Video shows American skater perform illegal stunt in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police are investigating the culprit behind a skateboard stunt illegally performed between two busy streets in Taipei after a video of the incident was released earlier th...

Japan looking for big ‘medal bounce’ as Olympic host nation

TOKYO (AP) — Countries playing host to the Olympics usually get a medal “bounce,” pushed by cheering fans and the advantage of being at home. Mitsugi Ogata also brought up the opposi...

'The Casagrandes' extols Mexican American life via animation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nickelodeon's "The Casagrandes" premiered this week and became one of the first cartoons in U.S. history to feature a multigenerational Mexican American family. ...

Tigers lose 104th game, move closer to first overall pick

DETROIT (AP) — Edwin Jackson allowed five runs in five innings, and the Detroit Tigers took control of the race for the top pick in next June's amateur draft with an 8-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles ...

Skateboarding on the sky: Man tries unusual Channel crossing

SANGATTE, France (AP) — Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's a man on a homemade "flyboard," gliding over the English Channel in his boldest undertaking yet. After careful preparations, a...

Analysis: US will win Olympic medal count, but at what cost?

DENVER (AP) — For decades, the question at the Summer Olympics hasn't been whether the United States will top the medals table, but by how much. If anyone on U.S. soil has a problem ...

Beach volley, handball kick off Pan American Games in Lima

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Preliminary competition in the Pan American Games kicked off Wednesday in what has been branded as the largest sporting event in Peru's history. Nearly 7,000 athlet...

Tuesday Sports in Brief

BOXING MOSCOW (AP) — Boxer Maxim Dadashev died Tuesday, four days after suffering a brain injury in a fight in Maryland. He was 28. The Russian Boxing Federation sa...

1 Year: Tokyo Olympics unveil gold, silver, bronze medals

TOKYO (AP) — Gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medals were to get their first public viewing on Wednesday as Tokyo organizers marked exactly a year until the games open. Fans, sponsors and pol...

Shaun White pushes forward on Olympic skateboarding track

Shaun White is pressing forward with plans to shoot for the Summer Olympics in skateboarding. White said Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show that he'll compete at world championships in Se...

Year to go to Tokyo Games, with costs, ticket demand rising

TOKYO (AP) — The countdown for the Tokyo Olympics has hit 365 days. To mark the year-to-go mark, the gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals are to be unveiled Wednesday as part of da...

Breakdancing takes step closer to Olympic debut in Paris

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Breakdancing has moved a step closer to the 2024 Olympics, and now organizers can look to book a street venue in Paris. IOC members have formally endorse...

Latest: Deputy shot in off-duty attack memorialized in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot while off-duty earlier this month (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Hundreds...

Funeral set for LA sheriff's deputy shot in off-duty attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A large turnout was expected Monday at the funeral of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot in an off-duty attack at a fast-food restaurant by a man also suspected of killing a...

Free water fun at Taipei's Dajia Water Playground available from June 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As summer heats up and temperatures rise, Taipei’s Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO) has announced that the water playground at Dajia Riverside Park, admission to which ...