September 15, 2016 |
Couric's $12 mil edit Gun-rights advocacy group the Virginian Citizens Defense League has filed a $12 million defamation suit against Katie Couric and filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig , claiming that a docu shown this year called Under the Gun intentionally misrepresented the group. The suit says the filmmakers used editing to make members of the group look ignorant and unprepared when Couric posed an important question about gun-control laws. Couric asked members how, as the group opposes gun registration laws, they proposed to prevent terrorists from buying guns.
September 3, 2016
ISSUE | SUMMER OLYMPICS Where's the fair play in plights of two tarnished athletes? Goalkeeper Hope Solo left her Seattle Reign soccer team after she was suspended by the U.S. national team for disparaging comments about Sweden during the Olympics ("Solo takes indefinite leave from her NWSL team," Sunday). Her punishments have been swift and severe. Yet Ryan Lochte and three of his fellow Olympic swimmers got drunk, trashed a gas station, and lied about what happened. And what is Lochte's punishment?
September 1, 2016 |
SAN FRANCISCO 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick sits down during the national anthem to protest America's treatment of people of color, and he is accused of being a traitor to his country. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is facing criminal charges in Brazil for falsely reporting he was robbed at gunpoint, and, while he lost several endorsements as a result, he ultimately was rewarded with a stint on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars. " Both men are accomplished athletes. Kaepernick appeared in Super Bowl XLVII.
August 26, 2016 |
HERE IS THE difference between becoming Olympic heroes and Olympic dimwits. On Tuesday, the gold medal-winning United States women's gymnastics team was in Manhattan for a taping of the The Tonight Show and just happened to swing by the Richard Rodgers Theatre for prime seats to the Broadway hit Hamilton . On the secondary market, tickets to the high-demand show start at $300 to $500 for the cheapest seats, and reportedly average around...
August 24, 2016
ISSUE | SUMMER OLYMPICS From Philly streets to 3 gold medals When Matthew Centrowitz captured the gold medal in the 1,500-meter final on Saturday, he became the first American to win the "metric mile" since 1908 ("U.S. cleans up on final night," Sunday). Melvin Sheppard was the American who won that race in 1908. Mel grew up in the Grays Ferry neighborhood of South Philly. He was a street tough, known for his fighting skills, but fighting rival gangs was not his only skill.
August 24, 2016
Like most Olympics, the Rio Games were an absolute success, if you ignore what went wrong. Unfortunately, the United States suffered the misfortune of having the immature behavior of four members of its swimming team detract from the nation's record-setting performance in the 17-day competition. But before getting into what has robbed too much attention from where it should be, let's acknowledge what went right: America's Olympians won the most medals ever for their country: 121 total.
August 18, 2016 |
Michael Phelps does it. So does Ryan Lochte. But please think twice before you, ahem, go in the water. It may be convenient. But peeing in a pool also triggers chemical reactions that can be hazardous to your health. Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in modern history, was asked in 2012 if he urinates in the water. "I think everybody pees in the pool," Phelps told the Wall Street Journal . "It's kind of a normal thing to do for swimmers. We don't really get out to pee. We just go whenever we are on the wall.
June 30, 2016 |
OMAHA, Neb. - They're called trials for a reason. Four years ago at the London Games, Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin combined to win 10 medals, six of them gold. Tuesday night, in their Day 3 finals at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, they weren't even competitive. Franklin, who took the gold medal in the event at London, finished seventh, next to last, in a women's 100-meter breaststroke final won by Olivia Smoliga. Meanwhile, Lochte, who missed qualifying in the 400 IM Monday night after injuring his groin in warm-ups, hit the wall fourth in a closely contested men's 200-meter freestyle final.
June 27, 2013
Marc Sheftic , 38, a PGA teaching pro at Merion, shot a 76 Wednesday to finish in a four-way tie for fourth with a 283 in the PGA Professional National Championship, qualifying him for the PGA Championship in August. Also qualifying for the PGA was David McNabb , of Applebrook in Malvern, who was tied for ninth with a 286 after shooting a 71. Rod Perry won the event at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort, shooting a 3-under 69 for a 3-stroke victory. The 39-year-old Perry, the PGA head pro at Crane Lakes in Port Orange, Fla., finished at 10-under 277. SOCCER: Paulinho headed Brazil into the Confederations Cup final with an 86th-minute header on Wednesday to give the host nation a 2-1 victory over Uruguay at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
December 27, 2012 |
There were the fashion trends of 2012: Color-blocking continued. Women of all shapes delighted in the return of the peplum. Guys and gals frolicked through town in salmon-pink skinny jeans. Metallic wedged sneakers were retro '80s chic. Ombre hair was hot. Ombre nails were hotter. And Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte brought icy grills back into the fashion fold. But there were also the moments. These flashes in time forced us to rethink our shopping habits, challenged our long-standing stereotypes, and allowed guys to be girls and girls to be guys.