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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Evgeni Plushenko deserved better ending to...

    Jim Caple

    Evgeni Plushenko had big hopes for these Games on his home soil. After helping Russia win the team event, one of the greatest skaters the sport has seen deserved a better way to end his career.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  2. X Games Barcelona -- One packed day at X Games

    Jim Caple

    There's no better way to learn what X Games is all about than to see it live -- all of it

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2013
  3. Blake Leeper worries Oscar Pistorius' arrest will put negative sp...

    Jim Caple

    Oscar Pistorius inspired many disabled athletes, including Blake Leeper, who worries about the negative effect Pistorius' arrest might have on the Paralympic movement that benefitted so much from the South African sprinter's success.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  4. Usain Bolt ultimate competitor for our time

    Jim Caple

    While racing in Saturday's 200-meter final at the world championships, Usain Bolt appeared to briefly glance up at the stadium's video board to watch himself running. If so, who can blame him? The man has provided track's most exhilarating performanc...

    Blog | September 03, 2011
  5. Sprinter Usain Bolt on his challengers -- 'Everyone wants to be t...

    Jim Caple

    With the men's 100-meter field for the worlds depleted by injury, here's hoping Usain Bolt's true competition is ready for the 2012 London Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2011
  6. Michael Phelps has a reason to work harder

    Jim Caple

    What can the sport of swimming do to top Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals in 2008? Well, how about a competitive rivalry between Phelps and his friend, Ryan Lochte? Lochte beat Phelps for the second time at the world championships in Shan...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  7. Jim Caple: Minnesota Twins say goodbye to the Metrodome

    Jim Caple

    Baseball inside the Metrodome came to an end when the Yankees finished off a series sweep of the Twins on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2009
  8. American gymnasts shock world in win

    Jim Caple

    The U.S. women's team, severely wounded at the worlds, nonetheless pulled off a shocking upset.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2003
  9. World Baseball Classic title means everything to the Dominicans

    Jim Caple

    The Dominicans' unbeaten title run highlighted the WBC, which might not have registered with the U.S. audience, but did so everywhere else.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  10. The aging Yankees leave the postseason

    Jim Caple

    The aging Yankees leave the postseason under a cloud, but the worse news is that it might be a while before they return.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  11. Tongan luger changes name to Bruno Banani in marketing ploy for u...

    Jim Caple

    Warning: If a female luger from Tonga named Victoria Seacrett competes in the 2014 Olympics, be suspicious. Why? Read on. Bruno Banani is scheduled to represent Tonga at this weekend's world luge championship in Altenberg, Germany, hoping to conti...

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  12. Tongan luger changes name to Bruno Banani in marketing ploy for u...

    Jim Caple

    Tongan luger's name-change part of guerilla marketing by underwear company.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  13. How can U.S. men close gap on Jamaica?

    Jim Caple

    Jamaica has a smaller land mass than Connecticut and fewer people than the San Diego greater metropolitan area. Prior to 2004, it had won a total of five gold medals in the Olympics, only once at a distance shorter than 400 meters. Until then, if you...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  14. Is new false start rule really a good idea?

    Jim Caple

    Perhaps track would be better off by adopting football's penalty for a false start. Just back up the offending sprinter five yards and go again. In Usain Bolt's case, that might make the race even more exciting. Heck, after watching Bolt cruise t...

    Blog | August 28, 2011
  15. Sean Burroughs back in baseball after putting aside personal nigh...

    Jim Caple

    Sean Burroughs was once thought to be a potential star in the making. But after going through an awful period of time in his personal life, he's enjoying just being back in baseball.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  16. MLB Playoffs: Texas Rangers could regret letting New York Yankees...

    Jim Caple

    In their first opportunity to close out the Yankees and advance to the World Series, the Rangers failed to get the job done.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2010