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Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

SOCHI, Russia | Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

February 23, 2014 9:00 pm
Wise wins on halfpipe for another American gold

Wise wins on halfpipe for another American gold

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia | David Wise considers himself a dad and husband first, a freestyle skier second.

February 18, 2014 6:15 pm Related
Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

In another sign of the growing concern about head trauma in sports, the NHL and the U.S. ski team will each have at least one concussion expert at the Sochi Olympics.

February 04, 2014 7:30 pm
Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

Dr. Jeff Kutcher is going to Russia as a volunteer for the U.S. Olympic Committee to look out for the well-being of Americans’ neurological health in every sport.

February 04, 2014 11:22 am

Night sky gazing planned at National Lakeshore

GARY | Join a star gazing club at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and learn about the Orion nebula, the Pleiades cluster and Perseus. Participants will also learn basic star identification using teles…

January 24, 2014 12:00 am
A freestyle skier's road to Sochi began in Indiana

A freestyle skier's road to Sochi began in Indiana

ASPEN, Colo. | Nick Goepper's road to the Olympics really began on the doorsteps of rural Indiana, where he rang doorbells, handed out flyers to share his dream and offered to do odd jobs for neighbors for a buck or two.

January 23, 2014 6:00 pm
A freestyle skier's road to Sochi began in Indiana

A freestyle skier's road to Sochi began in Indiana

Nick Goepper celebrates after being announced to the U.S. Olympic freeskiing team following the U.S. Grand Prix on Saturday in Park City, Utah.

January 23, 2014 3:25 pm
No. 15 Bartoli, No. 23 Lisicki in Wimbledon final

No. 15 Bartoli, No. 23 Lisicki in Wimbledon final

LONDON | Whether in a match, a set, a game — or even within a single point — Sabine Lisicki simply cannot be counted out.

July 04, 2013 5:30 pm
No. 15 Bartoli, No. 23 Lisicki in Wimbledon final

No. 15 Bartoli, No. 23 Lisicki in Wimbledon final

Sabine Lisicki of Germany plays a return to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their singles semifinal match Thursday at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

July 04, 2013 5:22 pm
Russia: Sochi security tight after Boston bombs

Russia: Sochi security tight after Boston bombs

People walk past a security camera installed outside the Olympic Park that is under construction for the the 2014 Winter Games, in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday. Russian sports officials said they will beef up security at sports events and the Sochi 2014 Winter Games in t…

April 19, 2013 2:01 pm
Russia: Sochi security tight after Boston bombs

Russia: Sochi security tight after Boston bombs

MOSCOW | The naming of two Chechen brothers as the suspects in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing is reviving fears about security at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the resort town on the edge of Russia's restive southern republics. But officials insist they are prepared to protect Olympic …

April 19, 2013 2:01 pm
US wins team sprint at Nordic worlds in Italy

US wins team sprint at Nordic worlds in Italy

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy | Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins gave the United States its first gold medal in cross-country skiing at the Nordic world championships Sunday with a victory in the women's team sprint.

February 24, 2013 9:30 pm
New winter sports to experience on snowy terrain

New winter sports to experience on snowy terrain

Until this winter, I'd never heard of bumper cars on a skating rink. And it wasn't until recently that I had my first chance to carve turns down a ski hill on a snowbike.

January 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Hit the slopes: Nearby ski resorts offer programs for all ages

Hit the slopes: Nearby ski resorts offer programs for all ages

Within a two-hour drive of Northwest Indiana are several ski parks that offer programs and slopes for all ages, and help you maintain your fitness level during the winter.

January 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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JOHN DOHERTY: Fun and danger in all the games we play

Having watched the video several times, I still can't believe Oakland A's – and former White Sox – pitcher Brandon McCarthy was able to stand up and walk off the field with little assistance last Wednesday after being struck on the right side of the head by a line drive.

September 10, 2012 10:00 pm

Unflappable Wiggins cements lead at Tour

LA TOUSSUIRE, France | Try as they might, rivals of Bradley Wiggins can't take his yellow jersey.

July 12, 2012 3:41 pm
Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke dead at 29

Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke dead at 29

SALT LAKE CITY | Sarah Burke was an X Games star with a grass-roots mentality — a daredevil superpipe skier who understood the risks inherent to her sport and the debt she owed to it.

January 19, 2012 5:05 pm
Snow problem, Homewood park hosts rail jam in the fall

Snow problem, Homewood park hosts rail jam in the fall

Grant Peterson, of Milwaukee, Wis., enjoys the South Side Snow Rail Jam last month at Millennium Park in Homewood. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District made the snow from the ice at the H-F Ice Arena and invited skiers and snowboarders for a day of fun on Oct. 15.

November 03, 2011 12:00 am
Snow problem, Homewood park hosts rail jam in the fall

Snow problem, Homewood park hosts rail jam in the fall

HOMEWOOD | Millennium Park was the scene last month for the fourth annual South Side Snow Rail Jam hosted by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.

November 03, 2011 12:00 am
High performance meets high fashion in skiwear

High performance meets high fashion in skiwear

Could boarders be bailing on baggy?

March 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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