Donohue makes her run in Beijing

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Erin Donohue's Olympic journey came to a disappointing end tonight when she finished eighth in her semifinal of the women's 1,500 meters. Donohue... Read more

Poetry in reflection

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A ditty from Distinguished Inquirer Phil Sheridan on his Olympic experience to date: Jaques Rogge called it fogge, But it looks and breathes... Read more

Bolt golden again; controversy in his wake

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Once you blow away the world, simply running wondrously isn’t enough. The question becomes: When will you blow us away again? Usain... Read more

Women of dominance

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The U.S. women's basketball team, women's softball team and the beach volleyball duo of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are all only their... Read more

Nastia gets nasty

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So, Nastia Liukin missed out on a gold medal Monday. She and her father immediately blamed the low scores of an Australian judge, then blamed... Read more

Fish stories and Jersey in action

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So here’s the question, as you try to sample a culture unfamiliar to you: If you had the chance to go to a Chinese bath where little... Read more

Liukin's father delighted at situation

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Valeri Liukin has straddled the line between elite coach and everyday father of Nastia Liukin, who won the all-around gold on Friday. Valeri... Read more

Great Wall, Baby! Great Day, Baby!

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Some days, the job is fun. Saturday morning: Wake up, scramble to the Water Cube, see fading, fatigued Michael Phelps lose Gold No. 7 in the... Read more

U.S. escapes upset bid in softball

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It was all set: All Canada had to do was hold on to a lead in the completion of a rain-suspended preliminary game to hand Team USA its first... Read more

No Wallet, no yuan, no problem

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So there I was, walking from the swimming venue to the Media Press Center, Ipod in ears, feeling very much like a music video as I walked the... Read more