LONDON - IOC President Jacques Rogge defended the international cycling union's anti-doping efforts Wednesday and said it would be wrong to kick the sport out of the Olympics in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal.
A voice on the phone wants to know why we haven't written a story on Delaney Schnell. What does she do, I ask? "She's a diver."
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Monday that the Heisman Trophy is a popularity contest, with the winner now usually the best player on which team voters feel is the best.
A voice on the phone wants to know why we haven’t written a story on Delaney Schnell.
Matt Grevers, left, and USA teammate Nick Thoman, both with Tucson ties, finished first and second in the 100-meter backstroke final.
High-jumper Brigetta Barrett, a University of Arizona theater major, cleared 6 feet, 8 inches, winning an Olympic silver medal.
Georganne Moline, a UA senior, set a personal best in the 400-meter hurdles during track events at the London Games. She finished about a half-second off the bronze.
Above: Caitlin Leverenz, facing, embraces the United States' Arian Kukors after winning bronze in the 200-meter individual medley final. Leverenz is a Sahuaro High grad.
Left: Bernard Lagat, a Tucson resident, left, and Britain's Mohamed Farah competed in the men's 5,000-meter final at the London Olympics. Lagat finished fourth, just off the bronze, after he was tripped in the final stretch.
The 23 Olympic athletes with Southern Arizona ties produced nine medals by the time closing ceremonies ended the London Games on Sunday.
Bryan Barten, who coaches the UA's wheelchair tennis team, is a veteran of the U.S. national team but has never been to the Paralympics.
Noah Yablong, who played wheelchair tennis at the UA and graduated this year, will join coach Bryan Barten in London next week. Both are first-time Paralympians.
Bryan Barten had called "shotgun," entitling him to a spot in the front passenger seat of his friend's Dodge Stealth twin turbo. But it was dumping rain in Michigan that day in 1997, and another buddy sent him to the backseat rather than debate and get wet.
Ukraine's Igor Chervynskiy and others start the 10-kilometer race at Hyde Park. After the death of American Fran Crippen in 2010, rescue boats and kayaks kept an eye on everyone, especially the last-place finisher from Guam.
LONDON - Pool or lake, it doesn't matter to Ous Mellouli. As long as there's water involved.
U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd is already in a celebratory mood as the ball hits the back of the net for the first of her two goals in the Americans' victory.
WEMBLEY, England - Abby Wambach didn't put on her "Greatness Has Been Found" T-shirt right away. She instead strayed from her teammates and knelt alone at midfield - and cried into a U.S. flag.
USA vs. USA: Kerri Walsh Jennings, left, blocks a spike from Jennifer Kessy during the gold medal match. "They're the best team of all time," silver medalist Kessy said.
Abdi Abdirahman, seen here winning the 10,000-meter run at the 2008 U.S. Olympic trials, qualified for this year's Olympics in the marathon.
I knew Abdi Abdirahman was smiling, because, well, he's always smiling.