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  1. No worlds, but Johnson still eyeing London

    Jim Caple

    Shawn Johnson won a gold medal and three silvers at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Her photo adorned cereal boxes on American breakfast tables. She led the Wrigley Field crowd in singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." And she reached the highest level o...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  2. Still dreaming of Phelps and Beijing? Here are 10 questions to po...

    Jim Caple

    Wondering what's on the Olympic calendar for 2009? Jim Caple gives you 10 questions to ponder while you're still getting over Jason Lezak's relay leg.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2009
  3. Pass or fail for Beijing? Suspending cynicism here helps provide ...

    Jim Caple

    Assessing the Games often depended on how far you squinted into the Beijing haze. But sometimes, especially at the Olympics, it's best to suspend the cynicism.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2008
  4. Yet again, Leslie's presence leads U.S. women to Olympic gold

    Jim Caple

    Many said this would be the Olympics where the world would catch up to the U.S. women's basketball team, but the squad just wouldn't let its leader, Lisa Leslie, go out that way.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2008
  5. U.S. track and field team had to finish Olympics on high note

    Jim Caple

    After a poor start to the Beijing Olympics, the U.S. track and field team was determined to go out on a higher note. Thanks to its 4x400 relay teams, the group did just that.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2008
  6. Still plenty to watch before Games close on Sunday

    Jim Caple

    Before we bid goodbye to Beijing and begin the countdown to London, here are 10 final events to watch this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2008
  7. Here's how the IOC can really get to the bottom of this gymnast s...

    Jim Caple

    If the IOC is having any trouble with its investigation of China's gymnasts, Jim Caple knows exactly where it can turn for a little help: the ol' red, white and blue.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2008
  8. Even in fighting for bronze, U.S. baseball team wants to show its...

    Jim Caple

    The U.S. baseball team lost out on a chance at gold, but it realizes the responsibility ahead: win bronze to show the world that the sport has a place in the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2008
  9. Latest Hammon vs. the World tilt all about hoops, not politics

    Jim Caple

    The latest installment of Becky Hammon vs. the World didn't result in any crisis in American-Russian relations. No, in the end, it was just about basketball and the U.S. dominated once again.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2008
  10. Even the unlikeliest of opponents doesn't stop May-Treanor, Walsh...

    Jim Caple

    Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh didn't face a likely opponent, but the results were the same for the beach volleyball pair -- all gold.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2008
  11. U.S. gets good look at Japan's Darvish; Cuba awaits

    Jim Caple

    The United States baseball team got its first look at Yu Darvish, Japan's best pitcher and possibly soon to be the subject of a Daisuke Matsuzaka-like posting fee.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  12. Du Toit's message goes way beyond her finish at Olympics

    Jim Caple

    Michael Phelps may have 14 gold medals, but he doesn't have to feed himself during a race or fend off competitors kicking him in the head. He also has two legs with which to kick. Such is not the case for open swimmer Natalie du Toit.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  13. We love Shawn Johnson, but Horton tops gymnastics finale

    Jim Caple

    It's not that Jim Caple isn't impressed with women's gymnastics. He is. But a daring routine from Jonathan Horton outranked Shawn Johnson's gold-medal win Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2008
  14. Putting the ultimate Golden Ticket to astonishing usage

    Jim Caple

    As the owner of the Golden Ticket -- a media pass -- Jim decided to see how many Olympic events he could attend in one day.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2008
  15. How can one not be won over by Phelps' feat?

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple held Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals so near and dear to his heart, he almost didn't want to see Michael Phelps break it. But it's hard not to be won over by such a feat.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2008
  16. Blowing kisses to the crowd? C'mon, Usain, you can do better

    Jim Caple

    We're a little disappointed. We were hoping for a little more showboating from Usain Bolt after his 100-meter win. Well, we always have the 200 to look forward to.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2008