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President Obama announces updated presidential delegation to Winter Olympics opening ceremony

President Obama announces updated presidential delegation to Winter Olympics opening ceremony

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama announced Wednesday the updated presidential delegation to the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
JC Finley

Gay Norway minister to bring hubby to Paralympics despite controversy

OSLO, Norway, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Norway's most high-profile gay politician said he plans to bring his husband to the Paralympics despite the controversy over gay rights in Russia.

Beyonce, Wonder grace Michelle Obama's 50th birthday bash

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party was an A-list affair with Beyonce and Stevie Wonder providing the musical vibe, guests said Sunday.

Putin: Gays have nothing to fear at Sochi Winter Olympics

SOCHI, Russia, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Homosexuals can feel safe at the Winter Olympics in Sochi if they stay away from children, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Russian downplays Obama no-show at upcoming Games

SOCHI, Russia, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The head of the Russian Olympic Committee downplayed a decision by U.S. President Barack Obama not to attend the Sochi Games, denying there is a "boycott."
Caitlin Cahow, other gay athletes tapped for Sochi Olympic delegation

Caitlin Cahow, other gay athletes tapped for Sochi Olympic delegation

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- While President Barack Obama will not attend the Sochi Olympics, he has sent a message to Russia in those he has selected to go in his place.
Caroline Lee

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.
By United Press International
Andy Murray joins Novak Djokovic among U.S. Open winners

Andy Murray joins Novak Djokovic among U.S. Open winners

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Andy Murray continued his quest to defend his U.S. Open championship Tuesday by knocking off Denis Istomin in four tough sets.
Roberta Vinci into quarters, Alison Riske ousted at rainy U.S. Open

Roberta Vinci into quarters, Alison Riske ousted at rainy U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Tenth-seeded Roberta Vinci made the quarterfinals for the second straight year but American hopeful Alison Riske took an exit Monday at a rainy U.S. Open.

No. 1 Novak Djokovic, defending champ Andy Murray breeze at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and third-seeded defending champion Andy Murray each breezed into the round of 16 with wins Sunday at the U.S. Open.
Serena Williams rained out at U.S. Open, sister Venus eliminated

Serena Williams rained out at U.S. Open, sister Venus eliminated

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Top seed Serena Williams was forced to wait a day to play her second-round match at the U.S. Open Wednesday while her sister was eliminated from the tournament.

Samantha Stosur bounced, Victoria Azarenka advances at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Unheralded American qualifier Victoria Duval upset No. 11 Samantha Stosur and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka breezed to a first-round win Tuesday at the U.S. Open.
Did Bobby Riggs throw 'Battle of the Sexes' against Billie Jean King?

Did Bobby Riggs throw 'Battle of the Sexes' against Billie Jean King?

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Tennis champion Bobby Riggs may have thrown the most famous tennis match in U.S. history, the "Battle of the Sexes" against Billie Jean King, ESPN reports.
Serena, Venus Williams among early U.S. Open winners

Serena, Venus Williams among early U.S. Open winners

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Top-seeded four-time champion Serena Williams and elder sister Venus, a two-time winner herself, each recorded a first-round win Monday at the U.S. Open.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.
By United Press International
New super PAC will advocate on LGBT issues

New super PAC will advocate on LGBT issues

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Organizers of a new pro-lesbian U.S. political action committee, LPAC, say it is the first super PAC of its kind.
Summitt, Krzyzewski win SI year-end honors

Summitt, Krzyzewski win SI year-end honors

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Record-setting college basketball coaches Pat Summitt and Mike Krzyzewski have been selected the Sports Illustrated Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.
By United Press International

Coin stuns Ivanovic at U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- French qualifier Julie Coin recorded one of the biggest surprises in the history of the U.S. Open Thursday with a three-set victory over top seed Ana Ivanovic.

Nadal, Ivanovic U.S. Open top seeds

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Spain's Rafael Nadal, who won Olympic tennis gold in Beijing, and Ana Ivanovic of Serbia were named No. 1 seeds for the U.S. Open.

Garrison, Fernandez to lead U.S. Fed Cup

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Former doubles partners Zina Garrison and Mary Joe Fernandez will be the captain and coach, respectively, of the U.S. Federation Cup team in 2008.

U.S.-Germany Fed Cup site chosen

LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The United States and Germany are set to play their 2008 Fed Cup quarterfinal at La Jolla, Calif.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007.
By United Press International

Calif. Hall of Fame inductees announced

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Computer whiz Steve Jobs will lead a baker's dozen of celebrities into the California Hall of Fame this year.

Taylor Swift will help honor female media

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Country music sensation Taylor Swift has been named as a performer at next week's American Women in Radio and Television gala in New York.
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