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Paralympic Games

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  • Illini's McFadden wins Paralympic ski silver

    The redoubtable Tatyana McFadden has done it again. The young woman for whom nothing seems impossible joined the group of athletes who have won medals in winter and summer Paralympic competition when she took silver in Wednesday’s sit ski sprint...
  • Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis

    Russia's Putin unmoved by pressure to defuse Crimea crisis
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his country wasn't responsible for the turmoil in Crimea, describing Sunday's vote on whether the strategic peninsula should secede from Ukraine as a crisis of a purely "domestic nature." Western...
  • Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden takes on a new challenge at winter games in Sochi

    Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden takes on a new challenge at winter games in Sochi
    You start with a little girl, dropped in an orphanage and afflicted with a spinal condition that has paralyzed her below the belly button. She's cared for, yes, but none of the well-meaning adults look at this child, scooting around the facility on her...
  • Ukraine mobilizes after Putin's 'declaration of war'

    Ukraine mobilizes after Putin's 'declaration of war'
    KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor in Moscow's biggest confrontation with the...
  • U.S. suspends trade, investment talks with Russia over Ukraine

    U.S. suspends trade, investment talks with Russia over Ukraine
    (Reuters) - The United States has put trade and investment talks with Russia on hold as a rebuke for Russia's incursion into Ukraine, a U.S. official said on Monday. "We have suspended upcoming bilateral trade and investment engagement with the...
  • White House opts not to send delegation to Russia for Paralympics

    The U.S. won't send a presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, the White House announced Monday in response to Russia's military advances in Ukraine. President Obama is still in full support of the U.S. athletes and wishes...
  • Obama says Russian moves in Crimea will be 'costly'

    Obama says Russian moves in Crimea will be 'costly'
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Monday warned that Russia's seizure of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula will be a “costly proposition” and vowed that U.S. and Western allies will impose painful economic sanctions if Moscow does not stand...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars': Charlie White, Meryl Davis ... and Lando!

    'Dancing With the Stars': Charlie White, Meryl Davis ... and Lando!
    "Dancing With the Stars" has never shied away from the world of sports in selecting its cast members, and Season 18 is no exception. The list of competitors for the latest edition long-running ABC competition series was announced Tuesday, and it...
  • Wheelchair champion headed to Winter Paralympics

    Wheelchair champion headed to Winter Paralympics
    Paralympic track champion Tatyana McFadden has skied her way into the winter Paralympics. McFadden, a December graduate of the University of Illinois, was named Wednesday to the U.S. Paralympic cross-country ski team that will compete in Sochi, Russia,...
  • Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia

    Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia
    The greatest female pole vaulter ever, a woman whom many consider physically beautiful, showed the ugly face of homophobia two days after winning her third world title in the event Tuesday in Moscow. While Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva cannot be...
  • Novak Djokovic says Roger Federer is slowing down

    When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing. At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has...