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  1. Brandi Chastain talks 'Splash,' staying fit

    Lynn Hoppes

    Growing up in San Jose, Calif., you'd think that Brandi Chastain would have been really good at swimming. But that wasn't the case. Chastain instead focused on soccer and became a two-time Women's World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist....

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  2. Lance Armstrong's confession too little, too late

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Lance Armstrong's public admission of doping was too little and way too late. It just reminds us that the steroid era will not go away no matter what is done to put those days behind us.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  3. David Stern will leave NBA stronger

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    David Stern will leave NBA stronger than when he took over. Revenues and ratings have grown, as have international interest and participation.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  4. Olympic emphasis has shifted since 1968

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Today's Olympics are much less of a contest of ideologies than they were in 1968. East or West, capitalist or socialist, the nations of the world are about making a buck and politics has taken a back seat.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2012
  5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is building bridges between blacks and Jews

    Richard Lapchick

    Some might be surprised that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is in high demand as a speaker at anti-Semitism events. Those close to him, though, know how well he understands the cause.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2009
  6. Thoughts about Olympics and Politics

    Henry Abbott

    In the L.A. Times, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar remembers 1968, when he was very sympathetic to calls for some black American athletes to boycott the Olympics in Mexico City. Then Abdul-Jabbar wonders about Beijing 2008: Here we are 40 years later and we are...

    Blog | May 05, 2008
  7. Donohue won 71 straight games at Power Memorial

    Jack Donohue, who coached Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in high school, has died at age 70.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 17, 2003