August 28, 2008 When Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination in his bid to become the first African-American president, he'll join icons who made history on Aug. 28, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Emmett Till and even John Hinckley Jr.
August 28, 2008 During the Democratic National Convention, Obama has benefited by being surrounded by a mostly adoring base. But as the election moves forward, delegates and party leaders say that he needs to extend his message to a broader audience — beginning with his speech on Thursday night at the city's football stadium.
August 28, 2008 Now that the Democratic candidate has been acclaimed and the seas have been momentarily calmed, there's time to savor the flavor of a main Denver artery: 16th Street. From a reindeer-hot-dog vendor to a talking sidewalk, it's quite a trip.
August 27, 2008 Joe Biden can come across as long-winded and sharp-elbowed. But he also has a reputation as a family man. And he shed tears in front of his state's delegation at the Democratic convention.
August 26, 2008 Clinton's Tuesday speech at the Democratic National Convention will set a tone for party unity — or disunity. Even though she conceded defeat for the presidential bid in June, Clinton has not released her delegates.
August 25, 2008 Politics and religion will mingle this week when Democrats choose Barack Obama as their nominee. Spurred by a presidential candidate who freely talks about his religious beliefs, Democrats plan to display their faith.
August 21, 2008 The U.S. softball team was denied a fourth straight Olympic gold medal, losing 3-1 to Japan. The upset came on the same day that beach volleyball phenoms Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor outspiked a Chinese team for a second consecutive Olympic championship.
August 20, 2008 Denver last hosted the Democratic convention a century ago. Then, as now, the party's nominee was known for lyrical oratory and populist ideas. And the parallels don't end there.
August 20, 2008 Like two sprinters leaving the rest of the field behind, the United States and China are neck-and-neck in total medals at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. But China leads the U.S. in gold medals by a wide margin.
August 19, 2008 We are entering the age of the global Olympian. The practice of athletes and coaches representing countries other than their native ones dates back years, but the number of medal-seeking mercenaries is rising rapidly.
August 15, 2008 U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps continued his quest for a record seven gold medals in a single Olympics, winning the 200-meter individual medley. And Americans Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson took gold and silver in the women's individual all-around gymnastics competition.
August 15, 2008 World-class athletes not only compete against the same faces time and again, they travel, bunk and goof off with them, too. You see the evidence: iciness, then niceness. Outdiving, then high-fiving.
August 13, 2008 From Super Bowl stars to working stiffs, people are coming out of retirement. There is an increased desire by — or societal pressure on — older Americans to stay active, live the dream, even go back to work.
August 13, 2008 Michael Phelps dominated in the pool, winning his fifth gold medal of the Olympics. He now has 11 career golds. China won the women's team gymnastics gold; the U.S. placed second.
August 11, 2008 Fellow U.S. swimmer Jason Lezak's rabbit-from-a-hat victory in the 400-meter freestyle relay kept Michael Phelps on his golden path in the Summer Olympics. And the all-star American men's basketball team chilled Yao Ming-led China on its home court.
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