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Paralympic Games

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  • Sports cannot avoid conflict in Ukraine

    Sports cannot avoid conflict in Ukraine
    The conflict in Ukraine, where Russian forces have annexed Crimea, cannot help but spill over to the sports world. Last month, a Ukrainian skier withdrew from the Sochi Olympics and the Eastern European nation's team considered boycotting the...
  • Avalanche kills two at Sochi Olympics site

    Two women died in an avalanche Sunday at the mountain site where skiing and snowboarding events were held during the Sochi Olympics. Officials at Rosa Khutor announced that 80 cubic meters (about 2,800 cubic feet) of snow swept over the middle section...
  • Paralympian Amy Purdy discusses Week 2 on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    The Times is pleased to have Amy Purdy, who won a bronze medal in snowboardcross at the 2014 Paralympics, guest-blogging for us while she competes on "Dancing With the Stars" with pro partner Derek Hough. Here are Purdy's thoughts about Week 2 of the...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 18 premiere recap: Ballroom bonanza

    Glitizens, rejoice! Ballroom reality extravaganza “Dancing With the Stars” is back. And the Glitterverse has gotten a bit of a makeover in its 18th season: a new band; a new co-host in Erin Andrews; and fancy new sets of judging paddles. But...
  • 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,...
  • A lesson plan to spare the Olympics from Sochi

    A lesson plan to spare the Olympics from Sochi
    OK, class, everyone who really wanted to go to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics even before the recent deadly bombings in Volgograd, raise your hand. I see you, President Vladimir Putin. Anyone else? No? Then let’s see how we can...
  • Watch Paul McCartney try really hard to catch T-shirt at Nets game

    Watch Paul McCartney try really hard to catch T-shirt at Nets game
    Paul McCartney is a lover, not a fighter. Wait, that was Michael Jackson. Well, it turns out that the same goes for Jackson's singing partner in the classic '80s hit "The Girl Is Mine." And it's a good thing, too, or else things might have gotten...
  • Lane Kiffin reportedly consulting for ... Alabama?

    Lane Kiffin reportedly consulting for ... Alabama?
    Change that "Denny's menu" playbook to a "Waffle House." ESPN reported this week that former USC Coach Lane Kiffin was invited by Nick Saban to help evaluate Alabama's offense. Insert joke here (          ). USC fans would tell Alabama fans to...
  • Heather Mills abandons quest to compete in 2014 Paralympic Games

    Heather Mills abandons quest to compete in 2014 Paralympic Games
    Heather Mills, the former wife of Beatles singer Paul McCartney, has spent the last two years mounting a serious effort to qualify for the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Now, it seems, her quest to make the British ski team has ended. Mills,...
  • Blind Navy veteran sees himself as triathlete

    Within a year after an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan cost him his sight in September 2011, Navy Lt. Brad Snyder had won seven gold medals at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., as well as one silver and two gold medals at the...
  • Trotting with a team

    Trotting with a team
    Shane Lauer can be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed. It was a chilly Saturday morning in early November and even veteran marathoners like him don't always feel like training. He did get up, though, and headed to the Northern Central Railroad Trail...