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Q&A With Former Russian Hockey Player Vyacheslav ‘Slava’ Fetisov On “Red Army”

“Red Army” revolves around Vyacheslav “Slava” Fetisov – the captain, leader, and soul of the hockey squad. While you’ll find the perfunctory highlights and archived evidence of Russia’s hockey acumen, the film is wonderfully spliced by sidebars between Fetisov and director Gabe Polsky.

01/22/2015

Fireworks explode over the stadium during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

USOC Selects Boston As Proposed Host City For 2024 Olympics

The USOC made the decision Thursday after reviewing final bids from The Bay Area, Los Angeles, Boston and Washington D.C.

01/08/2015

Rashad Jennings #27 of the Oakland Raiders blocks a punt by Sav Rocca #6 of the Washington Redskins that was recovered for Raiders touchdown at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

2024 Bay Area Olympic Boosters Eye New Stadium In Oakland To Boost Bid, Keep Raiders In Town

On Thursday, the United States Olympic Committee could decide between the Bay Area and three other finalists as the nation’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. A newly-announced stadium plan, which would later be a home for the Oakland Raiders, could improve chances for a local bid.

01/07/2015

Olympics Day 12 - Athletics

Vegas Odds Makers: Los Angeles, Boston Have Better Shot Than San Francisco To Host 2024 Olympics

The United States hasn’t hosted the Summer Olympics since Atlanta in 1996. San Francisco could be in the running for the games that will take place 10 years from now, but odds makers said other U.S. cities have a better shot at hosting the Olympics.

12/18/2014

Olympics Day 10 - Athletics

Bay Area Officially In Running For 2024 Olympic Summer Games

The U.S. Olympic Committee will make a bid for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, and that means the Bay Area is officially in the running.

12/16/2014

The Olympic rings are seen at Tower Bridge as part of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

San Francisco To Bid On Hosting The 2024 Summer Olympics

San Francisco is one of four finalist cities being considered for a U.S. bid to host the Olympic Games.

11/20/2014

Louis Zamperini presents an award at the 2011 Golden Goggles at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for USA Swimming)

WWII Hero, Olympian Louis Zamperini Dies At 97

Louis Zamperini had been battling pneumonia in recent days. He passed away in Southern California, surrounded by his family.

07/03/2014

A pregnant Alysia Montano runs in the opening round of the women's 800 meter run during day 2 of the USATF Outdoor Championships at Hornet Stadium on June 26, 2014 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

8 Months Pregnant, Cal Star Runner Competes In 800 Meters At U.S. Championships

A five-time national champion and former Olympian made headlines after running in the U.S. Track and Field Championships while eight months pregnant.

06/27/2014

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6 Of The Most Devastating Team USA Losses In History

You win some and you lose some, but these losses hurt and they hurt bad. And let’s be honest, Sunday’s match against Portugal felt like a defeat …

06/23/2014

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2024 Olympics In San Francisco? Mayor Ed Lee Admits Working Quietly For Past Year On Bid

After the U.S. Olympic Committee announced San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington, D.C. were on the short list of locations for the official national bid being submitted to the International Olympic Committee to host the 2024 summer games, Mayor Ed Lee outlined some of the next steps to make the Bay Area the host.

06/16/2014

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