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  • 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...
  • Olympic Luger Killed After Crash During Training

    Olympic Luger Killed After Crash During Training
    A men's luger from the former Soviet republic of Georgia died Friday after a crash during training, an Olympic official with direct knowledge of the situation said. The death cast a shocking pall over the Vancouver Olympics hours before the opening...
  • 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...
  • Olympic Luger, Not Track, Blamed For Deadly Crash

    Olympic Luger, Not Track, Blamed For Deadly Crash
    A men's Olympic luger from the country of Georgia died Friday after a high-speed crash on a track that is the world's fastest and has raised safety concerns among competitors. A tearful IOC president Jacques Rogge said the death hours before the opening...
  • Olympic Track Changed After Fatal Crash

    Olympic Track Changed After Fatal Crash
    The start of men's Olympic luge competition was moved farther down the track, international luge officials said Saturday, a decision made with the "emotional component'' of athletes in mind following the death of a Georgian competitor. The officials...
  • Muskegon Olympic Luge Athlete Mark Grimmette Falls Short

    Muskegon Olympic Luge Athlete Mark Grimmette Falls Short
    Muskegon native Mark Grimmette and his teammate Brian Martin placed 13th in the men's double luge on Wednesday at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. That's way short of Grimmette's past accomplishments, which include bronze and silver Olympic medals and...
  • 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........