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  • Authorities search for bank robber dubbed the 'Luger Bandit'

     
    Authorities search for bank robber dubbed "the Luger Bandit"...
  • Philip Hersh: Yet another detour in luger Christian Niccum's long ride

     
    I wrote a story in December about Christian Niccum's odyssey of injuries, self-doubt and a doping ban during the 12 years between his medal-winning rides on the World Cup luge circuit. No one ever had gone longer between podiums. (For......
  • Philip Hersh: Women ski jumpers take foggy leap of faith toward Olympics

     
    The fog in Oslo, Norway was so thick Friday that spectators at the bottom of the windswept ski-jump hill at the World Nordic Ski Championships could see little more than the moment the women athletes skied through the finish area.......
  • Snoop Dogg, Drake and B.o.B take top honors at BMI Urban Awards

     
    Snoop Dogg, Drake and B.o.B take top honors at BMI urban awards...
  • Recalling our favorite sports memories of 2009

    Recalling our favorite sports memories of 2009
    Why do we love watching sports? And what did we love the most in 2009? Those are two questions each of us would answer differently. But the answer to the second question helps explain the answer to the first. We love watching sports because they are a...
  • Born to run? No, but this former 'Butterball' does now

    Born to run? No, but this former 'Butterball' does now
    Last night at dinner, my 6-foot-tall husband looked down at my plate and said, "You eat more than I do." It's true, and it's odd, considering I'm nearly a foot shorter than he. In my 20s, my dad referred to me lovingly as "Butterball." Headed for size...
  • The Review: Wolfgang's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills

    The Review: Wolfgang's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills
    "Well, hello," coos one of the svelte babes on either arm of an elegantly attired gentleman crossing the tongue of red carpet in front of Wolfgang's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills. A young manager in a suit is right there to greet the trio, sweeping them off...
  • IOC confirms Olympic luger dies after crash

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia ( AP) — A men's Olympic luger from the country of Georgia died Friday after a high-speed crash during training. IOC president Jacques Rogge said the death hours before the opening ceremony "clearly casts a shadow over...
  • Hillary Clinton: Wild card in veepstakes

     
    by James Oliphant and Jim Tankersley One virtue of this late start to the general-election campaign for the White House is that it leaves less time than usual for the ritual of back-porch punditry: identifying that sure-to-be vice-presidential pick. As......
  • Mark Grimmette: "I'm still shaking" after being chosen to carry U.S. flag

     
    It was only fitting that U.S. Olympic flag bearer Mark Grimmette learned about his selection from his doubles teammate, Brian Martin. Grimmette, of Muskegon, Mich., and Martin, of Palo Alto, have teamed to become the most successful luge duo in......
  • Born to luge and carry the flag: Mark Grimmette to be U.S. flagbearer

     
    Luge athlete and five-time Olympian Mark Grimmette of Muskegon, Mich., has been chosen to carry the U.S. flag into the Olympic opening ceremony Friday at BC Place. The honor is traditionally reserved for someone who has persevered through hardship or........