| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:20 AM
SOCHI, Russia — Britain's Lizzy Yarnold won the season's first race on a technicality.
The season's last race, there was no argument.
Yarnold won the Olympic women's skeleton gold medal Friday night, a victory that puts the 25-year-old...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:51 PM
7 a.m. Olympics: Men’s hockey: U.S. vs. Russia.--NBCSN
7:30 a.m. Olympics: Women’s hockey: TBA.--MSNBC
9 a.m. Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News).--NNPS
9:30 a.m. College...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:53 PM
SOCHI, Russia — In the days leading up to the biggest skeleton race of her career, Noelle Pikus-Pace did something world-class athletes rarely do: She took some time off to soak in the Olympic atmosphere with her husband and children.
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:05 PM
5 a.m. Olympics: Men’s curling: U.S. vs. Britain.--USA Network
5:30 a.m. Olympics: Women’s cross-country skiing (10K); women’s skeleton.--NBCSN
6 a.m. Tennis: Men’s Rotterdam round of 16.--Tennis Ch.
7:30 a.m. Olympics:...
| 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 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Bobsled, skeleton or speed-skating?
Maybe your gang gets more excited about the jumps and twists snowboarders execute or watching ski racers bomb down the mountain.
This year, do a lot more than just watch the Olympians as the Winter Games get under way...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:06 PM
When: Feb. 13-14.
Best of the U.S.: Noelle Pikus-Pace finished second in the World Cup standings this season, winning five gold medals, three silver and a bronze in 10 races.
Best of the rest: Britain's Lizzy Yarnold won the Word Cup circuit this...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:13 PM
A top American bobsledder has spoken out in defense of her national federation, saying officials were justified in their selections for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation has come under fire for naming track star Lolo...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Her shoes are made special, with scores of tiny spikes to grip the ice, and they never seem to last long enough.
The steel runners for her sled cost more than $6,000 and the airlines charge $100 each way to carry her equipment to international races....
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Among all the challenges of sending robotic explorers to other planets and moons, nailing the landing has to be the most nail-biting part. Now, a team at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View has devised a strange, flexible "super ball bot"...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 10:36 AM
You don't see this in the NFL.
Noelle Pikus-Pace, a top American in the Winter Olympic sport of skeleton, won a season-opening World Cup race in Calgary, Canada, only to be told -- an hour or so later -- that she had been disqualified.
The reason? Her...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 2:02 PM
It’s about 15 months before the Feb. 7, 2014 opening of the next Winter Olympics.
So here are 15 thoughts on winter sports as the full gamut of sports on the program for the Sochi Games get into pre-Olympic-year action this weekend.
1. There is...