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  • American Ted Ligety takes big lead in first run of men's giant slalom

    American Ted Ligety takes big lead in first run of men's giant slalom
    SOCHI, Russia --American favorite Ted Ligety took a huge lead in the first run of the Olympic giant slalom after the top 30 racers Wednesday. Only a surprising run by one of the remaining 79 lower-ranked skiers would deprive Ligety of the lead....
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S.' Ted Ligety wins gold medal in giant slalom

    Sochi Olympics: U.S.' Ted Ligety wins gold medal in giant slalom
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety won the giant slalom at the Sochi Games with a dominating performance Wednesday, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing. Leading after the first run, Ligety sped down the Rosa...
  • Linzer bars make easy holiday party treats and gifts

    Linzer bars make easy holiday party treats and gifts
    Even though I am proudly an American citizen, as a native-born Austrian I feel that pastries and cakes are my birthright. Austria lays claim to some of the world's most delicious baked goods, including delicate, crispy strudels filled with apples, sour...
  • Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin can't sneak by veterans for a medal

    Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin can't sneak by veterans for a medal
    SOCHI, Russia — Youth was not served Tuesday. Instead, age was served on a rain-soaked platter. The four women who ruined 18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin's red-carpet debut had a 33-year total age advantage on the young American. The top three...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S. slalom struggles expected to continue

    Sochi Olympics: U.S. slalom struggles expected to continue
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety is going home with his giant slalom gold so, all in all, things worked out well in Sochi for the men's U.S. Alpine team. Andrew Weibrecht scored a shocking silver medal in super-G and teammate Bode Miller held on to...
  • Lyric-bound opera confronts Holocaust issues in strong U.S. premiere

    Lyric-bound opera confronts Holocaust issues in strong U.S. premiere
    HOUSTON – There is a growing catalog of music written in the aftermath of the Holocaust that attempts to grapple head-on with the ineffable horrors of the Nazi era. None has managed to secure a toehold in the regular repertory. One Holocaust-...
  • The virtues of unscrewed

    The virtues of unscrewed
    Here are some random recommendations from more than 70 different wines sampled for the column on wines closed with a screw cap. White wines and a rose are listed by price first, then red wines. White and rose 2011 Gouguenheim Torrontes Valle Escondido...
  • Sochi Olympics: Norway wins gold in team Nordic Combined

    Sochi Olympics: Norway wins gold in team Nordic Combined
    SOCHI, Russia — Cross-country ski specialist Magnus Moan made up a 25-second deficit on the first leg and Norway outdueled Germany and defending champion Austria to win Olympic gold in the Nordic combined team event Thursday. Final-leg skier...
  • Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold in women's slalom

    Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold in women's slalom
    SOCHI, Russia — Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history Friday as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal after making an astonishing recovery midway through her second run. The 18-year-old American showed impressive balance...
  • Johannes Duerr becomes fifth athlete to fail doping test at Sochi Olympics

    SOCHI, Russia -- Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr was kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Sunday after testing positive for EPO. It is the fifth doping case — and most serious so far — at the Winter Games. “It is a black day...
  • Anna Fenninger wins gold medal in super-G; U.S. skiers falter

    Anna Fenninger wins gold medal in super-G; U.S. skiers falter
    SOCHI, Russia -- Anna Fenninger won the gold medal in the Sochi Olympics women's super-G Saturday in a race in which many of the early skiers struggled to get down the tricky course. The 24-year-old Austrian finished in 1 minute 25.52 seconds to beat...