Sports & Leisure 2017-04-24T09:49:15+00:00


After finishing 2nd, a huge ‘thank you’ due to Los Angeles

One of the beautiful things about the Olympics is that the runners-up get prizes, too. Which brings us to Los Angeles. The second choice in its own country to host the 2024 Summer Games took [...]

Court ruling pushes Redskins’ name fight back to society

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins aren’t in the clear with their team name just yet, even after the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can’t block trademarks on the basis that they’re offensive. [...]

No longer a combo: McDonald’s ends Olympic sponsorship deal

The Olympics and McDonald’s used to go together like a hamburger and fries. They are no longer a combo. In a surprise move, the International Olympic Committee announced Friday it was ending its Olympic sponsorship [...]

Betting on races already run? Tracks eye new source of cash

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It sounds like the ultimate sure thing — or the ultimate sucker’s bet: Wagering money on horse races that have already happened. It’s called historical racing. The date and place of [...]

Scathing report on Rio Olympics: venues ‘white elephants,’ going unused

RIO DE JANEIRO — A federal prosecutor looking into last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics says that many of the venues “are white elephants” that were built with “no planning.” The scathing report offered this [...]

Marathon star Meb Keflezighi is racing toward retirement

BOSTON — America’s premier marathoner is taking his victory lap. Meb Keflezighi says he’ll hang up his racing shoes for good after running today’s Boston Marathon and the TCS New York City Marathon in November. [...]