While athletes prep for the summer Olympics, winter Olympians are also in training. For cross-country skiers, that means roller-skiing, which many serious skiers love to hate. But some people have come to love roller skiing so much that they're hoping it will one day be a summer Olympic sport.
Bryce Harper was 16 when he made the cover of Sports Illustrated as "Baseball's Chosen One." He was 17 when he was the top pick in the amateur draft. And he was 19 when he made his major league debut with the Washington Nationals. Now, after two months of play, he's measuring up to all the hype.
You may have heard about plans to put missiles on London rooftops during the Olympics to shoot down intruders. There is another interesting weapon that will be deployed to keep away a threat that Londoners live with every day: pigeons.
The key to winning as a big-time coach is keeping your players eligible. Commentator Frank Deford says that when Joe Paterno's old assistant was in trouble, his instincts kicked in: Paterno kept Jerry Sandusky eligible.
A planned runoff in the 100 meters between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh was canceled at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., Monday. Tarmoh decided not to race. The two had tied for third place in the women's 100.
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