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  • Morgan Wade hits a 'home' run with BMX big air title at X Games

    Morgan Wade hits a 'home' run with BMX big air title at X Games
    The BMX big air trophy will arrive in Texas before the rest of the X Games next summer. Morgan Wade, 30, of Tyler, Texas, throttled the competition at Irwindale Speedway, winning his first career gold medal with a trick he learned only four days...
  • Bucky Lasek wins vert gold medal at X Games

    Bucky Lasek wins vert gold medal at X Games
    Bucky Lasek slammed his skateboard down on the top of the vert ramp in celebration. It was only his first run of the day, but it set the tone for the contest and ultimately was enough to win. After winning the first vert gold medal at X Games Los...
  • At 40, skateboarding vert pioneer Bucky Lasek still gets ramped up

    At 40, skateboarding vert pioneer Bucky Lasek still gets ramped up
    Bucky Lasek stands atop the vert ramp hunched forward, right hand on his skateboard. Above his tidy brown chin strip and mustache, deep lines crease his cheeks. He watches other boarders drop in at practice Wednesday. Tom Schaar, 13. Mitchie Brusco,...
  • Pictures in the News | Aug. 1, 2013

     
    The X Games are getting underway Thursday in Los Angeles,  and they're expected to draw large crowds of extreme-sports fans to Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Irwindale Event Center. This year's event marks the end of an 11-year run for the games in Los...
  • X Games take flight in Los Angeles for last time

     
    This year's X Games, which run through Sunday, are expected to attract large crowds to Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Irwindale Event Center. But last week, ESPN, which owns the event, announced that the 2014 X Games would move to Austin, Texas,...
  • Pictures in the News | August 5, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where remembrances and flowers lie at a makeshift memorial on the Venice Boardwalk as police continue to investigate a hit-and-run incident which killed one and injured 11....
  • Sources: Two city administrators placed on leave

    Two Costa Mesa employees who organize special events have been placed on paid administrative leave, city officials confirmed Wednesday. Public Affairs Manager Dan Joyce and Special Events Coordinator Christine Cordon, were put on leave Tuesday pending...
  • Madison Native's Movie Stars Jessica Biel

    Madison Native's Movie Stars Jessica Biel
    Matthew Brady graduated from Daniel Hand High School in Madison in 1995 and went to James Madison University in Virginia for one year. Then he transferred to Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles and majored in Spanish. The motivation for the transfer wasn't...
  • Winter Olympics will push quirky bounds, and NBC will be there

    Winter Olympics will push quirky bounds, and NBC will be there
    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...
  • Film Review: 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa'

    If the "Jackass" movies have always spit exuberantly in the face of age and mortality, it's fitting that co-creators Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Jeff Tremaine have now given us one devoted to Knoxville's octogenarian alter ego, Irving Zisman....
  • Skating against cancer at Grind for Life

    Skating against cancer at Grind for Life
    Some of the nation's top action-sports athletes will perform demos Saturday in Fort Lauderdale to help Grind for Life, a charity for people with cancer. Cocoa Beach skateboarder Mike Rogers founded Grind for Life in 2003, after fighting his second...
  • The Week in Pictures | August 5 – 11, 2013

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism, and this week we lead with a pair of Southern California wildfires. The Falls fire near Lake Elsinore scorched more than 1,400 acres and the Silver fire, which started near Banning, continues to...