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Penny and Phil Sound Bite

A conversation with Mayor Eric Garcetti

Just about 8 months into his term in office, LA Mayor Garcetti has been keeping a high profile and taking on several initiatives. Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke with Phil and Penny about a range of […]

02/19/2014

(AP File Photo)

US warships head to Black Sea before Games begin

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. officials say the first of two American warships heading into the Black Sea in advance of the Olympic Games has set sail from Italy. The USS Mount Whitney got underway Friday […]

01/31/2014

In this Dec. 8, 2013 file photo, Lindsey Vonn races during the women's World Cup super-G skiing event at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

Injured Lindsey Vonn skipping Sochi Olympics

Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars. The 29-year-old from Vail, Colo., announced her decision Tuesday, exactly one month […]

01/07/2014

Mustafina wins, Douglas doesn't medal

(AP) – Russian’s Aliya Mustafina won the title on uneven bars, just 18 months after blowing out her knee and putting her chances for London in doubt. Britain’s Beth Tweddle won the bronze medal, after […]

08/06/2012

US men, defending champs, lose in beach volleyball

(AP) – Defending beach volleyball gold medalists Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser of the United States were knocked out of the Olympics on Friday by Italy. The Americans were among the favorites to win another […]

08/03/2012

NBC: Archery becoming a phenomenon

(AP) – Archery is the new curling. NBC said Thursday that during the first few days of its Olympics coverage, archery was the most popular sport of any that it aired on its cable networks […]

08/02/2012

LA IT looks into blocking Internet video of Olympics

(CNS) – The city’s technology department was looking today into blocking city employees’ ability to stream video coverage of the Olympic Games online. City Councilwoman Jan Perry requested the move after the outgoing head of […]

08/01/2012

London mayor Boris gets stuck on zip wire

(AP) – Some are calling it the best moment at the Olympics so far: London Mayor Boris Johnson stuck on a zip wire. Crowds who gathered at a London park to watch the games on […]

08/01/2012

Leyva's Tweeting towel

(AP) – What’s the deal with that Danell Leyva and his ever-present towel? Call it superstition. The U.S. gymnast likes to pull the grayish-blue towel with stars on it over his head between events so […]

08/01/2012

Different shoes

(AP) – Oscar Pistorius had both legs amputated as a baby, and he credits his mother for his incredible success since then. “My mother said to us in the morning : ‘Carl (this is my […]

08/01/2012

8 badminton players expelled from Olympic doubles

(AP) – Olympic badminton players whose play was deliberately bad are being bounced from the games. Badminton officials are rejecting an appeal from South Korea, after two doubles teams from that country and one each […]

08/01/2012

2.1 million attend first 3 days of London Olympics

(AP) – Facing criticism for swaths of empty seats at venues, Olympic organizers said Tuesday that 2.1 million people attended events in the first three full days of competition. They said 86 percent of ticket-holders […]

07/31/2012

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