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Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones Oscar-winning actors Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones will stop by the Apple SoHo store Sunday at 4 p.m. to chat about their latest flick, "Hope Springs," a film about a devoted couple looking to rekindle their romance by going to marriage counseling sessions with a renowned couple's specialist played by Steve Carrell. (Sunday, 4 p.m.,... » more
Hope Solo will not be punished for her critical tweets about an NBC announcer, women's soccer coach Pia Sundhage told reporters yesterday.
Solo, the U.S. Olympic team's goalie, slammed TV commentator and former soccer star Brandi Chastain on Twitter Saturday for criticizing a defender after a win over Colombia.
"Its 2 bad we cant have commentators who better represents the team&knows... » more
Olympic officials have tried their best to keep the details of Friday night's Opening Ceremony under wraps, but one thing is certain: it's going to be a spectacle.
Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, the art director for the extravaganza, teased a few details Thursday on NBC's "Today" show, revealing that the show will open with the gong of a 27-pound bell forged at the same foundry... » more
U.S. soccer fanatics who were hoping to see Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan represent the red, white and blue in London over the next two weeks will just have to settle for watching some of the greatest players in the world instead.
The American men failed to qualify for the event, but with the quality of teams in the Games, it doesn't look like men's soccer will take a hit in international... » more
Michael Phelps is quick to admit that the enormous expectations that followed him into the pool in each of the two previous Olympics - Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008 - were, at times, a heavy burden.
Of course, the results from those Olympiads made Phelps a national celebrity and American hero. He established world records for the most gold medals total (14) and in a single Olympics (eight... » more
It's about time.
With women's boxing added as an Olympic sport for the first time ever in the London games, there are no longer any all-male events in the competition.
Though they will only fight in three weight classes - flyweight, lightweight and middleweight - noted lady pugilists like Ireland's Katie Taylor and India's Mary Kom will make history inside the squared circle beginning... » more
The bar has been set for the U.S. men's basketball team - match the 1992 Dream Team, the most dominant collection of basketball players ever assembled. Who set that lofty bar? The players themselves.
"It would be a tough one but I think we would pull it out," Bryant told reporters two weeks ago about a Team USA matchup against their 1992 counterparts. "People who think we can't... » more
Nine New Yorkers will represent their state in London starting Friday. We caught up with three stars from the Big Apple who are looking to make their mark in Olympic history.
Nicole Ross, 23, fencingAfter 14 years of competitive fencing, Ross nearly saw her dreams slip away last October when a rare muscle disease almost forced her out of the World Fencing Championship in Catania, Italy. But... » more
The Yankees have a comfortable lead in the AL East, the Mets once again appear to be experiencing a summer swoon and NFL training camps have yet to officially open.
So why not tune in to the Olympics for the next few weeks?
The international competition, which will be held in some of sport's most historic venues in London beginning this weekend, promises to provide even the most hardcore... » more
Jay Kriegel, executive director of NYC 2012, which lost its Olympic bid to London in 2005, said he and his team conceived their strategy in a way that would benefit the city regardless of what the International Olympic Committee decided.
Kriegel said many projects involving athletic facilities, such as parks and the stadiums, were fast-tracked as a result for the Olympic push.
"We .... » more