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  • Sochi Olympics: Wednesday's TV best bets

    Sochi Olympics: Wednesday's TV best bets
    Men's Giant Slalom Ted Ligety is considered a strong threat to take the gold medal. He is the defending World Cup champion and has been dominant in this race in the past. Things got a little easier when Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway pulled out,...
  • Ted Ligety's gold medal in giant slalom ratifies his greatness

    Ted Ligety's gold medal in giant slalom ratifies his greatness
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety’s first Olympic gold medal in 2006 was such a gift it all but fell out of the sky from a gondola. Ligety was 21 in Turin, Italy, when he struck gold in the super combined, only because Bode Miller blew gold by...
  • American Ted Ligety takes big lead in first run of men's giant slalom

    American Ted Ligety takes big lead in first run of men's giant slalom
    SOCHI, Russia --American favorite Ted Ligety took a huge lead in the first run of the Olympic giant slalom after the top 30 racers Wednesday. Only a surprising run by one of the remaining 79 lower-ranked skiers would deprive Ligety of the lead....
  • Belarus wins gold in freestyle aerials

    Belarus wins gold in freestyle aerials
    SOCHI, Russia — Belarus made it two for two in the freestyle aerials when Anton Kushnir combined a five-twist jump with a near-perfect landing to win the men's competition Monday in the Winter Games. Alla Tsuper won the women's division on Friday....
  • Eva Samkova takes gold medal in Sochi women's snowboard cross

    Eva Samkova takes gold medal in Sochi women's snowboard cross
    SOCHI, Russia -- Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic dominated women's snowboardcross on Sunday, posting three wire-to-wire victories on her way to Olympic gold. The 20-year-old Samkova was easily the fastest in qualifying and never trailed in the...
  • Review: Oscar-nominated doc shorts tackle mortality, reconciliation

     Review: Oscar-nominated doc shorts tackle mortality, reconciliation
    This year's Academy Award documentary short subject nominees prove more substantial than their animation and live-action counterparts. Of the three Oscar shorts categories, the docs — a supersized collection of works broken down here into two...
  • Sochi Olympics: Eric Frenzel of Germany wins nordic combined

    Sochi Olympics: Eric Frenzel of Germany wins nordic combined
    SOCHI, Russia — Germany has won eight medals at these Games but six of them have been gold, the most of any country. One of those on Wednesday was in the obscure sport of nordic combined, a mix of ski jumping and cross-country skiing. This time...
  • Olympics: Curling powerhouse Canada loses to Switzerland at Sochi

    Olympics: Curling powerhouse Canada loses to Switzerland at Sochi
    SOCHI, Russia¬†— In a bit of a shocker on the first day of men's curling, defending gold medalist Canada lost to Switzerland, 5-4, on Monday. Canada won its other game but struggled to defeat Germany, 11-8. Canada was considered the heavy...
  • Ole Einar Bjoerndalen ties Winter Olympic record with 12th medal

    Ole Einar Bjoerndalen ties Winter Olympic record with 12th medal
    SOCHI, Russia — Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway won the men’s 10-kilometer sprint Saturday at the Sochi Games for his seventh career Olympic gold medal. Bjoerndalen also tied a Winter Olympic record with his 12th overall medal, matching...
  • Bryan brothers give U.S. a Davis Cup doubles victory over Britain

    Bryan brothers give U.S. a Davis Cup doubles victory over Britain
    SAN DIEGO -- The “Bryan Bump” returned to the Davis Cup on Saturday. As soon as Bob Bryan's overhand smash on match point zipped past Britain's Dominic Inglot and Colin Fleming, the celebration was on. Bob and identical twin Mike leaped into...
  • The Week in Pictures | January 6 – 12, 2013

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Incredible images this week out of Indonesia as villagers react to being covered in ash from the eruption of Mt. Sinabung in Payung village. The number of displaced people has increased to 22,...