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  • Star-Spangled and speedy

    Star-Spangled and speedy
    When Matt Strackbein was seeking inspiration for the U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team's uniforms, he thought back to his Maryland roots. The suits, which will be worn by the team in Sochi, Russia, beginning this week, needed to convey patriotism. They...
  • 'Super Jules' is after more gold

    Julia Mancuso, the Olympic gold medalist in alpine skiing, will celebrate her 30th birthday in March. But before she blows out the candles on that milestone-birthday cake, she's got something to check off of her to-do list: Add some more metal to her...
  • Sochi Olympics: It's an uphill climb for the Russian alpine team

    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...
  • Austrian battle is fierce for final spots in Sunday's Olympic downhill

    Austrian battle is fierce for final spots in Sunday's Olympic downhill
    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...
  • Jackie Wiles earns Olympics downhill start and meets Picabo Street

    Jackie Wiles earns Olympics downhill start and meets Picabo Street
    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...
  • Sochi Olympics: Matthias Mayer wins men's downhill; Bode Miller eighth

    Sochi Olympics: Matthias Mayer wins men's downhill; Bode Miller eighth
    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...
  • Tina Maze, Dominique Gisin tie for gold medal in women's downhill

    Tina Maze, Dominique Gisin tie for gold medal in women's downhill
    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...
  • Miller, Ligety, Mancuso, Shiffrin lead U.S. Alpine ski team to Sochi

    Miller, Ligety, Mancuso, Shiffrin lead U.S. Alpine ski team to Sochi
    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....
  • Book review: 'Robert Redford: The Biography' by Michael Feeney Callan

    Book review: 'Robert Redford: The Biography' by Michael Feeney Callan
    In Michael Feeney Callan's fawning new biography, we get plenty of the actor, director and environmentalist we already know but only a tantalizing, too-brief glimpse of a young man we almost never hear about: Charles Robert Redford Jr., Angeleno. From...
  • Jump into Orlando's world of water parks

    Jump into Orlando's world of water parks
    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...
  • Debt collectors, other businesses want to call your cellphone

    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...