| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:05 AM
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....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:23 AM
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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:24 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:53 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:30 AM
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.
| Sep 25, 2013
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:05 AM
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.
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:49 AM
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...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 12:30 AM
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...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 12:45 AM
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...