Cullen Jones Continues to Break Barriers

LONDON – “My father played basketball,” Cullen Jones told me in an interview. “I have the body and height for the sport, but I chose a different path,” he exclaimed. And he added, “I believe I chose the right path for me.” The 6-foot-5 Jones started swimming when he was eight, and, fell in love […]

NBC Gabby/Gymnastic Chimp Gaffe Ignites Firestorm of Criticism

LONDON – Pairing network applause for Black gymnast Gabby Douglas with a grinning monkey on gymnastic rings to promote a new show was not an intentional slap at the pixie-like Virginia Beach, Va.-born athlete’s historic Olympic Games performance, NBC said Aug. 3. “The spot promoting ‘Animal Practice,’ which has run three times previously, is one […]