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  • Young no-names save the Sochi Olympics for the U.S.

    SOCHI, Russia — It makes sense that a little-known snowboarder from Utah set the tone for the U.S. team at the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics. "I don't know what to call it," Sage Kotsenburg said. "I have no idea what's actually going on."...
  • Shaun White, other riders shredding halfpipe with complaints

    Shaun White, other riders shredding halfpipe with complaints
    SOCHI, Russia — Improvements were made to the much-maligned halfpipe at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park but not enough to satisfy the leading Olympic snowboarders. The high-profile extreme sports stars had extreme reactions after a practice session...
  • Medal game is often a mental one at the Olympics

     Medal game is often a mental one at the Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — Twelve hours wasn't nearly long enough to ease their pain. The morning after losing in overtime to rival Canada, the U.S. women's hockey players talked about the anguish of walking away from the Sochi Olympics with silver medals...
  • Future looks bright for U.S. action athletes at Winter Olympics

    Future looks bright for U.S. action athletes at Winter Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — What will be the secret to future Olympic success for the extreme-sports crowd? That's easy. Just keep adding new events and the medal count for U.S. snowboarders and freestyle skiers will probably stay at a high level....
  • It's not Shaun White's night in halfpipe

    It's not Shaun White's night in halfpipe
    SOCHI, Russia — Even in the wildest, proudest moment, in the land of his birthplace, the fast-racing mind of Iouri Podladtchikov darted around and landed in an unexpected place. He wondered about snowboarding icon Shaun White. How would the face...
  • Canadian snowboarders vs. Shaun White, Day 2

    Canadian snowboarders vs. Shaun White, Day 2
    SOCHI, Russia — Snowboarder Chas Guldemond uttered two words you rarely hear in a mixed zone of outsized personalities of extreme-sports stars. "No comment," Guldemond said. This had to do with the second-day fallout of snowboarding star Shaun...
  • Thrill of victory — and agony of defeat— in NBC's Olympics coverage

    Thrill of victory — and agony of defeat— in NBC's Olympics coverage
    U.S. athletes have earned mixed marks at the Sochi Games; for every triumph in a sport such as slopestyle or luge, there's been a disappointment in skiing or speed skating. The same might be said of NBC, whose decision to broadcast the most hours ever...
  • Critic's Notebook: Sochi Games don't live down to the negative hype

    Critic's Notebook: Sochi Games don't live down to the negative hype
    Despite the grim and often overtly political pre-Games coverage of what became known as Putin's Olympics, the only crises to have occurred in Sochi thus far are Shaun White's failure to medal in the half-pipe and Bob Costas' wicked eye infection. The...
  • Sochi Olympics TV moment: Slopestyle sweep, skating slip

    Sochi Olympics TV moment: Slopestyle sweep, skating slip
    With slopestyle, figure skating and skeleton all in action Thursday, it was a day without one big narrative but plenty of juicy smaller ones. Russian figure-skating superstar Evgeni Plushenko practically set off a local media riot when he had an 11th-...
  • Sochi Olympics TV moment: Shaun White's loss is NBC's gain

    Sochi Olympics TV moment: Shaun White's loss is NBC's gain
    Call them the even-if Olympics. Shaun White's bid to land a third consecutive halfpipe gold was going to be one of the most anticipated events of the Sochi Games even if he hadn't hit the deck in his first run of the finals like Tom Hanks' co-stars in...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'King of the Nerds' on TBS

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'King of the Nerds' on TBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes   Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 23 - March 1, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Big Bang Theory Sheldon...
  • When sports become hobbies

    I could barely watch the Winter Olympics last month because at 44-years-old, I was finally aware that I would never win a gold medal at the half pipe. So much so that when I went away skiing with my family last weekend, I couldn't even bring myself to...