| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:12 AM
MOSCOW -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will be there. So too will the United Nations’ top official, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
But Friday’s opening ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi will be notable...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:21 PM
Three-time American League All-Star David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a $14-million, one-year contract, the highest single-season salary in franchise history.
The 2012 Cy Young Award winner had been the subject of trade speculation after...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Anita L. DeFrantz has her bags packed for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — but heck, she's had her bags packed for athletic events around the world for the last 40 years, as a competitor and as a member of the International Olympic Committee...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The start house isn't much of a house, more like a concrete box perched high on the mountain.
Five women arrive on this frosty morning, setting their skis down outside and pushing through the door, rubbing their hands in the cold. They take turns...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Security concerns have been entwined with the planning for every Olympiad at least since Munich 1972. The horrific events in Volgograd in recent days are only a reminder that the Sochi Winter Olympics will open some five weeks from now in a...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The Winter Olympics has long embraced offbeat events, awarding medals for skills that are essentially head-first sledding and target-practice on skis.
But when NBC's coverage of the quadrennial competition begins from Sochi, Russia on Feb. 6, the Winter...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:34 AM
The International Olympic Committee has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for allowing protests during the 2014 Sochi Games.
A post on the Kremlin’s website over the weekend announced that demonstrators will be allowed to gather in one or...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:23 PM
The countdown has begun — only 30 days remain until the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Eighty-five countries are expected to bring 5,500 athletes and team members to Russia in early February. They will compete in 98 events spread...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:13 PM
The International Olympic Committee official who supervised the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy, criticized the United States on Wednesday for including openly gay athletes in its official delegation to Sochi, Russia, next month.
IOC member Mario...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:01 PM
Texas Athletic Director Steve Patterson said no decision has been made about the future of Longhorns football Coach Mack Brown.
Texas released a statement by Patterson several hours after Orangebloods.com reported, citing two unidentified people, that...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:16 PM
On a day when the president of the International Olympic Committee urged sports officials throughout Europe to join in a crackdown on doping, the IOC offered details about its retesting of 350 samples saved from the 2006 Turin Winter Games.