| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:24 PM
“The Olympic games are coming and she’s on the luge team/
She’s the fastest on the ice that anybody’s ever seen/
Go Kate, go!”
- Ukulele Bartt
It’s hard to know somebody after just one phone call.
| Feb 9, 2014
| 11:33 AM
More than a decade after Kate Hansen first began sledding, she finds herself closer than ever to realizing her Olympic dream.
The La Cañada High School graduate succeeded in her second attempt at making the U.S. women's luge team and will compete Monday...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in the Los Padres National Forest, where the booming illegal international wildlife trade forced conservationists to do the unthinkable: Brand the golden domes of two of the rarest tortoises on Earth to reduce their...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun accepted a most interesting dinner invitation on Tuesday. He and his fiancee visited the home of Dino Laurenzi, the urine collector he disparaged publicly and privately.
Braun, meeting with reporters Wednesday for...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Assured that goaltender Jonathan Quick is fit when he won his first game back after a groin injury, the Kings on Sunday assigned rookie goalie Martin Jones to Manchester (N.H.) of the American Hockey League.
Quick strained a groin muscle Nov. 12. He...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 11:14 AM
U.S. Olympic hopes received a big boost on two fronts this weekend.
Steven Holcomb and Steve Langton set a track record in winning a two-man bobsled race in Igls, Austria, on Saturday. It marked the first time in four years that Holcomb had piloted a...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:32 AM
When a long-time opponent says you're slowing down, it is either time to get re-energized or realize a brilliant tennis career is on the downswing.
At the ATP World Finals in London this week, Novak Djokovic took note that Federer's ranking has...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:11 AM
American downhill skiing star Lindsey Vonn, who has been fighting a balky knee all winter, announced on Tuesday that she will skip the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
“I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough,” she wrote on...
| 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-...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:00 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil — When two workers were crushed by a crane in late November on the construction site of the Sao Paulo stadium due to host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, the tragedy led to investigations of working conditions and the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Legendary athletes Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods and Gary Player echoed world leaders in the wake of Nelson Mandela's death on Thursday at age 95.
The man who endured 27 years of imprisonment for his civil-rights efforts and helped end apartheid upon his...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith (www.mrandmrssmith.com) have announced their predictions for 10 of the top accommodation and travel trends to watch for this
1. Local Life
Hotels are helping guests get to know the locals or at least get to...