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Sports in the United States

Olympic swim champion teaching the kids to keep up with Jones

In Beijing and London, US Olympian Cullen Jones was fierce in the water, bringing home gold and silver and setting a world record along the way.

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 5:54am

The truth has set Collins free

As far as seminal moments in sports go, this is near the top. "I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport," Jason Collins wrote in a Sports Illustrated cover story this week. "But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation."

5 May 2013 - 4:03am

A little distraction can help healing

A man is not feeling well so his doctor tells him to take antibiotics for two weeks, painkillers for three weeks and watch 15 baseball games over the next four weeks and he will be healed. Of course, it is a myth. Sports does not heal, it only distracts. But I have to remind myself of this all the time, particularly when a dose of heavy perspective is served up like the events in Boston.

28 Apr 2013 - 6:29am

Lin's legacy will be built off court

We have had a little more than a year to digest things and certainly enough time to have thoroughly reflected on the madness. The notion of Jeremy Lin as merely an above average basketball player for the Houston Rockets is beginning to take root. But such was the depth and height of "Linsanity" last year that the residue will never truly subside.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:44am

Jeremy Lin recalls racial 'barriers'

Jeremy Lin says he felt a sense of bigotry towards him when he wasn't offered a US university scholarship despite being named one of California's top players in his final high-school year.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

West is best as sun sets on East

There was an unseasonable chill this past week blowing across New England down to New York. Baseball weather this was not and the only thing colder than the temperature was the prognosis for the two teams shivering through opening day in Yankee Stadium. By the time the first game of the season between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees finished, the stands were virtually empty.

7 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

No escape from the gun madness in US

She was an innocent child sharing her radiant smile with a complete stranger. Holding her grandmother's hand she said her name was Jeanie and she was five years old. You could tell instinctively that picking up her adorable granddaughter after school was the highlight of grandma's life, there was so much joy in both of their faces.

23 Dec 2012 - 6:08am

The king rules, like it or not

He is not the first self-appointed king to be disliked by his subjects. Not by any means. But right now LeBron James, King James to the dwindling fans he has left, is probably the most hated man in America. A scant two years ago he was among the most popular.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Jeremy Lin

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

There's room for divine inspiration

I can't think of anything more personal than someone's faith. What we believe in defines who we are and because life is often messy, if your faith pulls you through the more difficult moments then more power to whatever you believe in.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am