEY: Indiana needs tax abatement for home building

In the five years since the mortgage bubble burst, Wall Street went into meltdown and the taxpayers from Main Street bailed the 1 percenters out, I survey friends and family who, in 2007 were quite doing well. And today, most of them struggle.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Helen Thomas, last of legendary White House press corp, dies at 92

OFFBEAT: Helen Thomas, last of legendary White House press corp, dies at 92

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Golson suspended for poor academic judgment

Golson suspended for poor academic judgment

SOUTH BEND | Everett Golson is out for at least the fall semester at Notre Dame, saying he has been suspended by the university for what he called poor academic judgment.

May 26, 2013 8:00 pm
OFFBEAT: From farm to media CEO, Mary Junck returns to VU

OFFBEAT: From farm to media CEO, Mary Junck returns to VU

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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No Florida Gulf Coasts: Top 4 seeds in East Region

No Florida Gulf Coasts: Top 4 seeds in East Region

WASHINGTON | Yelps of support and echoing applause greeted the voice booming over the loudspeakers Wednesday at the scheduled start of practice for the East Regional's fourth seed: "Coached by Jim Boeheim, please welcome the Syracuse Orange!"

March 27, 2013 9:30 pm
Indiana stays No. 1 in AP Top 25, Gonzaga No. 2

Indiana stays No. 1 in AP Top 25, Gonzaga No. 2

Indiana is No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25 for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history.

February 25, 2013 5:15 pm
Pistorius' brother facing charge in traffic death

Pistorius' brother facing charge in traffic death

JOHANNESBURG | The murder case involving Olympic star Oscar Pistorius took another unexpected turn Sunday with the news that his older brother, Carl, is himself facing charges for the death of a woman in a traffic accident.

February 24, 2013 9:30 pm

Big East non-football schools consider departing

NEW YORK | The seven Big East schools that don't play FBS football are considering making a break from the drastically reshaped conference — and how best to go about doing it.

December 13, 2012 10:00 pm
Coffee from an elephant's gut fills a $50 cup

Coffee from an elephant's gut fills a $50 cup

GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Thailand (AP) — In the lush hills of northern Thailand, a herd of 20 elephants is excreting some of the world's most expensive coffee.

December 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Fans are going not-quite bananas for pureed fruit

Fans are going not-quite bananas for pureed fruit

Pureed frozen fruit probably won't become the next bacon, or even cupcake. It's simply not sexy enough.

September 24, 2012 5:23 pm Photos

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Hamilton says Armstrong book provides relief

Hamilton says Armstrong book provides relief

NEW YORK | At first, Tyler Hamilton was impressed with the power Lance Armstrong wielded in cycling circles, his ability to call the head of the international cycling federation at any time — and call him by his first name.

September 05, 2012 10:00 pm
Paralympics an inspiration to war-wounded athletes

Paralympics an inspiration to war-wounded athletes

LONDON | The explosion that took away Brad Snyder's sight couldn't touch the Navy lieutenant's fighting spirit.

September 05, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Family Circus' creator Bil Keane's life and legacy includes Alzheimers charity

OFFBEAT: 'Family Circus' creator Bil Keane's life and legacy includes Alzheimers charity

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 16, 2011 12:00 am
Clemson, KSU tumble; top 5 stay same in AP ranking

Clemson, KSU tumble; top 5 stay same in AP ranking

NEW YORK | Clemson and Kansas State tumbled in The Associated Press college football poll after losing for the first time this season, and the top five teams in the rankings held their ground heading into the showdown between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama.

October 30, 2011 10:00 pm
Mountain West considering all options

Mountain West considering all options

DENVER | The Mountain West Conference has begun informal conversations with universities that might be left out in the shake-up of the college football landscape.

September 20, 2011 10:00 pm
AP sources: NFL, union to meet HGH test experts

AP sources: NFL, union to meet HGH test experts

Negotiators for the NFL and the players union will meet with anti-doping experts next week as they try to reach an agreement on HGH testing before the start of the season, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

August 19, 2011 10:00 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: 1930s reporting sends wrong racer to victory

One of the great stories of Colorado newspaper lore is the report that Will Overhead "won" the 1933 Indianapolis 500 auto race.

May 19, 2011 12:00 am
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