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  1. Aly Raisman is ready for 'Dancing' finals

    Lynn Hoppes

    It's down to the final four on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and Olympic gymnastics champion and Season 16 competitor Aly Raisman summed it up best: "Everyone wants to win, but at the same time it's not life or death. It's more about having fun ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  2. Billy Baldwin trying to save wrestling

    Lynn Hoppes

    Actor Billy Baldwin, who grew up wrestling in Massapequa, N.Y., will be in New York City Wednesday to rally support in the battle to save Olympic wrestling. Baldwin, who starred in "Backdraft" and "Sliver," wrestled on his high school team and th...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  3. Ryan Lochte's reality show debuts Sunday

    Lynn Hoppes

    Despite what you might think, Ryan Lochte has no problems making fun of himself. An 11-time Olympic medalist, Lochte showed off how to exercise while working on a Web series called "Office Burn," made appearances on "90210" and "30 Rock" and, on S...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Aly Raisman on dancing, web series, teens

    Lynn Hoppes

    Daniel Tosh. Rob Dyrdek. Now U.S. gymnastics captain and "Dancing with the Stars" competitor Aly Raisman. Raisman, who led the women's team to the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, is juggling a lot of things these days: • Teaming w...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  6. Tommy Lasorda on World Baseball Classic

    Lynn Hoppes

    With the United States playing its first game tonight in the World Baseball Classic, Playbook reached out to talk to baseball legend Tommy Lasorda about the event. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, Lasorda came out of retirement to manage the U.S. team...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  7. Scotty Lago on burnout, Olympics, Twitter

    Lynn Hoppes

    Olympic snowboarder Scotty Lago, before heading to Norway Thursday to prepare for this weekend's Arctic Challenge, was in Las Vegas on Wednesday to perform an ultimate orange burnout with fellow AMP Energy athletes Dale Earnhardt Jr. and MMA fighter ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  8. Darius Rucker backs skier Tucker Perkins

    Lynn Hoppes

    Country singer Darius Rucker will be keeping track of the X Games Aspen 2013, which begins Thursday, to root on ski superpipe competitor Tucker Perkins. "There's not a more genuine guy out there, and to be such a bad-ass on the snow makes that eve...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  9. Shannon Miller on Lance, cancer, pregnancy

    Lynn Hoppes

    When Shannon Miller -- the most decorated gymnast in U.S. history -- heard that disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong was finally going to admit that he took performance-enhancing drugs, she thought of one word: "Disheartening." Not because Armstr...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  10. Gabby Douglas is on Barbara Walters' list

    Lynn Hoppes

    In six months, 16-year-old Gabby Douglas has gone from Olympic gymnast to Olympic champion to world traveler to author. And now she has made Barbara Walters' list of "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012." Douglas is joining actor/producer B...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  11. Antron Brown's path to history wasn't easy

    Lynn Hoppes

    Antron Brown, one of the nation's top junior college track stars, had just graduated from Mercer Junior College in New Jersey in 1997 and was heading to Long Island University on a full scholarship with the hopes of one day making the U.S. Olympic te...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  12. Shawn Johnson primed for 'Dancing' finals

    Lynn Hoppes

    Winning ABC's "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" this week will mean more for Olympic gymnastic champion Shawn Johnson than you might think. "I don't talk about this very much but winning will be like my own little redemption," said Johnson, who ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  13. Exclusive: Marion Jones talks 'Life After'

    Lynn Hoppes

    "Life After." Seems appropriate. Marion Jones, a record-breaking Olympic track star who admitted in 2007 to using performance-enhancing drugs and served time in prison for making false statements to investigators, is featured on the Nov. 19 epi...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  14. Natalie Coughlin on swimming with sharks

    Lynn Hoppes

    NEW YORK -- Just a few months removed from the Summer Olympics, 12-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin still hasn't slowed down. "This week, it's Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and back home in the San Francisco area. I want to be home with my ...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  15. Mike, Bob Bryan: Best twins ever in sports

    Lynn Hoppes

    It's not even close. The Bryans -- Mike and Bob -- are the best twins in sports history. On Friday afternoon, the Bryans won the men's doubles title at the U.S. Open, after winning the men's doubles gold medal at the London Olympics. The 3...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  16. Lochte joins Olympians making TV cameos

    Lynn Hoppes

    With Olympic champion Ryan Lochte set to appear on the Oct. 29 episode of "90210," Playbook has decided to look back at memorable moments of Olympians on television. We've broken them into two categories: athletes known just for the Olympics and athl...

    Blog | August 16, 2012