Marana High School’s Special Olympics basketball team faced an unlikely opponent — a squad of officers from the town’s Police Department — in preparation for an upcoming basketball competition.
Fans of the U.S. ice hockey team whoop it up outside the stadium in Lake Placid, N.Y., Feb. 24, 1980, after the American team defeated Finland, 3-2, to win its first Olympic hockey gold medal since 1960. (AP Photo)
Jim Bickford, 43-year-old bobsledder from Saranac Lake, N.Y., carries U.S. flag as he leads teammates past stands at stadium at Cortina D'Ampezzo during opening ceremonies for 1956 Winter Olympic Games, Jan. 26, 1956, Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. Bickford, a forest ranger, is participating in h…
Opening ceremonies take place for the XIV Winter Olympics in Sarajevo's Kosevo stadium Feb. 8, 1984.(AP Photo)
This is a view of the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, Aug. 1, 1936, at the Lustgarten in Berlin, Germany, showing Nazi leaders including Dr. Joseph Goebbels speaking. Behind him is the Reich's Minister Rudolph Hess; in back row, left to right are the leader of Hitler Youth, Baldur von Sc…
Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, in light suit , walks with a delegation as they arrive for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany on August 1, 1936. Spectators hail the German leader from the stadium balcony with salutes. (AP Photo)
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, who attends the Olympics daily, seems pleased with the way the games are progressing as he watches events on August 14, 1936 at Berlin, Germany. At his left is Dr. Theodor Lewald, not in uniform, president of the German Olympic committee. The short man, second…
American Jesse Owens runs in 21.1 seconds to win his elimination heats in the Olympic 200-meter dash during the Berlin Olympics, August 8, 1936. He is followed by Orr of Canada and Neckermann of Germany. Owens later won this event finals. (AP Photo)
U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski will be reunited with former Duke guard Kyrie Irving at the Vegas camp.
LAS VEGAS - Mike Krzyzewski thought he was done with USA Basketball. He said he was done, too.
Henry Cejudo celebrates his wrestling gold medal in the 55kg weight class after beating Tomohiro Matsunaga of Japan in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Henry Cejudo may have been one of the smallest wrestlers in the Pueblo gymnasium Saturday, but he was looked at like the biggest star.
LONDON - IOC President Jacques Rogge defended the international cycling union's anti-doping efforts Wednesday and said it would be wrong to kick the sport out of the Olympics in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal.
A voice on the phone wants to know why we haven't written a story on Delaney Schnell. What does she do, I ask? "She's a diver."
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Monday that the Heisman Trophy is a popularity contest, with the winner now usually the best player on which team voters feel is the best.
A voice on the phone wants to know why we haven’t written a story on Delaney Schnell.
The 23 Olympic athletes with Southern Arizona ties produced nine medals by the time closing ceremonies ended the London Games on Sunday.
Left: Bernard Lagat, a Tucson resident, left, and Britain's Mohamed Farah competed in the men's 5,000-meter final at the London Olympics. Lagat finished fourth, just off the bronze, after he was tripped in the final stretch.
Matt Grevers, left, and USA teammate Nick Thoman, both with Tucson ties, finished first and second in the 100-meter backstroke final.
Above: Caitlin Leverenz, facing, embraces the United States' Arian Kukors after winning bronze in the 200-meter individual medley final. Leverenz is a Sahuaro High grad.