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LA Dodgers pitcher and highest-paid baseball player Trevor Bauer will sit out for the rest of the season. The announcement came over the weekend.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new book explores the history of women’s surfing from the 1600s to today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Republic of Lucha , a lucha libre-themed store and cultural event space in South Pasadena, flourished during the pandemic.

Republic of Lucha: Mecca for fans of lucha libre in South Pasadena

Republic of Lucha , a lucha libre-themed store and cultural event space in South Pasadena, flourished during the pandemic.

from Greater LA

The U.S. Open is in full swing, with the stands filled at 100% capacity. Masks are optional.

US Open: Who could win, and why are so many players opting against COVID vaccines?

The U.S. Open is in full swing, with the stands filled at 100% capacity. Masks are optional.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than 4000 athletes are competing in this year’s Paralympics, which kicks off today in Tokyo.

Paralympians can’t bring caregivers to Tokyo due to COVID. How will this affect their ability to compete?

More than 4000 athletes are competing in this year’s Paralympics, which kicks off today in Tokyo.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

CicLAvia is back on August 15.

CicLAvia returns in more than a year — with pop-up vaccination clinics

CicLAvia is back on August 15.

from KCRW Features

Sunday marked the final day of the Tokyo Games. With the closing ceremony behind us, LA is preparing for its own summer Olympics in 2028.

What LA 2028 can learn from Tokyo Games: Politics, costs, climate change, and more

Sunday marked the final day of the Tokyo Games. With the closing ceremony behind us, LA is preparing for its own summer Olympics in 2028.

from Greater LA

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics end this weekend, and for Team USA, there have been plenty of triumphs and a few stumbles coming out of the blocks.

Breaking down the 2020 Olympics, Dodgers and Lakers welcome new players

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics end this weekend, and for Team USA, there have been plenty of triumphs and a few stumbles coming out of the blocks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Olympics welcomed surfing for the first time this year, but the sport has a centuries-long history, and some are pushing it to new extremes.

Surfing a 100-foot wave in Portugal: See how one man did it in new HBO docuseries

The Olympics welcomed surfing for the first time this year, but the sport has a centuries-long history, and some are pushing it to new extremes.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Greater LA spoke with more than 10 Olympians from Southern California about those challenges, their journey, and passion for their sports. Here are highlights from their interviews.

SoCal Olympians share insider views on their sports and the training that got them to Tokyo Games

Greater LA spoke with more than 10 Olympians from Southern California about those challenges, their journey, and passion for their sports. Here are highlights from their interviews.

from Greater LA

The Milwaukee Bucks took home their first NBA Finals championship in 50 years on Tuesday. The high-scoring game against the Phoenix Suns was an explosive match between the finalists.

Milwaukee Bucks beat Phoenix Suns in stunning win, its first NBA championship in 50 years

The Milwaukee Bucks took home their first NBA Finals championship in 50 years on Tuesday. The high-scoring game against the Phoenix Suns was an explosive match between the finalists.

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“When you’re doing a 100-mile or 135-mile race like this one, anything can happen and generally does. You can have some issues out there and so will other runners. ...

Death Valley ultramarathoner at age 76: ‘Insanity is a prerequisite’

“When you’re doing a 100-mile or 135-mile race like this one, anything can happen and generally does. You can have some issues out there and so will other runners. ...

from KCRW Features

Brothers Phillip and Ryan Chew have traveled worldwide competing in tournaments, joined by their grandfather Don Chew.

OC brothers hope to win USA’s first badminton Olympics medal. Grandfather was their coach all along

Brothers Phillip and Ryan Chew have traveled worldwide competing in tournaments, joined by their grandfather Don Chew.

from Greater LA

Expect more positive coronavirus cases at the Olympic Village and athletes riddled with unprecedented anxiety, says ESPN national reporter Michele Steele.

Tokyo Olympics opening overshadowed by high-profile COVID cases: Kara Eaker, Coco Gauff, Katie Lou Samuelson

Expect more positive coronavirus cases at the Olympic Village and athletes riddled with unprecedented anxiety, says ESPN national reporter Michele Steele.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For the first time in Olympic history, skateboarding will join the list of sports at Tokyo 2021. Team USA will compete in two styles: street and park.

Skateboarding gets its due at Tokyo Olympics. Encinitas local Bryce Wettstein to rep Team USA

For the first time in Olympic history, skateboarding will join the list of sports at Tokyo 2021. Team USA will compete in two styles: street and park.

from Greater LA

The 2021 Olympics are less than two weeks away, and Tokyo is entering another state of emergency prompted by a resurgence of COVID-19 in the region.

As COVID rises in Japan, Olympic athletes must sign waivers promising not to sue if they get sick

The 2021 Olympics are less than two weeks away, and Tokyo is entering another state of emergency prompted by a resurgence of COVID-19 in the region.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Japan has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo after a spike in coronavirus cases. This news comes as the Olympics are scheduled to begin there in two weeks.

Olympics to go on without fans, Universal makes a deal with Amazon

Japan has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo after a spike in coronavirus cases. This news comes as the Olympics are scheduled to begin there in two weeks.

from The Business

Japan has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo after a spike in coronavirus cases. This news comes as the Olympics are scheduled to begin there in two weeks.

Olympics without spectators could be a ratings disaster

Japan has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo after a spike in coronavirus cases. This news comes as the Olympics are scheduled to begin there in two weeks.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Sha’Carri Richardson tested positive for THC, so the United States Anti-Doping Agency handed her a one-month suspension.

What Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympic snub could mean for cannabis use in sports

Sha’Carri Richardson tested positive for THC, so the United States Anti-Doping Agency handed her a one-month suspension.

from KCRW Features

After a surge of COVID-19 cases, Japan on Thursday declared a state of emergency in Tokyo, where the Olympics are set to begin in two weeks.

Japan declares state of emergency, bans Olympic spectators as COVID surges

After a surge of COVID-19 cases, Japan on Thursday declared a state of emergency in Tokyo, where the Olympics are set to begin in two weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand