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Dunk now, pay later: Elite college players may suffer in middle age

Division I athletes may be at the top of their game in college, but researchers say they will often have more health problems than people who never played sports.

Disney ends funding to Boy Scouts over gay policy

The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization.

Hindu-Americans aren’t writing off Sanskrit just yet

Hinduism's canon of sacred texts is written in Sanskrit, a language few Hindus today can read or speak. But there's a resurgence of interest among young Hindus in learning it.

The 'Big Bad Armo Show' takes its unique slice of LA life on the road

The Armenian American sketch comedy troupe plays with ethnic stereotypes and lets audience members laugh at themselves.

Pete Carroll says he wouldn't have left USC had he known about sanctions

Super-bowl winning coach Pete Carroll told KPCC in an interview that he "wouldn't have been able to leave" USC had he known about the NCAA sanctions centered on Reggie Bush.

Free weekend? Festival of Whales, dinosaur puppets, more

Don't let Southern California's storms put a dent in your sunny spirit this weekend. Plenty of energizing indoor and outdoor activities await.

App Chat: Retro gaming on your phone

Thief - a popular video game series from the early two thousands is being rebooted, with the newest version coming out for Playstation Four and Xbox One this Friday. But what if you want something simpler? Today on App Chat we have a list retro gaming apps for your phone.

iPhone, iPad security flaw revealed; Apple issues software patch

The flaw in the iOS operating system gives hackers potential access to email and login information, according to various reports. A patch was issued.

Nets' Collins becomes first openly gay NBA player in game vs Lakers (updated)

Collins plays for the Brooklyn Nets in their game at Staples Center against the Lakers. He's the first openly gay athlete to compete in the NBA.

Russia, with home-field advantage, wins Sochi medal race

Russia racks up 33 medals, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. Team USA will finish with 28 medals, 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Officials say suits didn't hurt speed skaters

U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun praised U.S. athletes for their performance at Sochi and said that the problem with US Speedskating wasn't the Under Armour suits.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Latvian hockey player tests positive

The International Olympic Committee says Vitalijs Pavlovs tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine after Latvia's loss to Canada in the quarterfinals.

Sochi Winter Olympics: US men's hockey loses bronze to Finland

There will be no medal from the Sochi Winter Olympic Games for Team USA. Finland routed the U.S. in the bronze-medal match Saturday 5-0.

The Obscura Society takes you to the Devil's Gate and beyond

Atlas Obscura is a travel website for stuff that you won't see in Lonely Planet: offbeat museums, waste treatment plants and beyond. The Obscura Society takes you there.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Canada beats US 1-0 to reach gold-medal game

Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday in the semifinals of the Olympic men's hockey tournament.

Free weekend? 10 fun and almost-free things to do

You've made it through the work week. Let's rage on running, books, bikes and more. What are your plans?