| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:09 PM
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...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:11 PM
George Lee of Manchester has been a skier pretty much his entire life. But as he likes to say, he keeps his skis on the ground "as much as possible."
For his daughter Allie, it's a different story. Allie Lee, 24, is an aerial skier, one of the five...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:51 PM
The new year is here, and 2014 promises to be annoying on many levels. There will be much hot air about the mid-term elections, the Florida governor's race and who will run for president in 2016. The Super Bowl might be played in a blizzard, and the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Lauryn Williams' hamstring had failed her, but her competitive spirit was undamaged.
Williams, who won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the 2004 Athens Olympics and a gold medal for running in the first heat of the U.S. women's 400-meter relay at...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 6:55 PM
I never saw her face. She was always moving too fast. I knew her only for her shiny helmet, blond ponytail, oversized basketball jersey and dumb guts.
She would fly past me on her skateboard as I drove up my hilly street in La Cañada. She was...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:55 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Moscow hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics but the Americans weren't there, and Los Angeles hosted the 1984 Games but the Soviets stayed home.
The Houston Rockets claimed two NBA titles in the 1990s while Chicago Bulls star Michael...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:38 PM
You'd think, after 125 years, that the simple bicycle wouldn't have many radical new ideas left. Well, the glacial pace of change on two wheels is a thing of the past. The 2014 models showcase at least four huge and practical changes: mountain-bike-...
| Dec 18, 2013
United gets Eddie Johnson in deal with Sounders
D.C. United has acquired U.S. national team forward Eddie Johnson from the Seattle Sounders, a blockbuster move by a Major League Soccer club starved for a proven scorer after the worst season in...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:47 AM
If there was any sort of competition between the year’s most anticipated superhero films, “Iron Man 3” and “Man of Steel” — which opened at the U.S. box office six weeks apart — “Iron Man” actress...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Recently named General Motors CEO Mary Barra reminded the world that women can be trusted to manage multi-million dollar companies. There are currently 19 women who run their respective countries as prime ministers, presidents and chancellors. And we...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:53 PM
Phelps to take his first shot at celebrity event
All-time Olympic gold-medal leader and Baltimore County native Michael Phelps will make his American Century Championship debut today. Answering questions at a news conference for the Lake Tahoe-...