| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:59 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Things are not going well for U.S. curling.
The women's team set an Olympic record Tuesday, but not a good one. It gave up a seven-point end (like baseball's innings) leading to the mercy rule being called in a 12-3 loss to...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:47 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Hannah Kearney's voice was breaking and no doubt her heart was doing the same.
“Right now, I would like very much to ski again,” Kearney said. “I think instead I will try my absolute best to let it go. I think...
| Oct 20, 2013
Of the Scandinavian crime writers who have become international sensations in recent years, Sweden's Stieg Larsson (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) is obviously the best known, but Norway's Jo Nesbø is catching up fast. Nesbø's dark and...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Although the historically low temperatures that swept through the area earlier this month have departed, the extreme cold damaged – and even destroyed – some plant life in towns along the North Shore.
Following a polar vortex earlier this...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:07 PM
SOCHI, Russia — No one had to tell Kikkan Randall that a historic opportunity had slipped away.
The cross-country skier entered Tuesday's sprint free event as a heavy favorite and was hoping to end a 38-year medal drought for the U.S. in the...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:23 PM
The International Olympic Committee’s latest indulgence to wretched excess ended Sunday with the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.
The IOC sat idly by while Russia passed anti-gay legislation that mocked the Olympic...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Rudolph the fictional reindeer was famous for his oddly colored nose, but his true-life cousins have eyes that change color depending on the season.
In the summer, an interior part of the eyes of Arctic reindeer appears gold, and around Christmas it...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:36 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The campus at Alaska Pacific University isn't quite large enough for a football stadium.
The small liberal arts college near downtown Anchorage has no basketball arena. There is no softball field.
But when it comes to sports, APU...
| 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...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 3:30 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Marit Bjoergen became the most decorated female Winter Olympian in history Saturday by leading a Norwegian sweep in the women's 30-kilometer cross-country ski race at the Sochi Games.
Bjoergen won her sixth Olympic gold, to go with...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 4:42 AM
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Charlotte Kalla erased a 25-second deficit on the final leg and won a three-way sprint at the end to give Sweden the Olympic gold in the women's 4x5-kilometer cross-country relay. Heavy pre-race favorite Norway failed to win...