| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:34 AM
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The Russians put the first man in space but, strangely, they have no Yuri Gagarin in alpine skiing.
The host country for the 2014 Sochi Olympics has, by all accounts, provided a first-track for the alpine events at...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:47 AM
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — One my favorite pre-Olympic alpine events is the Austrian “bake-off” for four downhill starting spots.
Unlike the World Cup circuit, each country is only allowed four entries in Olympic events. That cranks up...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 10:25 AM
SOCHI, Russia — Saturday was a day young Jackie Wiles won't soon forget.
On the same day in Sochi, the U.S. ski team rookie racer both secured a start in next Wednesday's Olympic women's downhill and and got to meet meet Picabo Street in the...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 1:35 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Matthias Mayer of Austria won the Olympic downhill Sunday as the big favorites struggled in Alpine skiing's signature race.
Mayer completed the Rosa Khutor course in 2 minutes 6.23 seconds. Christof Innerhofer of Italy took silver, 0.06...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:40 AM
SOCHI, Russia --In a rare tie in Alpine skiing, Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland each won Olympic gold Wednesday in the women's downhill.
The pair sped down the 1.69-mile Rosa Khutor course in 1 minute 41.57 seconds. Lara Gut...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Five-time medalist Bode Miller leads the 20-member U.S. Alpine roster announced Sunday for the upcoming Sochi Olympics.
Miller, at 36, will compete in his fifth Winter Games, four years after taking gold, silver and bronze medals at the Vancouver Games....
| Aug 4, 2011
| 6:31 AM
Nothing brings relief to the dog days of summer like a thorough drenching at a water park. Orlando's all-wet attractions share certain characteristics: lazy rivers, raft rides, wave pools, upscale cabanas and combo-ticket ties to theme parks. Today we...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 2:42 PM
That unfamiliar incoming call to your cellphone soon might be from a debt collector.
Cellphones are largely off-limits to collection agencies, but proposals by the White House and Congress could change that.
Supporters say regulations have not kept up...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Ted Ligety took his place among Alpine skiing greats when he won Friday's giant slalom at the World Championships in Schladming, Austria.
Ligety became the first man to win three titles in a single worlds since the legendary Jean-Claude Killy of...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:34 PM
They installed the first outdoor Olympic rings Wednesday in Sochi, Russia, a 60-by-30-foot reminder that Thursday marks a year to go before the opening of the 2014 Winter Games.
The temperature was 61.
That incongruity brings up the first of a baker's...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Lindsey Vonn knew she began this World Cup alpine ski season physically stronger than she ever had been. She also was sure the hundreds of hours spent riding a bicycle last summer had made her endurance better than ever.
Vonn underscored her assessment...