Among the dozens of athletes hoping to leap, throw or run their way to London as part of the U.S. track and field team is St. Louis native Shannon Leinert. The 24-year-old runner has dreamed of the Olympics since she was 10. If that weren't enough, Leinert is also working on a doctoral degree.
It's been 40 years since the adoption of Title IX, the gender equity law that changed college athletics for both women and men. Commenting on the law's future, Frank Deford says that as women dominate college rolls, football fans might be in for a rude shock.
Ukraine was hoping that co-hosting the Euro 2012 soccer championship would showcase its entry into the European community of nations. It hasn't turned out that way. Several leaders, including Germany's Angela Merkel, have stayed away to protest the jailing of Ukraine's former prime minister.
The 4-year-old made the rest of the field in England's Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot look like they didn't belong to be on the same track with him. His brother, Bullet Train, looked like a steam engine in comparison.
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